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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!

IPA Latest News

IPA extends contracts with Strachan & Saluc

The IPA are delighted to announce an extension to the current partnership with our official cloth partner Strachan for a further 2 years to the end of 2022. This will result in all IPA events continuing to be being played on the superb Strachan 861 powder blue cloth made by Simonis, which has transformed the…

Events Update

Due to the ongoing situation regarding coronavirus, the IPA is announcing a delay to the planned Pro Series event, featuring snooker legend Jimmy White. Sadly, we are also forced to announce a delay to the start of the IPA Tour season 2021, with the first event planned for the Isle of Man having to be…

2021 IPA World Championships – Rescheduled

The IPA is today sadly announcing the postponement of the flagship event on the pool calendar – the 2021 World Championships, which were due to take place from the 15th-21st February 2021. Due to the current uncertainty regarding covid, the restrictions that are still in place nationwide and likely to be so for several months,…


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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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05mar(mar 5)10:00 am07(mar 7)11:50 pmFeaturedIPA TOUR 1 - ISLE OF MAN - Rescheduled


14may(may 14)10:00 am16(may 16)10:00 pmIPA TOUR 2 - BOURNEMOUTH


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