Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association Inc.

Representing & Developing Billiards & Snooker as a sport in Victoria

VBSA

(Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association Inc.)
Representing & Developing Billiards & Snooker as a sport in Victoria
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VBSA News

Pacific International & National Championships

The Pacific International Billiards and Snooker festival immediately followed by the Australian National Billiards Championship were completed on Tuesday of this week.

Little did we all know what an amazing spectacle it would turn out to be when it started with the Lance Pannell snooker event.

The recently appointed and magnificent new room made possible by the Yarraville club and Reventon, 8 tables all with new cloths and in magnificent condition, owes its existence not only to them but is also a testament to the unstinting work by Jason Colebrook and his many willing volunteers.  

The Billiards started on Tuesday 13th June and ran continuously until the 21st with the prestigious Pacific International Australian Open held first and graced by some marvellous players, both Australian and International. Matthew Bolton, in his last home tournament before heading to England, along with Steve Mifsud, Joe Minici and Michael Pearson, the leading home grown lights. World No. 1 Peter Gilchrist along with Glenn Yeo from Singapore and Dhvaj Haria from India some of the overseas players competing in a very high class field.

Paul Cosgriff was the tournament director for all three events and he spared no expense in competence, efficiency or lollies to ensure the smooth running of this cue sports festival.

Paul along with Neil Brown shared the grand final refereeing duties for the Australian National, the timed event that followed the Open which was a 150 up event. That final was taken charge of by Neil as a best of 11 games conclusion and was won by Lance Pannell winner Matthew Bolton by 6 games to 3 over Peter Gilchrist, the latest in a series of many battles for supremacy by these two awesome players.

The National Timed event was special and historic. Matthew Bolton treated all who were present and those watching on Cueball TV to some billiards play the like of which has not been seen in Australia since the days of the incomparable Walter Lindrum. I know Matthew will be embarrassed to see his name in the same sentence as the national cue sports hero and legend but it is fully deserved. His mauling of top player and perfect gentleman Joe Minici by 3370 points to 1110 over the 6-hour final was only the culmination of the spectacle he produced in the preceding days. A record breaking total of 809 was accompanied by one of 620, four more in the 400s, a 317, nine double centuries, twelve century breaks and numerous others between 41 and 89.

All this means that Matthew takes the triple crown, victorious in all three disciplines and setting a bench mark that will take some beating.

CONGRATULATIONS MATTHEW BOLTON – PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL DUAL CHAMPION AND NATIONAL CHAMPION.

By: Larry Eforgan  Thu 22nd Jun 2017 - 6:02PM

Lance Pannell 2017

The Lance Pannell held on the long weekend can be counted as another success with all matches completed on time. The new facilities at the Yarraville Reventon Academy proving to be first class with many of the players commenting on how good the tables and amenities were. These sentiments were also reiterated by the referees and officials. 33 x 50+ breaks were made including three century breaks, the highest of 133 by eventual winner Matthew Bolton. Cale Barrett continued his stellar rise up the Australian rankings after his recent successes in the National Under 21 and the City of Melbourne with another semi final spot in which he gave Matthew a huge fright as he raced into a two nil lead and a huge chance of taking the third only to lose that frame due to Matthew’s skill in laying snookers and his incredible tenacity. Cale along with James Mifsud were the other two century break makers. The other semi final between Johl Younger and Charlie Chafe ended in the same score line as the first with the 4 – 2 victory going to Johl. It is the opinion of many in the game that Charlie's time is not far away. It must be said that the best of nine final between Matthew and Johl was more a game of attrition than excitement, though fascinating for the purist with some excellent safety by both players. Matthew finally managed to get over the line with a score of 5 frames to 3. Johl finishing runner up for the second time in two consecutive ranking tournaments. Kim Ivett with sore feet did not lose concentration once in a trying match for any referee and her international experience carried her through with no mistakes and the appreciation of both finalists. Jon Loughron must also get a mention taking on his first ranking tournament semi final letting nobody down and also receiving the appreciation of his charges.

By: Larry Eforgan  Wed 14th Jun 2017 - 5:52PM

Lance Pannell Classic

LIVE STREAMING TODAY FROM 10.00 AM

Semi-finals: Matthew Bolton vs Cale Barrett; Charlie Chafe vs John Younger.

Final at 2.00 pm, plenty of spectator seating, 175D Stephen Street, Yarraville.

By: Jason Colebrook  Tue 16th May 2017 - 11:11AM

High Breaks

High break prize goes to Matthew Bolton. 133.

By: Larry Eforgan  Wed 14th Jun 2017 - 11:23PM

A quiet afternoon at the Reventon Snooker Academy

Some great snooker was played at the newly formed Reventon snooker academy on Sunday the 4th of June, if you have not seen or played there yet please come down.

Address 175D Stephen Street Yarraville

James Mifsud “aka BOBO” made the first century in the new room against his brother Steve, a break of 124, Steve also made a century (122) break, they were playing on the Star table. 

Ryan Thomerson made a total clearance of 139 off Steve Ebejer's break (currently the highest break in the new room)

If you would like to become a member of the new club contact George Hoy 0403047840 Email georgeho@bigpond.net.au Submitted by Chris Christofi

By: Alan Croft  Tue 6th Jun 2017 - 10:31AM

Aust National and Open Billiards Championships

Australian National championship (timed) and Australian Open championship (150 Up).

GROUP DRAWS AND PLAYING SCHEDULES ATTACHED

Venue - The new Reventon Snooker Academy at the Yarraville Club.

SPECTATORS WELCOME

By: Jason Colebrook  Tue 16th May 2017 - 11:05AM

China Referee

The IBSF World U18 & U21 Snooker Championships will this year be held in China between the dates of 7th and 17th of July. Expressions of interest were called for from Australian referees to officiate at this prestigious event which prompted a response from Jon Moss.

I am delighted to announce that this application has been met with an affirmative answer.

Jon will be travelling to China with the blessing and encouragement of the V.B.S.A. as well as the other Victorian referees.

Jon has had a meteoric rise as a referee since first being accredited and has elicited admiring comments from many of his senior comrades.

His profile along with those of other Victorian referees can be found on the referee profile page on this site.

By: Larry Eforgan  Wed 31st May 2017 - 8:37PM

Victorian Junior Championships

Age groups - Under 12, Under 15 & Under 18. Snooker & Billiards. Held from 24th to 25th June at the new Reventon Academy at Yarraville. (175D Stephen St Yarraville). Entry fee - $15.00 - Allows play all age groups (Where qualified) both Snooker & Billiards. To qualify as junior entrant must be under age group at 1st January 2017.

 

These titles will be used to select representatives for the Australian National Individual & Teams Titles  in Adelaide from 8th to 15th July 2017 (school holidays).

 

Victorian Junior Co-ordinator and Team Manager, on 0414 534 575.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 18th May 2017 - 8:05AM

Victorian State Mens & Womens Snooker Championship

Please note that dates for this event have yet to be finalised.  Originally scheduled for July 14th to 16th but will NOT be held on these dates.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 7th Jun 2017 - 10:35AM

City of Melbourne High Breaks

Steve Mifsud wins the high break prize with a 122.

By: Larry Eforgan  Sat 3rd Jun 2017 - 4:48PM

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