BAPTO is the UK’s longest running annual pool tournament, first established in 1977 and having hosted a weekend tournament every year since for amateur pub pool teams. BAPTO stands for British Association of Pool Table Operators and the event has diversified, grown and developed hugely over the years. Bob Blakeborough has been involved with the BAPTO competition since the start, and has been Chairman of the association for many years and is now the treasurer. He has witnessed the game of pool grow and develop from the first day it was introduced to the UK. Watch his video interview below.