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Welcome to ipapool.com, the home of the International Professional Pool Association (IPA).

The IPA is recognised as the official Professional body for blackball pool by the World Pool Association.

The IPA is the driving force behind the recent resurgence of the sport and is solely responsible for bringing the sport into the 21st century, having rebranded the sport, giving it its own identity and bringing live events to television and the BBC Sport website.

The IPA runs an annual five event series that tours the UK, a World Series that showcases the IPA to the rest of the world plus annually, the Champions Cup, the Premier League, the Masters and the biggest event on the pool calendar – the Professional World Championships.

If you want to test yourself against the very best, then there is only one place to be, and you are in the right place!

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Latest News from the IPA

IPA partnership with 8 Ball Direct and the new Smart Rack

The IPA is delighted to announce its new partnership with 8 Ball Direct, which will see the IPA using the new Smart RackTM at all their forthcoming events, starting with the big one – the IPA World Championships in January 2023. The innovative new ‘Smart Rack’ will be the preferred triangle that will be available…

IPA Partners with Broadcasting giant

The IPA announces new partnership with Channel 4 The IPA is thrilled to announce its new partnership with Channel 4, a UK free-to-air public service broadcaster and the UK’s biggest free streaming service. And it all starts with the biggest event on the pool calendar – the IPA World Championships, the event every player wants…

Onboard release the new IPA World Championship range

We are delighted to launch, in conjunction with our partners Onboard Sportswear, the new range of spectacular playing tops for the upcoming IPA World Championships Available in a range of colours to suit all tastes, the quality and feel of them, make them a ‘must have’ for the flagship event on the pool calendar To…

IPA World League – Welcome to IPA Australia

We are delighted to officially announce our second partner Country who will be taking part in the innovative IPA World League – IPA Australia. Our partnership with the Blackball Australia Pool Association (BAPA) will see two of their highest-ranking players at the end of 2023 offered IPA Professional wild cards, and take part as a…

IPA World Championships – VENUE CHANGE

Due to the continued growth of the IPA World Championships, it has been clear that the current venue being used cannot cater for the needs of the IPA and it’s players. We have therefore decided to change the venue for the next 2 years minimum, to the fantastic Coventry Hilton Doubletree Hotel, as is currently…

Tour 5 – IPA Grand Finals Review

We may have missed out on the sunshine at the Isle Of Man but the predicted fireworks did take place, both outside and on the pool tables. With the top amateurs battling it out for the chance to turn professional next season and the top professionals looking for a better seeding ahead of February’s IPA…

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Pool’s my game…..but should i have tried long jumping….?

Well it all started for me when I was about 7/8 years old. My dad and his brothers owned an arcade, which had 6 pool tables. O be honest I can’t really remember playing much there but my dad says I was on the table longer then the cloth! My dad was a pretty good…

Making a ball from the break, and other first world problems…

No-one tells a sob story like a pool player who just broke ‘dry’ in the deciding frame and lost . Real tear jerker. Like Titanic but less wet. And no boats. Or ice. It’s no secret that over the past 5 years or so I’ve gradually played pool less and less away from the big…

2018 and all that jazz…

What a year this was for myself my family and everyone around me, as most people know i have been playing pool from a very young age and achieved quite a lot in my 20+ years of playing, including multiple world titles across all age levels but what came in 2018 was simply nothing like…

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