The first Ultimate Pool Pairs Cup took place between September 2021 and January 2022.
The tournament featured 128 players consisting of 64 teams of two players. Played across 21 weeks on Monday nights, it was held at the Players Pool & Snooker Lounge in Newcastle-under-Lyme and had a total prize fund of £32,800, with £12,000 going to the winning pair. The tournament was not ranked.
The tournament was sponsored by Eative.
There were three phases to the 2021/22 Ultimate Pool Pairs Cup:
- Phase One (64 pairs): 16 weeks of round robin action with four pairs in each group. Group winners progressed to Phase Two
- Phase Two (16 pairs): 4 weeks of round robin action with four pairs in each group. Group winners progressed to Phase Three
- Phase Three (4 pairs): Finals Night consisting of both semi-finals and the final
Matches between teams in Phases One and Two were races to four frames with a 20-minute match-clock. The order of play for these matches went: scotch doubles-single-singles-scotch doubles-reverse singles-reverse singles-scotch doubles.
The semi-finals and final were the best of two sets. Each set was the same match format as that in Phases One and Two.
There was live weekly coverage on FreeSports in the UK.