The second week in November may not be a peak time to visit the seaside town of Blackpool, but the Norbreck Castle Hotel was absolutely bouncing last weekend with an unprecedented buzzing atmosphere, as it welcomed pool players from the UK and France to the 42nd BAPTO Tournament!
Over 700 players and spectators graced the Norcalympia arena for an extended weekend of singles, mixed doubles and of course, the 5-player team event which started on the Friday morning.
Seasoned BAPTO Referee, Donna Coatsworth said of the event; “It was without a doubt, THE best BAPTO event to date. This is a prestigious and traditional competition, but the inclusion of music during the matches was inspired.
It showed the comp was prepared to move with the times and provide an amazing atmosphere throughout the whole weekend.
Listening to 700+ people really enjoying themselves and singing along and dancing to ‘Sweet Caroline’ was what every event should be about!”