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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Coming events
Victorian Billiards Championship
Starts: Sep 21, 2019

World Billiards Championship and World Open
Starts: Oct 06, 2019

Australian Open Women's Snooker
Starts: Oct 17, 2019

Australian Open Snooker
Starts: Oct 24, 2019

2020 Victorian Junior Championships
Starts: Oct 26, 2019

IBSF World Snooker Championships
Starts: Oct 29, 2019

Reventon Masters
Starts: Nov 01, 2019

Victorian 150 up Billiards Championship
Starts: Nov 23, 2019

VBSA News

Victorian Billiards Championship

2019 Victorian Billiards Championship (Timed). Round robin qualifying matches followed by knock-out matches. Up to Quarter Finals on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd/ Semi-finals Tuesday 24th & Final Friday 27th.

. Venue - Reventon Academy. Starts - Sat 21st Sep

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 15th Sep 2019 - 11:41PM

Tournament cash policy

 

What's changed?

All members please note that the VBSA is acting in best prudential practices of handling your money.  

At our most recent Board meeting 29th August 2019 it was ratified and voted unanimously that no cash payments should be received when entering events involving the VBSA. 

 

When does this take effect?

To transition this smoothly this will be implemented immediately with unconditional application of this rule in place by 31st December 2019. 

 

What do I need to do?

The Board asks that should you wish to enter a VBSA associated tournament or event that you make arrangements to purchase your entry via either 

  • the PayPal facility on the website or 
  • direct credit the appropriate fee through your bank (Remember to add your name as a reference to allow us to easily identify your entry payment)

For people without access to the internet please enlist the help of a friend or relative to pay & process your entry for you.

All entry forms will indicate this change and already include VBSA banking details.

 

Only paid entries can be processed to the draw. Unpaid entries will not be added to the draw after the closing date under any circumstances after 31st December 2019

This message will be emailed and sent via SMS to all members for their notification and action.  

If you have any questions about this change don’t hesitate to contact any member of the VBSA board who will be happy to help http://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA/vbsa_contact.php   

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 15th Sep 2019 - 12:32PM

2019 Reventon Masters - Prizemoney Increase

The Prizemoney for 2019 Reventon Masters has been increased with the Winner-take-all receiving $16,000.00.

The Reventon Masters dates have changed and the event is now being held 6th- 8th December 2019 at the RACV Club. This gives you all more time to practice!!  The players dinner will be held on the 5th December. 

Chris Christofi & Reventon are looking forward to a great event.

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 1st Sep 2019 - 7:57PM

Endeavour Lifecare 2019 World Billiards Championship

Qualifying Tournament – Expressions of Interest

 

As you will know, the 2019 Endeavour Lifecare World Billiards Championship is to be held at the RACV City Club in Melbourne from 8th – 12th October.

 

Interest in this event has been extremely strong, and the field is almost full, including 17 of the top 20 ranked players, seven past World Champions, plus a large contingent of cueists from India, Myanmar, New Zealand, Malaysia, Canada, Austria and Ireland. Most of these are also competing in the World Open. Prize money for the World Championship is $25,000 - the highest in memory - with a special cash prize of $24,000 in total for any 1,000 breaks made during the event.

 

World Billiards Ltd and the ABSC are now seeking expressions of interest from players wishing to participate in the Qualifying Tournament for the small number of remaining places in the field.

 

See the attached form for details

By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 31st Aug 2019 - 6:59PM

Reventon Rankings Update

Here are the latest standings after the inaugural ranking tournament win by Hassan Kerde.

By: Larry Eforgan  Tue 27th Aug 2019 - 4:16PM

Australian National Snooker Championship

Matthew Bolton wins the 2019 Australian National Snooker Championship 

As the prestige of the event warrants this was a fantastic event enjoyed by all who took part and watched. A very high standard of play was evident reinforcing the level of skill in the Australian game with several breaks in the late 130's and some nearing the 15 red/15 black target.

 

Congratulations to all who took part and well done to Matthew who won the final against James Mifsud 

 

The post win interview with Matthew is here

The results can be found here 

Read about the event posted at the world snopoker federation site here

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 28th Aug 2019 - 9:41PM

2020 Victorian Junior Championships

Under 12, Under 15 & Under 18 Snooker & Billiards

Venue - Reventon Academy, Yarraville.

Starts - Sat 5th October.


Entry fee - $10.00.  Allows play in all age groups, both Snooker & Billiards.

To qualify as junior entrant must be under age group at 1st January 2020.

Entry form attached below.

Tournament Director - Tony Fridman 0414 534 575. ABSC accredited coach

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 30th Jul 2019 - 12:30AM

2019 World Billiards Championship - Early Ticket R

Early release tickets for the World Billiards Open (October 6-7) and the World Billiards Championship (October 8-12) at RACV Club, Melbourne, go on sale on Monday July 1.

For more information see attached Information Sheet.

For ticket sales click this LINK.

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 30th Jun 2019 - 12:29PM

Vic Snooker Championship

James Mifsud is the 2019 VIC Snooker Champion

 

 

A field of 50 descended upon the Yarraville Club for the 2019 VIC Snooker Championship

Along the way there were many breaks and a few epic closely fought battles.

We got to the last 8 on Sunday with

  • James Mifsud v Rudy Sulaeman 
  • Adrian Ridley v Josh Gorski
  • Ben Foster v Kurt Dunham
  • Paul Thomerson v Steve Mifsud

The first semi final saw battle between James Mifsud and Josh Gorski. Josh forced James all the way after taking a 3-2 lead but James was able to win the last 2

The second semi final was between Kurt Dunham and Steve Mifsud and Steve was able to take victory 4-1

The final did not disappoint. It turned out to be a like a heavyweight boxing match. Each player winning a frame only to be countered by the opponent replying in kind. After 6 frames they still could not be split. At that point James was able to secure his 2nd win of the season by taking the 7th and 8th frames.

 

Congratulations to all who took part, we enjoyed the event and hope you did too and we look forward to seeing you again.

If you have any comments about the event please email tournamentconvenor@vbsa.org.au

By: Alan Croft  Mon 17th Jun 2019 - 2:39PM

World Junior Snooker Championships

Marc Fridman, winner of the 2019 Australian U21 Billiards Championship (see picture), has been selected by the ABSC to represent Australia at the World Junior Snooker Championship in China in July 2019. China is also an affiliate of Q School.

Marc says "Attending the World Championship will help me with my aspiring goal to become a professional Snooker player, as I'll be playing the top players from throughout the world, challenging them and learning from them, and hopefully have a win.

Attending the Championships will also help me become wider known throughout the snooker community, where I'll be able to meet new people and make new friends who will not only help me grow in snooker but also grow as a more confident person.

At the championships there will also be world professional snooker coaches who I'll be able to get help from to improve my skills and who will teach me things I can take back home and practice and work on and can pass the things I have been shown to other aspiring snooker players. With this knowledge, I will also assist at the 2019 Victorian and Australian U18 titles  and help grow this sport, as I see the pleasure my Dad gets from helping the juniors and want to be part of that in the future."

Marc requires substantial funding to cover expenses so any help would be appreciated, acknowledged and is fully tax deductable.  Please contact his Dad, Tony, on 0414 534 575 if you can help.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 30th May 2019 - 4:05PM

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