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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

UK Open weekend review

Success can cause its own issues as the IPA Pool Tour had to source more tables with over 200 entries for the Open which may be a recent record. Lucky for us, the Grand Hotel at Gosforth Park had one of the best conference rooms in the area, and the added tables were fitted in…

UK Open – Preview

Its back! The IPA Pool Tour was a massive success in Coventry with some of our highest YouTube viewing figures yet as word gets out that this is THE tour to be on if you want to test your mettle against the very best, and while the BBC are busy with the Paralympics, it looks…

European Open review – Tour 1

It’s been a while since I have had the luxury of writing a pool review, we all know why but I have to admit I was a little wary about what to expect – would the players cry off, did they still want to play pool, would there be a good or a bad atmosphere…

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IPA Tour 3 - Bournemouth 8th - 10th October

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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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