Tour filling up nicely
We are pleased to announce that the IPA tour is continuing to fill, with well over 100 players already signed up to the full season with us. It promises to be an exciting year and plenty of television and internet exposure for the players means it’s certainly going to be the place to be. It’s testament to the lure and prestige of the IPA that we will have players from all around the world taking part. On top of the many that have continued to support the IPA from 2012, a very strong contingent from Scotland is being led by the very familiar face of Pat Holtz and includes the likes of Scott Ross and Scott Gillespie. Christophe Lambert is the flag bearer for the French players who have all signed up for 2013, and South African number 1, the enigmatic Sandile Madlala, will be making the 12,000 mile round trip for each event. Indeed the Maltese are now getting in on action with their rapidly growing blackball association, and will be sending three lucky qualifiers over. The tour really will have an International feel this year.
Entry fee’s flexibility
We have had several requests from players asking whether or not it is possible to sign up to less than the 5 Tours advertised. After considering all the factors, we have decided to allow such entry, making it possible for any player to enter, ranging from just a single event, to the full 5 Tours. This will give the opportunity for any player to savour the IPA experience and atmosphere, and the chance to pit their skills against the world’s elite, at a venue or venues of their choice.
The entry fees will be:
- 4 Tours – £450
- 3 Tours – £360
- 2 Tours – £260
- 1 Tour – £140
If signing up for just 1 event, hotel accommodation at the venue is optional. For all other entries it is compulsory. Please spread the word, players can book any of the tours in advance and once they are full there will be no exceptions made. Don’t miss out!
Blackpool – 1-3rd March
Bradford – 14-16th June
Glasgow – 19-21st July
Warwick – 13-15th September
Liverpool –18-20th October
Exciting Opportunity for the Juniors
In light of the move to Blackball rules and bearing in mind the extensive junior’s set up that is in existence, we have also decided to offer the chance for the next generation to participate on the IPA Tour, by offering a 50% reduction on the entry fees for any Under 18 player. This means that for the 5 Tour events, entry will be just £275 for the year or fifty per cent off the above amounts.This offer is limited to the first 16 junior applicants for each event. A Fantastic opportunity for the stars of tomorrow!
Juniors must be accompanied by an adult when staying at the Hotel venue.
Blackpool will be upon us soon and we look forward to seeing you all there!