Britain's official professional 9 ball pool tour!

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

Event 4 Details

The 2018 UK Open

+ The Challenge Cup (IV)

from Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Telford: 7-9 September 2018

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – FOR THE 2018 SEASON HOTEL ACCOMMODATION MUST BE BOOKED AND TOUR MEMBERS MUST COMPLETE AN EVENT ENTRY FORM AT LEAST 4 WEEKS BEFORE EACH EVENT, THEREFORE IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR MEMBERS TO BOOK VENUE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION FOR THIS EVENT AFTER 7TH AUGUST 2018 AND A £30 SUPPLEMENT WILL BE PAYABLE UPON REGISTRATION AT THE EVENT.

If you are not a member of GB9 and wish to enter this as a single event then your entry form must be received by Friday 31st August – No entries will be accepted after this date.

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Live scoring and FREE Live Streaming is provided throughout this event.

2017 UK Open Champion - Karl Boyes

2017 UK Open Champion – Karl Boyes


GB9 Member Event Entry:

All GB9 members must complete an event entry form by 7 August 2018.

Reserve event entry:

Single event entries will be charged at £150 (€175). If you wish to enter the event and are not a full GB9 member, please complete an event entry form and make your entry payment before midnight on Friday 31st August 2018. Once the event is full entries will be placed in reserve in order they are received until a spot becomes available.

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
– Start times for the event will be published once confirmed entry numbers are known, although this is likley to be aroun 12:00 on Friday 7th September.

Players meeting:

There will be no players meeting at this event. If any player would like to discuss any aspect of the tour please approach the Event Director (Lee Rigby) or any member of the GB9 committee.

Accommodation instructions:

It is a condition of entry that all players stay at the hotel venue on the Friday and Saturday nightChoice of accommodation is on a first-come-first-served basis and with a limited number of twin rooms available so we strongly advise players to enter early. GB9 rates are also available on the Thursday and Sunday evenings if required.

Rooms are priced at the preferential rate of £39 pppn shared occupancy or £61 pppn single occupancy, including breakfast and use of all hotel facilities.

Hotel details:

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel
Forgegate
Telford Centre
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 4NA
Great Britain

To book, telephone +44(0)1952 429 988, Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm, ask for reservations and quote ‘GB9 Ball Tour’

The hotel may 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.

Travelling to the venue:

By air:
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).

By train/foot:
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.

By road:
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.

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 12:00 (TBC)
Saturday – Main Event continues from 09:00. Challenge events are drawn and start in the afternoon.
Sunday – Challenge events continue at 09:00 until a finish.

Actual start times for each player will published at approximately 9pm on the Wednesday prior to the event.

The actual draw will be displayed on the notice board in the venue and on our live scoring site 1 hour before the start of play on the Friday.

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.

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:

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1 x Rasson Victory II table + 15 x SAM Professional Pool Tables customised specifically for GB9 with Artemis cushions, Andy Cloth and Cyclops Zeus TV Balls.

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)1952 429 988 (ask for reservations), Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm. Quote GB9 Tour. 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.

 

In 2018 GB9 is proudly sponsored by Andy Cloth, Cyclop Billiard Balls, McDermott Cue and Carlson Rezidor Hotels making the perfect combination of the very best equipment in the most outstanding venues.