Registration open for 2023 Newcastle Open

Registrations are now open for the 2023 Newcastle Open which will be held on the weekend of October 6-8.

Due to the venue we have used in recent years being closed down, we are using two new venues for this year’s event.

If you wish to register for the Open, please email:

The main event will be open to 80 people and is part of the UKBGF tour and qualifies for the places at the Tour Winners’ Invitational.

We have had to split venues for the Friday night freeroll and the main event on the Saturday and Sunday.  The venues are next to each other and are in a central/easily accessible location – two minutes walk from Gateshead Interchange Metro Station which is one stop on the other side of the Tyne from the Central Station.

The freeroll will be held at Gateshead Bowling Club.  A bar will be open.  The address is: Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead NE8 1LS.

As this venue is smaller than the venue for the Saturday and Sunday, places will be limited to 48 people so please indicate if you wish to take part in the freeroll when you register for the main event.

The main event will be held next door at the Gateshead Masonic Hall at 47 Alexandra Rd, Gateshead NE8 1RB.  A bar will be open and a free buffet lunch will be available on both days.

There is parking at both venues.

A full timetable for the Open is below.

Registration is £30 and entry fee £50.

Payments by bank transfer to NEBA

Account number : 53170760

Sort code : 30-84-82

It would be helpful if you could pay the £80 in one payment, however the deadlines for the payments are:

Registration – Wednesday, May 31

Entry – Monday, August 7.

There will be optional side pools of £10, £20, £30.  You can enter one or two pools (either the £10 & £20 or the £20 & £30).  Payment for side pools will be taken at the event.



6:30-7:00 pm – registration

7:00 pm  –  Friday Warm-up

Free Entry (£100 to winner) – 5 point matches


9.30-10.30 – Registration/announcements

10.30 – Main Tournament begins – Swiss Format, 5 x 7-point matches

Play-offs for the final places in the last 16 (timing tbc)

Doubles Tournament (timing tbc)


9.30 – Registration for Consolation Tournament

10.00 – Top 16 Qualifiers Knock Out – 9 points/11 points

10.00 – Consolation begins – 7 points

12:00 (approx.) – Last Chance begins – 3 points

Approximate finishing time 7pm