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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!

Latest News

Latest News from the IPA

Champions Cup – Final week review

Well we knew the day was coming as the first SportyStuffTV Champions Cup drew to a close this week, as I still awaited my invitation to the TV Studio which I can only assume was lost in the post? The last few weeks have been a blast, here at the IPA we wanted to put…

Champions Cup – Week 6 review

We are back with another review, though I thought it might be nice to start with a mention for those behind the scenes whose efforts can and even should go unnoticed – I am talking about our referees. The IPA are proud and delighted to have the very best 8 ball referees available in Scott…

Champions Cup – week 5 catch up

Week five of the SportyStuff Champions Cup this week, and the action was as fast and furious as previous weeks as you would expect with such a long list of top-class players called in to action. The one table arena, cameras, and lights continue to add that extra pressure and as a generalisation, you could…

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Player Blogs

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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