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World Cups return to Las Vegas for three years

Posted by on August 26, 2019

World Cups return to Las Vegas for three years

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Three World Cups are announced on the UMB calendar in Las Vegas: 2021, 2022 and 2023

LAS VEGAS - Billiard fans worldwide, and especially those on the American continent, will be happy to hear that the city of Las Vegas will host UMB World Cups in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The USBA (United States Billiard Association), the CPB (Confederación Panamericana de Billar) and the UMB (Union Mondiale de Billard) have jointly announced this news.

The World Cups will be played in March, on the same dates as the world championship in pool billiards. The venue will be the Rio Hotel and organizer is PREDATOR GROUP .These events have been respectively added to the UMB calendar.

Las Vegas has some good 3-cushion history: a few historic events took place in Nevada's largest city.

World Cups:

1989, Blomdahl wins, beating Komori in the final.

1999, Sang Lee wins, beating Sayginer in the final.

2001, Blomdahl again. Runner up: Jaspers.

2003, Sayginer wins, Jaspers again second.

World Championships:

1970, Ceulemans wins, beating Kobayashi in the final.

1978, Ceulemans again, and Kobayashi second.

1986, Avelino Rico wins. The Spaniard runs 15 and out to surprise Ceulemans in the semifinal, then beats Blomdahl in the final.

The UMB views the series of Las Vegas World Cups as a big step forward, and expresses the hope that the events will give a new impulse to 3-cushion on the Panamerican continent, with its many talented players.


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Vittorio Paternostro
Vittorio Paternostro
Please more info!
Hi, I'd like more info on the event, since I'd like to reserve hotel and Flight. to whom could I ask? I can't really find any updated info online. regards, Vittorio Paternostro

Message 1/1 - Publish at January 5, 2020 11:59 PM

Tony 3C
Tony 3C
1st edition in 2021
Hi, you should contact the UMB directly but keep in mind the 1st edition is in 2021. Maybe too early to book hotel and flight. Regards

Publish at January 9, 2020 10:40 AM

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