The event is the All-Ireland Inter-County Team Championships and the Irish Championship Singles combined into one huge weekend of pool. There are 27 teams of twelve players playing in the main team event, and over 260 players in the singles. The weekend also sees the All-Ireland Inter-County Ladies Team Championships and the Ladies Singles, Over-50s Singles and Wheelchair Singles events.
The event is being sponsored by the South Court Hotel in Limerick, and with the hotel booked out for the four nights it promises to be a fantastic weekend. The event starts on Thursday at 8pm with the opening ceremony and the first team matches kick off at 9pm. It will be starting at 9am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and and play will not finish until the early hours of the morning due to the tight schedule.
The excitement has been building over the last number of weeks and there is a great buzz about the weekend. It will be one of the most competitve events ever ran and there is no doubt that on Sunday night that the we will have great champions.
Chairman of the Irish Pool Association, Conor O’Boyle is really looking forward to the event. “It’s great to be going to Limerick. The venue and quality of competition are of a very high standard and this event promises to provide great pool and a great weekend for all involved. The tour has gone from strength to strength this year and with this being our flagship event we have put huge time and effort into making it as success. A lot of work has gone into making it a success, and I would strongly urge local players and spectators to come along and have a look – it’ll be a great experience”.
The event starts on Thursday night and finishes on Sunday night and it is free of charge for spectators to come in and have a look.