BAPTO Amateur Weekend

The original amateur 5-player team trophy event.

Welcome to the 45th Annual BAPTO Amateur Pool Tournament

The iconic BAPTO amateur pool weekend is the UK’s longest established tournament, now in its 45th year!

We are delighted to announce BAPTO is expanding their competition to become a double weekender by hosting a 3-player NOVICE team event the weekend before the main BAPTO event. This will help free up more places for the original 5-player team trophy weekend, which sold out last year in just 45mins, with many regular teams missing out and our website crashing in the process.

The new ‘BAPTO Novice Weekend’ is a aimed at lesser skilled or less experienced pub players, with no County A, International or Professionals allowed to enter. It follows the same popular double round robin format as the 5-player team trophy event, with 64 teams going through to the knockout stages on the Sunday.

Amateur weekend prize fund has been increased in both the Ladies Singles and Mixed Doubles events, paying £500 to the champions and more to all runners up. 

  • The top 2 teams from each group in the Saturday round robin stages will go through to the Sunday knockout stages, to give 32 teams in the Plate knockout and 32 teams in the Trophy knockout.
  • Teams will not be seeded and the ruthless race to 6 will remain, to help the lesser skilled teams progress further.
  • Blackball shootouts will decide teams that are tied on points in Sat group stages – frame difference will not be used. All teams to play at least 48 frames of pool before being knocked out.
  • The team entry fee remains at £100.
  • The weekend has a £17,000 prize fund, with a massive £2,000 cash prize for the Team Champions!
  • Men’s Singles pays down to the last 64, spreading more prize money to the lower ranking players.
  • Mixed Doubles and Ladies event – prize funds have been increased in both events!

We advise teams to register early from 11am on Sunday 1st May 2022, to avoid disappointment. Teams that fail to register can be added to a waiting list. Please contact us through Facebook. 

Register today

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

What to expect

£16,000 Prize Fund

Live Streaming

Min 48 Frames

Blackball Rules


in cash prizes & trophies!

  • Played to Blackball rules
  • Min 5 players per team
  • No professionals – amateur pub teams only
  • All teams to play minimum 48 frames of pool
  • Round robin stages both Friday and Saturday
  • Guaranteed £17,000 cash & trophy prize fund
  • Live internet streaming
  •  – dedicated results and schedule website
  • 42 Sam Atlantic pool tables
  • Super Aramith Pro balls 
  • Hainsworth Precision cloth 

This event is going to be popular – teams are advised to register and book their accommodation as early as possible, to avoid disappointment. Norbreck Accommodation must be paid for in full, 6 weeks prior to the event.