If you stay in Pattaya for more than just a few weeks and enjoy a game of 8-ball pool and meeting new people at the same time, then how about joining one of the many expat pool teams here at Jomtien?
Only Jomtien has currently three stand-alone amateur pool leagues with more than 50 bars competing against each other three times a week. And here’s how it all started.
- Jomtien Pool League (Thursday league)
- Rompho Expats Pool League (Tuesday)
- Rompho Monday 8-Ball League (Monday)
Match Results, League Tables, Fixture Lists & News
The “old” Jomtien 8-ball Pool League, a local amateur pool “pub league” for bars all around Jomtien, first kicked off in 2003 and, in its original form, survived for 13 seasons.
Following the break-up of the original league in 2009, two stand-alone pool leagues emerged at Jomtien, with matches in both leagues taking place every Thursday. While one of these leagues is still being continued and is currently simply known as the Jomtien Pool League, the second league (Jomtien Expats Pool League) also disintegrated in 2011.
Later in 2011, bars in the Rompho complex on Jomtien Second Road (opp. Soi 7) initiated their own alternative pool league on Tuesdays (Rompho Expats Pool League), which is exclusively open to bars in the Rompho complex area. A new Monday league also kicked off in September 2014. As a result, Jomtien has currently three stand-alone pool leagues, with matches taking place weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
On this page you can find weekly updated league tables, match results and fixtures for all three leagues.
Following the meeting at San Snack Bar and the presentation function at Take Care Bar the new 2016 (2) season has finally started on Thursday, July 7.
This season, we’ll have 14 teams, including four new venues (Aussie Ally’s on Jomtien Soi 7, Bootleggers, Celtic Tiger and New Country Road, all located in the Rompho complex).
Take Care Bar have withdrawn their team from the League for a season.
The remaining member teams are current league champions Winner Bar, current runners-up Candy Loca, Country Road (Thappraya Rd.), Rack Em Up, San Snack Bar, Woaw’s Pub, Tequila Bar, Buddy’s Bar, OK Bar, and Lanna Bar.
The “original” Jomtien 8-Ball Pool League is the longest-running pool league at Jomtien and kicked off in 2003. It’s open to bars in the entire Jomtien area and currently consists of one division with 14 teams. League matches take place weekly on Thursday; the match start time is 8.30 p.m.
The format is 15 straight singles games of 8-ball pool, played in three sets of five games each. Participating teams should have a minimum of five and may have up to 15 players.
League matches are played according to the world-standardized (international) rules, i.e. one shot following a foul and “ball in hand” anywhere on the table.
Embedded below are the most current league table and the fixtures for the 2016 (2) season.
The new 2016 (2) season in the Rompho Expats Pool League has finally kicked off on Tuesday, August 2. New fixture lists are also available for download now.
The “Tuesday League” is open to teams in the Jomtien area and currently consists of two divisions with 11 teams each. League matches take place every Tuesday; the match start time is 8 p.m.
The match format is 15 straight singles games of 8-ball, played in three sets of five games each. Participating teams must have a minimum of five players. Four players in each set should be expats or visiting foreigners.
Since July 2015, “international rules” (one shot and “ball in hand” following a foul) shall apply.
You can download the fixture lists for both divisions from the links below. The most current league tables will be embedded on this page every week and can also be downloaded by following the link below the table.
In September 2014, a new “international rules” pool league was initiated by venues in the Rompho bar complex.
Running in its fifth season, the League is open to bars in the Jomtien area and currently consists of two divisions with 22 teams in total.
The new 2016-17 season will kick off on Monday, October 31. The presentation party for last season will be at Celtic Tiger on November 28 (postponed due to the passing away of His Majesty King Bhumibol.)
Matches take place weekly on Monday, starting from 8 p.m.; world-standardized (international) rules apply. The format is 15 straight singles games of 8-ball, played in three sets of five games each.
The most current league table and new fixture list for both divisions have been embedded below.