Peter Gilchrist wins the Welsh Open, 2019(Credit: Tony Cannon – Peter Gilchrist wins the Welsh Open in 2019, Ronnie Allen (Tournament Director) is also pictured)

Welsh Open – 16-17th October ’21

Following the postponement of this event from the original dates in July due to the extension of COVID-19 restrictions, we are pleased to confirm this has been rearranged to 16-17th October 2021.

The venue is the Terry Griffiths Matchroom in Llanelli, which is hosting a WBL event for the first time. The club has been long established in the historic town of Llanelli and has hosted a number of important Snooker events over the years. The legendary Terry Griffiths himself regularly coaches at the venue. There are 12 tables within the main room and another two private match rooms that the club have kindly offered to us.

Arrangements for this event may be subject to change in adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. Please be aware of this when making travel and accommodation bookings, particularly if these are non-refundable.

Current Champion:

Peter Gilchrist is the current Welsh Open champion having beaten Martin Goodwill in 2019.

Please visit our YouTube playlist for footage from the 2019 event.


Terry Griffiths Matchroom,
SA15 3AA

A Google location map is included here.

There is limited on-street parking nearby.

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


Train – Llanelli has a train station situated in the town about a 5 minute drive from the venue. It is on the mainline to Carmarthen so is a regular stop for many trains travelling further west.

Air – Cardiff Wales Airport is the nearest to Llanelli and is approximately 1hr 10 mins drive from the venue.

Ferry – Rosslare to Fishguard is a recommended route if travelling via sea from Ireland.


A selection of the closest hotels to the venue are listed below. There are also several guest houses in Llanelli.

Vista Hotel
Situated in the centre of Llanelli, 0.3 miles from the venue.

Coastal Park Hotel
A beach side hotel, 0.4 miles from the venue.

Thomas Arms Hotel
Situated 0.6 miles from the venue.

Premier Inn Llanelli Central West
Situated 0.9 miles from the venue, one of two Premier Inn hotels in Llanelli.

Travelodge Llanelli Central
Situated 1.1 miles from the venue.

Sessile Oak Hotel
Situated 2.4 miles from the venue.

Enter Event:

The Welsh Open is a Level 3 World Ranking event and is £50 to enter. Details on how to enter will be available soon.


Thanks to event sponsors:

Camelot Q Sports, Good Guys Removals.