Northern Ireland Schools Pool Championships

Coleraine Pool League are pleased to announce the Northern Ireland Schools Pool Championships. The 2 day event which is sanctioned by the NIPA will be played during the League's Festival week.

The venue is the luxurious function room of the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine, with 14 specially installed Competition Pool Tables supplied by Baize Craft of Lisburn. The National Individual Event will be held on Tuesday 23rd February starting at 10.30am with the Team Event taking place on Wednesday 24th February, again commencing at 10.30am. The estimated finishing time on each day is around 4.00pm. A specially prepared menu will be available at lunch time for those wishing to eat. No meals or drinks are allowed to be brought into the Hotel.

The entry fee into the Individual Event will be £5. This will enable a player to enter one of 3 categorised N.Ireland Schools Individual events and also a subsequent Plate for all 1st & 2nd Round losers. Matches in the main event will commence at best of 5 Frames, with the Plate event being played the best of 3 Frames.
In the Team Event a team will consist of 3 players at a cost of £15 per team. All matches in the Team event will be the best of 9 frames and again all 1st & 2nd Round losers shall play in a Plate event. The Team Events will also be played in age group categories. Winners and Runners Up in all main Championship events and subsequent Plate events will receive trophies.

Age categories as follows -
Under 19 on the 1st July 2009 - Under 17 on the 1st July 2009 - Under 15 on the 1st July 2009

All players entering will be required to be attired in dress trousers, polo shirt or dress shirt and dress shoes. No jeans, jogging bottoms, football tops, trainers etc can be worn.
These Championships are being designed to enable pupils of Secondary Schools and Colleges of Further Education across Northern Ireland to compete in National Individuals and National Team events.
All matches played to Blackball Rules as supported by the NIPA. For any further information required please call Chris Baxter on 07798 930302 or Trevor Harte on 07814 432753
Entry available through Schools and Colleges of Further Education only. Entry Forms and Introduction Letter can be requested by emailing