Australian Eight Ball Federation

Australian Junior Teams to England

Australian Junior Team 2009
Australian Junior Team 2008: 5th
Agostino Digiorgio, Alessandro Nasca, Anthony Adams, Brent Hampton, Scott Peel
Scott finished equal 7th in the team stats 13/21
Alessandro and Scott were beaten in the last 16 of the Singles
Australian Junior Team 2007: 6th
Jake McCartney, Jake Persello, Kurt Dunham, Daniel Butler, Michael Hayes
Jake finished equal 7th in the team states 14/21
Kurt Dunham last 8 in the singles
Jake McCarthey last 4 in the singles
Australian Junior Team 2006: 2nd
Anthony Brooker, Jake McCartney, Justin Sajich, Daniel Sostarko, Levi Congdon
Anthony finished equal 2nd in the team stats 17/24
Justin was beaten in the Quarter Finals of the Singles
Australian Junior Team 2005: 4th
Adam Grabish, Steve Boekel, Cory Burr, Nick Howie, Ben Pottinger
Adam finished equal 2nd in the team stats 17/21
Adam, Steve and Cory were beaten in the last 16 of the Singles
Australian Junior Team 2004: 4th
Justn Sajich, Tim Hyde, John Nemes, Justin Thursby, Andrew Jarrett
Justin was 3rd in the team stats 17/24
Justin was beaten in the last 16 of the Singles
Australian Junior Team 2003: 5th
Justin Thursby, John Nemes, Luke Carter, Steve Waters, Adam Grabish
Adam was beaten in the last 32 of the Singles
Australian Junior Team 2002: 4th
Neil Barton, Ben Cahill, John Nemes, David Rothall, Justin Connor
Neil was beaten in the last 32 of the Singles
Australian Junior Team 2001: 3rd
Ben Nunan, Robert Zappia , Justin Connor, Trevor Jones, Scott Hammer
Both Ben and Scott were beaten in the Quarter Finals of the Singles
Australian Junior Team 2000: 1st Champions
Mark Robertson – Vic,  Jason Smith – SA,  Ben Nunan Vic
Australian Junior Team 1999: 2nd
Gary Wilcox – SA,  Ron Kelly – WA,  James Delahunty – SA
Australian Junior Team 1998: 2nd
Mark Zappia – Vic, Karl Marino – Vic, Ben Bolton WA
Australian Junior Team 1997: 1st Champions
Mark Warry – SA, Luke Smart – WA, Matthew Harmon – ACT
Mark Warry finished 2nd in the World Junior Singles
Australian Junior Team 1996:
Ben Crawley -NT,  Mark Warry – SA, ???
Ben Crawley won the World Junior Singles
Ben Crawley named in the WEBF Hall of Fame
Mark Warry finished 2nd in the World Junior Singles
Australian Junior Team 1995:
Mathew Franceschini,
Mathew Franceschini won the World Junior Singles
Mathew Franceschini named in the WEBF Hall of Fame
Australian Junior Team 1994:

Australian Team for 2021 World Championships

Dear Members,

The AEBF held a committee meeting last night to discuss the selection of the Australian Team for the World Championships in 2021. After considering the options, it was decided that the fairest option was to proceed with the players:

  • who were called up for the 2020 World Championship and;
  • had not declined their spot by the time the Australian teams were withdrawn.

The above players will be invited to represent Australia in the 2021 World Championships. If any of these players decline their spots, then players will be invited in the order of those originally selected for the 2020 World Championships, and working down the list until the teams are filled.

As a reminder, here are the details of the 2021 World Championships:

  • Venue:   
  • Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel
  • National Exhibition Centre
  • Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PP
  • Arrive
  • Monday 16th August 2021
  • Depart
  • Friday 27th August 2021

At this stage we are planning to send teams to the 2021 World Championships, but we will be monitoring the status of COVID-19 pandemic around the world, and its impacts on international air travel. 

In  other exciting news, the AEBF are also in discussions with New Zealand about a test series between Australia and New Zealand, which could be played either here in Australia or over in New Zealand. The team selected for the 2021 World Championships would be the team to play against New Zealand (depending on New Zealand playing numbers), which may be in addition to the 2021 World Championships or instead, depending on the COVID-19 situation. Watch this space for more details.

Kind regards,

Australian Eight Ball Federation Committee

WEPF adopt The Supreme Rules

Vote – WEPF adopt the Supreme Rules

WEPF adopt The Supreme Rules

The WEPF AGM – 15th August 2020 – 10.00am (UK).

31.     Proposed     WEPF Executive             Seconded
The WEPF are to adopt and promote an new set of Rules known as The Supreme Rules (copy of the rules attached), The rule change will come into effect in 2022 ready for WEPF World Championships.
As part of the proposal the 2022 WEPF World Championships will be awarded to England and held in The Isle of Man.
Members also have the right to bring this date forward for the rule change to the 2021 World Championships should they feel it is advantageous to do so.

The WEPF is currently in a contract with Alitus Services Limited and the WEPF received a sum of money relating to the 1st year of the contract associated with the World Championships 2020. These will of course not take place however the Sponsor has been kind enough for the money to be utilised predominantly for the 2021 World Championships in Birmingham.
The contract has a second phase to it that relates to the second year of World Championships, this will now relate to the 2022 World Championships.
The conditions required for the second phase of the contract that will provide Sponsorship funds of £100,000 are as follows:-
1 The 2022 World Championships are to be held in the Isle of Man.
2 The rule change to come into effect by 2022. (copy of the rules attached)
Furthermore an additional £20,000 contribution will be added to the Sponsorship for 2022, this is solely to help with funding of travel, mainly for the Southern hemisphere Countries attending.
For:         Against:         Abstain:         Pass / Fail


2020 World Championships - Australian Teams Announcement

2020 World Championships – Australian Teams Announcement

2020 World Championships - Australian Teams Announcement

2020 World Championships – Australian Teams Announcement

For the first time since 1993, Australia will not be sending teams to the 2020 World Eight Ball Championships.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected travel plans in Australia on multiple levels, most relevant in this case with International travel. Although the countdown is on to lifting some of the measures put in place for social distancing and possibly domestic travel, the uncertainty is too great regarding planning International travel for our 40 plus players, Team Managers and travelling companions.

With many first-time representatives across the 6 Australian teams, this decision is very disappointing to us all. But it is of the highest importance that the AEBF declare that the safety of our Members is our number one priority.

Please join us in congratulating once again and acknowledging the great achievements of the following players that made up the 2020 Australian traveling teams.


Australian Men’s Team
Captain – Peter Butterworth
Vice Captain – Paull Clack
Ben Nunan
Sawan Naker
Barry Kitchener Jr
Mandar Ranganekar
Alex Pace
Jayden Domeika
Team Manager – Paul Thorn

Australian Women’s Team
Captain – Sharon Brown
Vice-Captain – Nicole Fielding
Leslie O’Conner
Rachel King
Temple Larkins
Ana C Sarmento
Tracy Butterworth
Sue McCord
Team Manager – Karen Winter

Australian Masters Team
Captain – Adrian Lancaster
Vice Captain – Shane Cripps
Darren Waite
Greg Lawrie
Andy Ripley
Ciaran McCrory
Team Manager – Mandy Snare

Australian Junior Team
Captain – Nikolas Burnett
Vice-Captain – Billy Browne
Joe McClintock
Danyal Porter
Neil J Dimer
Rory Jowett
Team Manager – Chris Jeffery

Australian Under 23 (A) Team
Captain – Hayden Goode
Sam Burnett
Isabella Di Giorgio
Team Manager – Chris Jeffery

Australian Under 23 (B) Team
Captain – Kain Stone
Reece O’Callaghan
Jasely Jean dimer
Team Manager – Chris Jeffery

Statement released on behalf of the AEBF Executive & Development Committees.

2019 aebf men

Congratulations to the 2019 Australian Men’s Team on finishing strong

Congratulations to the 2019 Australian Men’s Team on finishing strong in the round robin stage of the World Championships, making it comfortably inside the top 6 to earn a spot in the playoffs.

Unfortunately the dream came to an end after a narrow defeat to Ireland.

You can all hold your heads high after a solid performance all week to make it into the playoffs. We are all proud of you back here in Australia.


2019 aebf women

The 2019 Australian Ladies team have put in a stellar performance at the World Championships,

The 2019 Australian Ladies team have put in a stellar performance at the World Championships, having only lost one match during the round robin stages.

This has earned the girls a well-deserved spot at the top of the table, and a spot in the semi-final against Ireland.

After a comfortable win over Ireland, South Africa were the opponents in the final. Unfortunately South Africa were just too good on the day, and were the only team to have defeated Australia in the round robin.

You can all come home knowing you have done Australia proud!

A big shout out to Holly Va’aelua who made it to the Semi Final of the Ladies Masters event too! What a huge achievement!

2019 aebf juniors

The 2019 Australian Juniors Team stole the show at the World Championships

The 2019 Australian Juniors Team stole the show at the World Championships, having went undefeated in the round robin stages!

The lads went on to win a nail biting semi-final over South Africa, lost out to the hosts in the final.

You were phenomenal all week, and have done Australia so proud!

With such a display of talent by the Australian Juniors, the future of Eight Ball has never looked so bright in Australia!

2018 2019 Australian Team

World Championships – Blackpool 2018 – Info

WEPF are changing the format for next year (2018) in order to streamline the Worlds, this was agreed by the nations at this years event, and will be confirmed in writing from Alan as stated above.
1.       Wednesday 20th June, start of the Mens World Singles, to be continued on 21st.

2.       Friday 22nd June, start of the Masters, to be completed on 23rd/early 24th.

3.       The Ladies and Seniors Masters will start on Saturday 23rd and complete on 24th.

4.       The A.G.M. will be on Saturday 23rd.

5.       The Opening ceremony on Sunday 24th

6.       Most of the other events will start on Sunday 24th and Finals day on Friday 29th for all sections. Juniors/Wheelchair will start 25th or 26th

7.       The presentation of all trophies will be at the Banquet on Friday 29th. We had this format at this years Europeans with over 400 in attendance, a great presentation.

All of the above is subject to number of entries from the member countries but we would not expect the schedule to change much.

One of the big benefits to the above format is that the Mens World and Masters events will be held first, starting on the Weds.

All other sections will not be involved until the Saturday or later which reduces substantially the number of days people have to be in attendance.

Another Major Event for the Australian Players

With Australia mens plus others in mind we have moved one of our UK tours to be held in Birmingham from Friday 15th until Sunday 17th.

The venue is 5 minutes from Birmingham International airport and the hotel is the Hilton Metropole, possibly the best hotel in England outside of London.

Prize fund will be over £18,000 which when coupled with the World & Masters gives us a massive £55,000 paid out over the 3 events.

We will be using the World Championship tables at the Tour event, which will then be transported to Blackpool for the Worlds.

Accommodation cost will be in line with what you are paying at the Imperial. The UK tour events which your men can enter are main event £10,000 prize fund and Challenge £5,000.

Entry fee is £100 which covers both events.


Your players can fly to London and train to Birmingham or fly direct into Birmingham airport.

For a small cost of £10, depending on numbers we will arrange a coach to Blackpool late Sunday.

If the rest of your party travel later than the mens we will arrange to pick them up at Manchester airport as in previous years.

Your players are invited to attend the UK Tour in Birmingham, this is mainly for the Mens squad but if any of your juniors, U/23, Seniors also wanted to attend they would be most welcome.

The main benefit for your players is that they will compete in major prize fund events on the world championship tables just before the worlds start.

We only have a limited number of spots available but are giving Australia first option. Would appreciate your comments as soon as possible.

World Championships – Blackpool 2018

The world championships are being held in Blackpool, England, between the 20th and 30th June 2018. Australia will be represented with five teams in the Men’s, Women’s, Under 18’s, Under 23’s and Over 50’s categories.

Confirmed traveling players are as follows:

Mens Team

TM ??

Womens Team

TM Karen Winter

Over 50’s

TM Greg Costello

Under 23’s

TM Greg Costello

Under 18’s

TM Jeremy Bower

World Championships 2020

European Championships, Dolmen Hotel Resort, Malta 15th – 22nd February 2020.

EPA Tour 4, Imperial Hotel Blackpool, 26th – 28th June 2020.

WEPF World Championships, Imperial Hotel Blackpool, 29th June – July 10th 2020.

Men’s singles will commence on Monday 29th, followed by the Masters.

2016 wepf mens team champions

2016 World Eight Ball Men’s Team Champions: Australia


Steve Woods, Jake Mccartney, Marc Robertson, Adam Andretzke, Rusty Wheeler, Justin Sajich, Michael Scerri, James Delahunty, Greg Costello (Manager), Huge Congratulations Guys from all Pool Players in Australia

Individual Leading Players
Pos Name Played Won %
1 James Delahunty 39 31 79.48%
2 Justin Sajich 37 28 75.67%
3 Steve Woods 39 27 69.23%
4 Jake McCartney 37 23 62.16%
5 John Wheeler 37 22 59.45%
6 Marc Robertson 32 20 62.50%
7 Michael Scerri 32 19 59.37%
8 Adam Andreztke 20 10 50.00%
2016 wepf ladies team champions

2016 World Eight Ball Women’s Team Champions: Australia

Australian Women defeated England 13-5 to become 2016 World Champions. Held at Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, England at the World Eightball Pool Championships.

This year has been Australia’s most successful year ever. Already our Australian Junior Team won the World Championships, back to back. Matt Curwood ( Vic ) won Junior World Singles. Stone Stenhouse ( W.A ) won junior player of the carnival. 3 Juniors named in the World Team. Steve Gray ( seniors ) named in Senior World Team. Wayne Stubbs ( Tas ) won the Seniors Masters Championship. Australia Women win World Title. Lyndall Morphett ( S.A ) wins player of the carnival & named in the World Team.

Kolbe Poole ( vic ) finished in Singles Semi’s. Elise Mabbott ( S.A ) finished in semi’s of Women’s Masters & our Australian Men’s Team play England Men in the semi final at 9pm UK time. James Delahunty ( S.A) won men’s player of the carnival & was named in World Team along with Justin Sajich & Steve Woods ( N.S.W ) . Let’s all get behind the Aussies & help get them over the line. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie xoxoxo Aussie Men defeated England in a nail biter to semi final to earn themselves a berth in the final against Ireland to play for he World Title.

I BELIEVE this amazing team can do this. Let’s go for 3 from 3. Come on Aussies. Xoxo

Individual Leading Players
Pos Name Played Won %
1 Lyndall Morphett 35 29 82.85%
2 Elise Mabbott 30 19 63.33%
3 Kolbe Poole 31 19 61.29%
4 Taylor Meyer 29 18 62.06%
5 Rhiannon Bolton 30 16 53.33%
6 Mickey McPherson 20 9 45.00%

2016 World Eight Ball Junior Singles Champion: Matt Curwood

Matt Curwood is the new WEPF World 8-Ball Pool junior singles champion after a dramatic finish to his final with Malta’s Scott Muscat.

Curwood, from the Victorian gold town of Ballarat, struck it rich as he came from 5-3 and 6-4 down to win 8-6. And the 18-year-old Australian champion, was part of the Green and Gold squad to defeat England 13-11 in the junior team final. His compatriots gave great vocal support in the Washington Suite as Curwood came through to succeed England’s Aaron Davies as champion “I didn’t really practice too much before I came over but it’s the best thing I have ever won,” said happy Curwood. “It’s a great feeling to win two world titles. “And I’m really happy to have won, especially as this is the last year as a junior,” added Curwood who whitewashed Ireland’s Adam Maher 7-0 in the semi-finals and England’s Murad Iqbal 7-4 in the quarters.

Curwood won three of his four frames in the team final as the Aussie youngsters retained their title. His only blemish was defeat to Keiron Phillips that allowed England to draw level at 10-all. However, Stone Stenhouse, Hayden Gunn and Alex Kingsbury took three of the next four frames while Alex Pace was the remaining member of the Australian squad. The England line-up was: Phillips, Iqbal, Ben Welfare, Kieron Lennon and Justin Field.

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