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World Games in Alabama with sixteen top players in billiard

Posted by on June 22, 2022

World Games in Alabama with sixteen top players in billiard

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The World Games with 3600 athletes in Birmingham, Alabama from 7-17 of July

BIRMINGHAM - With a total of 3.600 athletes, including the sixteen best billiard players in three cushion, the World Games will get underway on Thursday, 7 July in Birmingham, Alabama. That will be the eleventh World Games in history for sports that are not admitted to the Olympic Games. The best-known sports include snooker, pool, three cushion, bowling, water skiing, karate, sumo wrestling, roller skating and duathlon. In the American city, which became famous in earlier years for the performances of Martin Luther King, more than 100 disciplines are held, among others in the Protective Stadium.

The billiard players will show up in the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel Ballroom. The defending champion, who won the World Games in Wroklaw, Poland, is Dani Sánchez, the three fold World Games winner. The Spaniard won the European Championships in the Netherlands last week in a final against Dick Jaspers.

The sixteen participants, of whom the top nine of the world ranking, are:
Dick Jaspers (Netherlands)
Marco Zanetti (Italy)
Quyet Chien Tran (Vietnam)
Dani Sánchez (Spain)
Eddy Merckx (Belgium)
Tayfun Tasdemir (Turkey)
Sameh Sidhom (Egypt)
Martin Horn (Germany)
Torbjörn Blomdahl (Sweden)
Pedro Gonzalez (Colombia)
Jose Juan Garcia (Colombia)
Erick Tellez (Costa Rica)
Chang Hoon Seo (South Korea)
Javier Teran (Ecuador)
Kouji Funaki (Japan)
Pedro Piedrabuena (USA).

The opening day of the three-cushion tournament is Wednesday 13 July, the practice sessions are on 12 July. The final day is on Sunday July 17.

The playing system for the sixteen players is knock-out to 40 caroms with equalizing inning, penalties and with a 40 second time clock.
Tournament director is UMB president Farouk Barki, the competition leader is Mr Shane Tyree, the project manager Mr Ninad Vardam.

The schedule, 1/8th finals:
Wednesday, July 13:
11.30: Dick Jaspers-Pedro Piedrabuena
14.00: Torbjörn Blomdahl-Martin Horn
17.30: Eddy Merckx-Erick Tellez
20.00: Dani Sánchez - Chang Hoon Seo
Thursday 14 July:
11.30: Quyet Chien Tran-Javier Teran
14.00: Tayfun Tasdemir-Jose Juan Garcia
17.30: Sameh Sidhom-Pedro Gonzalez
20.00: Marco Zanetti-Kouji Funaki

Friday 15 July, 11.30, 14.00, 17.30 and 20.00
Saturday 16 July, 9.00 and 11.30
Third and fourth place, 15.00
Sunday 17 July: 10.00 hrs.

The champions in three cushion at the World Games with three titles for Dani Sánchez:

2001 (Akita): Dani Sánchez - Dick Jaspers - Sang Lee

2005 (Duisburg): Dani Sánchez - Dick Jaspers - Semih Sayginer

2009 (Kaohsiung): Dick Jaspers - Torbjörn Blomdahl - Marco Zanetti

2013 (Cali): Marco Zanetti - Eddy Merckx - Glenn Hofman

2017 (Wroclaw): Dani Sánchez - Marco Zanetti - Sameh Sidhom

The World Games were originally scheduled for 2021, but have been moved up a year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sports are divided into:
Artistic sports: including dance sports, roller sports and part of gymnastics.
Ball sports: include korfball, lacrosse, wheeled rugby, squash, softball, fist ball.
Martial arts: ji-jitsu, karate, kickboxing, sumo, etc.
Precision sports: e.g. billiards, bocce, bowling.
Strength sports: powerlifting, tug of war
Trendy sports: flying disc, rescue sports, sport climbing, roller skating, water skiing, wakeboarding, fin swimming.

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