The East Coast 9-Ball Championship: $10,000 1st Place Prize for a $40 Entry Fee?

We are excited to officially announce the 2013 East Coast 9-Ball Championship!  This is an event unlike any other because each of the 64 players must win a small, low entry fee qualifier at a local pool room.  If we average just 16 players per qualifier, the first place prize will be a minimum of $10,000!  The entry fee for professional players is just $80 and the entry fee for non-professional players is a mere $40 (entry fees include green fees).  Just imagine, for just $40, you could have a chance at $10,000 or more!  This exciting event will be held at the beautiful Diamond Billiards in Midlothian, Virginia which central to the regional area hosting the qualifiers.  See below for more details or visit for even more information.

Qualifiers will be held in New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina starting June 2 so visit and reserve a spot in a qualifier near you!  Each qualifier has a field size limit so reserve your spot before you get left out.
POOL ROOM OWNERS: We are still looking for a few pool rooms to host qualifiers.  If you are interested, please visit to get all the details and fill out the brief form to get on board!
Championship Details
  • 64-player field – every player must win a small, low-entry fee qualifier to enter
  • For as little as $40, you could win *$10,000!  Find a qualifier near you at!
  • *Estimated $32,000 in prize money!!!  Prize fund is comprised of revenue generated from qualifiers
  • Will be held in at beautiful Diamond Billiards in Midlothian, Virginia!
  • All matches played on 9ft tables
  • HD live streaming by The Action Pool Tour with complete commentary!
  • Onsite cue repair!
  • Raffles and miscellaneous contests!
  • Free spectator admission!
*Estimated Payouts
1 $10,000
2 $6,000
3 $4,000
4 $3,000
5-6 $2,000
7-8 $1,000
9-12 $500
13-16 $250
Championship Format
  • 9-Ball, true double elimination
  • Race to 9 on the winners’ side, race to 7 on the one-loss side
  • Alternate break, rack your own
  • Lag for the opening break
Dress Code
  • Collared shirt or sweater (no tee shirts)
  • Long dress pants (no jeans, sweats, etc.)
  • Dress shoes (no sneakers, sandals, etc.)
  • Clothing cannot be excessively baggy
  • No holes, wears or tears
How to Enter
Enter a Qualifier!
  • Qualifiers will be held throughout the Mid-Atlantic region June 2013 – October 2013!
  • Find a qualifier near you at and reserve your spot online!
  • These are small field, short race, low entry fee, winner take all qualifiers.  For as little as $40, you can compete for an entire day and have a chance at winning *$10,000 in the championship event!
  • Online reservations are guaranteed a qualifier spot so don’t wait – reserve your spot now!
Qualifier Format
  • 9-Ball, true double elimination
  • Race to 5 on winners’ side, 4 on one-loss side
  • Alternate break, rack your own
  • Minimum field size of 12 players
  • Maximum field size of 32 players
  • Played on 9ft tables
Qualifier Entry Fee
  • Non-Pro Players: $40 (green fees included)
  • Pro Players: $80 (green fees included)
  • The top 200 players on the 2012 money list will be designated as “Pro.”  This list will be available at
* Estimated payouts are based on anticipated qualifier participation.  The actual payouts may be increased or decreased based on actual qualifier participation.