In memoriam Ben Velthuis (1944 - 2022)

His first carom points he made at the age of 17 in a café in Berghuizen where he grew up.

The first appearance in Billiard Artistic were 1978 at the 2nd Dutch Championships Artistic.

8 times participant at the Dutch Championships 1978 - 1988, ended 4 times on the 3rd place.

Here at the 5th Dutch Championships 1982 in Haarlem


3 times participant at the International Championships of Vienna 1985, 1986 and 1987:

Guiseppe Tomsich - Andreas Horvath - Robert Immervoll -Günther Brockshus
Hans de Jager - Leo Fiser - Ben Velthuis - Paolo Della Valle
at the 6th International Championship of Vienna, june 1985


1998 Winner of the Coupe d'Europe threecushion in Lissabon with "Pelgrim Professionals"
Players: Marco Zanetti, Ben Velthuis, Raimond Burgman and Torbjörn Blomdahl

Participations also at the Coupe d'Europe threecushion in 1999, 2000 and 2001

On his top he was #15 of the UMB world ranking threecushion.

He was the only Dutch player who was in the master class ("ereklasse") in all carom disciplines!

In 2012 he got an award for his success promoting the billiardsport in his province, here a video: