The World Pool-Billiard Association is the governing body for the entire world of pool and billiards. It is an organization composed of the US, European, Australian, African, Latin American, Caribe, and Asian billiards federations. It is truly world wide in scale.
The WPA holds its own tournaments, most notably The WPA World 9-Ball Championship. This organization is recognized by the International Olympic Commitee. Links to the WPA's Regulations, Rules of Play and Tournament Table & Equipment Specifications are below.