Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Forthomme cruises to victory in Sang Lee International Open

Roland Forthomme from Belgium won the Sang Lee International Open.

In the all-Belgian final Forthomme defeated two-time defending champion Frédéric Caudron 50-41. Sweden's Torbjörn Blomdahl beat Martin Horn (Germany) to claim third place.

Forthomme received $25,000 for the win. Caudron earned $15,000 and Blomdahl $12,000.

A great number of players had runs of 13 to tie for the highest run of the event. Caudron had the best single game average of 2,778. He achieved that in a high-class 50-49 quarter-final win over Semih Sayginer (Turkey).

The event took place in Carom Café Billiards, New York, USA, July 20-27, 2008. A total of 85 players took part.

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