Trick Shots By Semih Sayginer - Turkish Billiard Sensation

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Semih Sayginer (born 12 November 1964, Adapazari, Turkey) nicknamed Mr. Magic or the Turkish Prince, is a f...
Semih Sayginer (born 12 November 1964, Adapazari, Turkey) nicknamed Mr. Magic or the Turkish Prince, is a four-time world champion Turkish professional carom billiards player.Moving into the international arena, he won 9th place in the 1991 German Open and the 1991 Istanbul Efes Pilsen Grand Prix. Then in the 1992 Berlin World Championship, he took 8th place after beating Belgian world three-cushion billiards champion Raymond Ceulemans by 3-0.He took 3rd place in the 1993 World Billiards Championship in Berlin, and won the 1994 World Cup (Three-cushion Division). He has played in the Holland Billiards League since 1994.Sayginer was the winner of the 1998 World Billiards Championship (Three-cushion Division) held in Kemer, Antalya, Turkey by beating Cerwin Walentijn from Netherlands. In 2003, he won the championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, beating European champion Dick Jaspers of the Netherlands, and regained his title. He won the 2003 World Billiards Team Championship held in Monchengladbach, Germany along with his teammate Tayfun Tasdemir defeating the Greek team in the finals.On February 7, 2004 he was named "Best Billiard Player in the World for 2003" in Antwerp, Belgium. He is recorded in world billiards literature for his 42-shot technique. As of July 2006, he ranks 8th in the world players list of Union Mondiale de Billiard.Sayginer shares the world record for the highest run in three-cushion billiards of 31 with Columbian Hugo Patino who now resides in Queens in New York City.
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