As you may be aware, the IPA committee have been absolutely overwhelmed at the response to the 2016 IPA Tour, with well over 200 entries and deposits already received, even though we are still three months away from the first event at the Holiday Inn, Newport – this represents a better than 50% increase on 2015, which we feel is phenomenal.
We are currently looking at the formats and scheduling to increase our capacity to 224 players if possible, such has been the continued demand since we closed the website to new entries.
This clearly demonstrates the fantastic progress the IPA has made over recent years, which, when coupled with the introduction of the innovative World Series, offers even more value and top level experience to all players, both Amateur and Professional. With further enhancements to the Tour underway through new technology, we are confident that every player will enjoy their IPA experience even more than before in 2016.
Due to this unprecedented response, we are delighted to tell you that we will be announcing increases to the prize funds for the Tour events, which will be revealed in the build up to the first event at Newport.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported, and continue to support the IPA, as we continue in our quest to promote and develop the sport we all love.