The Simonis World Series 2016 is an exciting new concept from the IPA, giving both Professional and Amateur players the opportunities to play in new upcoming and established Blackball playing countries. It is an opportunity to showcase the talents of the IPA to a new audience, helping raise the profile of both the players and the IPA.
Professional Players (including new Professionals for 2016)
Six new Professional events have been created, which will be played over three weekends (Sat & Sun) in early 2016. Each event will be played down to the semi finals. The four remaining players will then play the final stages in the relevant country later in the year.
Flights and accommodation are included for all the semi finalists.
The four finalists (along with the qualifying amateur) will play in a Team Challenge event against a select Team from the host country, and there will also be an Open singles event.
Note – Any new Professional player who wishes to participate in the WS Pro qualifiers, will be classed as professional for the World Championships.
Amateur Players (Priority given to current/new IPA Tour players)
There will be six qualifier events, which will be played over the same weekends as the Professional events and at the same venues.
Entries are limited to the first 32 paid players ONLY who are currently on the IPA Tour or who are signed up for 2016 (with deposit paid).
Any places not filled 2 weeks prior to the qualifier will be opened up to external entries.
The winners package will include flights and accommodation to the relevant country, plus prize monies.
You will take part in the Team Challenge event and the Open singles event.
|Winner||£2,000||(+ Flights/accom)||Winner||£200||(+ Flights/accom)|
|Runner Up||£900||(+ Flights/accom)||Runner Up||£150|
|Semi Final||£400||(+ Flights/accom)||3rd||£110|
|Reading Pool & Snooker||16th & 17th Jan||Sat – Malta||Sun – Gibraltar|
|Leeds 147 Club||20th & 21st Feb||Sat – Southern Ireland||Sun – South Africa|
|Reading Pool & Snooker||23rd & 24th April||Sat – Norway||Sun – Northern Ireland|
|Gibraltar||25th – 27th March|
|South Africa||1st – 7th September|
|Southern Ireland||23rd-25th September|
|Northern Ireland||18th – 20th November|
|Eire||Best of 5 sets, each set best of 5||Best of 3 sets, each set best of 5|
|Malta||race to 9 frames||race to 7 frames|
|Gibraltar||Best of 3 sets, each set best of 7||Best of 3 sets, each set best of 5|
|Northern Ireland||As Southern Ireland – redrawn||As Southern Ireland - redrawn|
|Norway||Race to 8 frames – Redrawn after every round||Race to 6 frames – Redrawn after every round|
|South Africa||Players vote||Players vote|
All events are double elimination. There is no seeding. These are ranking events.
Polo tops will be provided for the finalists which must be worn for the Pro & Team Challenge events.
There will be a separate World Series ranking, which will feed into the main Pro rankings. It is hoped that there will be a special prize for the overall winner of the World Series.
Thursday pm/Friday am – Fly out
Friday pm – Conclusion of Professional event
Saturday pm – Team Challenge
Sunday – Open singles
Monday am – Fly home
Any questions? Please contact us.
World Series Press Releases
- Commentators – we need you! 19th February 2016
- Simonis World Series – Qualifying Weekend Review 13th February 2016
- Simonis World Series Qualifier News 10th February 2016
- Simonis IPA World Series – Gibraltar Finals 1st February 2016
- Iwan Simonis World Series 10th November 2015
- IPA Re-brand 20th January 2015
- A message from Home Leisure Direct 12th August 2013
- IPA events listing 21st February 2013
- View Live Stream 14th September 2012