: Just a quick note with the final results. We don't have grand averages yet,
: but Bob J. will have them soon.
I don't have the averages yet, but here is some more info. There were
119 players entered in the qualification rounds, and 20 players seeded
into the finals, so the total field was 139. This is believed to be
the largest 3-cushion tournament ever held in the US.
Below are the final standings of the Conlon Memorial Worldcup 3-Cushion
Tournament that was held at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas July 13-18,
1999. Play in the finals was best of five sets to 15 points.
Some notable matches:
Daniel Sanchez from Spain got 45 points in 12 innings to average
3.75 in his first-round match against Tahir Alp (Turkey).
Peter Ceulemans (grandson of Raymond) qualified for the final 32,
but drew Eddy Leppens for his first match in the main tournament.
Leppens averaged 1.964 against 1.037 for Ceulemans and won 3-1 in
In the round of 16, Blomdahl averaged 2.045 against Raymond
Ceulemans' 1.619 to take the match 3-0. Sanchez averaged only
2.250 in his second match. Marco Zanetti averaged 2.937 against
1.866 for*** Jaspers in a 3-1 win.
In one semi-final match, Blomdahl averaged 2.031 against Sayginer's
1.906, but the Turk won 3-2 in sets. In the other semifinal match
Sang Lee had a 3-1 win over Riamond Burgman of The Netherlands.
The set that Burgman won was by a 15-point runout from the break.
This feat netted Burgman 5000DM (about $2650) from Minkels Products
as a special bonus.
Lee fell behind Sayginer in the finals 0-2 in sets, but managed a
thrilling come-from-behind victory. The set scores were:
6-15 4-15 15-7 15-3 15-10
Final standings Las Vegas Worldcup 3-Cushion
1. LEE Sang Chun USA
2. SAYGINER Semih TUR
3. BLOMDAHL Torbjorn SWE
BURGMAN Raimond NET
5. RUDOLPH Christian GER
SANCHEZ Daniel SPA
VALENTIJN Gerwin NET
ZANETTI Marco ITA
9. CEULEMANS Raymond BEL
YUKSEL Adnan TUR
THERIAGA Jorge POR
LEPPENS Eddy BEL
CAUDRON Frederic BEL
EFLER Andreas AUT
CARLSEN Tonny DAN
17.GALLA Stefan GER
NEFF Rainer GER
NELIN Dion DAN
SAKKAS Yorgos GRE
VAN ERP Jean NET
ALP Tahir TUR
CEULEMANS Peter BEL
ROJAS Roberto MEX
HABRAKEN Henk NET
BJERRING JENSEN Poul DAN
KIM Byung Soo USA
HALLON Carlos USA
COVARRUBIAS Rodolfo MEX
SCHIRMBRAND Johann GER
EGGERS Jens GER
FORTON Francis BEL
Averages to follow