Pro-Am Series Tournament
Welcome to the Pro-Am event – this is the original Golden 8 Ball weekend, started back in 2011 and has been growing in popularity ever since. We created the Festival of Pool in 2017, to accommodate the growing demand and filter the more amateur teams into their own weekend. The Pro-Am event is still our most popular weekend, which we expect to quickly reach maximum capacity of 128 teams.
The standard of pool seems to be getting higher each year, with more professional players entering than ever before. It was exciting to see cue sports legend, Tony Drago, attend in 2017 with teams from Malta, and better still, he thought it was a superb event and would like to come back! In fact, the amount of positive feedback we get from most players is testimony to the popularity of the weekend.
We are actively encouraging the more novice players to try the Amateur weekend and enjoy playing competitive pool against teams of a similar ability, especially as the standard of the Pro-Am Series continues to rise. We are making it harder for good teams to enter the Amateur Series, widening its appeal to the novice players.
The respectable £18,500 prize fund is made up of £17,850 in cash prizes and the rest in trophies. The team event has a whopping £10,800 cash prize fund – with £3,000 top prize for the Gold Trophy Team Champions; Men’s Singles event with £5,050 cash prize fund; Ladies Singles event with £1,000 cash prize fund and Mixed Doubles event with £1,000 cash prize fund.
What to expect
Frequently Asked Questions
Tracksuits or jogging bottoms are not allowed to be worn whilst playing in any main event. They may be worn whilst renting tables or playing in flyers.
No trainers or pumps are allowed in the playing arena whilst playing in any main event. Players must wear formal shoes, flats, wedges or high heels. There is no rule about colour but we advise footwear should look smart.
Sorry, only men playing in the team event can enter the Men’s Singles. It’s so popular that we need to give priority to those in teams.
If you have booked using the Accommodation Pool Package, your wristbands are included in your package / price.