The event will take place in the riverside area (zona ribeirinha) from 8.30 am and will be attended by about 180 athletes from all over the country, representing clubs affiliated in the four Pétanque Associations (Northern Zone, Central Zone, Western Algarve and Southwest Alentejo and Algarve).

This competition, the 2nd oldest after the Portuguese Cup, is held in "Portimão - European City of Sport 2019", along with the triplet National Final scheduled for 7 and 8 September.

The Algarve Cup is one of the eight national events on the Portuguese Pétanque Federation calendar, which also include the Porto Cups (this year held in Vila Nova de Gaia) and Lisbon, the Portuguese Cup (which took place in Gafanha da Nazaré), the National Hand to Hand Championships (São Brás de Alportel), Doublete (Batalha) and Triplete (Portimão) and the Abel Ferreira Inter-Associations Cup (Faro).