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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 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…

Tour 5 – The Grand Finals preview

The IPA heads to the Isle Of Man for their season finale The Isle of Man will be awash with hundreds of pool players this weekend (4th to 6th November) and there are bound to be fireworks. The World’s best pool players will be in action this weekend at the Palace Hotel on the seafront as the…

2023 IPA Ladies Tour details announced

We are delighted to launch the 2023 IPA Ladies Tour, which will feature new formats as well as increased prize monies We will also see the creation of the Elite Ladies, as they continue their journey to establishing the first Ladies Professional set up IPA Chairman Kevin Barton commented ” This is a very exciting…

The ALL NEW IPA World League – South Africa lead the way!

The IPA, the only official recognised Professional body for small table pool, is delighted to announce the creation of new IPA World League, which will run across various countries around the world. Each Nation will run their own series of events, starting in 2023, and the two top-ranked players at the end of the series…

Tour 4 – International Championships preview

We’re back! Those of you who have missed your regular dose of pool news and action will be delighted to know that the IPA, the ONLY recognised professional pool body, continue their 2022 tour this weekend, and you can watch it LIVE via the IPA Youtube channel from 4.00pm on the Friday all the way…

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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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