Britain's official professional 9 ball pool tour!

GB9 is proudly sponsored by Rasson Billiards, Simonis Cloth,
Aramith Billiard Balls, OB Cues, Kamui Tips and
Carlson Rezidor Hotels making the perfect combination
of the very best equipment in the most outstanding venues

Event 2 Details

The 2014 GB9 Paul Medati Trophy

+ The Pro Cup (II) & the Rasson Billiards Challenge Cup (II)

from Daventry Court Hotel, Northamptonshire: 16-18 May 2014

THIS EVENT CARRIES A GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND OF £9,250 (€11,100/$15,000)

Closing date for entry 16 April 2014 – Entry after that date will be subject to a £10 surcharge and hotel accommodation will NOT be guaranteed.

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Live scoring and FREE Live Streaming is provided throughout this event

Mick Hill - 2013 Paul Medati Trophy Champion (© Andy Warden)

Mick Hill – 2013 Paul Medati Trophy Champion (© Andy Warden)


Event Entry:

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 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 £90 (£70 for juniors, ladies and wheelchair players).  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

Players meeting:

There will be no players meeting at this event.

Accommodation instructions:

It is a condition of entry that all players stay at the hotel venue on the Friday and Saturday night. 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.

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.

Hotel details:

daventry-gallery-1Daventry Court Hotel
Sedgemoor Way
Daventry
Northamptonshire
NN11 0SG
Great Britain

Telephone:  +44 (0)1327 307 000  (option 1 – Reservations) or freephone 0800 652 8413 from the UK only, Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm. Quote GB9 and May 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.

Travelling to the venue:

By air:
Daventry is situated around 50km from Birmingham International Airport which is served by numerous flights from across Europe.  Car hire facilities are available at airport arrivals.

By train/foot:
The nearest local train station to the hotel is Long Buckby (5km). The nearest main train station is Rugby (20km).

By road:

From the M40 – Exit at junction 11 onto the A361 and then the A45 towards Daventry.  Go straight across the first roundabout and pick up signs for Kilsby (M1 North).  You’ll find the hotel on the right just after joining the A361 again.

From the South (M1) – Exit the M1 at junction 16 onto the A45 towards Daventry.  Once in the town, take a right at the first roundabout and head towards Kilsby (M1 North).  The hotel can be found on the fifth roundabout on the right.

From the North (M1) – Exit the M1 at junction 18 onto the A428 and follow the signs to Kilsby until you reach the A361 to Daventry.   You’ll find the hotel on the left at the second roundabout.

Entry fees:

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 and Pro event draws will be done at the venue on Saturday afternoon.

Player registration:

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.

Equipment:

OB Cues

 

1 x Rasson Victory and 15 x SAM Magno Pro Pool Tables customised specifically for GB9 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.

At this event there will be an extra table installed in the registration area which will be used to run side events (extra entry fees payable) throughout the weekend.

Spectators:

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)1327 307 000  (option 1 – Reservations) or freephone 0800 652 8413 from the UK only. 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.