The Apterous Masters, formerly known as the Countdown Online Masters, (or by its acronym COMA), is a tournament organised each February/March, and is a straight knock-out event between 8-32 players. Traditionally organised by Ben Wilson, it was guest-hosted by Zarte Siempre in 2015, and he then assumed its organisational duties in 2017 before moving to Tom Carey during the 2019 tournament.
Top players are seeded into the first-round draw after being judged on their skill at the game as displayed in both televised and off-screen performances, such as at COLIN or CoBris events, or in online play. Apterous ratings are also used as a judge of skill.
Players who decline their invitations will be invited again the following year, but will not be invited a third time if they decline two invitations in a row.
|2008||14||Paul Howe||walkover||Conor Travers|
|2009||23||Paul Howe||3 – 2||Junaid Mubeen|
|2010||51||Kirk Bevins||6 – 3||Jon O'Neill|
|2011||63||Innis Carson||6 – 1||Ed McCullagh|
|2012||42||Bob De Caux||6 – 4||Adam Gillard|
|2013||58||Innis Carson||6 – 5||Mark Deeks|
|VII||49||Conor Travers||6 – 3||Jack Worsley|
|2015||49||Jack Worsley||6 – 1||Zarte Siempre|
|IX||64||Jack Worsley||6 – 4||Transude Transude|
|10th||61||Jack Worsley||6 – 2||Zarte Siempre|
|2018||53||Tom Carey||6 – 4||Chris Hare|
|2019||63||Jack Worsley||7 – 1||Thomas Cappleman|
|2020||81||Jack Worsley||6 – 0||Elliott Mellor|
Hall of fame
|5||Jack Worsley||2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020|
|2||Innis Carson||2011, 2013|
|Paul Howe||2008, 2009|
|Bob De Caux||2012|