It has been a staggering six months in the life of the International Professional Pool Players Association. Having already restructured the coming season’s championship tournaments, which included the introduction of the sports first ever major event being played in double elimination format, the IPA has been working tirelessly in establishing new sponsors.
Therefore, it is with great delight that we can announce our new official table manufacturer for 2012 will be DPT, who are one of cue sports longest established family owned businesses. The Liverpool based manufacturers will be supplying all IPA events, and are enforcing their support of the IPA with an injection of over £20,000 into the sport.
Andy Underwood, Director of DPT said, “We are delighted by IPA’s decision to choose DPT Pool Tables as the professional choice for all IPA Tournaments. We believe this deal represents the coming together of two leading standard bearers for the sport and can only have a positive impact for ourselves, the IPA and the game as whole. As the UK’s leading manufacturer of professional standard pool tables and the IPA’s profile as the sports leading professional body, we look forward to establishing a long and successful partnership together.”
IPA Vice Chairman Morray Dolan said “We have been working very closely with both Andy & John at DPT, we believe that their product is exactly what the professional game requires. The DPT style of table will increase the level of excellence one expects when playing at a professional level, while the financial support provided by DPT will allow the new committee the opportunity to focus on raising the sports profile”.
DPT was established in 1974 and for over 30 years their pool tables have become synonymous in offering outstanding quality and excellent value for money worldwide. The retail division of DPT Snooker is the largest manufacturer of UK pool tables in Europe and supplies over 30 countries throughout the world. Their ethos is to invest in cutting edge design and quality manufacturing and they are constantly striving to improve their products, which makes them the perfect match for the IPA. They offer a wide variety of tables including American Pool Tables, traditional Snooker Tables, Outdoor Pool Tables and some beautiful Pool Dining Tables, which, if you are short of space make an ideal investment while they are rightly very proud of their manufacturing facility, which at over 30,000 square foot, is one of the most up to date and modern units of its kind in Europe. “We take immense pride in producing superior Pool Tables that provide the perfect surface for all players, both professional and amateurs alike”.