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Introduction

Whether you are Ronnie O’Sullivan himself, or have never played before, there is room for you at the University of St Andrews Pool and Cue Sports Society. The club offers opportunities for players of all abilities, whether you just want some free casual games, aim to get better through tuition sessions, or compete in high-level competition.

There is no requirement to have your own equipment as the club provides cues for members to use. The club meets at 8pm-2am on a Tuesday night in the student union, where all games are free. There are a variety of different fun and casual versions of pool played every week. In addition to British 8-ball, the club also plays and competes in snooker and American 9-ball.

Training

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Tues 8:00 pm - 2:00 am Students Union

In addition to the weekly training session, the club also offers dedicated tuition sessions and women’s pool sessions from 7pm, alternating week to weekled by international level student players.

Competition

The club offers a wide range of competition for all levels, external and internal, with a rich history of competitive success. Internally the club runs several leagues catering to all levels, as well as an individual’s competition the George Downing Cup, and a double’s competition, the Derek Dishington Cup, where experienced members are paired up with new players. The club competes in weekly Fife wide league fixtures and throughout the year in several BUCS competitions for British 8-ball, Snooker, and American 9-ball. The Men’s 1st Team is currently ranked in the top 8 in the UK for 8-ball and Shield Champions for Snooker, with the Women’s team in the top 4 in the UK for 8-ball. St Andrews also won the Scottish University Pool Association Championships (SUPA) in 2017-2018. Several of players from the club also compete at international level representing Scotland in the Home Nations Championships.

Charity

Poolsoc runs an annual charity competition in honour of the late Student Union Bar Manager Sandy Mackenzie, for Dundee FC youth development.

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