In the final against Nikos Polychronopoulos from Greece he won 3-1, with the set scores 15-11, 15-14, 4-15 and 15-2. Peter de Backer (Belgium) captured the bronze medal.
Marco Zanetti (Italy) had the highest average in the tournament, with 1.802. Current European champion Frédéric Caudron from Belgium had the highest single match average with 2.812. Dick Jaspers (Netherlands) had the highest run in the event with 15.
Merckx is No.13 in the current World Players Ranking and is a multiple Belgian Champion.
The championship was held in Saaldau, Germany between 19th and 24th September.
- Worldchampionship 3-Cushion (UMB.org)
- Championnat du Monde (Kozoom.com - French)
- Billard Club St. Wendel (German)
- WM Teilnehmer 2006 (Billard Club St. Wendel - German)
- World Championship in 3Cushion Billiards 2006 in St.Wendel (Billiard Fans)
- Dreiband-WM in St. Wendel: Gold für Eddy Merckx (billiard.info - German)