Celebrating 40 Years of Pool!

BAPTO is proud to be the UK’s longest running pool tournament and is celebrating their 40th annual amateur pool weekend in 2016 at the enormous Norbreck Castle hotel in Blackpool!

This is a truly remarkable achievement and worthy of celebration. All players that attend the event will be given a FREE BAPTO gift, to remember this special occasion by.


This event is going to be popular - teams are advised to register and book their accommodation as early as possible, to avoid disappointment. Team places are limited to the first 128 to successfully register and pay.


New ‘Double Round Robin’ Format

To mark their 40th anniversary, BAPTO have introduced a new tournament format, to give all teams more pool to play. There are now TWO round robin stages, played on the Friday and Saturday, to decide the top 16 teams for both the Trophy event and Plate event. Teams in groups of 4 will get to play at least 6 matches before they are knocked out. If some groups end up with 3 teams, they will play more frames to compensate.


The last 16 knockout stage, for both the Trophy and Plate event, will be played on the Sunday.


View details of the tournament format

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