Welcome to the IPA

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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The IPA is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with the UK’s leading pool table manufacturer Supreme Pool. Supreme have been supplying the highest quality pool tables, both home…

IPA Announce new partnership with Raffle House

The IPA, the officially recognised body for Professional Blackball pool, is delighted to announce Raffle House as the headline sponsor for the upcoming UK Championships, that commence on Friday 17th…

2024 IPA Tour 2 – UK Championships Preview

It’s that time again – the pool season is well under way and the only recognised body for the professional arm of the sport, the IPA, hold the UK Open…

IPA Launches the all new Grand Prix Series

The IPA is delighted to announce the dates and details of the new Grand Prix Series, which encompasses 3 events: Scottish Grand Prix – McGoldrick’s Pool & Sports Bar   June…

2024 IPA World Championships review – What a week of sporting drama

World Championships Review – the best ever! Where do we start? It was without doubt, THE most dramatic and exciting of weeks at the 10th staging of the IPA World…

The Big One is here – World Championships Preview

IPA World Championships Preview – A True Feast Of Pool With Challengers From Around The Globe As many of you will already know, horse racing is another sport I cover…

Onboard deliver yet again with the new 2024 Tour range

Our clothing partners Onboard Sportswear have revealed the new range of playing tops and jackets for the upcoming 2024 IPA Tour – and what a stunning job they have done!…

IPA Tour 5 – British Open Preview

Thanks to the postponement of an earlier event the IPA finish off their 2023 tour this coming weekend, with the British Open from the Gosforth Grand Hotel in Newcastle from…

Onboard Sportswear release the 2024 IPA World Championships range

Our clothing partners Onboard Sportswear have now revealed the stunning new range of playing tops and jerseys, for the biggest event on the pool calendar – the 2024 IPA World…

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