It seems to be a powerful group, as it managed to reach the New World all the way from East Blue, which was generally regarded as the weakest of the four seas. Bartolomeo has a high bounty on his head, giving him the status of a super rookie.
The captain of the crew, Bartolomeo, first set sail after seeing Luffy's participation at the Battle of Marineford. He became a very promising rookie, earning his fame around one year after the war.
Later, just before Block B began, the vice admiral was defeated by Bartolomeo and left inside the garbage room.
When the fight for Block B started, Bartolomeo was teasing the crowd and sitting lazily watching the other contestants fight. When the fight was about to be concluded, he used his Devil Fruit ability to protect himself from king Elizabello II's punch, and then once more to defeat the king, thus winning the fight in Block B.
The Barto Club’s ship has dark crimson sails and various cannons on its sides. Two variations of the Jolly Roger can be seen, one in the main sail (in which the skull is white) and the other one in the crow’s nest flag (in which the skull is red).
In the original Shonen Jump version of Chapter 705, Gambia's infobox stated that he was a staff officer of the "Bartolomeo Pirates" (バルトロメオ海賊団,Barutoromeo Kaizokudan?). In Volume 71, this was corrected to match Bartolomeo's infobox in Chapter 706, which stated that the crew's name was the Barto Club.
↑ 1.01.11.2One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol.
71 Chapter 705 and Episode 634,
Gambia is introduced as "staff officer of the Barto Club", and is defeated by Maynard.
↑ 2.02.1One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol.
71 Chapter 706 and Episode 636,
Bartolomeo is introduced as "captain of the Barto Club", and referred to as a "supernova".