The English Pool Association (EPA) is the governing body for Pool in England.
The 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 the local
pub players to recognising the professional players.
As an association, the EPA is affiliated to both the European Eight Ball Pool Federation,
and the World Eightball Pool Federation 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 Male, Female, Under 23s, Seniors and Junior
players that represent England in all international matches, as well as organising the
National Inter-County and National 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 has its own body of referees called the English Pool Referees Association (EPRA)
who officiate at all levels of pool from local league right up to the World Championships.
On January 1st 1998, the EPA as an Association, adopted the World Eight Ball Pool Federation
rules as the official set of rules. EPA have a set available to download, but the rules
may be viewed via the site links.
If you wish to become an EPA Registered Card Holder or you wish to affiliate your
Pool League please go to Player Registration Enquiry on our web site.
If you have a more general enquiry, please go to Ask EPA on our web site.