Welcome to the 43rd Annual BAPTO Amateur Pool Weekend

Congratulations to all the teams that managed to get a place at this year’s BAPTO!

The event unexpectedly sold out in just six weeks, as it continues to grow in popularity, leaving over 40 teams on the waiting list and many more wanting to enter. Please register your team early in May 2020, as we predict next year will sell out even faster.


Event Schedule

Thursday 7th November
  • 10:00 – Arena opens for practice
  • 14:00 – Team registration opens
  • 16:00 – Mens qualifiers start
  • 20:00 – Ladies qualifiers start
  • 21:00 – Speed pool competition
  • 02:00 – Arena closes
Friday 8th November
  • 08:30 – Arena doors open
  • 08:45 – Groups 1 to 36
  • 14:00 – Groups 17 to 32
  • 20:00 – Mens singles
  • 21:00 – Ladies singles
  • 02:00 – Arena shuts
Saturday 9th November
  • 08:30 – Arena doors open
  • 08:40 – Plate event round robin
  • 13:30 – Team trophy round robin
  • 19:30 – Mixed doubles
  • 02:00 – Arena shuts

Singles Finals TBA


Sunday 10th November
  • 08:45 – Arena opens
  • 09:00 – Last 32 team trophy
  • 09:00 – Last 32 plate event
  • 11:00 – Prize payout
  • 16:00 – Closing ceremony

Mixed final TBA


Live results

We have made a significant investment in customised event software called iPES – Intelligent Pool Event Software. This is an ongoing investment and development project, where we intend to launch new features each year to give players a better tournament experience.

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Join our popular Facebook community group!

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1972 – UK Pool Was Born

Find out how pool started in the UK with this fascinating interview from Bob Blakeborough, the retired chairman of BAPTO.

Digital Jukebox for Charity

Raising money for Wizzybug charity – play your choice of music all weekend!

Fantastic bar prices

Raising money for Wizzybug charity – play your choice of music all weekend!

Martin Peach Photography

Martin will be taking amazing action shots and team pictures all weekend.

Facebook Group

Join our Facebook group today – this is where the tournament gets discussed

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Live streaming arena by Tsunami Streaming

Tsunami Streaming are hosting the TV arena on two tables throughout the festivals.

Live Pool Scores

Tsunami Streaming are hosting the TV arena on two tables throughout the festivals.

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