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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

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…

2023 IPA Tour details announced

The IPA is delighted to announce the details for the 2023 Tour, which will be the biggest yet! Building the Tour year on year has been our ongoing ambition, and 2023 is no different, with increased prize monies across the board, culminating in the Grand Finals in November with a £10,000 top prize on offer….

IPA World Series in Morocco details announced

The IPA is delighted to announce details of the latest World Series event, to be staged in Morocco in October 2022. There will be 3 separate events taking place and features the IPA v Morocco Team event, IPA Pro event, and an Open event The series of 3 events will take place during the official…

It’s the BIG ONE – 2023 IPA World Championships details announced

The IPA, the only official recognised body for small table pool, is delighted to announce details of the most sought after title on the pool calendar – the 2023 World Professional Championships, which will feature a record £15,000 to the winner of the Main event. With increased prize monies across most of the events, the…

What a weekend – British Championships Review

What a weekend yet again It’s difficult knowing where to start after a fabulous three days of intense, blackball pool action, played at the very highest of levels by close to 300 players at the superb Hilton Doubletree Hotel, just on the outskirts of Coventry. The action on all 22 tables got underway at 9am…

Tour 3 – British Championships preview

After a couple of months off (holidays for some, practice time for others), the IPA Pool Tour is back, and this time they have moved on to Coventry ahead of the weekend action. For those unfamiliar with the sport (fair enough), the IPA is the official professional arm of Blackball pool, which in turn is…

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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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