2019 IPA Tour Information

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2019 IPA Tour Information

Welcome to the home page for the 2019 IPA Tour, which will be bigger and better than the 2018 version, which was pretty exceptional in itself, and included BBC Sport website and Freesports tv coverage – a first for the sport.

So if you want to get on board with the driving force of pool, then here are all the details you need to know:

Entry fees

Payment structure:

  Deposit* 2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th Installment Total
Paid by (30/11/18) (31/1/19) Tour 1 Tour 2
Professionals £150 £300 £300 £200 £950
Amateurs £150 £190 £150 £490
Juniors (U18)/Lady £150 £100 £80 £330

* Non refundable

Entry is for all 5 Tours. Places are not exchangeable.

In addition to the Tour events, there will also be qualifiers for the televised events - Champions Cup and the Masters. The Tour is the only place where you can enter these qualifiers.

There will also be 2 qualifiers for the World Series events, where you get the chance to win not only prize money, but flights and accommodation to various countries round the world.

Event Dates

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Booking

Is on a first come first served basis. An overflow venue may be used if venue hotel does not have capacity. Bookings should be made through the IPA shop no later than 2 weeks before the start of the event.

Players are not allowed to book the venue Hotel without going through the IPA shop. Any players who contravene this or who allow players to share their rooms without booking through the proper channels will be immediately dismissed from the Tour and all future IPA events.

Bookings cannot be changed once paid for nor refunded unless in exceptional circumstances.

Room rates for 2019:

Single - £69pp (inc breakfast)

Twin/Double - £48pp (inc breakfast)

Triple rooms are sometimes available depending on the venue – please contact IPA Secretary Marc Pickworth at secretary@ipapool.com for information on this and all hotel related matters.

 

Draws/schedules

The draws and schedules are usually available online around 10 days before the event. If you have an issue with your match times you should contact the Tournament Director as soon as possible at td@ipapool.com Where possible we will try to accommodate a later start time in exceptional circumstances but cannot be guaranteed.

IPA Tour events generally start on Friday at 11am, and finish on the Sunday around 7pm. Matches will commence earlier than advertised where possible. Listen out for announcements at the events.

Prize funds

We generally aim to pay out within 7 days on the completion of the event. All payments are by Bank transfer so it is down to you to ensure we have your details in order to pay you.

  Open Pro Amateur
Winner £3000 £2500 £1100
Runner Up £1400 £1200 £600
Semi Finalist £650 £500 £300
Quarter Finalist £300 £250 £150
Last 16 £100 £100 £100
Last 32 £50

                                                                               

 

Polo Tops

These will not be provided unlike previous years. Tops can be ordered through the IPA shop at a cost of £18 and orders must be placed before the 31st January 2019 – no orders will be taken after that point. Any player not wearing an IPA logo on their polo top will have to forfeit their match.

If players are wearing their own tops, the IPA logo must be displayed on either breast side.

Personal sponsor logos are allowed up to a maximum of 4 logos.

Tablet Scoring

The IPA uses a system of live scoring via tablets, which are located adjacent to each table. It is imperative that these are updated immediately after a frame has finished. Deliberate failure to do so will result in possible disciplinary action.

 

Standards of behaviour

The IPA is the premier place for pool, and our events are held in the highest regard. We expect all players to conduct themselves appropriately at all times, especially during matches. Bad behaviour will be severely dealt with, through either a fine, or suspension from the Tour.

Players are also asked to make note of the rules regarding betting which can be found on the IPA website at http://ipapool.com/player-betting-rules/

 

Sales

From time to time we will be selling our Pro cup balls and supreme tables. For more information please contact Louis at tabletech@ipapool.com

 

Social Media

We do ask players to share all posts that we put out on the IPA Facebook page. It only takes a second and can provide huge benefits to the IPA in terms of increased awareness, higher profile etc.

Got a question….? Ask our Players Representatives – Dan Davy or Simon Webb at playersrep@ipapool.com

Our aim is make your IPA weekend one to remember. If you think we can improve it, please let us know.

                                       

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