Did you know...

The IPA is the officially recognised body for Professional pool, by the World Pool Association (WPA), which in turn is part of the IOC structure.

It has been in existence for over 20 years but has never realised its potential, but over the last few years the IPA has been growing, reaching new audiences, with its version of fast, attacking and exciting style of pool – blackball.

Pool – a sport played by millions in the UK alone, was the sleeping giant of sports but no more. It has been awoken and is starting to deliver…

Over the last few years, the IPA has introduced all of the following:

  • Aramith Pro Cup balls
  • Strachan 861 Blue cloth
  • Unrivalled live streaming, including the introduction of stats
  • World Championships – the biggest event on the pool calendar
  • Unprecedented live tv coverage on Freesports
  • BBC Sport coverage – a first for the sport
  • World Series events played overseas such as South Africa, Gibraltar, Malta, Morocco plus many more
  • The IPA arena with built in tv screens
  • The 30 second shot clock as the ‘norm’
  • Biggest entry at any Tour event was 244 at Coventry 2018
  • ….and much more…….

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Some figures…

  • The 2017 IPA World Championships were watched in over 170 countries
  • IPA website is forecast to have over 33 MILLION hits in 2019
  • 90% male audience
  • Growth in YouTube audience over 500% from 2016-2019
  • BBC viewing figure targets repeatedly ‘smashed’
  • BBC described the IPA as the “success story of the summer” based on the viewing figures and the average length of time people were watching
  • 2019 World Championships had 55 hours live coverage on Freesports
  • 2019 will see a total of over 200 hours live television coverage
  • You can find everything IPA related on the following platforms:
    • Website www.ipapool.com
    • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ipapooltour
    • Twitter @IPAPool
    • YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/IPAPOOL