Monday, April 09, 2007

Blomdahl wins Manisa World Cup event for third title in a row

Sweden's Torbjörn Blomdahl from Sweden captured his third title in a row by winning the three cushion World Cup event in Manisa, Turkey.

In the final he defeated Spain's Daniel Sanchez, 3-2. The deciding set was won 15-11 by the Swede.

Dick Jaspers from Netherlands and Turkey's Semih Sayginer shared third spot.

Jaspers had the highest average in the tournament, with 1.966. He also had the highest run of 15. Blomdahl had the highest single match average, with 2.812. He managed this impressive number in his quarter-final clash with Jean Paul de Bruijn.

The win means Blomdahl stays atop the World Cup Ranking.

It will also take him to No.1 in the World Players Ranking.

The event took place April 2-8 2007, at the Manisa Anemon Hotel, Manisa, Turkey. This was the second leg of the World Cup. The next event is in Corfu, Greece, June 12-17.

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