We are delighted to announce that the IPA – the only recognised professional body for small table pool, is back with news of upcoming tournament coverage via the World’s most popular medium, the BBC.

In a first for the sport, the biggest event on the pool calendar – the 2022 IPA Professional World Championships – will be coming to you via the BBC Sport website, App and iPlayer.
Incredibly, the final 3 days will be featured which will provide global audiences with free-to-view access to watch the best players in the World going head to head , providing incredible drama and excitement, as they battle it out for the title of World Champion. And if you miss any of the action, don’t worry, you will be able to watch via the BBC iPlayer for the following 30 days.

Such has been the success of not only the viewing numbers, but also the length of time viewers are engaged and glued to their seats engrossed in the action match after match, that we can also announce extended coverage of the final two Tour events of the 2021 season

The online action will commence at the International Professional event, which comes from the Isle of Man from the 5th November, and will continue until the conclusion of the tournament on the 7th November – 3 days of unrivalled action not to be missed.

With the enhanced coverage, not only will be the Professional and Open event finals be featured on the main table, but also the Ladies and Amateur finals, which will now give all those players an opportunity to showcase their talents, whilst reaching pool’s undisputed biggest audience.

IPA Chairman Kevin Barton commented “This is great news for the sport and the many many pool fans around the globe, who will be able to watch the World’s best players in action on the broadcasting world’s biggest name – the BBC. The IPA continues to lead the way in driving the growth of our sport and working in partnership with the BBC on these big events simply reinforces that message. We are delighted to be showcasing the World’s best players to the huge audiences that being on the BBC brings”