Australian Eight Ball Federation Inc
- Written by Admin
- Category: WEPF
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
- Written by Gregg
- Category: Policy
Australian Eight Ball Federation COVID-19 Guidelines (25th June 2020)
AEBF Guidelines for the Resumption of Eight Ball
Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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.