BAPTO Weekend

Annual amateur pool tournament

Welcome to the 44th Annual BAPTO Amateur Pool Tournament

The iconic BAPTO amateur pool weekend is the UK’s longest established tournament, now in its 44th year!

We are delighted to announce BAPTO is planning to return in 2021! We are feeling positive that Covid19 restrictions will be eased enough to let our event happen and we will do our utmost to put this event on. But, if the situation changes and we are forced to cancel this year, then rest assured teams will be refunded their team entry fee, or can move their place to 2022.

Since the cancellation of the 2020 event, like many of our players, we have been suffering BAPTO withdrawal symptoms 🙁 We really hope this year’s event will go ahead as planned but until then, stay safe in these crazy times and we look forward to seeing you all for an awesome weekend of pool, beer and singing Sweet Caroline!

Following the positive player feedback from 2019, this year’s event will stick to the same format and prize fund, with plenty of cheesy music from our Top Table DJ’s!

  • 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 event has a £16,000 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.

We advise teams to register early for the 2021 weekend, as our 2019 event sold out within days, with many more teams wanting to enter. 

A true amateur event that gives teams of all skill levels plenty of pool to play!

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

Prize Fund

Over £16,000 in cash prizes & trophies! All major prizes paid by cheque.

  • 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 £16,000 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.