The following players have been selected by the Australian Blackball International Federation to represent Australia at the 2022 World Championships in Albi, France.
The criteria for selection have been announced by the ABIF President on Facebook…
We are very proud to name the players selected to represent the ABIF at the 2022 World Championships in Albi, France.
All players will receive an invitation to accept your position in the coming days and Facebook chat groups will be started to obtain contact details for each team member.
We require confirmation of your position and $500 deposit (non-refundable) paid by the 1st of May 2022 as we will organising accommodation and uniforms as soon as possible.
If players elect not to accept their position, we will work down our list accordingly.
As the 2022 ABIF Nationals were incomplete the executive committee voted to deviate from the selection formula outlined in the ABIF By-Laws.
We took 50% of 2022 player stats and 50% of 2021 player stats to find our teams, all available frames that were played are included in the stats even though some matches were incomplete.
We do understand that this change will impact some players, but we unanimously voted that it was the fairest way to achieve the ABIF 2022 squad under these difficult circumstances.
Players in the reserve positions will only play when called upon by your team Captain.
Team Captains will be decided once teams are fully confirmed.
We will name the LD/PD and Under 23 teams in the coming days as we are confirming specific criteria in these divisions with the officials in France.
Congratulations to all players.
Yours in sport,