Fond memories will doubtless be rekindled as the GB 9 Ball Tour returns to the Barceló Hotel in Daventry starting today (Friday) and continuing over the weekend for the third annual Paul Medati Trophy.
The action kicks off with the opening rounds of the Challenge Cup at 5pm on Friday, June 17 with play going right through to around 9pm on Sunday, June 19.
Entry to spectators is free of charge throughout the weekend but any donations made to Macmillan Cancer Support would be extremely welcome.
World famous female referee Michaela Tabb will be making an appearance in Daventry. In a first for the tour, Tabb will referee alongside current referees Mel Harley, Phil Turner and player/referee Martyn Royce to add a special touch to proceedings for what will surely be another emotional competition.
“I’ve heard a lot of good things about the tour so I’m very much looking forward to refereeing in Daventry, and I hope I can do my bit to help the GB9 team raise as much money as possible for Macmillan.” said Tabb.
“I know I’ll be amongst world class players, many of whom I’ve refereed in the World Championship and Mosconi Cup before, so it’s clear to me why people claim this is the toughest national pool tour in the world.”
The weekend will see a fundraising drive for Macmillan Cancer Support taking place throughout the entire competition.
GB9 are hoping to raise a grand total of £1000 for Macmillan over the course of the weekend, and numerous fund raising drives will take place right from the first break-off on Friday evening.
A sweepstake will take place for the main event containing the names of every player in the Paul Medati Trophy draw, with a portion of proceedings going directly into the Macmillan pot. A raffle will also take place offering many terrific prizes.