hello, we are the essex blades pool club

Pool is a game of both mental and technical dexterity. It has various rule sets, the most popular being World Rules. It involves two colours - red and yellow - all seven of which must be potted before the black ball. We offer more relaxed sessions for more social players, and serious coaching and competition opportunities for anyone looking to improve their game.

How many teams do we have?

Provisionally we take at least two teams to each event: 9-Ball and 8-Ball National BUCS in Great Yarmouth, South of England Championships in Weston-Super-Mare and the East of England Championships in Cambridge. However, we usually take at least three teams, five players in each team.


Recent honours?

Men's A Team - Bronze Medalists at BUCS National Championships
Rishi Luchmun - Last 16 at BUCS National 8-Ball Championships
Charlie Jackson - Men's 2nd Division Singles Champion - East of England Championships
Tim Galler - Men's 2nd Division Runner-Up - South of England Championships
Essex Blades Silver Standard Club - 2016/17

Sophia Rowlinson - Bronze Medal at BUCS National Championships
Men's A Team - Team Shield Winners - South of England Championships
Jordan O'Sullivan - Men's Individual Shield Winner - East of England Championships


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Most serious players have their own cues, however, we have our own stock that you can use during sessions. We can provide you with everything you need.

Join us*

To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

Training times

Keep up to date with training times by joining our facebook group!


Club committee



Taylor barnes


tassos anastasiou


lewis colley


sam richardson


ben dean-titterrell

welfare officer

tom ellingham

social secretary

Aidan reader

volunteering & fundraising officer