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  • Release date: 2013-01-08

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So why should you join the IPA?

This is something we keep getting asked and so we thought we would summarise why we think we are THE place to play top class tournament pool.

The IPA is the home to the finest players in the world, both Professional and Amateur, the place where you will find a true test of your skills on the 7 x 4. Can you cope with the pressure of potting the winning black against the cream of the crop? There is only one place to find that out.

For 2013 we will now be playing Blackball rules, generally accepted as the most attacking rule set in existence. Having the skill shot allows the frame to not get bogged down in an elongated safety battle, and the one shot carry rule (after the free visit) for a foul shot, is a truer test of a persons ability under pressure when taking out a clearance. You think you can dish with the best? There is only one place to find that out.

The 5 Tour events for 2013 will feature a range of different formats, including both single and double elimination, plus the introduction of a sets based format, which provides the player with better value for your money. We introduced background music in 2012 which contributed to the great atmosphere of the overall event, something we will be continuing with in 2013.

Our live streaming is regarded as the best that has ever been seen in the pool world, courtesy of our media partner Horizontv, and the live scoring will be introduced for 2013 on the IPA website during the Tour events. Can you play under the lights in front of a crowd with thousands watching on line? There is only one way to find out.

Underlying all these factors and much much more is a Committee that is dedicated to innovating the sport, to put it on the map and give it the worldwide exposure it deserves. Pool has never fulfilled its potential – we are working tirelessly to put this right.

That’s why we think you should be playing your pool with the IPA – and if you don’t believe us, just listen to these 3 players, whom im sure you may well recognise……..

So what are you waiting for – its time to sign up now for the IPA Tour 2014. Remember, there is only one way to find out!

We hope to see you in 2013!

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