Title Sponsor: Eative
Number of Players: 128 (64 two-player teams) - a mixture of professionals and amateurs
Status: Invitational Event / Unranked
Format: Phases one (Last 64) and two (Last 16) are in a round robin format with four pairs in each group. The group winners will progress to the next phase. The tournament concluding Finals Night will see the four remaining pairs play in straight knockout semi-finals and then a final.
The semi-finals and final will be the best of two sets. Each set will be first to 4 frames, but with a 20-minute match-clock (same scotch doubles/singles format as the opening two group phases).
Whoever wins the set gets a point. If the scores are level at the end of a set, each team receives half a point.
If the match score is level after both sets are completed, the match will be determined by a 6-reds shootout.
The Golden Break and Golden Duck are in operation during the Pairs Cup.
Dates/Venues: The 2021/22 Pairs Cup took place across 21 weekly Monday night shows between September to January. The tournament was held at Players Pool & Snooker Lounge in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Prize Money: The 2021/22 Eative Ultimate Pool Pairs Cup had a total prize fund of £32,800. The prize money breakdown was as follows (per team):
- Winners: £12,000
- Runners-Up: £6,000
- Semi-Finalists: £2,500 (each team)
- Joint 5th (second place in a Last 16 group): £1,250 (each team)
- Joint 9th (third place in a Last 16 group): £750 (each team)
- Joint 13th (fourth place in a Last 16 group): £450 (each team)
Coverage: Extensive live television coverage on FreeSports TV in the UK and via livestream on ultimatepool.tv for those everywhere else.
Roll of Honour
- Shaun Chipperfield & Karl Sutton (2021/22 Champions)