Wednesday 22 December

Open Qualifying Event for the 2022 Ultimate Pool Champions League

The second edition of the Ultimate Pool Champions League returns to our television screens on Monday 7th February with live coverage on FreeSports TV in the UK and everywhere else.

Won last year by Chris Melling when he defeated Michael Hill in the final, the 2022 Ultimate Pool Champions League expands to 64 players and will be played across several weeks on Monday nights. As well as a major 8-ball title, the eventual winner will claim a cool £10,000.

All 48 Ultimate Pool professionals are set to appear in the event, but there are 16 spaces available for players to join them in front of the television cameras in the main arena.

Open qualifying will take place at Players Pool & Snooker Lounge, Newcastle-under-Lyme on the weekend of the 29th and 30th January. Further details:

  • There will be a straight knockout event on the Saturday and a straight knockout event on the Sunday
  • The top 8 from each day will all qualify for the main 2022 Champions League draw
  • Races to 6 frames
  • Entry is £100 (entry into both qualifying events) and open to all
  • The closing date for entries is midday on Sunday 23rd January 2022
  • To enter, please contact Zac Leonard via Facebook, or on 07809 616876

Please note, if Ultimate Pool is inundated with entries, it will need to hold early round matches on Friday 28th January.

There isn’t a strict cap on entry numbers, but Ultimate Pool may need to close entries earlier than advertised if the numbers become prohibitive. Should the entry numbers reach a ‘capacity’, Ultimate Pool may consider holding qualifiers at more than just one venue.

The main draw will be held at Players Pool & Snooker Lounge.

Please note, the players that qualify from Saturday's event will not play in the Sunday event.