Match Results, League Tables, Fixture Lists & News
The Pattaya 8-ball pool league, a local amateur pool “pub league” for bars all around Pattaya, originally kicked off in the year 2000 and has now entered its 35th season, making it the longest-running pool league among half a dozen others in Pattaya.
The League currently consists of two divisions with 20 teams in total. Matches take place weekly every Monday; the match start time is 8.30 p.m.
The match format is 15 straight singles games of 8-ball pool, played in three sets of five games each. Participating teams must have a minimum of five and may have a maximum of 15 players. Three players in every set should be expats or visiting foreigners. League matches will be played according to the (old) English Pool Association (EPA) rules; with minor amendments for local preferences.
The basic requirement for joining the League is an “acceptable” venue with a standard 7, 8 or 9-ft pool or snooker table with a reasonable, well-maintained surface, and an adequate playing space around the table. Venues from all around Pattaya are invited to join the league in future seasons, or to replace a team that withdraws from the league in mid-season. For further details please contact us.
Pattaya Pool League – 2016 (2) Season
Following our usual end-of-season meeting and the trophy presentation function at Pom Bar the new 2016 (2) season will finally start on August 1.
With a number of new entries (six in total) we will again have two divisions with 10 teams each. Luckily we have no ‘bye’ either this season.
As in the previous season, trophies will be awarded to the top three teams in both divisions – with a normal promotion and relegation system to apply at the end of the season.
In addition to the regular league matches, all 20 teams from both divisions will also compete in a knockout and vase cup.
There are six new venues playing in the League this season: Boss bar (Soi Buakhao), Double Kiss (Third Road), Nelson Hotel (Soi 6), Mod Tanoi (Soi 13/2), Unique Blue Bar (Soi Buakhao), Queen Vic (Soi Honey).
Seven-time league champions Phimai Geordie, Retox and Boxing Roo will again have two teams each. The Retox teams are known as Retox Casuals and Retox Hotshots. The second Boxing Roo team are the Boxing Roosters.
The remaining member teams are I-Rovers (replaced Crazy Eddie’s after Week 18), Pom Bar, Connections, Red Poppy, Easy R-Con, Crazy Girls (formerly ‘All American’), Delight Bar, and Valentines.
Former five-time league champions San Snack Bar – a member team for more than 10 years – have unfortunately withdrawn their team this season and will continue their chase for trophies in the local pool leagues in Jomtien.
For obvious reasons, Andy of San Snack Bar has also resigned from his position as secretary/administrator of the League, which will be run by Simon (Phimai Geordie) in the future.
Here’s the most current league table and new fixture lists for both divisions:
Here’s the draw for the next round of both knockout cups to be played on November 14:
Retox Hotshots vs Red Poppy
Double Kiss vs Phimai Geordie A
Easy R-Con vs All American
Unique Blue Bar vs Boss Bar
Mod Tanoi Bar vs Phimai Geordie B
Queen Victoria vs Crazy Eddie’s
Here you can get an overview of what’s happening in the pool leagues over at Jomtien:
And if you’re looking for a groovy pool lounge with more than just a few high-quality tables (this venue actually has 14 pro 9ft tables) and pool competitions held three times a week, you may want to take your cue to Soi Diana off Pattaya Second Road and check out