IPA Press Release.

Kevin Barton, Chairman of the IPA (International Professional Pool Players Association) is delighted to announce that the 2019 World Championships to be held in Bradford from the 5th to the 10th February 2019 will be sponsored by 888poker. The event will be called the 888 Poker World Championships.

This comes after a lot of behind the scenes work to find the blue-chip sponsor that we all felt pool deserved and in the leading on-line poker company, we feel we have found a match made in heaven as 8ball meets 888poker.

As well as sponsorship the IPA look forward to working with 888poker to help to promote the sport of pool via their International influence and social media reach and hope that this new partnership will last, and we can also move forward together for future events.

Kevin Barton, IPA Chairman said “This is the news pool players have been waiting for as the high growth sport of pool and the popularity and audience engagement we have all worked tirelessly to achieve has now been recognised by a company of such high standing. The only way is up as we continue to grow the sport we and millions of others love, and we cannot wait to get started working with our new business partners”.

Guy Cohen, head of B2C at 888 added: “We are excited to sponsor the prestigious 2019 World Championships which allows 888poker to engage with pool fans all over the World. This comes at a time when we are developing our poker product to offer an even more engaging experience to all poker players.”