Bjørn L'Orange

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Bjørn L'Orange is a Norwegian pool and snooker player . He was twice European pool champion and was a professional snooker on the Main Tour from 1991 to 1997 .


At the European Youth Championships Bjørn L'Orange was in 1981 in the final against the Swede Bengt Pedersen vice-European champion in the 14/1 endless of the juniors. A year later , with bronze in the 14/1, he won an EM medal in the men for the first time. In 1983 L'Orange became the first non-Swedish player to become European champion in 14/1 with a final win against Björn Jonsson . At the European Championship in 1984 he came in third place in a 14/1. In 1986 he was European 9-ball champion in the final against Dan Johansson .

Bjørn L'Orange became a professional snooker for the 1991/92 season . His best placement in the world snooker rankings was 176th place in the 1994/95 season . At the Snooker World Championship in 1996 , L'Orange achieved his best result in a world ranking tournament and was eliminated in the round of 128 against the Scots David McLellan . After six years as a professional, he retired from the Main Tour at the end of the 1996/97 season .

Between 1982 and 2000 Bjørn L'Orange was five times Norwegian snooker champion as well as one second and one third.

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Individual evidence

  1. World Rankings 1994/95 on
  2. Norwegian Championship Medals Table at