When it comes to the end of the World Championship, there is a tendency to assume the summer months will see a relaxation in people’s participation on the hallowed baize.
But rather than accept defeat to outdoor activities and holidaymaking, one Midlands snooker club is determined to innovate in a quest to raise interest in snooker this summer and beyond.
The team behind Tamworth Sports Bar has devised some fiendish plans to pull in the punters, so we were keen to hear more…
Tamworth Cues National Snooker Week
The club is launching its Tamworth Cues National Snooker Week from 17-23 July 2023.
As a nod to the former Rileys-led campaign, the week of snooker activities will demonstrate the accessibility and fun of playing the sport.
A snazzy range of bright and creative posters will promote the initiative, offering vouchers for two hours of free snooker to anyone of any age or background – whether they have played before or not.
The campaign week will feature free coaching clinics and offer the chance for juniors to give snooker a try, with a view to setting up a regular junior snooker academy, supported by the EPSB.
Operations Manager Nik Bauer is excited about the campaign and is keen to offer support to other clubs looking to get involved with activities during the same week, saying: “It’s about getting the nation as a whole to fall in love with Snooker and filling the grassroots clubs that do such an amazing job in making English snooker what it is.”
The Privilege Card
The club recently launched an alternative to membership – its new privilege card.
These can be purchased for £50, availing owners of the card half-price snooker and pool anytime of day, plus discounts on drinks.
In addition, the more people play, the more points they earn on their card towards other club benefits.
The initiative is proving popular, with 150 privilege cards already sold, representing a valuable source of upfront income for the club.
Nik commented: “We jumped in and tried something different than memberships. We love being welcome to all, anytime, and find so many new players taking up the game once we removed the membership barrier but we wanted to offer regular, immediate and competitive level players a real bonus for coming back to us. It saves the player a lot of money each year and it keeps our tables full open til close. It’s been absolutely fantastic.”
If your club would like to get involved in the National Snooker Week campaign, then drop a message to email@example.com to receive your pack and more information.
Learn more about the club at the official website.