This tournament has been contested since 1964 when The Pontins Cup was presented to the Lancashire Billiards and Snooker Association by Frederick Pontin. The first winner was Jimmy Heaton of Westhoughton and the runner-up was George Scott of Liverpool.
The Liverpool qualifiers will be on Sunday 6th January and the Lancaster qualifiers on Saturday 16 February
You may choose which event to enter but you may NOT enter both
All prize money will be allocated to the Grand Finals
The 2019 North West Open Grand Finals will be in Liverpool on Sun 7th April