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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!

Latest News

Latest News from the IPA

Champions Cup – week 3 catch up

And we are back with another review from the SportyStuff Champions Cup this week with plenty of talking points worthy of a mention. Before we get down to the action, it was very pleasing to see the camera work, sound, preparation and the all-round set-up improving day after day as we continue to make small…

Champions Cup – week 2 catch up

When it comes to reviews of pool tournaments, short and sweet seems the way forward, with even the most ardent of fans likely to quickly switch off if given a ball by ball account – so I won’t. Week Two of the SportyStuff Champions Cup had a lot to live up to, and I had…

Champions Cup Preview

The Sporty Stuff 2021 Champions Cup Once again the IPA break new ground with a live televised tournament on Sporty Stuff Tv (Sky 437 Freesat 250 and on line via sportystuff.tv), to be played over an eight week period, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3.00pm to 5.30pm and again at 10.00pm to find one winner…

Sporty Stuff TV Champions Cup

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Player Blogs

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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