Australian Eight Ball Federation

paul mclean award

Paul McLean

Awarded for your outstanding contribution to the sport of Eight Ball for the creation of the World Rules which have spanned 30 years.

Paul is such a behind-the-scene type person and so I am very grateful that his contribution to this sport has been recognised.

Block Warning

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The AEBF Block Warning.

1.  No Coaching of a Player is permitted during a frame.

2.  No Food or Drink is allowed over the table.

3.  Should a Dispute arise during the frame the Player must ask for the Head Adjudicator BEFORE THE NEXT SHOT IS PLAYED. Team Managers, other Squad Members and Spectators are not permitted to enter the Playing Area, unless requested to do so by the Head Adjudicator.

4.  Players must retire to a neutral position upon finishing their visit to the table.

5.  Time outs will only be granted at the Umpires Good Judgement.

6.  No Photographs are to be taken with flash attachments, whilst ANY play is in progress. Offenders will have their cameras impounded until the conclusion of the National Championships.

7.  Mobile Phones must be turned to VIBERATE or OFF; whilst in the playing venue. Players MUST NOT take Mobile Phones into the playing area. Players and/or spectators found breaching this restriction will be asked to leave the playing venue.

aebf dress code

AEBF Dress Code

  1. Dress Codes

11.1 The Host State is responsible for ensuring that signage is erected at the Australian
Championships outlining dress requirements.
Spectators: – “NO”:

  • Thongs.
  • Singlets.
  • Tattered or Dirty Clothing.
  • Shorts (Except dress shorts and long socks).

11.3 Players and Officials:

  • Males: Slacks, Shirt and Shoes.
  • Females: Slacks or Skirt, Shirt or Blouse and Shoes.
  • Players must wear full State uniform at all times when competing.

11.4 Definitions:

  • Slacks: Does not include jeans, leggings and tracksuits etc.
  • Shoes: Does not include Running Shoes, Sandals and Moccasins etc.

11.5 Any player not in their correct State/Territory uniform is to be omitted from the Opening

11.6 State/Territory Uniforms:
Each State/Territory uniform will consist of the following predominate colours, any future
changes must be authorised at an AGM prior to a change being made.

A.C.T Royal Blue with gold.
S.A Red with dark blue and yellow.
N.T. Ochre with black and white.
QLD. Maroon with Gold
N.S.W Light Blue with Navy Blue.
TAS Green with gold and red.
VIC Navy with white.
W.A Black with gold and white.
Each State/Territory must have the current sponsor’s logo/s on their Playing Shirt for
Australian Championships.

Australian Eight Ball Federation – By-Laws – Updated 8th May 2021

aebf australian eight ball federation committee

Australian Eight Ball Federation Committee

Australian Eight Ball Federation Committee (AEBF)

The Executive Committee (2 year term)

  • President
    Vice President

The Development Committee (2 year term)

  • Media Officer
    Junior Development Officer
    Promotional Coordinator
    Rules and Umpiring
    Coaching Director
    Tournament Director
    Host President

1 Year Term – Junior Host State President and Senior Host State President to be elected each year on the Development Committee. Junior Host President term will commence at the AGM and conclude at the annual Delegates meeting. Senior Host Presidents term will commence at the annual delegates meeting and conclude at the AGM.


Person: Travis Crawley
Position: President
Member of the Executive Committee
Home State/Territory: NSW

Elected: 2020-2022, 2022-2024

13.1 The President shall oversee the operations of the Executive Committee. To chair all meetings of the Executive Committee and the Australian Committee. To represent the Federation at functions. To prepare and submit bi-monthly reports of the operations of the Executive Committee to Member Associations and to liaise with Member Associations and outside parties on behalf of the Federation. To ensure that Federation business is conducted in accordance with the Constitution, the By-Laws and any Executive Committee directives.

Vice President

Person: Sawan Naker
Position: Vice President
Member of the Executive Committee
Home State/Territory: SA

Elected: 2021-2023

13.2 The Vice President shall act as President in the absence of the President. To ensure that a Federation Development Plan is developed, updated and revised as necessary, and implemented.


Person: Mark McAleer
Position: Secretary
Member of the Executive Committee
Home State/Territory: QLD

Elected: 2020-2022, 2022-2024

13.3 The Secretary shall keep proper minutes of the proceedings of all Executive Committee and Australian Committee Meetings. To keep master copies of the Constitution and By-Laws and amend these in accordance with successful motions at Australian Committee Meetings. To assist in the preparation of other literature deemed necessary by the Executive Committee. To create and maintain, under strict security, a Members Register detailing the personal information of all members of the Association.


Person: Melissa Crawley
Position: Treasurer
Member of the Executive Committee
Home State/Territory: NSW

Elected: 2020-2022, 2022-2024

13.4 The Treasurer shall control all monies payable to and by the Federation. To maintain a Federation bank account. To ensure that a financial report is included in each President’s bi-monthly report. To ensure that the payment of all Membership and Registration fees due for a competition or tournament are paid. To ensure that the annual financial statements are properly audited and presented to the AGM.


Person: Vacant
Position: Administrator
Member of the Executive Committee
Home State/Territory:

Elected: 2022-2024

13.5 The Administrator shall liaise and coordinate with the President and Secretary in all activities of the Federation in accordance with this Constitution. To maintain and update the Constitution, By-Laws, member protection policy, and all other policies present and future adopted and implemented by the Federation.

Junior Development

Person: Kelvin Lee
Position: Junior Development
Member of the Development Committee
Home State/Territory: South Australia

Elected: 2022-2024

14.2 The Junior Development Officer shall implement junior development initiatives as outlined in the Development Plan.


Person: Gregg Dingle
Position: Coaching Director
Member of the Development Committee
Home State/Territory: QLD

Elected 2009-2010, 2010-2012, 2012-2014, 2014-2016, 2018-2020, 2022-2024

14.4 The Coaching Director shall implement coaching development initiatives as outlined in the Development Plan.

Media Officer

Person: Media
Position: Media
Member of the Development Committee
Home State/Territory:

14.1 The Media Officer shall coordinate the “Live Streaming” of AEBF Championships/Events, updating the AEBF Website regularly as well as the AEBF Facebook page and enforcing the AEBF Social Media Policy. To promote our sport to television, print media and radio outlets including sending out media releases advising of events/championships prior to and during the event and liaising with these media outlets. To ensure that the Federation receives the maximum positive media exposure.


Person: PR
Position: Promotional Coordinator
Member of the Development Committee
Home State/Territory:

14.6 The Promotional Coordinator shall instigate, or assist other members of the Executive Committee with, promotions, fundraising and sponsorship proposals.

Tournament Director

Person: Mark McAleer
Position: Tournament Director
Member of the Development Committee
Home State/Territory: QLD

14.7 The Tournament Director shall formulate and administer all competitions and tournaments approved by the Executive Committee, on behalf of the Federation. To maintain and administer the Australian Rankings. To obtain and correlate all results pertaining to any tournaments and competitions run by the Federation, on behalf of the Federation. To ensure that all results and tables are publicised via the Federation website and other means.

Host President

Person: Travis Crawley
Position: Host President
Member of the Development Committee
Home State/Territory: AEBF

14.5 The Host President shall keep the Executive Committee and Member Associations informed of that State’s progress towards hosting the Australian Championships. To liaise with the Tournament Director on all matters pertaining to the Australian Championships.

AEBF NIF Policies

As of 30th November 2023, the new National Integrity Framework (NIF) policies are effective.

Here are the policies under the National Integrity Framework: 

Fact Sheets about National Integrity Framework 

For further information

If you have any questions or concerns about the complaint process, contact Mark McAleer or Sport Integrity Australia directly. 

Key Contacts

  • NSO Integrity Manager is: Mark McAleer 
  • NSO Complaint Manager is: Mark McAleer
  • Sport Integrity Australia: or 13 000 27232
life membership

Life Membership

Below are people who have been awarded Life Membership of the Australian Eight-Ball Federation – The AEBF and States / Territories thank them for their involvement with the AEBF and 8 Ball at all levels of the sport.

  • Pam Rowe 1991
  • Lance Sheen 1996
  • Ken Kernich 2001
  • Lauri Sheen 2002
  • Terry Green 2003
  • Joe Fanto 2006
  • Andrew Saltmarsh 2007
  • Doug Percy 2008
  • Warren Ross 2011
  • Cheryl Congram 2016