Novice Team Trophy

The three player novice team trophy weekend.

Welcome to the BAPTO novice weekend!

Launched in 2022, our new novice weekend proved very popular, selling out with 128 three player teams.

There are no big top prizes (to deter ringers) but instead a larger spread of smaller prizes taken from a generous pot, giving many more players a share of the cash! No players of exceptional ability are allowed to enter, to include County A players, international players, amateur or professional players from Ultimate Pool or IPA or any other professional player, past or present.  Past County A players are allowed to enter, but limited to 1 per team.

Novice teams will get to play a minimum 54 frames of pool before being knocked out, giving them plenty of pool to play and a chance to hone their tournament skills.

Our aim is to make this a pure novice event, to give the less skilful players a chance to play against more equally matched teams and enjoy competitive pool with a chance to win something. This is part of our drive to encourage more aspiring, grass root players to come and experience our amazing weekend pool tournaments, and enjoy competitive pool without being annihilated all weekend.

The Novice Team Trophy will follow the same format as the original BAPTO event, with a double round robin played Friday and Saturday, then knockout stages on the Sunday, giving teams plenty of pool to play. 

  • Novice Three Player Team Event
  • Open Singles and Speed Pool
  • Flyers and Practice Available
  • £11,000 Prize Fund
  • 128 Individual Cash Prizes to be Won
  • Minimum 54 Frames of Pool per Team
  • Minimum 18 Frames per Player (if only 3 players in team)
  • £90 Team Entry Fee
  • Limited to 128 Teams
  • Played to Blackball Rules
  • Live Streaming
  • 42 Sam Atlantic Pool Tables
  • Super Aramith Pro Balls
  • Hainsworth Precision Cloth

We advise teams to register early as we expect this event to be oversubscribed. 

Register your interest

Team places are limited to the first 128 that register and pay.

What to expect

£11,000 Prize Fund

Live Streaming

Min 54 Frames

Blackball Rules


in cash prizes & trophies!

This event is going to be popular – teams are advised to register and book their accommodation as early as possible, to avoid disappointment.