The main hall of the Mechanics Institute(The main hall of the Mechanics Institute)

Jersey Open (JBSA Centenary) – 24-26th May ’24

In May, the circuit heads to Jersey in the Channel Islands for the second staging of the Jersey Open World Ranking Event. This is part of the centenary celebrations of the Jersey Billiards and Snooker Association over this weekend, and we are very grateful for their support and sponsorship in making this event possible. Previously a level 3 event in 2022, this year’s tournament carries level 5 status and therefore increased prize money and ranking points on offer.

Jersey has hosted regular tournaments in both Snooker and Billiards in addition to well-supported leagues and island competitions. A programme of entertainment has been planned by JBSA, with further details below.

The group stages take place on Friday and Saturday, with the knockout stage being played on Sunday. The Jersey Mechanics Institute was incorporated in 1902 and has a total of nine match tables (including one that has been recently installed). All tables, which will be recovered prior to the event, are in a historic two floor hall in the heart of St. Helier. It is situated a short walk from the waterfront and in close proximity to numerous places to eat and drink.

Current Champion:

Darren Clark is the current Jersey Open champion having beaten Nathan Mann in 2022. Please visit our YouTube playlist for footage from the 2022 event.

For a full breakdown of results and breaks at the last Jersey Open, please visit our results site here.

Venue:

Jersey Mechanics Institute
81 Halkett Pl,
St. Helier,
Jersey,
JE2 4WH

A Google location map is included here.

For those wishing to travel to the venue by car, there is an all-day multi-storey car park within a 12-15 minute walk to the club. Alternatively there is a short stay (up to 3 hours) car park 300 yards from the club.

The club serves refreshments and bar snacks on-site.

Travel:

Jersey Airport is located on the island around a 15 minute drive from St. Helier. The JBSA will endeavour to provide lifts to and from the airport at no charge. When you have booked flights, please complete the form here to submit your travel details.

There are also various travel options by sea from the UK, please see the Jersey tourism website here for more information.

The JBSA will generously support with providing lifts to and from the Merton Hotel and venue where possible.

Hotels:

The approved hotel is The Merton Hotel where we have been successful in agreeing a generous discounted rate. On this basis we strongly encourage everyone to accommodate themselves at this venue. It is the island’s largest hotel and has a fantastic choice of bars, restaurants, pool and leisure facilities, sports, activities and entertainment for guests of all ages to enjoy. Due to the time of year, demand is understandably high and we encourage that bookings are made as soon as possible.

  • For stays from 20 – 23 May, the rate will be £102.00 B&B per room per night.
  • For stays from 24 – 27 May the rate will be £127.00 B&B per room per night.

Half Board supplement – £29.25 per adult, £14.60 per child (11 years and under)

Bookings must be made via the Central Reservations team by calling 0845 800 5555 or emailing them here, please quote Billiard Centenary or Reference ref: 933336.

Entertainment:

On Thursday 23rd May, the JBSA have organised an exhibition featuring snooker legend Jimmy White. Tickets cost £80 per person to include a 3 course meal.

More details on the above and other meals/social evenings will be confirmed soon.

Prize Pool:

MainWinner£1400
Runner-up£700
Semi-Final£350
Quarter-Final£175
Last 16£90
High Break£175

(Prize pool above subject to a minimum of 32 players).

If entry numbers, available tables and time permits, a Challenge Cup will be held for players who do not reach the knockout stage.

Enter Event:

The Jersey Open is £80 to enter. Entries will open soon.