The 42nd annual BAPTO amateur pool weekend will be held the second weekend in November. The iconic pool tournament has grown tremendously in popularity, selling out two months prior to the weekend, with 128 teams attending and many more on the wanting to enter. The event has been located at the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool, for the last few years which has proved a popular location with the players. It provides a superb playing arena that holds 42 tables, with full lighting and PA facilities.
Played to Blackball rules, BAPTO provides the ultimate playing experience for those attending, with 42 SAM Atlantic tables all covered in the fast playing Hainsworth Precision tournament cloth and graced with Super Aramith Pro balls. With live internet streaming, key sponsors such as Specsavers (official referee sponsors), Powerglide and Jonny 8 Ball, have been keen to get involved.