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This Competition is limited to 32 entrants. Entries can be made on the night, but it is strongly advised to register before the night to avoid disappointment.

Playing by International Rules, this knockout style competition will be played as best of 3 for all games up to the final which will be best of 5. Players will lag to break for the first frame of thier match and alternate thereafter. Entry is £5 per player which goes towards the prize pool. (£10 is withheld by the league to cover engraving of the trophy, the rest makes up the prize pot – maximum for 1st Place £100, 2nd place £50)

This is a Charity Fundraiser, so we ask that all players and spectators bring a raffle prize please. Tickets will be sold at £5 per strip, all money received for this goes to our choosen charity for the year. There will also be a “Loose change” bucket for those who would prefer to donate that way, or if you’re able to do both, thats great!

The draw will be done on the night at 7:30pm. Any walk-in Entries must register by 7:15pm. The first games will start at 8pm over three tables.

The event takes place at Chinny’s Sports Bar in Halesworth. The ESPL would like to thank Chinny’s for their continued support of this annual event.

What are “Break Dish” and “Reverse Dish”?

What are “Break Dish” and “Reverse Dish”?

Break Dish: when a Player breaks off and completes a clearance without allowing the opponent to visit the table.

Reverse Dish: a Reverse Dish is when a player clears the table on their first visit to the table after their opponent’s break-off shot.

(Taken from “” – 8 ball pool dictionary)

How do we decide who breaks?

From 2023, under the new international rules, players will “Lag” for break. The decision was made that for the 2023 season the 1st player in your block of 6 will lag for the first frame, then players will alternate thereafter to break, up to and including game 6.

For Game 7, players will Lag again, and games 8 to 12 will alternate who breaks.

For both the Captains and the Vice Captains games, the home team will always break.