To the sound of trumpets the IPA are proud to announce the IPA Blackball Lakeside World Championships from January 21st to 26th 2014.
Pool is a game that anyone can play but few can master, and with the ability to pop down the local club for a game, it appeals to everyone of all standards, from mess about through local leagues, all the way up to the true professionals. A fast paced easy to follow sport (seven yellows, seven reds, a black, and a white), each frame can be over in moments, or go tactical and turn in to chess with balls (?) - the variety is surprising, and great fun to watch.
Players will arrive from Ghana (the well liked pair of Hadi Mumuni and Fortune Agyemani), as well as Malta, Morocco, Hungary, Ireland, France and South Africa, plus a strong contingent from every corner of the United Kingdom, and with ex World Champions Gareth Potts (who recently won the Joy Chinese 8Ball Masters) and Jason Twist, plus tour winners Lee Clough, Craig Marshall, Jordan Shepherd, Christophe Lambert and Simon Ward to name but a few, the competition will be fierce from the first to the very last frame.
With a singles (192 entries) plus a doubles and a seniors tournament, there will be plenty of action for one and all, and numerous ways to get involved - from the livestream table which fans can watch free of charge via www.ipapool.com, to regular results and photos via Twitter (@ipapool), and a Facebook page (search IPA) which will be updated daily – not to mention an after event write up from yours truly complete with photos, there really is something for all pool fans and who knows, perhaps a Ghanaian World Champ[ion will be crowned on Sunday the 26th of January 2014 – you never know?