Welcome to the 42nd BAPTO Annual Pool Tournament

BAPTO is the UK’s most iconic and longest established pool tournament, now in its 42nd year!

We listened to feedback from our players in 2017 and have decided some significant improvements for the 2018 event.

  • The top 2 teams from each group in the Saturday round robin stages will now go through to the Sunday knockout stages, to give 32 teams in the Plate knockout and 32 teams in the Trophy knockout.
  • Teams will no longer 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 has been increase from £80 to £100.
  • To reflect the increased team entry fee, the cash prize fund has been increased by over £3,000.
  • We’ve increased cash prizes in ALL runner up stages in both the Team Trophy & Plate Event. Team Champions prize has been increased to £2,000 and Plate Winners prize to £600.
  • Men’s Singles will now pay down to the last 64, spreading more prize money to the lower ranking players.

We advise teams to register early for the 2018 weekend, as our 2017 event sold out early, with many more teams wanting to enter. 

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

Prize Fund

Over £16,000 in cash & trophies!

What to expect

£16k Prize Fund

Live Streaming


Min 48 Frames

Blackball Rules

Register today

Team places are limited to the first 128 that register and pay.
  • Played to Blackball rules
  • Min 5 players per team
  • No professionals – amateur pub teams only
  • Teams to play 48 frames of pool before being knocked out
  • Round robin stages both Friday and Saturday
  • Guaranteed £16,000 cash & trophy prize fund
  • Live internet streaming
  • iPES – Intelligent Pool Event Software – for live results
  • 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.