2024 Festival of Pool


Two Crazy Weekends of Pool – Over £34,500 in Prizes!

 3 Player Novice Team Series 6th to 9th June 2024

4 Player Pro-Am Team Series 13th to 16th June 2024



Countdown to Festival of Pool 2024








Let the good times roll…

Known as ‘The Prestigious Blackball Weekend’, our popular festival of pool is held over two consecutive weekends in June, attracting 274 teams and over 1,000 players to the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool. Any team can enter that meets the team entry criteria. There are no qualifiers and no requirement to be a member of any pool association. We are totally independent. We especially encourage new teams and novice players to come and experience the thrill of a weekend away, playing competitive pool against like minded people.

Our ethos is to create an excellent value, fun and friendly weekend for players of all skill levels and ability! By using the highest quality pool equipment, coupled with a great format and professional organisation, we aim to deliver the ultimate pool playing experience within a pub style atmosphere. Expect loud music, drinking, food, entertainment and plenty of banter!

2020 Festival of Pool Cancelled

We are truly disappointed to announce that the Golden 8 Ball 2020 Festival of Pool is cancelled. After great deliberation, we have decided it is best to cancel this year’s event and avoid the uncertainty that surrounds it. The current UK Covid-19 situation is not...

2019 Golden 8 Ball Festival of Pool

We are excited to announce teams can now start registering for the Golden 8 Ball Festival of Pool 2019! Dates confirmed are the 6th June to the 16th June 2019. We have increased the festival prize fund by almost £4,000, to a staggering £32,400! The first weekend (6th...

Wear a flat cap in Aggie’s memory

We have a small memorial with a book of condolence, positioned in the corner bar where Aggies stall would usually be. There won't be a full cue refurbishment service available, although we are providing a basic re-tipping service, with all money raised donated to his...

Raising money for Wizzybugs

Players may have seen 'Summer' (pictured) at one of our events, motoring around in her Wizzybug scheme, to enable more children to become mobile in such a fun way. The Wizzybug is a powered wheelchair, provided by Designability - a charity for children under five who,...