IPA Ladies 2022
The IPA has worked tirelessly for many years to develop the Ladies game and now are looking to expand the ladies game similarly, aiming to ultimately set up the first Professional Ladies 8 ball Association, starting in 2023.
In 2022 the IPA Ladies section will increase the number of places available. The Ladies event will be held on the same weekend as the main IPA tour at each tour stop to add to the kudos with a total cost of £350 for all 5 events, and when spaces become available, £75 for single event entry. The Ladies event is a bespoke ladies event and all tour ladies will be expected to attend all 5 events.
It is planned that every ladies final will be live streamed to the ever increasing IPA audience from all over the world on the BBC Sport website
Ranking points this year will be bought in line with the other IPA competitions bringing the ladies section one step closer to that professional status that it deserves. Top 8 in the rankings after Tour 5 will automatically qualify for the first ever IPA LADIES BLACKBALL PREMIER LEAGUE in late 2022
With places available for 2022, to secure your chance to play at the highest level please pay a £75 non refundable deposit via the IPA shop and email Viv Ruscoe , the IPA Ladies Representative with your details and any questions to email@example.com asap.
Look out for the IPA Ladies Group on facebook. As any more information becomes available it will be posted on social media as well as the IPA website.
Make sure you are part of the growth of the IPA Ladies Section – increased coverage of the ladies game at this level can only strengthen the resolve to become recognised as Lady Professionals securing the future of the ladies game.
2022 IPA LADIES EVENT FORMATS
At each tour:
The new format for the Ladies event will be as follows:
- Ladies Main event will be double elimination (races to 6 winners/4 losers) to quarter finals, then single elimination
- Ladies Cup event (for players not reaching the quarter finals of Main event) single elimination, races to 5
Ladies Main Event/Grand Final
WINNER £700 / £1,500
Runner Up £350 / £500
Semi Finalists £200 / £250
Quarter Finalists £100 / £125
Runner Up £100
Semi Finalists £50
Quarter Finalists £25
• If a tour player cannot make an event for extenuating circumstances she must contact ladies players representative asap and a reserve will be put in her place for that tour only as a direct replacement. No refunds will be given.
• Reserve will be awarded any ranking points she accumulates and be positioned in the ranking system in her own right.
• £75 non refundable deposit must be paid by 31st Jan 2022 to secure a place – 2nd payment of £150 by tour 1 Balance of £125 by tour 2
• List of places held by lady players representative (Viv Ruscoe ) please email Viv on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions / queries throughout the season
• Ladies are required to stay in main hotel.
• Ladies may also enter main Tour events
• IPA Ladies subject to IPA rules and regulations