Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Frédéric Caudron wins World Cup in Sluiskil

Belgium's Frèdèric Caudron won the three cushion World Cup event in Sluiskil, Netherlands.

In the final he outgunned Nikos Polychronopoulos (Greece) 3-0 (15-5, 15-3, 15-9).

Tying for third were defending champion Torbjörn Blomdahl (Sweden) and Kyung-Roul Kim from South Korea. They both lost 3-2 in their semi-final matches.

Caudron dominated this tournament stats wise. He had the highest general average of 1.963 and the highest single match average of 3.105. Belgian Barry Van Beers' 15 was the highest run of the event.

Clearly Caudron has kept his form during the off-season. Last year Caudron won two World Cup events plus the Sang Lee International.

The win puts Caudron atop the initital World Cup Ranking, followed by Polychronopoulos, Blomdahl and Kim.

Caudron also takes the lead in the World Players Ranking. Runner-up Polychronopoulos stays in ninth. Blomdahl drops from first to second and Sánchez stays in second.

The event took place 21-27 January 2008, in the Congrescentrum 't Meulengat, Sluiskil, Netherlands. It was the first of five events in the 2008 World Cup. Next event is in Porto, Portugal, 30 June - 6 July.

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