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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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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…

2022 IPA Masters Details

We are delighted to announce details of the 2022 IPA Masters, to be played at McGoldrick’s Pool and Snooker bar, from the 9th-11th December With a top prize of £5,000, the best players in the world will be going head to head for the money, plus the trophy, and the title of 2022 IPA Masters…

Another great weekend – UK Championships review

A scribe’s life is not always as glamourous as some would have you believe, and I have spent the last two days pretty much underground in the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford, reporting on the Fayre IPA UK Open  – some of you may have even read my preview. In brief, the best 8-ball pool players…

UK Championships – Sean Trivass reviews this weekend’s action from Bradford

It has been a while, but top-class pool is back on your screen via the Fayre IPA UK Open from Bradford running from Friday through to the end of Sunday at the Cedar Court Hotel. Once again, the action will be fast and furious, with the usual heady mixture of skill, stamina (try concentrating at the top…

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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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