Australian Eight Ball Federation

Australian National Anti-Doping Policy

            Acknowledgement on the sports website

The Australian Eight Ball Federation anti-doping policy is the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, effective from 1 January 2021, and found here on the Sport Integrity Australia website. All members, participants and non-participants in the sport of Eight Ball are bound by these rules.


2020 AEBF Committee

2020 Annual General Meeting – Elected Officers

Dear Australian Eight Ball Federation Members,

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Eight Ball Federation was held on Saturday. It was very reassuring to see so many skilled and experienced people willing to fill the positions vacated by the outgoing 2019 committee members. We had an exciting day on the calendar which saw healthy competition for many of the vacated positions.

We are pleased to announce the following officers on the Executive and Development Committee:

Executive Committee

President: Travis Crawley
Vice President: Sawan Naker
Secretary: Mark McAleer
Treasurer: Melissa Crawley
Administrator: Scott Henderson

Development Committee

Coaching Director: Gregg Dingle
Junior Development Officer: Chris Jeffery
Media Officer: Drew McGrath
Promotional Coordinator: Drew McGrath
Rules & Umpires Director: Gregg Dingle
Tournament Director: Mark McAleer

Congratulations to everyone on their appointment to the committee, and good luck in your role for the year ahead. This team brings a wealth of experience in many areas, which will see the sport move forward in leaps and bounds over the next term. With a mixture of current national players and individuals with specialised skills, our mindset is to produce the best game possible for all of our members around the country. Increasing opportunities for members will be one of our main goals, and this team is focused on bringing the game to the forefront of Australian sport. The future of Eight Ball in Australia is bright!

In moving forward, we would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of the outgoing committee members, Greg Costello, Tracy Butterworth and Paul Thorn. The huge amount of passion and commitment exhibited by these individuals has been invaluable to Eight ball in Australia, and the sport is in a better place because of your efforts. Thank you for your dedication to bring the Australian Eight Ball Federation to where it is now, and we wish you well in your endeavours.

Kind regards,

Mark McAleer | Secretary

For and on behalf of the Australian Eight Ball Federation (AEBF)



COVID-19 Guidelines

COVID-19 Guidelines
COVID-19 Guidelines

Australian Eight Ball Federation COVID-19 Guidelines (25th June 2020)

Full Documentation:

AEBF Guidelines for the Resumption of Eight Ball
Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1. Introduction
The Australian Eight Ball Federation (AEBF) is the National Sporting Organisation responsible for the management and promotion of Eight Ball in Australia. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to AEBF members, operators of Eight Ball venues, players and officials on requirements for the resumption of Eight Ball, and to help them comply with public health guidelines for a COVID-19 safe environment.

In accordance with the gradual easing of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, governments have provided recommendations for a staged return to sport and leisure activities over the following months. Resuming sports must occur in the context of Federal, State/Territory and Local Public Health Authority requirements including the maximum number of people allowed within an indoor venue, which may vary in different states and territories. These government requirements must take precedence over all other forms of advice, including these guidelines.

These guidelines align with public health and SafeWork Australia recommendations for workplaces, and the “AIS Framework for Re-booting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment”. They will be reviewed and updated regularly in accordance with changes to public health guidelines and government requirements.

The level of restrictions in force in each place should be kept under constant review by everyone involved with Eight Ball, and the priority at all times must be to take the necessary steps to preserve public health by minimising the risk of community transmission of the virus. A checklist that organisations can use to assess their preparedness to return to sport is available at:

Communication via member newsletters, posters and signage within venues will reinforce COVID-19 related policies and procedures, and will support effective action and enhance member confidence in their ability to safely resume their sport.

Key Public and Occupational Health Recommendations
The key health recommendations to minimise transmission of coronavirus are:
• physical distancing between people (at least 1.5 metres between people and 4 square metres
per person in an indoor environment);
• minimise the use of shared equipment, and disinfecting shared equipment;
• adequate cleaning and disinfecting of environments where people gather;
• people must stay at home if they are unwell with symptoms of COVID-19;
• contact tracing; and
• consideration of vulnerable players.

Australian Eight Ball Federation Committee

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The Executive Committee: The President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Administrator.

The Development Committee: Media Officer, Junior Development Officer, Rules and Umpiring, Coaching Director, Host President, Promotional Coordinator and Tournament Director.

The Host President of the Member Association appointed to host the next Australian Championships will be appointed to the Executive Committee.

ASADA – Drug Testing

Check your substances on Global DRO
Athletes and support personnel can use Global DRO (online search tool) to find out whether the most commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medicines in Australia are permitted or prohibited in their sport.

User Type = Athlete
Sport = Billiards
Nation of Purchase = Australia
Search for = medication

Total Results = click on the medication
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