Pontins Open – Wikipedia

From the early 1970s, Pontins organised several Snooker Festivals at which ordinary members of the public could join with top amateurs and the best professionals in open tournaments.

The first of these events was Pontins Professional held in 1974. Amateur players entered the Open event where up to 1000 hopefuls would set out with the chance to meet one of the invited professionals in the later rounds. The festivals were held at Prestatyn, Wales.