Snookers, located at 53 Ashburton St. in Providence, RI, is hosting the 5th Annual Bud Light Amateur 9-ball challenge from Aug. 23-25. This event will feature three classification of amateur levels and will be open to winners of qualifying events taking place from June through early August.
Format and details of the tournament:
53 Ashburton St. in Providence, RI
June 14/21/28, July 12/19/26, August 2
Qualifier start times:
A level – 4 p.m.
B level – 2 p.m.
C level – 12 p.m.
First, second, and third place winners of each qualifier will receive entry into the main event.
Main Event: Aug. 23-25
No entry, double elimination.
Play begins at 12 p.m..
A levels will race to 10, B levels will race to 8, and C levels will race to 6.
Guaranteed $5000 for first place.
Payouts for 2nd – 16th place dependent upon number of paid entries during qualifying rounds.
For more information, and how to sign up for a qualifying event, you can contact Snookers at (401) 351-POOL, or go to their website.
Snookers was established in 1989 in Providence’s jewelry district on the corner of Chestnut and Clifford street in a second floor loft. The original Snookers was a pool hall with 20 pool tables, a game room and a snack bar serving concession type snacks and soft drinks. Eventually we added a small kitchen serving sandwiches and in 1992 gained a liquor license and installed our first bar.
In 1994 Snookers transformed the game room into “The Green Room”, which hosted many upstart live bands and DJ’s as well as name acts. It became a hot spot for entertainment in the city for many years.
Snookers has been a location of choice for motion picture films and has hosted many celebrities such as Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon, Orlando Bloom, Conan O’Brian, and Mo Vaughn to name a few.
In 2009 Snookers closed its doors on Clifford St and moved to its present home at 53 Ashburton Street, about a mile and a half away.
The transformation of the building from the “Damiano Brothers Welding Company” to Snookers’ beautiful new facility is dramatic. The interior is an eclectic mix of artwork, signage, movie memorabilia, and industrial artifacts from its previous life. The addition of 50 plus flat screens creates a sports bar scene unrivaled in RI.
Fifteen professional quality pool tables, along with the official home of the New England Pool and Billiards Hall of Fame, make Snookers ground zero for the pool enthusiasts in N.E.
Two full bars, a dining room and outdoor patio lend themselves to a hip, fun-filled atmosphere. Our kitchen serves a wide variety of generous portion dishes at very reasonable prices. We have private rooms that accommodate parties of 10 to 275 people, with a catering menu to satisfy any need.
Snookers is a great place to meet friends, entertain guests, or just hang out enjoying craft beers, great food, and good times.