Saturday, September 23, 2006

Daniel Sanchez wins World Cup in Egypt

Daniel Sanchez from Spain won the 3 cushion World Cup event in Hurghada, Egypt.

In the final he beat Peter de Backer (Belgium) 3-1.

Netherland's Jean Paul de Bruyn occupied third spot and Michael Nilsson from Sweden took fourth.

World champion Frédéric Caudron (also Belgium) had the highest average in the tournament, with 1.879.

The event took place at the Sunrise Garden Resort, Hurghada, Egypt, September 4-9. It was the fourth World Cup event of the year. Only one event remains, in Istanbul Turkey.

The win takes Sanchez to the top of the World Cup ranking. Dick Jaspers (Netherlands) drops to third. Roland Forthomme (Belgium) is in third and Caudron is in fourth.

Sanchez also tops the UMB World Players Ranking. He is followed by Caudron, Jaspers and Blomdahl.

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