Sang Lee Passes

Sang Lee

Sang Lee

The family of Sang Lee has reported that the former U.S. three-cushion champion passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 19. He was 51. The details of his passing were not immediately known.

A former Korean champion at several carom styles, Lee was a dominant force in U. S. three-cushion circles since moving to the U.S. in 1987. His achievements include winning 12 consecutive national three-cushion titles, beginning in 1990. He solidified his world-class credentials by beating Torbjorn Blomdahl and Hall-of-Famer Raymond Ceuelmans on his way to winning the 1993 Billiards Worldcup Association world Championship.

From 1990 to 1994 in U.S. national competition, he won 41 straight games in the finals, eclipsing a record set by Willie Hoppe in 1941. He also held the U.S. grand average record of 1.835 in a national tournament.