Event 1 Details
The 2014 GB9 Midlands Classic
+ The Pro Cup (I) & Challenge Cup (I)
from Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Telford: 21-23 February 2014
*** £1,000 ADDED ***
Closing date for entry 31 January 2014 – Entry after that date will be subject to a £10 surcharge and hotel accommodation will NOT be guaranteed.
*** ENTER NOW ***
Live scoring and FREE Live Streaming is provided throughout this event
Phil Burford – 2013 Midlands Classic Champion (© Andy Warden)
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.
All entry forms 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.
Single event entry:
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 complete the event entry form indicating what accommodation you require. After submitting the form we will give you instructions on how to pay your entry fee of £90. 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):
– GB9 Dress Code
– GB9 Tournament regulations
– Match schedule
There will be a players meeting immediately before start of play which we would encourage all players to attend.
It is a condition of entry that all players stay at the hotel venue on the Friday and Saturday night. Please indicate using the event entry from what accommodation you require. Choice of accommodation is on a first-come-first-served basis and with a limited number of twin rooms available we strongly advise players to enter 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
The hotel may require a valid debit/credit card to secure booking but no money will be taken until check-in. The hotel will contact you directly to discuss this using the details provided on your entry form. Cancellation can be made up to 24 hours before the first night.
Travelling to the venue:
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 (Single 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 3% surcharge).
If paying by bank transfer or PayPal you must be sure this reaches us the day before the event. Payments by cheque must arrive 10 days prior. Failure to observe these deadlines could result in you being asked to pay in cash or by credit card (with 3% surcharge) at the event, or forfeit your match.
Failure to pay the instalments 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.
Draw / Start Times:
Friday – Main event starts at approx 15:00
Saturday – Main Event continues from 09:00. Challenge and Pro events are drawn and start in the afternoon.
Sunday – Challenge and Pro events continue at 09:00 until a finish at around 18:30.
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 if they are not then 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 calling the hotel direct on +44 (0) 1952 429 900 (ask for reservations), Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm. Quote GB9 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.