Welcome to the first part of the Festival of Pool 2018 – Amateur Series

A very warm welcome to the 2018 Festival of Pool – two superb weekends of pool, for players of all skill levels and abilities! This festival is our biggest to date and we’re delighted to announce a few improvement. Include the introduction of our new schedule and results website; a new look carpeted streaming arena, the introduction of a Special Needs event and a revamped Golden 8 Ball logo.

Event Schedule

Thursday 7th June
  • 10:00 - Arena opens for practice
  • 13:00 - Team registration opens
  • 16:00 - Singles qualifiers start
  • 18:00 - Flyers
  • 21:00 - Live DJ and music videos
  • 02:00 - Arena closes
Friday 8th June
  • 08:30 - Arena doors open
  • 08:45 - Opening ceremony
  • 09:00 - Round robin part 1 (Groups 1 - 16)
  • 14:00 - Round robin part 1 (Groups 17 - 32)
  • 20:00 - Open Singles
Saturday 9th June
  • 08:45 - Arena doors open
  • 09:00 - Gold play off
  • 10:30 - Bronze play off
  • 12:00 - Trophy knockouts
  • 15.30 - Practice tables available until 7pm
  • 16:00 - Junior Singles
  • 17:00 - Open Singles - final stages
  • 19:00 - Open Doubles
  • 20.30 - Flyers
Sunday 10th June
  • 09:00 - Free practice
  • 09:30 - Last 16 knockout (All team trophies)
  • 11:00 - Prize payouts
  • 15:00 - Closing ceremony

Live results

We have made a significant investment in customised event software called iPES – Intelligent Pool Event Software. This is an ongoing investment and development project, where we intend to launch new features each year to give players a better tournament experience.

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,...

We are sad to announce the recent passing of Alistair Bailie – our beloved stall holder 🙁

We are extremely saddened and deeply shocked to announce that Alistair Bailie from 'Sanctuary Cues', tragically passed away on Monday 23rd April. Aggie, as he was known to many, had a heart of gold and was a true gentleman of the cue sports...

Enter 2018 Festival of Pool Now!

Registration for the Golden 8 Ball 2018 Festival of Pool is now open! At 12pm on Sunday 1st of October, 2017, we opened team registrations for the 2018 Golden 8 Ball Festival of Pool. Register early to avoid disappointment! There have been a few changes to the...

Amateur Series LIVE: Men’s singles fixtures released.

This year's Men's Singles will commence at 9:00 pm on Friday evening. Best of 5...

Amateur Series LIVE – Singles registration will close at 12:00pm…

We will be closing registration for the all the singles event by 12:00 pm today (9th June 2017). Players wishing to enter the singles and haven't yet done so, please see the top table to request a registration form. Singles Format £20 entry for Men or Ladies. Singles...

Changes to the doubles event 2017

Due to the low number of mixed doubles entries, we will be holding both a 'Mixed Doubles' and 'Mens Doubles' event Thursday 8th June 2017. The prize fund will be shared between the two events.

Join our popular Facebook group!

We have a great community group, dedicated to Golden 8 Ball players and spectators. Meet new people, have some banter, find player action pictures from previous years and much more. You might even find pictures of yourself! We post regular tournament updates within...

Specsavers sponsorship

Specsavers Referees We are very proud to welcome Specsavers as official sponsors of our referees and tournament. “As champions of referees in sport we know how vital it is that they look after their eyes and maintain good visual acuity so it's great for us to extend...

The Ultimate Playing Experience

We now have a total of 42 stunning SAM Atlantic championship tables, covered in the fastest playing Hainsworth Precision cloth, all of course, perfectly graced by Super Aramith Pro-Cup tournament balls. This ultimate combination gives the fastest playing conditions...

Digital Jukebox for Charity

Raising money for Wizzybug charity – play your choice of music all weekend!

Fantastic bar prices

Raising money for Wizzybug charity – play your choice of music all weekend!

Martin Peach Photography

Martin will be taking amazing action shots and team pictures all weekend.

Thursday night DJ and music videos

Awesome music by ‘Supper Daz’ DJ mixing music and videos in the arena from 9:00pm til late.

Live streaming arena by Tsunami Streaming

Tsunami Streaming are hosting the TV arena on two tables throughout the festivals.

Live Pool Scores

Tsunami Streaming are hosting the TV arena on two tables throughout the festivals.

View the results

Facebook Group

Join our Facebook group today – this is where the tournament gets discussed

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Freebies

To celebrate the launch of our new logo, we’re giving away a selection of cue case stickers.