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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

Another great weekend – UK Championships review

A scribe’s life is not always as glamourous as some would have you believe, and I have spent the last two days pretty much underground in the Cedar Tree Hotel in Bradford, reporting on the Fayre IPA UK Open  – some of you may have even read my preview. In brief, the best 8-ball pool players…

UK Championships – Sean Trivass reviews this weekend’s action from Bradford

It has been a while, but top-class pool is back on your screen via the Fayre IPA UK Open from Bradford running from Friday through to the end of Sunday at the Cedar Court Hotel. Once again, the action will be fast and furious, with the usual heady mixture of skill, stamina (try concentrating at the top…

IPA NFT’s – It’s Launch Day with Fayre

Get Cued Up With Our NFT Collection We are thrilled to announce that everything is now ready for the launch of the first 200 NFTs of our collection today –  Friday 27 May at 11 am during the IPA TOUR 2 – BRADFORD. The special launch price is £50, so mark your calendars and go…

Get Ready – Fayre set to launch new range of IPA NFT’s

An exciting new era begins on the 27th May with the exclusive launch of the new range of IPA NFT’s NFTs are opening up new opportunities in the sports industry, as they are a great way for fans to engage with their favourite teams. Thanks to our recent partnership with Fayre, an NFT marketplace and…

What weekend! – Tour 1 European Championships Review

What a weekend! It’s difficult to know where to start with the first Tour weekend of the 2022 season, as there was just so much happening, with around 250 players heading to Coventry for the European Championships. The Main Event was the Professional tournament, with the Open, Ladies and Amateur events all taking place as…

Rees pips Hibbott in dramatic finale to Champions Cup

An Englishman, a Scotsman, and a Welshman walk in to a pool tournament… With so many of the World’s top pool players eager to pit their skills against their rivals in the SportyStuff Champions Cup, it took a few weeks of outstanding action to get to the three man final – but boy, was it…

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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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