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Comprehensive Structure of the Worldwide Associations

Under Martin Kirwans' chairmanship of the EBA, they acquired pre-Olympic status being recognized by the WPA. The EBA is also the governing body for European Blackball. The EBA is affiliated to Blackball International who are members of the World Pool Association. The WPA has 101 member countries. THE EPBF has 42 countries and is part of the World Pool Association.

Below is the comprehensive organizational structure of the worldwide associations. Click on the chart to see the list of countries each association of the WPA represents. Scroll down to display the full name of the organizations.

World Pool-Billiard Association


National and International Affiliations for SIPF

  • The Southern Ireland Pool Federation (SIPF) - 130+ Clubs Including The Ballymun Club
  • European Blackball Association (EBA)
  • European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF)
  • World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA)
  • World Confederation of Billiard Sports
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) - Pre-Olympic Status