Four busy days of pool took place, which saw many welcome new faces and teams from the World Rules contingent of the game and three AFEBAS teams from France. The new double round robin team format created blackball shootouts a-plenty and ultimately concluded with Wigan’s ‘Q8’nt Seen Nothing Yet’ being defeated by Sheffield’s ‘Renishaw Miners Welfare B’, in a sudden death penalty shoot-out, in the Team Trophy finale.
The game went to a blackball shootout, and the teams couldn’t be separated after 5 penalties a piece, so sudden death beckoned!
It was short-lived though, after Renishaw potted their spot-to-spot black, and Q8’s black rattled unforgivingly in the corner bag, giving them a none too shabby runners-up place in the 128-team tournament.
Such an exciting match was the perfect culmination for the 5,000+ viewers sat at home, who had been watching key BAPTO matches throughout the weekend, thanks to the excellent live streaming services provided by local Blackpool firm, Tsunami streaming.