PA State 8-Ball Tournament Rolls into Erie for 37th Year

Tuesday Mar 5th, 2019

Bayfront Convention Center will be filled March 8-10 for annual championship event                     

Erie, Pa: The Pennsylvania State 8-Ball Tournament will host its 37th annual event at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa. March 8-10, 2019. The tournament, hosted annually by Warner Coin Machine, is the fourth largest 8-ball tournament in the country. More than 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. Entries are currently being accepted at Warner Coin Machine.

The tournament will begin Friday, March 8 at 3 p.m. with the singles competition. Team competition will begin Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. and continue Sunday, March 10, also beginning at 9 a.m.

The event will feature pool entertainer Tom Rossman, also known as “Dr. Cue”. Rossman has appeared in more than 5,000 shows, teaching clinics and special event appearances since 1974.

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

“The growth that this tournament has seen in 37 years is tremendous, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the thousands of players who choose to join us every year,” said Rod Didion, the tournament coordinator from Warner Coin Machine. “We have focused each year on making improvements to allow competitors to fully enjoy and immerse themselves in the experience.”

“It has been incredible to see the amount of dedication Rod and the team at Warner Coin have put into growing this event, which has blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind,” said Mark Jeanneret, executive director of the Erie Sports Commission. “Erie is lucky to have an event with such a large regional economic impact run by a team that cares so much about executing an incredible event.”

For more information, please visit or contact Rod Didion at (814) 454-1587 or at

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