GB 9 Ball Tour (known in short as GB9) is Britain’s official professional 9 ball pool tour and regarded by many as “The toughest national tour on the planet”
With The Hotels Collections hosting our events the tour is played in outstanding venues. All matches are played on the worlds best pool tables custom built by Rasson Billiards and SAM. With Simonis 860 cloth and Aramith TV Pro Cup balls providing the finishing touches GB9 offers players the best playing experience possible.
Founded in 2008 the tour has cemented itself as the toughest and most respected national pool tour in Europe with a line up of players other nations can only envy, such as the 2010 World 8 ball champion – Karl Boyes; 2008 World 10 ball champion, 2012 World 9 ball champion, 2009 World Pool Masters champion and double US Open champion – Darren Appleton; 2007 World 9 ball champion – Daryl Peach; Former European number 1 – Mark Gray; London’s finest – Imran Majid and Raj Hundal, and snooker legend Tony Drago to name but a few.
GB9 introduced an exciting new format with many advantages over the previous tours:
- Matches drawn and match times published in advance of tournaments
- 2 separate divisions offering improved prize money potential for all standards of players
- Incentives for players of all abilities
Such has been the success of the tour that at the end of 2009 GB9 joined with SAM Leisure and Barceló Hotel Group to launch a new tour for 2010 that took it to a level never seen before in UK Pool history. The new GB9 featured:
- Tour stops hosted in 4 star hotel venues with preferential rates for GB9 members, family and friends
- Brand new custom specification professional tournament tables built by SAM Billares, Spain.
- Perfect tournament conditions
- Exceptional facilities for players, family and friends
GB 9 Ball Tour is a club, whose objective is to provide a professionally run pool tour throughout Great Britain specialising in the 9 ball discipline. GB9 is owned and run by its members, a list of the current committee members and tour staff is available on our contact page. You are also welcome to download a copy of our full constitution.