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Open Singles & Open Doubles

Posted on January 24, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Galatea sponsored

Open Singles & Open Doubles competitions

will be drawn tomorrow Monday 25th January

in the Galatea at 8:45pm

Names along with entry fees should have been submitted by

Sunday 24th January

If you have submitted your name but not the entry fee you will not be included in the draw unless you bring your entry prior to the draw taking place at the meeting but no later than.......

8:40pm in the Galatea bar on Monday 25th January

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IoBPL v Central Ayrshire Challenge match

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

IoBPL v CENTRAL AYRSHIRE CHALLENGE MATCH

THIS FRIDAY 10th & SATURDAY 11th

IN THE GALATEA BAR @ 7pm EACH NIGHT

FREE TABLE AND PIZZA COURTESY OF THE GALATEA

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THE TEAM

1. Mike McHardy

2. Frank Macdonald

3. Alan Kane

4. Richard Reid

5. Ritchie More

6. Robert Docherty Snr

7. Sean Lawrence

8. Gordie Cumming

9. Robbie Docherty

10. Roberto Cameron

MATCH FORMAT TO BE DECIDED ON THE NIGHT

THERE WILL BE A SMALL WAGER - WINNING TEAM TAKES ALL

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OPEN SINGLES OUTSTANDING MATCHES

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Only one open singles match of the competition outstanding

- Nicky Simmons v Roy Bowie -

looking at a double disqualification if this match is not played by tonight Sunday 2nd March and the score reported.

Everyone has had 4 weeks to get in contact with each other to organize and play their matches.

Thanks are extended to all players in both the open doubles and the open singles who have completed their matches and reported their scores in good time.

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GALATEA BAR SPONSORS OPEN COMPETITIONS

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The IoBPL is delighted to announce that the Galatea Bar has confirmed they will sponsor the open singles and open doubles competitions for 2014.

This is the Galatea's third year of sponsorship for these competitions and it means the prize fund, split between both competitions will once again be a guaranteed minimum of £300 - £150 for each open.

Thanks are extended to Robert and Phi Galley proprietors of the Galatea and to Dee for negotiating on our behalf.

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Galatea Bar sponsored 2013 Open Singles and Open Doubles Competitions

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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Entries for the Galatea Bar sponsored IoBPL Open Singles and Open Doubles Competitions 2013 are being taken now

To enter go to one of the league venues Mac's Bar, Galatea, Golfers, Palace, Struan or Kingarth Hotel and add your details to the list. Remember to make the appropriate entry payment to the publican and ask for it to be signed for alongside your name

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Open Singles entry is £4.00 per person

Open Doubles entry is £6.00 per team

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Names will not be entered into the draw without the entry fee and all payments must be made by Tuesday 22nd January

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There is a guaranteed total prize fund of £300 which will be split equally between both competitions and should there be more than £200 collected in entry fees, any excess will be added to the fund

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IoBPL Annual 5 person competition RESULTS

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The final of this competition was played out on Thursday 30th August and the eventual winners "The Mafia" took a commanding lead early on, and maintained their form throughout the match. They only dropped one game in frame six. Final score The Mafia (9) FUBAR (1).

Each match in this double eliminator competition was played over two sets of five games, if a draw after the two sets the captain's could pick a player from their own team to play a one frame decider.

Final scores of the competition are as follows-

  • Match (1) 09th August - F.U.B.A.R. ( 8 ) v ( 2 ) Nae Talent
  • Match (2) 16th August - The Mafia (6) v (4) F.U.B.A.R.
  • Match (3) 23rd August - Nae Talent (1) v (9) F.U.B.A.R.
  • Match (4) 30th August - The Mafia (9) v (1) F.U.B.A.R.

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UPDATE S.P.A. Over 40's and over 50's competitions

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The S.P.A. over 40's and over 50's competitions

"UPDATE" "UPDATE"

Due to low entries the over 50's has been cancelled. The over 40's will be run on the Saturday to completion.

This will take place on the weekend of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December.

The Red Triangle will be hosting both events (address below)

Entry fee - £10 for each competition (ENTRY FEES MUST NOW BE RECEIVED AT THE S.P.A. BY SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER - YOU CAN PAY THROUGH YOUR LOCAL SPA REP MIKE McHARDY BEFORE THIS DATE)

Start time - TBA

Venue - The Red Triangle, 4 St. Mungo's Walk, Cumbernauld, G67 1PQ

Tel:- 01236 738906

Over 50's can enter both competitions.

STEPHEN THOMAS GREAT SCOTTISH RUN

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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STEPHEN THOMAS SPONSOR OF THE ISLE of BUTE

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS CUP

AND HIS BUSINESS PARTNER ALEX ARE RUNNING THE GREAT SCOTTISH RUN ON SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER IN AID OF

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'CANCER RESEARCH'

DONATIONS CAN BE MADE EVEN AFTER THE RUN IS COMPLETED

PLEASE SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION.

TO MAKE A DONATION TOWARD THIS VERY WORTHY CAUSE

'CLICK HERE'

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IoBPL - FIVE PERSON TEAM DRAW AND RESULTS

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

THE LOCAL FIVE PERSON TEAM COMPETITION CONSISTING OF THE SIX TEAMS ENTERED WILL GET UNDERWAY ON THURSDAY 28th JULY - THE DRAW AND RESULTS AS FOLLOWS

UPDATED WITH RESULTS

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Thursday 28th July:-

Tie 1 - Mac's 1 (8) v (7) G2 - played in Galatea.

Tie 2 - F.U.B.A.R. (9) v (6) Number 1 Mac's - played in Kingarth.

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Thursday 4th August:-

Tie 3 - West Coast Vipers (6) v (8) Mac's 1 played in St. Blanes.

Tie 4 - F.U.B.A.R. (8) v (3) Big Daddy & Co. - played in Struan.

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Thursday 18th August:-

Tie 5 - Number 1 Mac's (3) v (8) West Coast Vipers - played in Golfers Bar.

Tie 6 - G-2 (8) v (2) Big Daddy & Co. - played in Mac's Bar.

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Thursday 18th August:-

Tie 7 - Mac's 1 (5) v (8) F.U.B.A.R. - played in the Struan for a place in the final.

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Thursday 25th August

Tie 8 - West Coast Vipers (8) v (4) G-2 - played in the Kingarth.

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Thursday 8th September

Tie 9 - Mac's 1 (team pulled out) v (w/o) West Coast Vipers - played in the Golfers for a place in the final.

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Thursday 15th September

Tie 10 - F.U.B.A.R. (8) v (7) West Coast Vipers - played in St. Blanes.

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Thursday 29th September

Tie 11 - To be played in the Struan ONLY if F.U.B.A.R. winners of the top half of the draw lose in Tie 10, as this would be their first loss.

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The teams are as follows:-

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1. F.U.B.A.R.

Mike McHardy, Scott Hatton, Ritchie More, Gavin Wilson & Richard Reid.

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2. WEST COAST VIPERS.

Gordon McMillan, Gavin Wilson, David Speirs, John McBride, Gordon Cumming & Richard Whitelaw.

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3. BIG DADDY & Co.

Chez Harrison, Sean Lawrence, Richard Reid, Duncan Brown, Robbie Docherty & Shaun Greer.

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4. NUMBER 1 MAC'S

Duncan Keith, Danny Kane, Craig McKellar, Jim Wilcock & Shaun Kernaghan.

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5. G 2

Roy Bowie, Kevin Bowie, Gary McGregor, Andy McGregor & Paul Leitch.

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6. MAC'S 1

George Ross, Ian McMurchie, Alec Greer, Stuart McKechnie, Gordon McClean.

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The best of luck F.U.B.A.R. and Number 1 Mac's both of whom will be representing Bute at the Scottish finals this October

Youth Pool Competition Finals

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The semi-finals and final of the youth pool competition

SPONSORED BY McALISTERS MILK

took place on Saturday 9th April in Kingarth Hotel.

MARCUS ALLAN RETAINS TITLE

WITHOUT LOSING A GAME

Marcus Allan retains the Isle of Bute Youth Champion title for the second time. And he's not lost a single game throughout the competition 'Quite a feat' I'm sure you'll agree. I've been told Marcus has already been signed up for a league team in advance of him turning 18 in a few years. Watch out all you seasoned players there's a young shark joining the pack very soon.

Ninian McAlister sponsor of the competition presented Marcus with the first prize of a Ronnie O'Sullivan quality two piece cue and tubular case. To be followed up with an Isle of Bute Pool League logo donned polo embelished with 'Youth Champion 2011' underneath the logo.

Conner Toon runner-up in the competition was given a few chances in the match but failed to finish when the opportunity arose. Conner also had not lost a game until the final. Ninian McAlister presented Connor with the second prize a Ronnie O'Sullivan two piece cue and soft case

Well done Marcus, unlucky Connor

THIS COMPETITION WAS SPONSORED BY McALISTERS MILK

Highland Masters Inverness

Posted on January 22, 2011 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (4)

Highland Masters Singles Competition

Friday 13th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 2011

The Highland Masters is an open pool competition played to Black Ball Rules. This annual event is played in the Chieftain Hotel and sports bar Inverness on the Saturday and Sunday of this weekend with flyers on the Friday.

Entry Fee to the Masters is £30 and limited to 64 entrants.

Total Prize Money - *£2,400 - Subject to 64 entries - 1st Prize - *£800

Best of *11 Frames

To enter the competition contact:

Iain Gillies

Tel: 01463 793677 or 07708 364263

Entry is not secured until fees are paid; send cheques to:

Iain Gillies

83 Towerhill Avenue

Inverness

IV2 5FX

There will be Flyer competitions on Friday 13th May starting at 7:30pm approx and limited to 16 entries per event. Entry fee £10. Time permitting there will also be flyers on the Saturday night and Sunday nights of the competition also witha £10 entry fee.

For accommodation details contact:

Ralph Mercer (Chieftain Hotel) 01463 232241

 

* Prize money and No. of frames subject to entries.

ISLAND MASTERS COMPETITION

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 8:47 PM Comments comments (2)

Mike McHardy takes the Island Masters 2010 title in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis / Harris.

This competition was held on the 5th & 6th November. It is limited to 32 entries as the Caledonian Hotel in Stornoway has only two pool tables. Total prize money this year was over £1000 plus trophies for the winner and runner-up. £500 of the prize fund went to the winner, £200 to the Runner-up, £125 to semi finalists and £20 to the quarter finalists.

Mike's is delighted to win this competition on his second attempt as he lost out to the previous title holder Mike Griffin from Inverness in the first round last year.

"I was 2-0 down in the first round against a young lad from Harris but struggled through to a 5-2 win. Next I played an Irishman who seemed to be able to double a ball form anywhere with his eyes closed, I was 5-1 down to him eventually winning 6-5 with a double of my own on the black into the corner pocket, that was a difficult match. In the quarter final I played Murdo McLeod from Stornoway, I was down 4-1 but fought back to a 6-4 win, I met another Stornoway local David Ritchie in the semi-final, you guessed it, in this match I was also down 5-2 but won 4 in a row to win it. In the final I played David Brown, also from Lewis, I was 1 frame down after fouling a ball, but in complete contrast to my previous matches took the next 6 and needed only one more to clinch the title. David won the following 3 frames with authority and it was his break in the 11th frame. He broke potted a yellow and the white. Reds, apart from one ball were looking good, after promoting the bad ball to a pottable position a clearence was now on but needed accurate position play. I got the position required on every shot and cleared the table winning 7-4. My game had really come together at the right time. What a final. What a weekend"

THE NUTS POKER SCOTTISH SINGLES 2010

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 11:43 AM Comments comments (0)

The finals of the 2010 Nuts Poker Scottish Singles championship will held on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December, 2010 in Hustlers Pool Hall, Rosyth.

Our entries were submitted to the SPA meeting on Sunday 5th September, however due to there being only 3 entries from Bute we have been grouped in with Central Ayrshire bringing their total entries to 30 and 5 qualifying spots to play for. This will mean the 3 players travelling to Ayrshire to play. Had we received 6 or 7 entries we would definately have had a local play off for 1 qualifying place in the finals.

Arbroath - 35 (5)

Avondale - 25 (4)

Ayr & District - 49 (7)

Bannockburn - 14 (2)

Berwick - 30 (5)

Central Ayrshire - 30 (5) + Isle of Bute

Clackmannan - 43 (7)

Coatbridge - 7 (1)

Doon Valley - 6 (1)

Dumfries - 7 (1)

Dunfermline - 39 (6)

East Fife - 16 (2)

East Kilbride - 34 (5)

Edinburgh PA - 49 (8 )

Edinburgh PF - 33 (5)

Falkirk - 35 (5)

Glasgow - 79 (12)

Inverness - 43 (7)

Isle of Bute - 3 (0) In with Central Ayrshire

Kilsyth - 25 (4)

Livingston - 29 (4)

Midlothian - 29 (4)

Monklands - 36 (6)

Motherwell - 18 (3)

Uddingston - 40 (6) + Pat Holtz (Holder)

West Dumbartonshire - 24 (4)

West Renfrewshire - 20 (3)

Whitburn - 32 (5)

TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES - 830

Prize fund is £5,000, split as follows:-

Winner - £1,500

Runner-Up - £700.00

Semi finals - £300.00

Quarter finals - £150.00

Last 16 - £100.00

Last 32 - £50

Area draws will be carried out soon and the players notified of the qualifying date in Ayrshire.

RILEY'S FIVE PERSON TEAM COMPETITION *UPDATE*

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 9:34 AM Comments comments (2)

Two teams from the Isle of Bute are going through to the finals in Stirling, they are:-

 

The draw for the finals is listed below, all the best to both teams.

  • F U B A R

Mike McHardy (Capt)

Stewart Hill

Chez Harrison

David Speirs

Ritchie More

  • T I G E R   S H A R K S

Gordon McMillan (Capt)

Willie McKirdy

Gavin Wilson

John McBride

Colin Nicol

Thomas Crawford (Reserve)

Finals consisting of 32 teams from all over Scotland will be held in Riley's Stirling on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September.

 

Group 1                   Group 2                   Group 3                   Group 4

W/burn or L/ston    Dunfermline 2        Berwick 3              Aberdeen 2

Levenmouth          Uddingston            Falkirk                  Dunfermline 1

Monklands             Avondale              Berwick 2              Arbroath 1

Arbroath 2            Glasgow 1             Inverness 3            Aberdeen 1

 

Group 5                   Group 6                   Group 7                   Group 8

Paisley                 Coatbridge             Inverness 1           East Kilbride/Cen Ayr

Berwick 1              Ayr Dis                 Isle of Bute 2         Glasgow 2

Inverness 2           Bannockburn          Glasgow 3             Kilsyth

Dumfries               Isle of Bute 1         Ed PA                   Clackmannan

 

The format in the group stages will be round robin, with the top two teams from each group going through to a straight knockout on the Sunday.

 

Total Prize fund £3500 split as follows:-

Winners - £1200

Runner/up - £600, Semi-final - £300, Quarters - £125, Last 16 - £75

ISLE OF BUTE OPEN SINGLES FINAL

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 12:47 PM Comments comments (0)

Isle of Bute Pool League Open Singles

The final of this competition will take place on Wednesday 30th June at 9pm in the Kingarth Hotel. Mike McHardy (Golfers Bar) will play Stewart Hill (Struan Bar) in a best of 11 frames play-off.

This should prove to be quite an exciting tie with Mike having won this title on 5 previous occassions and the current holder and Stewart being this years  League singles champion having won 19 out of a possible 22 games.

Come along to support your champion.

ISLE of BUTE POOL LEAGUE OPEN DOUBLES FINAL

Posted on May 15, 2010 at 7:54 AM Comments comments (0)

The final of the Isle of Bute Pool League Open Doubles was played on Wednesday 19th May at 9pm in the Kingarth Hotel.

The teams:- Mike McHardy & Frank Macdonald (Golfers Bar) played Callum McKirdy & John McArthur (Struan Bar) in a best of 9 frames for the title.

After a hard fought combination of skill and tactical play from both teams the Struan combo won through in the 9th and final frame on a missed black to the corner by the Golfers duo leaving a sitter to the same corner for game and match.

Congratulations to Callum and John.

Isle of Bute Youth Pool Champion

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 10:32 AM Comments comments (0)

The first Isle of Bute pool league youth competition final, sponsored by InterSport was played to conclusion in the Kingarth Hotel on Saturday 27th March.

The winner and first ever holder of this title Marcus Allan beat Chrissy Lawrence by an impressive 5 frames to 1 margin.

Marcus had only lost 5 frames throughout this competition, his closest match was in the prelim round with a score line of 3-2. In the next round Marcus beat Connor Toon 3-0 followed by a 4 frames to 2 win against Ally Cuthbert in the semi-final.

Chrissy won his prelim round 3-0, and went on to beat Connor Riley in the semi securing his place the final.

The prizes courtesy of Willie Glen and InterSport supplied 1st and 2nd place glass trophies with a laser etched pool player within the glass a cue and case for the winner and a 2 piece cue for the runner-up.

Trophies were presented by youth club supervisor Lisa Lilley.

In all there were 14 entrants to this competition. The early rounds were played in the Youth Club and the semi and final were played in the Kingarth Hotel courtesy of Simon & Maria Tettmar, for which the Isle of Bute pool league committee would like to extend their thanks and appreciation.

Check out the photo's page!

It is hoped to make this competition an annual event

RILEYS FIVE PERSON TEAM COMPETITION

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)
  • UPDATE!    UPDATE!    UPDATE!

WE HAVE SEVEN TEAMS ENTERED INTO THIS COMPETITION

  1. FUBAR
  2. STRUAN
  3. MAC'S BAR
  4. TIGER SHARKS
  5. GOLFERS BAR
  6. THE ISLANDERS
  7. NATURAL ABILITY

TWO TEAMS WILL GO FORWARD TO THE FINALS IN SEPTEMBER

 

Prize money breakdown as follows:-

  • Winners £1200
  • Runners up £600
  • Semis £300
  • Quarters £150
  • Last 16 £ 75

TOTAL PRIZE FUND £3600

 

DUE TO OUR LOCATION WE DO NOT REQUIRE TO HOLD OUR PLAY OFF'S IN A RILEY CLUB - WE HAVE UNTIL THE 13th AUGUST TO SUBMIT OUR QUALIFIERS - WE ALSO HAVE A FREE REIN ON THE LOCAL PLAY OFF FORMAT (still to be confirmed)

Rileys Pool & Snooker Clubs are hosting a new Scottish Five Person Team Pool Competition Look out for entry detail posters in your local. or download poster and entry form from the "Competition Draws" page. The deadline for entries is Sunday 28th February by which time names and entry fees must be paid to the IoBPL SPA Representative Mike McHardy All team names and fees can then be submitted to the SPA Treasurer in time for their meeting on Sunday 7th March Local play offs will take place between the teams with only one team (unless we have a significant entry) going through to the finals on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September. **************************************************

InterSport to Sponsor Bute Youth Pool Competition

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I am delighted to announce that the local branch of InterSport has agreed to sponsor a Bute Youth Pool Competition aimed specifically at the 14 to under 18 years age group.

Check here for the local InterSport branch at www.intersport.co.uk

 

First prize: Pool Cue & case + Trophy

 

Second Prize: Pool Cue + Trophy

 

View the draw on the "Competitions Draw" page 

Rules of entry:

1. Blackball rules apply for this competition as displayed in the youth club.

2. You must be over 14 but no older than 18 years on the 27th March.

3. Entry fee must be paid to the youth club or the InterSport shop by Friday the 12th February.

Preliminary rounds will start at 1:15pm on Saturday 13th February and continue on Saturday 13th March also at 1:15pm.

Some flexability will be allowed as to when ties are played but all matches up to the quarter finals must be complete before the 27th March.

The final stages of this competiton will be played in the Kingarth Hotel on Saturday 27th March.

"This is a great step forward for the promotion of the sport amongst the youth on the island, and I would like to see this competition become an annual event".

UPDATED! Corner Pocket Grassroots Pool Tournament

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 10:08 PM Comments comments (0)

NO MORE ENTRIES

THIS TOURNAMENT IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED

Corner Pocket will be holding a tour this year for grassroots players ONLY!

The tour will consist of 4 tournaments and a grand final. To be eligible for the grand final you will have to play in at least 2 of the 4 tournaments. Each tournament will be limited to 64 players except the grand final which will not be limited as there could be more than 64 players that are eligible and it wouldn’t be fair to exclude anyone who wants to play.

Each tournament including the grand final will be £20 per tournament. The organisers will be looking to get all money in for each tournament 2 weeks prior to the event so they can get a timed draw done.

Dates for the events are listed below and are already on the event calendar.

Event 1 – 21st March

Event 2 – 25th April

Event 3 – 13th June

Event 4 – 22nd August

Grand Final – 3rd October

Prize money for events 1-4 below (based on 64 players per event):

Winner - £400

Runner Up - £200

Semi Finalist - £100

Quarter Finalist - £50

Last 16 - £30

Total payout per event = £1,240

Prize money for Grand Final (based on 64 players):

Winner - £500

Runner Up - £260

Semi Finalist - £130

Quarter Finalist - £70

Last 16 - £40

Last 32 - £20

Total payout for grand final = £1,940

Corner Pocket have generously donated £500 to the prize fund the organiser has added this to the Grand Final plus £160 from events 1-4.

First 64 players paid will be in.

Please PM Steed or Corner Pocket to arrange payment.

Players eligible for this tour are those who were eligible for the SPA Grassroots tournament last year.

I'm not sure how this affects 'us' for entering but as soon as I find out I will post it here. Mike McHardy

It has been confirmed! Any Isle of Bute Pool League player can enter this competition!!!!!  But you better be quick there are plenty of names down already for the first event more than the 64 limit, 40 entries are paid, so 24 spots left for the first event.

To enter log on to or register with www.scottishpool.com find the Corner Pocket grassroots forum and enter your name and post your cheque to:

Steven Campbell

153 Ochiltree Terrace

Camelon

Falkirk

FK1 4LS