Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association Inc.

Representing & Developing Billiards & Snooker as a sport in Victoria

VBSA Patron: The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.

VBSA

(Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association Inc.)
VBSA Patron: The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.
Representing & Developing Billiards & Snooker as a sport in Victoria
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Fred Osbourne Memorial Snooker
Starts: Aug 07, 2020

Australian National Snooker Championship
Starts: Aug 28, 2020

South Pacific Open Snooker
Starts: Sep 11, 2020

WWW Women's Snooker
Starts: Oct 10, 2020

Bob Hawke AC Open
Starts: Oct 15, 2020

VBSA News

North Brighton is upgrading!

Please see attached for news about the North Brighton Club

By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 6th Jul 2020 - 5:57PM

Return to Play - Season 2
To all VBSA members.
 
Team entries close tomorrow, Sunday 5th July and, to date, numbers have been poor.
 
Whilst this is not unexpected due to the COVID-19 situation, the VBSA Board is making every effort to retrieve a semblance of a Pennant Season and is therefore encouraging all players & teams to submit their teams NOW in the hope that a mid July start can be achieved. 
 
If this proves not possible, then alternatives will be considered over the coming weeks.  Alternatives might be, but are not limited to, a shortened season, mini tournaments or total abandonment of the season.
 
Mark Dunn, Scores Registrar.

 

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 4th Jul 2020 - 1:30PM

Return to Play - Season 2
The following is subject to change with little notice dependent on the changing situation and the availability of venues.
 
The VBSA Board has decided, in conjunction with Sports & Recreation Victoria, the ABSC and relevant health authorities, to commence the Season 2 Pennant competition on Monday 20th July, 2020.  Season 1 has been abandoned with no team and individual awards to be made.  Pennant registration fees for the first 3 rounds of Season 1 will not be charged.
 
Note that all grades have been set at 4-man teams and that the provision of supper, including post match drinks, is banned to avoid compromising social distancing measures.
 
All members, team organisers & club managers are asked to start organising teams for entry into Season 2.  Team Entry can be made online by clicking on this LINK or click on the blue panel "Membership & Team Registration Forms" on the left of this page
 
Your attention is drawn to the Mandatory requirement for players, teams and Clubs to adhere to Federal/State Government guidelines, as well as those imposed by the VBSA with guidance by the ABSC.  Details of these are available in below post.  All Team Entries require sign off of your agreement to these requirements.  Player, team and Club expulsion for non-adherence, as well as government fines, will be the responsibility of the Clubs.
 
Clearly, the major issue will be the availability of venues to conduct competition.  It is hoped that the proposed relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions on 20th July will mean that sufficient venues are available.  Should the COVID-19 restrictions be reinstated resulting in venues not being available and indoor recreation again being banned, then the season start date will need to be postponed with a resulting shortening of the season.  Of course, some venues may not be available till later in the year irrespective of the relaxation of restrictions.  Bottom line is that nothing is “set in stone” but the Board will be making every effort to maximise the opportunity that now presents itself.
 
Pennant specific queries should be directed to Score Registrar, Mark Dunn
 
COVID-19 or policy specific queries should be directed to the VBSA Secretary, David Chigwidden
By: Mark Dunn  Tue 23rd Jun 2020 - 7:25PM

COVID 19 - Return to Play

Please read the attached directive from the VBSA Board regarding the Return to Play as COVID-19 restrictions are eased in Victoria.  Note that the VBSA requirements are in addition to the ABSC requirements, not in place of.

All enquiries can be directed to VBSA Secretary David Chigwidden

A copy of the ABSC Guideline and Quick Reference Guide/Poster is also attached for your convenience.

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 19th Jun 2020 - 10:46AM

Chris Christofi & Vinnies CEO SleepOut

 

Please view this Youtube clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG_arEa3BKU&t=1s

 

Chris Christofi is about to participate in his third Vinnies CEO SleepOut and has committed to raising $80,000.00 to help those in need. Reventon will also show support by donating 75 cents for every dollar that he raises.

This year Vinnie's asked for all the CEO's to participate virtually by sleeping in their backyard, in their car or on their couch. 

 

Chris has decided to sleep out on the streets of Melbourne for two nights at the end of June with his wife Billie.

 

Times are tough at the moment but together we can make a difference and change the lives of many.

 

$20 will help feed 1 person while $55 will help feed a family for a day. 

 

No donation is too small, if our whole network were able to give up one coffee a week and donate the money instead, we would be able to hit our target and help those who need it most. 

 

To make a donation please click on the link below.

 

https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/chrischristofi/melbourne

If you would like to see Chris' experience sleeping out on the coldest nights of the year, please follow him on social media @ChrisChristofi

There are many ways you can help - by making a donation, sharing this post with your network or by doing both. Chris appreciates everyone’s help in spreading the message.

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 14th Jun 2020 - 1:39PM

Live Snooker is on Foxtel in June

The Championship League is being shown live on U.K. TV (ITV), and also on Foxsports here in Australia.

Please see below the dates and times for the upcoming UK Snooker.

All 11 days LIVE.
 
June 2-5               12.00 am EST     
June 6                   1.00 am EST
June 7-12             12.00 am EST
 
Plus highlights during the day.
By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 27th May 2020 - 7:21PM

Federal announcement COVID-19

Dear Members,

As many of you would be aware the Federal Government through our Prime Minister The Honourable Mr Scott Morrison announced steps to reinstate community structure and ease COVID-19 restrictions.   This is to be done in three stages to be administered by the States via their own administration at dates to be advised.   The first step involves sports to a limited degree permitting small groups up to 10 only maintaining social distancing all the while.   Instructions handed down do not refer specifically to any particular sport.

This being in vogue represents to us a positive move to returning to normality in community functioning albeit specifics of our position is still undecided while we await our State Parliament advice.   This fortunately commences this coming Monday 11th May 2020 but its timing on the day in unknown.    Should any actionable advice arise from this delivery I will add an appropriate addendum.

The VBSA Board wishes you continued safety and good health, looking forward to cueing again.

Kind regards
 

David Chigwidden
Secretary

 

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 9th May 2020 - 10:25AM

Privacy Policy - April 2020

The VBSA Privacy Policy has been updated and is now available from the Policy & Procedures page.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 30th Apr 2020 - 1:06PM

A message from David Chigwidden, Secretary VBSA.

Dear Members

I hope you all enjoyed a safe and happy Easter and Anzac celebration period amid unusual circumstances and others engaging in Ramadan which commenced on the 23rd April.
  
Upon reflection, our communities have endured a number of challenges in health & well being, financial hardship, job losses, family pressures or even COVID-19.   Even though the virus is still very much a part of our daily existence, so too is the effort we apply to overcoming it and this is evidenced by the flattening of the curve of cases and the wonderful work done by our nursing and medical staff.   My heartfelt thanks to all those people dedicated to the safety of us all.

I also want to recognise the effort put in by the Victorian public who have responded responsibly to isolation and social distancing facilitating the efficiency in defeating the virus much more readily than a large percentage of our global nations who are continuing to suffer long and painfully.

On behalf of the VBSA Board, I wish each and everyone of you peace and happiness along with the hope of a return to our beloved cue sports soon. The VBSA is in constant consultation with the Victorian Government and Sports Recreation Victoria preparing ourselves to be ready and able to re-engage competition the moment we are allowed.   Likewise we are connected with our parent body, the ABSC, through whom we align our discussions and commitment to sustaining our sport working to ensure the procedure is measured and accurate in application.

Cue sports nationally have halted until June 30th although this is open to change should the authorities relax the stages of isolation.   Our Prime Minister has hinted that a return to sport is high on the priorities, but to avoid a second wave of COVID-19 the process of return needs to be of flawless design.
We may face unusual circumstances in our very social game style and this could well affect how and when we return.   The government has nominated their next review date as 11th May 2020.   I ask that we all remain conscientious in protecting ourselves and others in the push to relax restrictions as early as is utterly possible.

In the meantime I recommend some time visiting YouTube to remember the highlights and achievements of some of Victoria’s greats such as Neil Robertson’s win over Judd Trump in the 2019 Champion of Champions that historically went down to the wire in an epic event.

Kind regards

David Chigwidden
VBSA Secretary
26th April 2020

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 26th Apr 2020 - 7:09PM

ANZAC Day 2020

With all the trouble and incovenience we face today with COVID-19, let us not forget the significance of today, ANZAC Day, and place our problems in perspective. 

There will be very few VBSA members whose parents, grandparents, even immediate family, have not been impacted by the various conflicts Australia has been involved in.

Let us all pause to remember their sacrifice, commitment & dedication. 

LEST WE FORGET.

PS.  And while on the subject, our thoughts are with the families of the 4 Victoria Police members who lost their lives so tragically this week. Vale.

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 25th Apr 2020 - 10:35AM

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