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CEB European Three-cushion Championship

The CEB European Three-cushion Championship is three-cushion billiards tournament organized by the Confédération Européenne de Billard. Held since 1932, it is one of longest-running tournaments in the sport. The 2007 event offered a total purse of 18,500 (US$26,134) with €4,000 ($5,651) for the winner.

Before 1995, there was a third place match played between the two losing finalists, in order to determine the ranking. However, the match has been cancelled since then and the losing finalists are regarded as having the same ranking in the competition.

Since the season 2012/13 the tournament was held in a mammoth event every two years in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany.

History

Until the Second World War the European Championships were held only in the disciplines Balkline 45/2 and 45/1 and in Three-cushion, and that even more irregular. After the war (1947) a regular, annual cycle was introduced. Exception was the season 1995/96. This had to do with the association disputes between the World Federation Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB) and the Billiards World Cup Association (BWA). It also meant that the players which were under contract with the BWA in the years 1993 to 1997 were not allowed to participate at the European Championship.

In the season 1956/57, there have been already two associations. In the dispute over sports and leadership policies within the "Union Internationale des Fédérations d'Amateurs de Billard" (UIFAB) culminated in the founding of the competing "Fédération Internationale de Billard" (FIB) and a "double" European Championships were held in Straight rail, Balkline 71/2 and in the Three-cushion in 1957. The following year, the disputes were resolved and UIFAB was again the only European federation. This fusion was expressed in the founding/renamed into Confédération Européenne de Billard (CEB) on 12. July 1958.[1]:p855

Prize money and ranking points

[2] Prize
money ()
Ranking
points
Winner 6,000 80
Runner-up 3,500 54
Semi-finalists 2,000 38
5. – 8. 1,000 26
9. – 16. 600 16
17. – 32. 400 8
P-Quali 4
Overall 28,700
(current state: 7 February 2013)

Tournament records (timeline)

Billiard legend Raymond Ceulemans from Belgium won the tournament more times (23) than any other player. His closest competitors for the record are country fellow René Vingerhoedt and Swedish Torbjörn Blomdahl at a distant 9 and 8 respectively. By delivering the European Champion for 22 consecutive years (1962-1983), Belgium also holds the record for most consecutive wins.

In 2013 Marco Zanetti played a new record General Average (GA) of 2.500. Frédéric Caudron puts up a new European record in High-run of 28 and equalizes the records of Junichi Komori (1993), Raymond Ceulemans (1998), and Roland Forthomme (2012).

General Average (GA)[1]
GD Name Year
0,717 23x15px Henk Robijns 1932
0,804 23x15px Alfred Lagache 1939
0,827 23x15px Roger Hanoun 1948
0,890 23x15px Alfred Lagache 1949
0,895 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1951
1,023 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1952
1,190 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1954
1,238 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1963
1,420 23x15px Cecilia Luxem 1965
1,538 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1969
1,621 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1971
1,808 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1991
2,314 23x15px Frédéric Caudron 2001
2,376 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 2003
2,500 23x15px Marco Zanetti 2013
2,739 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 2013
Special Average (SA)[1]
BED Name Year
0,925 23x15px Henk Robijns 1932
23x15px Jacques Davin 1935
1,041 23x15px Alfred Lagache 1939
1,111 23x15px Alfred Lagache 1947
1,219 23x15px Roger Hanoun 1948
23x15px Alfred Lagache 1949
1,428 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1952
23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1953
1,515 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1954
1,724 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1958
1,764 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1964
1,818 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1965
2,068 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1965
2,222 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1969
2,400 23x15px Johann Scherz 1971
2,875 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1972
3,000 23x15pxTayfun Taşdemir 2002
3,461 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 2003
23x15px Frédéric Caudron 2003
5,625 23x15px Dick Jaspers 2008
High Run (HR)[1]
HS Name Year
08 23x15px Otto Unshelm 1932
09 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1939
12 23x15px Alfred Lagache 1948
15 23x15px Herman Popeijus 1955
23x15px Henny de Ruijter 1960
17 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1964
20 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1973
23 23x15px Nikos Polychronopoulos 2012
28 23x15px Frédéric Caudron 2013

Champions

The GA indicates the General Average.[1]

No. Year Venue Winner GA Runner-up GA 3. Place GA
01 1932 23x15px Amsterdam 23x16px Franz Aeberhard 0,659 23x15px Henk Robijns 0,717 23x15px Claudio Puigvert 0,613
02 1935 23x15px Amsterdam 23x15px Alfred Lagache 0,704 23x15px Jaques Davin 0,686 23x15px Emile Zaman 0,595
03 1939 23x15px Angoulême 23x15px Alfred Lagache 0,804 23x15px Arie Bos 0,714 23x15px Alfredo Ferraz 0,574
04 1947 23x15px Brussels 23x15px Alfred Lagache 0,773 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 0,756 23x15px Claudio Puigvert 0,644
05 1948 23x15px Madrid 23x15px Joaquín Domingo 0,793 23x15px Roger Hanoun 0,835 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 0,718
06 1949 23x15px Angoulême 23x15px Alfred Lagache 0,890 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 0,733 23x15px Marcel Lacroix 0,634
07 1950 23x15px Amsterdam 23x15px Bert Wevers 0,584 23x15px Bernard Siguret 0,673 23x15px Leonard Dessart 0,652
08 1951 23x15px Antwerp 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 0,895 23x15px Alfred Lagache 0,640 23x15px Leonard Dessart 0,702
09 1952 23x16px Lausanne 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1,023 23x15px August Tiedtke 0,807 23x15px Jan Brockhuizen 0,731
10 1953 23x15px Madrid 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1,008 23x15px August Tiedtke 0,796 23x15px Antonio Ventura 0,680
11 1954 23x15px Mannheim 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1,190 23x15px Walter Lütgehetmann 0,863 23x15px Pierre Fauconnier 0,877
12 1955 23x15px Amsterdam 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1,017 23x15px Herman Popeijus 0,884 23x15px Walter Lütgehetmann 0,813
13 1956 23x15px Saarbrücken 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 0,831 23x15px August Tiedtke 0,784 23x15px Pierre Fauconnier 0,763
14 1957/1*1 23x15px Lisbon 23x15px Bernard Siguret 0,677 23x15px Jaime Pimenta 0,636 23x15px Johann Scherz 0,666
15 1957/2*1 23x15px Antwerp 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 0,800 23x15px August Tiedtke 0,815 23x15px Raymond Steylaerts 0,638
16 1958 23x15px Cannes 23x15px Johann Scherz 0,902 23x15px August Tiedtke 0,863 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 0,946
17 1959 23x15px Hilversum 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1,041 23x15px August Tiedtke 0,935 23x15px Bernard Siguret 0,854
18 1960 23x15px Düsseldorf 23x15px René Vingerhoedt 1,105 23x15px August Tiedtke 0,992 23x15px Laurent Boulanger 0,994
19 1961 23x15px Trieste 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,000 23x15px Henny de Ruyter 0,796 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 0,928
20 1962 23x15px Kaatsheuvel 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,159 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,015 23x15px Herman Popeijus 0,890
21 1963 23x15px Brussels 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,202 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,007 23x15px Raymond Steylaerts 0,952
22 1964 23x15px Copenhagen 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,197 23x15px Johann Scherz 0,876 23x15px Raymond Steylaerts 0,843
23 1965 23x15px Vienna 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,160 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,053 23x15px Roger Hanoun 0,922
24 1966 23x15px Lisbon 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,420 23x15px Johann Scherz 0,872 23x15px Jan Doggen 0,801
25 1967 23x15px Angoulême 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,253 23x15px Fernand van Barel 0,971 23x15px Johann Scherz 0,924
26 1968 23x15px Madrid 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,379 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,125 23x15px Laurent Boulanger 1,150
27 1969 23x15px The Hague 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,538 23x15px Laurent Boulanger 1,174 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,069
28 1970 23x15px Tournai 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,366 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,010 23x15px August Tiedtke 0,809
29 1971 23x15px Geel 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,621 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,142 23x15px Laurent Boulanger 1,041
30 1972 23x15px Dortmund 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,501 23x15px Peter Thøgersen 0,907 23x15px Rini van Bracht 0,961
31 1973 23x15px Crosne 23x15px Arnold de Pape 0,940 23x15px Ludo Dielis 0,949 23x15px Roland Dufetelle 0,869
32 1974 23x15px Eeklo 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,527 23x15px Ludo Dielis 1,111 23x15px Richard Bitalis 1,019
33 1975 23x15px Rotterdam 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,406 23x15px Rini van Bracht 0,982 23x15px Laurent Boulanger 1,274
34 1976 23x15px Valencia 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,563 23x15px Ludo Dielis 0,993 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,091
35 1977 23x16px Lausanne 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,310 23x15px Ludo Dielis 1,074 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,016
36 1978 23x15px Copenhagen 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,476 23x15px Peter Thøgersen 1,071 23x15px Ludo Dielis 1,060
37 1979 23x15px Düren 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,369 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,059 23x15px Egidio Vierat 1,029
38 1980 23x15px Helsingborg 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,571 23x15px Johann Scherz 0,979 23x15px Christ van der Smissen 1,113
39 1981 23x15px Vienna 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,382 23x15px Raymond Steylaerts 0,808 23x15px Piet de Jong 0,773
40 1982 23x15px Porto 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,365 23x15px Johann Scherz 1,125 23x15px Ludo Dielis 1,184
41 1983 23x15px Dunkirk 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,333 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,104 23x15px Egidio Vierat 1,045
42 1984 23x15px Leuven 23x15px Rini van Bracht 1,193 23x15px Egidio Vierat 0,978 23x15px Günter Siebert 1,054
43 1985 23x15px Amersfoort 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,327 23x15px Rini van Bracht 1,080 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,262
44 1986 23x15px Mondorf-les-Bains 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,218 23x15px Avelino Rico 1,027 23x15px Jorge Theriaga 1,084
45 1987 23x15px Waalwijk 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,411 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,261 23x15px Ludo Dielis 1,156
46 1988 23x15px Vejle 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,506 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,476 23x15px Christ van der Smissen 1,202
47 1989 23x15px Viersen 23x15px Lennart Blomdahl 1,099 23x15px Richard Bitalis 1,324 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,225
48 1990 23x15px Norrköping 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,435 23x15px Dick Jaspers 1,389 23x15px Paul Stroobants 1,158
49 1991 23x15px Dordrecht 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,772 23x15px Dick Jaspers 1,513 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,808
55 1992 23x15px Cairo 23x15px Raymond Ceulemans 1,293 23x15px Francis Connesson 1,232 23x15px Marco Zanetti 1,135
51 1993 23x15px Corbeil-Essonnes 23x15px Rini van Bracht 1,231 23x15px Maximo Aguirre 0,958 23x15px Paul Stroobants 1,213
52 1994 23x15px Odense 23x15px John Tijssens 1,097 23x15px Andreas Efler 0,996 23x15px Dion Nelin 1,231
No. Year Venue Winner GA Runner-up GA Semifinalists GA
53 1995 23x15px Prague 23x15px Jozef Philipoom 1,203 23x15px Hans Laursen 1,083 23x15px Jorge Theriaga
23x15px John Tijssens
1,151
1,050
54 1997 23x15px Mondorf-les-Bains 23x15px Daniel Sánchez 1,579 23x15px Jean-Christophe Roux 1,311 23x15px Dion Nelin
23x15px Peter de Backer
1,353
1,171
55 1998 23x15px Aubagne 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,429 23x15px Martin Horn 1,378 23x15px Dick Jaspers
23x15px Daniel Sánchez
1,583
1,524
56 1999 23x15px Porto 23x15px Semih Saygıner 1,571 23x15px Dion Nelin 1,355 23x15px Jorge Theriaga
23x15px Dick Jaspers
1,333
1,448
57 2000 23x15px Madrid 23x15px Daniel Sánchez 1,544 23x15px Semih Saygıner 1,568 23x15px Eddy Leppens
23x15px Raimond Burgman
1,285
1,200
58 2001 23x15px Odense 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 2,235 23x15px Tonny Carlsen 1,326 23x15px Dion Nelin
23x15px Dick Jaspers
1,447
1,839
59 2002 23x15px İzmir 23x15px Frédéric Caudron 1,730 23x15px Tonny Carlsen 1,497 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl
23x15px Jacob Haack Sørensen
1,481
1,397
60 2003 23x15px Göynük 23x15px Dick Jaspers 1,834 23x15px Frédéric Caudron 1,864 23x15px Marco Zanetti
23x15px Martin Horn
1,984
1,468
61 2004 23x15px Ölüdeniz 23x15px Murat Naci Çoklu 1,652 23x15px Martin Horn 1,358 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl
23x15px Daniel Sánchez
1,669
1,493
62 2005 23x15px Porto 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,643 23x15px Frédéric Caudron 1,333 23x15px Dick Jaspers
23x15px Brian Knudsen
1,920
1,413
63 2006 23x15px Antalya 23x15px Frédéric Caudron 1,937 23x15px Semih Saygıner 1,922 23x15px Daniel Sánchez
23x15px Dick Jaspers
1,772
1,698
64 2007 23x15px Salon-de-Provence 23x15px Eddy Merckx 1,714 23x15px Frédéric Caudron 1,962 23x15px Daniel Sánchez
23x15px Dick Jaspers
1,608
1,860
65 2008 23x15px Florange 23x15px Dick Jaspers 2,169 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 1,557 23x15px Marco Zanetti
23x15px Roland Forthomme
1,317
1,391
66 2009 23x15px Odense 23x15px Daniel Sánchez 1,864 23x15px Frédéric Caudron 1,760 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl
23x15px Tayfun Taşdemir
1,529
1,388
67 2010 23x15px Sankt Wendel 23x15px Dick Jaspers 2,168 23x15px Eddy Merckx 1,581 23x15px Marco Zanetti
23x15px Tayfun Taşdemir
2,007
1,428
68 2011 23x15px Porto 23x15px Dick Jaspers 1,715 23x15px Eddy Merckx 1,518 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl
23x15px Frédéric Caudron
1,655
1,631
69 2012 23x15px Istanbul 23x15px Filipos Kasidokostas 1,798 23x15px Raimond Burgman 1,465 23x15px Martin Horn
23x15px Murat Naci Çoklu
1,682
1,587
70 2013 23x15px Brandenburg/Havel 23x15px Marco Zanetti 2,500*2 23x15px Christian Rudolph 1,465 23x15px Frédéric Caudron
23x15px Glenn Hofman
1,869
1,059
71 2015 23x15px Brandenburg/Havel 23x15px Torbjörn Blomdahl 2.352 23x15px Eddy Merckx 1.823 23x15px Dick Jaspers
23x15px Adnan Yüksel
1.500
0.700
Note

Countries dominating the event

Country # Events Won

Out of 70 To Date

Percentage
23x15px Belgium 37 52.85 %
23x15px Sweden 9 12.85 %
23x15px Netherlands 8 11.42 %
23x15px France 5 7.14 %
23x15px Spain 5 7.14 %
 Others 6 8.57%

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Haase, Dieter; Weingartner, Heinrich (2009). Enzyklopädie des Billardsports. Wien: Verlag Heinrich Weingartner. ISBN 978-3-200-01489-3. 
  2. ^ "Prize money and ranking points". Archived from the original (PDF; 110 KB) on 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-02-07.