The International Pool Tour is a professional sports tour created in 2005 by Kevin Trudeau and hosted by Rebecca Grant. It aims to elevate pool (pocket billiards) to the level of other modern sports. Closely modeled on the PGA Tour, the IPT offered the largest prize funds in pool history in its first year. The tour has attracted the top pool players in the world. It is also different from the many nine-ball tournaments, as all IPT events are eight-ball games. The company is based in Hinsdale, Illinois.
Many pool enthusiasts were initially skeptical, but the first event was successful, and at the time was the biggest tournament in billiards history. However by the end of 2006, the tour was in serious financial trouble, and was forced to stop staging major tournaments.
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