New tournaments for the grassroots

Posted on: 25 October 2016

Last edited on: 25 October 2016

Amateur Snooker UK

As reported by Chris Gaynor on “The News Hub

A new website that arranges one-day snooker club tournaments is aiming to bring the love of the game back to the grassroots.
Potterz.co.uk, is designed to arrange one-day club tournaments where players of all abilities can come and play in an event hosted by clubs up and down the country.
The first event is happening at Surrey’s Woking Snooker Centre in December, as a professional/amateur event.
The website also promises decent payouts based on the number of entrants on the day.
On the About Page, the website reads: “Our aim is to encourage those at the elite end of the game to recognise the massive talent there is for the game in clubs up and down the land and hopefully for a few of those pro’s to get back to where it is they started to and come to one of our Pro-Ams.”
Woking Snooker Centre was first built towards the end of the 1980s and has been going for more than 25 years.
The tournament in Surrey is on Sunday the 11th December and the Potterz website says there is no need to arrange hotels for overnight stays.
People are also welcome to come and watch pros and amateurs pit their wits against each other at the first event in Woking, which has 20 12ft by 6ft tables. There is ample parking and a friendly atmosphere inside. The club is on the Kingfield Road next to Woking Football Club, opposite the Woking Leisure Centre.
Entry fee is £20 if you register 24 hours before the event and £25 if you turn up on the day and decide you want to play in the pro-am.
The names of the professionals are yet to be confirmed – but there has been interest I’m told.

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