Day 5 McCreery 3-Cushion Champion of Champions

Prize Fund Payout

1 Place $150,000

2nd  $95,000

3rd $90,000

4th $60,000

5th $45,000

6th $40,000

7th $35,000

8th $30,000

9th $26,000

10th $23,000

11th $15,000

12th $15,000

Best Game $5,000

Grand Highest Avg $5,000

High Run $5,000

Friday Schedule August 10th

10:00 Round 19

Blomdahl Vs Patino
Caudron Vs Sayginer
Kim H.J Vs Ceulemans

12:00 Round 20

Zanetti Vs Choi S.W
Merckx Vs Jaspers
Sanchez Vs Piedrabuena

15:00 Round 21

Merckx Vs Sanchez
Sayginer Vs Piedrabuena
Blomdahl Vs Ceulemans

17:00 Round 22

Choi S.W Vs Patino
Caudron Vs Jaspers
Zanetti Vs Kim H.J

Click on Below link for up to date Standings

http://www.mccreerychampionofchampions.com/standings

UMB launches most prestigious tournament in three-cushion history and introduces innovative technological developments

New York – July 30, 2018.  The inaugural “McCreery 3-Cushion Champion of Champions” event, an exciting and innovative 3-cushion billiards tournament, will begin on Sunday, August 5, 2018, and run through Saturday, August 11, 2018.  Over the course of these seven days, twelve of the most accomplished billiard champions in the world will compete in a round robin event. Organized and sanctioned by the Union Mondiale de Billiard (UMB), the “McCreery 3-Cushion Champion of Champions” will showcase 69 matches introducing never-before-seen technology from ESB Labs that will allow for in-depth, real-time insights into the game. Technological innovations include billiard tables equipped with sensors on the surface and in the rails, powerful officiating tools that enable complex and detailed review, new sports data monitoring systems, and high frame rate cameras. The players will compete for over $600,000 in prize money in this most prestigious three-cushion tournament in history.  The live broadcast of the tournament will feature commentary by Kurt Ceulemans, son of the legendary Raymond Ceulemans, and Jeanette Lee, an American professional pool player known throughout the world as the legendary “Black Widow.”

Through the official tournament website: www.mccreerychampionofchampions.com and the UMB’s official media partner’s website, Kozoom, at: http://www.kozoom.com/en/billiard-carom/ the action will be live streamed to fans of the sport around the world with updated tournament results, live scores, and information about the players.

Competitors from around the world have converged on New York to vie for the $150,000 first prize. Twelve of the most skilled competitors will play for the title, but only one will be named “McCreery Champion of Champions”.

The Field of 12 Players

Torbjörn Blomdahl (Sweden)       5 time World Three-Cushion Champion

Frédéric Caudron (Belgium)         3 time World Three-Cushion Champion

Raymond Ceulemans (Belgium)   21 time World Three-Cushion Champion

Sung-Won Choi (South Korea)     1 time World Three-Cushion Champion

Dick Jaspers (The Netherlands)    3 time World Three-Cushion Champion

Haeng-Jik Kim (South Korea)   4 time World Three-Cushion Junior Champion

Eddy Merckx (Belgium)           2 time World Three-Cushion Champion

Hugo Patiño (USA)                   2 time Panamerican Three-Cushion Champion

Pedro Piedrabuena (USA)       3 time Panamerican Three-Cushion Champion

Daniel Sánchez (Spain)             4 time World Three-Cushion Champion

Semih Sayginer (Turkey)          1 time World Three-Cushion Champion

Marco Zanetti (Italy)                  2 time World Three-Cushion Champion

 

The 4 first players ranked will play the Semifinals race to 50.

Sunday 5 to Friday 10: 4 rounds per day at 10:00, 12:00, 15:00, 17:00 EDT
Saturday 11: Semifinal 1 at 10:00, Semifinal 2 at 12:30, Final at 16:30 EDT

Tournament Format

The McCreery 3-Cushion Champion of Champions Tournament will feature a round robin format in which all 12 competitors will have the opportunity to face each other. At the conclusion of the round robin, the top four players will advance to the semifinals with the winner of each semifinal match playing in the championship match on August 11, 2018.

The tournament is named in honor of Wayman C. McCreery (1851 – 1901), highly regarded as one of the most accomplished amateurs in the late 1800’s. He developed three-cushion billiards as a separate and distinct discipline for tournament match-play.

UMB (Union Mondiale de Billiard) is the world governing body for carom billiards and a member of the WCBS (World Conference of Billiard Sports). http://www.umb-carom.org/