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About the EPA
The English Pool Association (EPA) is the governing body for Pool in England.
EPA is the only Pool organisation in England that is run by the players for the players. As an organisation, it is in control of all disciplines of pool in England from professional players to the local pub players.
As an association, EPA is affiliated to a number of international bodies, both at European and World levels, and is proud to have been one of the founding members of the World Eightball Pool Federation, the parent organisation that officiates the World Eight ball Pool Championships.
EPA runs and maintains the National squads of men, lady and youth players that represent England in all international matches, as well as organising the Inter-County and Inter-League for players who want to play above the local league level.
Whatever standard you play, EPA runs the best Pool competitions in England.
EPA have its own body of referees called the English Pool Referees Association (E.P.R.A.) who officiate at all levels of pool from local league right up to the World Championships. On January 1st 1998, EPA as an Association, adopted the World Eight Ball Pool Federation rules as the official set of rules.
The EPA section that covers the professional game is called the International Pool Association (I.P.A.). It organises many of the bread and butter events for our professional members, including the tours that cover the length and breadth of the country.