2021 Event Details

2021 World Championships

The dates are set for the most prestigious title in pool – the IPA World Championships – the event every players wants on their cv.

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 live, televised audience?

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: The Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford

Dates: 16th – 21st February 2021

Closing Date for entry – 31st January 2021

Entry Fees:

Open – Pro £180, Amateur £90

Doubles – £100 per pair (Max 1 Pro – both players must be from same Country)

Seniors – £70 (Age 40+)

Ladies – £60

Masters – £60

Mixed Doubles – £70 per pair

Entry is via the IPA shop HERE

    • 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)
  • Ladies – best of 3 sets, each set best of 7
  • Seniors – best of 15
  • Masters – best of 13
  • Mixed Doubles – best of 11

Schedule of events

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

  • Monday 15th Feb – Set up, Flyers/Practice
  • Tuesday 16th Feb – Open singles (non seeds)
  • Wednesday 17th Feb – Open singles, Doubles, Seniors
  • Thursday 18th Feb – Open singles (inc seeds), Doubles, Seniors, Ladies
  • Friday 19th Feb – Open singles (inc seeds), Doubles, Seniors, Ladies, Masters, Mixed
  • Saturday 20th Feb –Semis & Final of Open & Ladies, Doubles, Masters, Mixed
  • Sunday 21st Feb – Semis & Final, Seniors, Doubles, Masters, Mixed

Room rates: Players are requested to stay at the Hotel

  • Twin/Double – £42pppn (inc breakfast)
  • Single – £66pppn (inc breakfast)

All accommodation to be booked via the IPA shop HERE

All players must stay at the venue hotel. We expect to have enough accommodation available for all players. Any player who does not book through the IPA will be removed from the tournament. Players who live close to the venue do not have to stay at the hotel.

Dress Code

  • Open singles/Ladies – smart long-sleeved collared shirt (no waistcoats)
  • Doubles – matching (colour) smart collared polo t shirts
  • Seniors/Mixed/Masters – 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
  • IPA logo MUST be worn on either breast side of shirt/polo


Prize Fund

Runner Up£4,000£1,000£400£600£300£200
Semi Finalist£1,800£600£200£250£150£100
Quarter Finalist£800£300£75£100£75
Last 16£350
Last 32£100
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