2020 IPA Tour Information

2020 IPA Tour Information

Event Dates

Welcome to the home page for the 2020 IPA Tour, which will be bigger and better than the 2019 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 for the main Tour:
Professionals – £980
Amateurs – £500
Ladies/Juniors – £350

Payment structure:

 Deposit*2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th InstallmentTotal
Paid by(30/11/19)(31/1/20)Tour 1 Tour 2
Juniors (U18)/Lady£150 £100£100£350

* Non refundable

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

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 2020:

Single – £75pp (inc breakfast)

Twin/Double – £49pp (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.


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 Tours are 3 full days of action – you should be prepared for early starts on Fridays.

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 7-10 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.

TOURS 1-4OpenProAmateurLadies
Runner Up£1,400£1,100£600250
Semi Finalist£650£500£300125
Quarter Finalist£300£250£15050
Last 16£150£100£50
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 £20 (plus VAT) and orders must be placed before the 31st January 2020 – 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. However personal logos that are in conflict with IPA sponsors/partners, will not be permitted to be worn on the live stream table/interviews etc.

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/


IPA Championship tables are available after each Tour weekend for purchase, as well as Pro Cup balls, and Strachan 861 cloth. Speak to one of the IPA Team for more details or email us at ipachairman@sky.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, which makes us more attractive to potential sponsors.

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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