Dates Announced for 2015 PA State 8-Ball Championship

14 Oct, 2014

Local Pool Leagues Forming Now in Anticipation of Tournament

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania State 8-Ball Pool Tournament will mark its 33rd year in Erie with a return to the Bayfront Convention Center March 13-15, 2015.

The 2015 tournament expects to attract 2,500 players and will once again feature 180 tables. Local leagues are forming now in anticipation of the upcoming championship event. Players will enjoy streamlined procedures that allow registered players to play unlimited pool with their original entry. In addition, the tournament will provide text messaging for each match, with all adult and junior players offered the “Your Match is Ready” feature.

“This tournament has grown larger every year, becoming a staple event in Erie, in part thanks to our partnership with the Erie Sports Commission,” said Rod Didion, the Tournament Event Coordinator from Warner Coin Machine. “We’d like to encourage local pool players to join a league now so that we may see them at the tournament in March.”

“The Erie Sports Commission is happy to partner with Rod Didion and Warner Coin for what we anticipate will be another popular 8-ball event,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission.

Internationally-recognized pool artists scheduled to perform during the event, which is sanctioned by the Valley National 8-Ball League Association (VNEA), will be announced as the tournament approaches.

The tournament is open to the public, with tickets available for only $5 per day or $10 for a weekend pass. All tickets may be purchased at the door.

 For more information on the tournament or how to join a local league, please contact Rod Didion at (814) 454-1587 or

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.


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