About Golden 8 Ball
'Putting the ‘Pool’ Back into Blackpool!
The Golden 8 Ball is a new and exciting annual weekend event that intends to bring a quality team tournament back to Blackpool. Since Pontins closed it doors and BAPTO moved to Rhyl, many players have missed the fun a competition located in this great seaside town brings. Played to Blackball rules, this event is open to all players and teams, with few restrictions and no involvement with any pool associations.
We simply want our players to experience the finest tournament playing conditions whilst also enjoying a great weekend away in June!
The Norbreck Castle arguably provides one the best playing arenas in the UK – and Blackpool is certainly a hot favourite as an ideal setting. We will be installing 24 brand new Simply Pool Tournament tables, all covered in the fastest playing Hainsworth Match cloth, and graced by the new Aramith Super Pro tournament edition balls. Everything will be in the same hall to create a great atmosphere.
With an attractive prize fund, minimum 57 frames of pool per team and good alternative attractions, players can make a real weekend of it. We appreciate some teams will be travelling many miles to attend, so we want to give them the best weekend possible.
This is not just a pool competition but also a great weekend away with your friends, worthy of reminiscing for many years to come! We hope the players enjoy the concept and turn out to support it.
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