Carom CafeTorbjorn Blomdahl Takes Top Honors

The 2014 New York tournament is over and Torbjorn Blomdahl of Sweden is the winner. Blomdahl defeated Eddie Merckx of Belgium in the last game of the 8-man round robin finals to cement the victory. Blomdahl was the most consistent in the finals winning all seven of his games to go undefeated and averaging more than two in all games but one. His grand average of 2.188 was also tops. Frederic Caudron who came in third had the best game of 3.636 and high run of 17, but was eliminated with three losses to Blomdahl. Merckx and Ly The Vinh of Vietnam. Dick Jaspers was fourth ahead of Vinh in a disappointing effort for his fans.The remainder of the final 8 are Huberney Catano, Sameh Sidholm and Alexander Salazar.

The complete result charts for the qualification rounds, the semifinal rounds and the final rounds are posted in the gallery. You will also find the official final rankings based on tie-breaker rules in the gallery. For all the results check out the Gallery here: 2014 Verhoeven Open Charts and Pictures

Original Tournament Listing and expected players here: Tournament Listing

2014 Verhoeven Open Format


70 players - 10 Groups of 7 Players
Round Robin - 25 Point Matches

Top 2 from each group plus the two best 3rd place finishers advance to the next round based on W/L, Total Points, Head to Head, Points Against (if needed)


28 Players - 4 groups of 7 players
Round Robin - 30 point matches

Top 2 from each group advance to the Finals based on Win/Loss, Average


8 Players
Round Robin - 40 point matches


There will be playoff matches for places 9 thru 12 (the 4 third place finishers play knockout)

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There will be playoff matches for places 13 thru 16 (the 4 fourth place finishers play knockout)