Erie Ready to Host Pennsylvania State 8-Ball Tournament Again | Sports Destination Management

Erie Ready to Host Pennsylvania State 8-Ball Tournament Again

Mar 10, 2020

The Pennsylvania State 8-Ball Tournament will host its 38th annual event at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa. March 13-15, 2020. The tournament, hosted annually by Warner Coin Machine, is regarded as the fourth largest 8-ball tournament in the country.

Nearly 200 tables will be set up for competition, as 2,000 players will travel from across the state and beyond for the event.

Players must have competed in a VNEA-sanctioned league in order to participate in the tournament.

The tournament will begin Friday, March 13 at 2 p.m. with the singles competition. Team competition will begin Saturday, March 14 at 9 a.m. and continue Sunday, March 15, also beginning at 9 a.m.

Professional Billiard Instructors Association (PBIA) Master Instructor Jerry Briesath will be on site for the duration of the tournament providing teaching and demonstrations to registered participants. “Jerry’s Pool School” is the longest-running billiards school in the USA. Briesath has coached several great professional billiards players including Jeanette Lee, Mark Wilson and others.

Tickets for spectators are available at the door for $5 per day or $10 for a three-day pass.

For more information, please visit or contact Rod Didion at

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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