2018 IPA World Championships Details

The IPA World Championships are designed to find the best player in the World – its as simple as that. If you want to test yourself against the best, this is the place to do it. Long races, big prize money – can you handle the heat in front of a global audience, courtesy of the sport leading live stream the IPA offers?

There are plenty of competitions taking place which are all open to anyone, which makes it the must attend event of the year. The schedule is designed so that there are no clashes of events, which means you can enter all the events you are eligible to enter.






Venue: Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford

Dates: 6th - 11th February 2018

Closing Date for entry – 21st January 2018

Entry fees:

Open – Pro £150, Amateur £75

Doubles - £80 per pair (Max 1 Pro - both players must be from same Country)

Seniors - £50 (Age 40+)

Ladies - £50

Mixed Doubles - £50 per pair

Entry is via the IPA shop

  • Open – Best of 5 sets, each set the best of 7 frames
    • Final – Best of 7 sets, each set best of 7 frames (Split session)
  • Doubles – best of 12 (if 6-6, Blackball shootout) (Max 1 Pro per Team)
  • Seniors – best of 13
  • Ladies – best of 3 sets, each set best of 7
  • Mixed Doubles – best of 9


Room rates: Players are requested to stay at the Hotel

  • Twin/Double - £42pppn (inc breakfast)
  • Single - £55pppn (inc breakfast)

All accommodation to be booked via the IPA shop.


Dress Code

  • Open singles/Ladies – smart long sleeved collared shirt (no waistcoats)
  • Doubles – matching (colour) smart collared polo t shirts
  • Seniors/Mixed - smart polo
  • Individual sponsor logos are permitted unless in direct conflict with official IPA sponsors. If unsure please contact the IPA Secretary at secretary@ipapool.com

Exclusive IPA shirts and polos are available with World Championship embroidery (including name) included (it is not compulsory to wear one of these):

Polos – £18 Colours available – Black, white, green, pink, maroon, red, grey, navy, sky blue, orange

Shirts – £25 Colours available - Black, white, light blue, pink

Order your shirts via the IPA shop


Schedule of events

The following is the general schedule of events. A more detailed schedule will be released with the draws.

  • Sunday 4th Feb – set up
  • Monday 5th Feb – Flyers/Practice
  • Tuesday 6th Feb – Open singles (non seeds)
  • Wednesday 7th Feb – Open singles, Doubles, Seniors
  • Thursday 8th Feb – Open singles (inc seeds), Doubles, Seniors, Ladies
  • Friday 9th Feb – Open singles (inc seeds), Doubles, Seniors, Ladies, Mixed
  • Saturday 10th Feb –Semis & Final of Open & Ladies, Doubles, Mixed
  • Sunday 11th Feb – Semis & Final, Seniors, Doubles, Mixed

The draws for all events will be published on the 2nd February 2018 on the IPA website.


Prize Fund


Singles Doubles Seniors Ladies         Mixed
Winner £10,000 £2,500 £1,200 £1,000            £400
Runner up £4,000 £1,200 £600 £400               £200
Semi Finals £1,800 £500 £300 £200               £100
Qtr Final £1,000 £250 £100 £50                 £50
Last 16 £400 £120 £50  
Last 32 £150      
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