Press Releases


Hosted by EPA and Ultimate Pool

On behalf of the World Eightball Pool Federation we are pleased to announce that the World Championships will be held on the 18th to 27th June 2024 at the Grand Hotel Blackpool England. We are grateful to the English Pool Association with the assistance of our major sponsor Ultimate Pool that have accepted to host the event this year.

We invite member countries to participate in numerous numbers in the various Team and Individual event categories. Challenge yourself against some of the best players in the World while representing your country with pride.

We look forward to welcome, you to The Ultimate Eightball Pool Championships 2024 in Blackpool England.

Joe Fanto

WEPF President


Transgender Statement


Dear All

World Eightball Pool Federation and Ultimate Pool Group today updated competition eligibility for transgender and non-binary players.

Providing regulatory conditions are met view here under section four (by laws), transgender and non-binary players will be able to participate in the women’s series across World Eightball Pool Federation and Ultimate Pool Group events.

There is no change to the regulations for the men’s series and this continues to be open to all.

World Eightball Pool Federation and Ultimate Pool Group remain committed to the development of the sport for all participants and gender inclusivity is an important part of this.

For further enquiries please contact:

Yours in Sport


WEPF / UP Transgender Statement

WEPF / UP Transgender Statement

The WEPF and the Ultimate Pool Group are committed to transparency and fairness within the realm of sports, we want to address an important update concerning WEPF/Ultimate Pool Women's events with the changes being implemented from January 1st 2024.

After careful consideration, we have made the decision to revise the eligibility criteria for participation in our events, these events will be exclusively open to individuals who are born female.

We understand that this decision may prompt questions and discussions within our sport. We want to emphasise that our commitment to upholding the values of sportsmanship, inclusivity, and adherence to regulatory standards remains unwavering.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure the continued growth and development of the sport we all love, while maintaining a harmonious balance between inclusivity and the integrity of competition. We recognise the importance of fostering an environment where everyone can participate and thrive, and we remain dedicated to upholding these principles to the best of our ability.

We aim to work closely with member associations and the wider community to ensure that these changes are executed in a manner that respects the interests and concerns of all parties involved.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate this period. Our commitment to delivering exceptional Women’s events remains strong, and we are optimistic that these changes will contribute positively to the growth and success of the sport.

Yours in Sport

WEPF and Ultimate Pool