Claudius Nadal

01.08.1932 - 22.10.2007

We were sorry to inform you that Claudius Nadal passed away in Barcelona in the age of 75 .

Claudius Nadal has been one of the most charismatic players of all the times.
He delighted his sport with his own light, by his own characteristics with lots of enthusiasm.
He is known for his exquisite technique and, over everything, his great sportsmanship.

In his extensive palmarés the most important specialties were many titles of "Campeon de España",
mainly in his specialty: threecushion and billiard artistic.


He was born in Agramunt, province of Lleida on the 1 of August of 1932.
After a short time he becames widower and has 2 daughters. It began to play billiards at the age of eleven,
every sunday he went to the C.B Barcelona with his father and his brother. In the age of 16 he began to compete in the C.B. Ibéric. With 17 years he participated the first time at the championship of Catalunya free game and became 5th. At the age of 18 he became already 1st category status of threecushion.
He dedicated approximately 50 years to the world of billiards.

Palmarés :

World Championships:
2nd at the WCs Billiard Artistic 1972 in Tournai / B

European Championships:
European Champion Billiard Artistic 1979 in Barcelona / E
3-times 2nd of the EC Artistic: 1977 (Bruxelles/B), 1980 (Zürich/CH) and 1982 (Sant Boi de Llobregat/E)
7-times teamchampion of the "Coupe dEurope" threecushion:
1966 (Vienna/A), 1970 (Grobbendonk/B), 1971 (Berlin/GER), 1972, 1979, 1980, 1981 (Barcelona/E)
2nd of the Championships threecushion-teams for national teams 1987 in Barcelona/E
3rd of the Pentalhon for national teams in 1968 in Amersfoort/NL

Spanish Championships:
10-times Champion in threecushion: 1962, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1987 and 1990
3-times Champion in Billiard Artistic: 1972, 1977 and 1978
20-times Champion in teamcompetition "Interclubs"
Winner of the open tournament "Ciutat de Barcelona" in 1992

Championships of Catalunya:
Champion one Cushion in 1957
7-times Champion Billiard Artistic: 1958, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1978, 1979 and 1980
14-times Champion threecushion: 1967, 1970 until 1979, 1981, 1984 and 1985