The 2023 Ultimate Pool Pro Series will feature ten events at five double-header long weekends throughout the year. All 96 professional players are eligible to enter these events.
2023 Pro Series events are straight knockout. The top 28 ranked players – following the end of the 2022 season – will all be seeded and go straight into the round of 64. They will be joined by another four seeded players on an event-by-event basis. The remaining players will contest the opening ‘preliminary’ round.
All matches are a race to eight frames, although all main arena matches will be played with a match-clock.
The Golden Break and Golden Duck rules are not in operation during this year’s Series.
The draws and schedules for each Series weekend will be released on the Live Scoring page around a fortnight before the event begins.
All Pro Series events in 2023 will take place at the Grand Hotel in Blackpool
There are five weekend stops, with two Pro Series events taking place at each one. Due to the rise in player numbers, events now run from Thursdays to Sundays. The dates are:
- Events 1 & 2 | January 19-22
- Events 3 & 4 | March 23-26
- Events 5 & 6 | June 15-18
- Events 7 & 8 | September 14-17
- Events 9 & 10 | November 16-19
The 2023 Ultimate Pool Professional Series has a total prize fund of £300,000. The prize money breakdown for each event is as follows:
- Winner: £10,000
- Runner-Up: £4,000
- Semi-Finalist: £2,000
- Quarter-Finalist: £1,000
- Last 16: £500
- Last 32: £250
Live coverage of the 2023 Ultimate Pool Professional Series will be on ultimatepool.tv and the Ultimate Pool App. If you’re not already a subscriber, you can subscribe here.
The 2023 Professional Series forms part of Ultimate Pool’s overall professional circuit. For information on the professional circuit as a whole – including ranking information – please visit here.
Terms and Conditions For Players
As well as the Ultimate Pool Group's Standard Terms and Conditions that all entrants must abide by, there are additional rules:
It is mandatory for all players competing on the 2023 Ultimate Pool Professional Series to stay at least three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) at the Grand Hotel in Blackpool.
You must book and pay for your accommodation in full at least three weeks prior to a Series weekend. Failure to do so will mean you will not be included in the draw; you could be replaced in the event(s) and you won't be eligible for any refund of entry fees.
For all accommodation enquiries, please contact Neil Toms (Head of Tournament Operations) on 07811 111855 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org