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from Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Telford: 22-24 February 2013
All players (GB9 members and those entering on an single event basis) are required to complete the entry form before the closing date to register for this event. Before completing the form please ensure you have already contacted the hotel and booked your room in accordance with the instructions below (or made arrangements with another player to do so if you are sharing).
All entry forms and hotel room bookings must be completed by the closing date to ensure entry to this event. The only exception will be where a player withdraws and GB9 contact a reserve player after this date, in which case you will have 24 hours to complete the form and book your room.
If you are not a GB9 member but wish to enter an event you do not need to wait for us to offer you a place, simply book your accommodation (see below) and complete the event entry form. After submitting the form we will give you instructions on how to pay your entry fee of £139. Your entry fee must be paid in advance at least 2 weeks prior to the event, unless otherwise agreed with GB9. If you have already submitted your entry form and now wish to pay your fee details can be found on the payment page.
ALL players need to make sure that they are aware of all the following information (clicking the links opens a new window):
There will be no players meeting before this event.
To guarantee entry to the event players MUST contact the hotel to book rooms before the closing date for entries quoted above. Use the booking line quoted below. DO NOT book online or by any other method as this is likely to be more expensive and does not mark you down as being part of the GB9 event.
If you have not booked by this date the hotels will inform us and you will not be allowed to play in the event. It is important, therefore, to contact us to let us know if you are having any difficulty booking a room.
It is a condition of entry that all players stay at the hotel venue on the Friday and Saturday night.
Choice of accommodation is on a first-come-first-served basis and with a limited number of twin or family rooms available we strongly advise players to book early.
Rooms are priced at the preferential rate of £41 pppn shared occupancy or £65 pppn single occupancy, including breakfast and use of all hotel facilities.
Park Inn by Radisson Hotel
Telephone: Reservations +44 (0) 1952 429 900, quote GB9 and February event.
The hotel will require a valid debit/credit card to secure booking but no money will be taken until check-in. Cancellation can be made up to 24 hours before the first night.
Upon checking in the hotel receptionist will give you a voucher confirming your 2 nights stay, which you must present to the tournament desk for entry to the tournament.
Telford is situated around 80km from Birmingham International Airport and around 130km from Manchester International Airport. Both are served by numerous flights from across Europe. Car hire facilities are available at airport arrivals. Trains run direct from Birmingham International to Telford Central (see below), those taking the train from Manchester International Airport need to go via Manchester Piccadilly and then Shrewsbury to connect to Telford Central (see below).
Telford Central railway station is situated on the line between Birmingham and North Wales. It is served by two trains an hour from Birmingham and two trains an hour from Shrewsbury. Passengers from the south and east should take services towards Birmingham New Street and change for services towards Telford Central. Passengers from the north should take services towards Manchester Piccadilly, change for services towards Shrewsbury and change again for services towards Telford Central. Upon arriving at Telford Central, make your way into the enclosed passenger walkway taking you over the A442. When you leave the walkway, bear right onto Ironmasters Way. At the end of the road bear right again onto Forge Gate and the hotel is immediately on your right.
The Park Inn by Radisson hotel is situated directly adjacent to Junction 5 of the M54 motorway which joins the M6 motorway between junctions 10 & 11. Upon leaving the motorway you will meet Forge Roundabout. Make your way down Forge Gate and the hotel is immediately on your left.
Tour players must ensure all membership fees are be paid up to date before the start of play at this event (Open entry players see details above). You may pay in cash at the event but in order to speed up the registration process prior to the start of play we would prefer you to pay in advance via bank transfer, PayPal or cheque. We also accept all major credit cards at the event (subject to a 2.75% surcharge).
If paying by bank transfer you must be sure this reaches us the day before the event. Payments by cheque must arrive 10 days prior. PayPal payments must be made by the day before the event at the latest using cleared funds (credit/debit card or PayPal balance). Failure to observe these deadlines could result in you being asked to pay in cash at the event or forfeit your match.
Failure to pay the instalment due will result in you being refused entry to this and any subsequent events until arrears are paid. There will be absolutely no exceptions and fees must be paid up to date prior to the start of play.
Friday – Main event starts at 13:00
Saturday – Main Event continues from 08:30
Sunday – Main event resumes at 08:30. Challenge event (for those not making main event Last 32) starts at 09:00
Actual start times for each player will published at approximately 8pm on the Wednesday prior to the event. In the meantime if you would like to work out your likely start time you can do this if you know your current ranking by looking at the match schedule.
The actual draw will be displayed on the notice board in the venue 1 hour before the start of play on the Friday evening and on our live scoring site shortly after play has begun.
Please note: The Challenge event draw will be done at the venue on Saturday evening once the double elimination stage of the main event has been completed.
Please remember you must register at the tournament desk before your first match. You will need to ensure any outstanding member fees are paid and you present the voucher given to you by reception on checking in. If you cannot do BOTH of these things your registration will not be accepted and your match will be forfeited.
16 x SAM Professional Pool Tables customised specifically for GB9 featuring a single slate with Artemis cushions and Simonis 860 cloth, Aramith TV Pro Cup Balls, Power Bridge with tapped tables. The official cue is OB and the official tip is Kamui.
Spectators are welcome to attend any GB9 event and admittance is completely free. You do not need a ticket just come down to the venue and enjoy some world class pool action. If you wish to stay at the hotel venue then you are welcome to book a room at the special GB9 rate by using the instructions above.