The Trickshot, Bruges(The Trickshot hosting a WDBS Snooker event)

Belgian Open & European Open – 14-18th May ’22

World Billiards heads to Belgium for the first time in May with two back-to-back events in Bruges. We are delighted to have on board our host venue – The Trickshot – who offer 11 high quality tables. The Belgian Open is a brand new level 3 event which will take place on the weekend of 14-15th May. This is followed by the European Open, a level 5 event, from 16-18th May.

Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country, and the seventh-largest city of the country by population. Bruges offers a wide range of places to eat and drink and is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe.

The Trickshot has hosted events on both the World Women’s Snooker Tour and the World Disability tour in recent years. We look forward to showcasing English Billiards at this new venue and the owner and staff at the Trickshot are equally excited to be hosting us.

Venue:

The Trickshot
Gouden-Boomstraat 80,
8000 Brugge,
Bruges,
Belgium

A Google location map is included here.

The club serves refreshments and bar snacks on-site.

Travel:

The national Brussels Airport, one hour away by train or car, offers the best connections. There is a train station (Brussels Airport-Zaventem) located directly under the departures and arrivals halls, at level -1. There are regular trains to Bruges which take around 90 minutes. Please note when booking flights not to be confused with Brussels-Charleroi airport which is further away.

If travelling by car on the Channel Tunnel or by ferry, it is about a 90 minute drive from Calais to Bruges.

Alternatively, you can travel by train on the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels Midi and then change to Bruges.

Hotels:

We have negotiated a reduced rate at Hotel Velotel. It is a short drive (5 minutes) from the venue. It also offers easy access to the centre of Bruges. Walking to the market in the centre takes about 25 minutes, or it is approximately €10 in a taxi one-way (up to 8 people in one taxi is possible). There is also a bus stop (Tempelhof) about a 10 minute walk from the hotel, where there are buses every 20 minutes to the centre. The hotel can rent out bikes if requested.

  • Classic room (maximum of two adults) – €88 per night

The hotel are offering the above flat rate for classic rooms, this includes a €3 per night city tax. Please note that breakfast is charged at an additional €15 per person. Dinner is also available in the hotel on reservation.

If you wish to book, please visit the booking site and use the code WBL2022 (please add in the ‘block code’ box). Guests can cancel free of charge until three days before arrival. The discounted rate is only available on the above link.

This room rate is available from 12-20th May via the website. If you wish to book beyond those dates, please contact the hotel directly (the same rate will be available).

Belgian Open Prize Pool:

MainWinner£640
Runner-up£320
Semi-Final£160
Quarter-Final£85
Last 12£50
High Break£40
Challenge CupWinner£80
Runner-Up£40
Semi-Final£20
High Break£20

(Prize pool subject to a minimum of 24 players).

European Open Prize Pool:

MainWinner£1280
Runner-up£640
Semi-Final£320
Quarter-Final£160
Last 12£80
High Break£160

(Prize pool subject to a minimum of 24 players).

Draw and Schedule:

The draw and schedule for the Belgian Open is available here and for the European Open, here.