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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

2022 Champions Cup Live on Sporty Stuff TV

The IPA, the only recognised body for small table pool, is delighted to announce the details of their next live televised event, the 2022 Champions Cup, which will be shown exclusively on Sporty Stuff TV, and online at www.sportystuff.tv. Gareth Hibbott will be the defending champion, as he looks to retain his title, along with…

IPA International Open Review

Wow is a much-used word, but what a weekend we all had in the Palace Hotel on the Isle Of Man where we turned up in our hundreds to play pool on the fourth leg of the IPA Tour. Of course pool is the focal point of this article but I have to start with…

2022 IPA Tour – The Biggest ever!

The IPA is delighted to announce the details of the 2022 IPA Tour, that includes a magnificent £10,000 to the Grand Final Professional winner. In fact, such has been the success of the ‘behind the scenes’ work at IPA Headquarters, that the prize fund has increased by an incredible 60% on the 2021 version, to…

2022 IPA World Championships – £13,000 to the Champ!

The IPA is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2022 IPA World Championships, will take home an incredible £13,000 for their efforts, of winning the most sought after piece of silverware in the game. Jon McAllister will begin the defence of his title after 2 years, with the 2021 edition cancelled due to…

BBC IPA Coverage

We are delighted to announce that the IPA – the only recognised professional body for small table pool, is back with news of upcoming tournament coverage via the World’s most popular medium, the BBC. In a first for the sport, the biggest event on the pool calendar – the 2022 IPA Professional World Championships –…

2022 Sporty Stuff TV Champions Cup

The IPA is excited to announce its next TV event which will be starting on the 3rd January 2022. The revamped Champions Cup will once again be broadcast via Sporty Stuff TV and online at sportystuff.tv, where Gareth Hibbott will be looking to defend the title he won so dramatically when overcoming Mark Boyle in…

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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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