WPA Press Release
Gjerdrum (NOR), 1 September 2023 – In response to a recent statement made by WPA President Mr. Ishaun Singh during a podcast, the World Pool Association (WPA) seeks to provide additional context and clarity. Our primary goal is to prevent any potential confusion that may arise from post-interview co
Gjerdrum (NOR), 1 September 2023 – In response to a recent statement made by WPA President Mr. Ishaun Singh during a podcast, the World Pool Association (WPA) seeks to provide additional context and clarity. Our primary goal is to prevent any potential confusion that may arise from post-interview comments or out of context social media posts.
The discussion of enforcing rules included within the WPA player agreement is a current agenda item to be discussed at the upcoming WPA general assembly, 7 October 2023, in Doha, Qatar. However, to be clear, no decisions regarding the enforcement of the rules or applying restrictions to players have been made at this time. Additionally, if those rules are to be accepted by the WPA general assembly, the date those rules may go into effect the WPA will take into consideration many factors to ensure a proper timeline for communication to ensure a professional course of action and response from the players.
While we understand the importance and impact such a decision from the WPA will have on pool players across the globe, any decision by the WPA general assembly will not be taken lightly. Considering the ongoing presumptions and speculations, the WPA, kindly request all players, to continue their business as usual until they receive official notifications and a final decision has been made during the general assembly.
About World Pool-Billiard Association
The World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) is the international governing body for pool (pocket billiards), dedicated to promoting and regulating the sport of pool worldwide. Formed in 1987, the WPA is headed by a board of directors consisting of representatives from Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America with a commitment to fostering fair play, sportsmanship, and excellence for all pool players. The WPA is an associate member of the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS), which is the international umbrella organization, recognized by the IOC, and that encompasses all major cue sports.