Pool and Snooker
The University of Liverpool Pool and Snooker Club (ULPSC) has been an addition to the AU sports clubs for 8 years. Players of all abilities are welcome to join whether you’ve never played before or play every week, everyone is welcome.
The club offers a range of different cue sports for you to try such as English 8-Ball Pool, American 9-Ball Pool and Snooker. Whatever cue sport you play, there will always be others happy to play with you which shows the great diversity within the club.
Sessions will take place socially at Rileys Sports Bar, Grand Central:
Monday: 6 - 10PM
Wednesday: 2 - 6PM
(Riley’s Sports Bar, Bolton Street, Liverpool, L3 5LX)
The Club’s Achievements
We are the current BUCS Men’s 8 Ball Champions. Our women’s teams are also very successful; winning medals in every competition they’ve played including bronze in BUCS 8 Ball. At Chester we were team runners up and had two semi finalist individuals and then at Manchester won the Team Championship and were Team Trophy runners up. One of our first team came runner up in BUCS 8 Ball Individuals. In 9 Ball pool we won the Team Trophy at Leeds and were quarter finalists in BUCS 9 Ball at Birmingham. We played BUCS Snooker in Derby and got bronze in the Team Trophy.
English 8 Ball Pool
English 8-Ball Pool is our most popular cue sport. There are multiple chances to represent the University in tournaments all around the country including the BUCS 8-Ball Pool Championships held in Great Yarmouth. Alongside BUCS, there are many local tournaments where you can represent the University in a team and individually, for example we have competed and won tournaments in Chester, Manchester and Leeds. There is plenty of variation for all of our players.
American 9 Ball Pool
American 9-Ball Pool is another popular cue sport we play. Similar to English 8-Ball Pool we regularly play at Riley’s Sports Bar. There is also a chance to represent the University at the 9-Ball Pool Championships (held in Birmingham in 2019/20).
Snooker is a cue sport quickly gaining in popularity within the club and is an extremely competitive yet social sport. There are tables available at Riley’s Sports Bar, however we prefer to practice at The George Scott Snooker Club (Scotties) which is only a short bus ride away. This is a great venue with fantastic tables and a great atmosphere. Once again, there is a chance to represent the University at the BUCS Snooker championships (held in Derby in 2019/20).
The Christie Cup is the second oldest varsity in the world between ourselves, the University of Manchester and the University of Leeds once a year. It is a great competition with a healthy rivalry and offers an excellent atmosphere. We have won the Pool leg of the Christie Cup every year and with new recruits we hope to retain the trophy in 2020/21 The Christie Cup provides matches of English 8-Ball Pool and American 9-Ball Pool, testing players in both cue sport disciplines.
Social Pool & Snooker
We have not previously been a club with loads of massive socials every week. But this year, being part of the AU means the possibility of AU social nights once a month (COVID depending).
Last year, it was not uncommon to find people going to the Richard John Blackler (Wetherspoons) after every session for acouple drinks and food.
We also have an annual Christmas meal.
Our plan for this year is to increase inclusivity in socials, as for the club our main mentality isn’t “are you the best at pool” but “are you interested”
Remember that the club caters for all ability levels so please come down and join us for some fun. Whether you haven’t played before and want to give it a go or you play to a very high standard, all abilities are welcomed.