Crucible Sports and Social Club, Reading

English Open – 25-26th September ’21

REVISED CLOSING DATE: due to the complexity of the schedule for this event (predominantly due to tables available) entries will now close on Wednesday 15th September at 12:00 (BST).

We are very excited to have a new venue on board for the English Open – the Crucible Club in Reading. The event takes place on the 25-26th September.

The club has superb facilities with eight high class tables, including Star, Riley and Rasson tables and Stephen Hendry’s purpose built match room that the club has made available to us. We are sure this will become a popular venue on the World Billiards circuit.

Please note: due to the amount of tables available at this venue there may potentially be a need for matches on the Friday evening, depending on the final number of entries. If required we anticipate this would start no earlier than 6 pm. Players are asked to contact us via email here as soon as possible if there would be circumstances that prevent you from being able to play/referee at this time.

Current Champion:

Peter Gilchrist is the current English Open champion having beaten Rob Hall in 2019.

Venue:

Crucible Sports & Social Club, Reading,
6 Richfield Avenue,
Reading,
RG1 8EQ

A Google location map is included here.

Car parking is available outside the club.

The club serves food on-site with a variety of products and meals available to purchase along with cold drinks and sundries.

Travel:

Train – Reading has a train station situated about a 5 minute drive from the venue.

Air – The nearest airport to Reading is London Heathrow (LHR) Airport which is 22.4 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Luton (LTN) (39.1 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (40.9 miles), London City (LCY) (44.3 miles) and London Stansted (STN) (61.1 miles).

Hotels:

Two recommended hotels within walking distance of the club are listed below. The centre of Reading is a short drive away where there are various other accommodation options.

Premier Inn – Reading Caversham Bridge
Situated 0.3 miles from the venue.

Crowne Plaza Reading
Situated 0.4 miles from the venue.

Prize Pool:

MainWinner£640
Runner-up£320
Semi-Final£160
Quarter-Final£85
Last 16£50
Last 24 (if req.)£25
High Break£40
Challenge CupWinner£80
Runner-Up£40
Semi-Final£20
High Break£20

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

Entries to this event have now CLOSED.

A list of players that have entered is available here.