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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Vic U21 Snooker C'ship
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Victorian Masters Snooker
Starts: Feb 17, 2018

Andrews Atkins Shield
Starts: Feb 23, 2018

VBSA Pennant Season 1 Commences
Starts: Feb 26, 2018

Oceania Championships
Starts: Mar 07, 2018

VBSA News

2018 Victorian Junior Titles

The 2018 Victorian Junior Titles were held at the Reventon snooker academy last weekend, 25/26th November 2017.  

Marc Fridman won back-to-back  U18 snooker title, defeating Jake Thompson, and Jake turned the tables on Marc to win back-to-back U18 billiards title.  Fantastic effort from both players.

The Victorian team playing in the Australia cup in Adelaide in January 2018 is

    Marc Fridman U18 snooker (Victorian Champion)
    Mason Peters-Turner U18 billiards
    Sean Dempsey U15 snooker
    Jack Green U15 billiards (Victorian Champion)
    Ciaran Dempsey U12 snooker (Victorian Champion)

All these players showed their great playing ability throughout the tournament.

A special mention to 16yo Teah Raeburn who competed and played exceptionally well.  Teah will compete in the U18 Australian snooker girls and has the ability to win it.

Victoria has a very strong junior team that is very enthusiastic and capable.  The juniors are our future snooker champions so let's support them.

Many thanks to Jon Loughron for refereeing and assisting with the tournament.

And thanks to the parents who helped, some of whom travelled over 3 hours to get there.

Tony Fridman - Tournament Director & Victorian Junior Co-ordinator and Team Manager.

By: Jon Loughron  Fri 8th Dec 2017 - 9:49PM

Disciplinary Appeal Meeting - Result

Dear Members.

Further to previous advice, please be advised that at a Disciplinary Appeal Meeting held at 4:30pm on Saturday 23rd December 2017 at the North Brighton Clubrooms, the decision of the VBSA Board to accept the recommendations of the Disciplinary Sub-Committee was confirmed by a majority vote.  Subsequently, Mr. Andrew Bergman is suspended from participating in VBSA Pennant matches for 4 rounds (to be served at the beginning of the next season).

Mark Dunn
Secretary, Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association.

 

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 12th Jan 2018 - 5:44PM

Vale Terry Dodunski

Terry Dodunski, Dandenong Club and VBSA member, passed away at home on Friday 15 December 2017. Terry was a very accomplished B grade player who regularly entered tournaments with success in early rounds. His best run was at the Kings Cup, making the last 16 against Neil Robertson. It was a giant-slaying run to the last 16 earning him the nickname “Juggernaut” from tournament organiser Mal Gilbert. Terry withdrew from active competition and tournament play in recent years but maintained contact with his mates at the Dandenong Club, having a regular session on Saturday afternoons. He will be sadly missed by us.

The funeral service will be held on Fri 29 Dec, 12:00 pm at the Boyd Chapel, Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Michael D’Silva
President, Dandenong Snooker Club
 

 

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 23rd Dec 2017 - 7:52PM

Governor of Victoria's Christmas Tree Launch

Mark & Cheri Dunn had the great pleasure of representing the VBSA at the launching of our new Patron, the Honourable Linda Dessau, AC, Governor of Victoria's Christmas Tree on Friday 15th December at Government House. The special VBSA tree ornament was also on display. And, as an added bonus, a tour of the magnificent Billiard Room was provided. What a treat. Not sure how you referees would handle a snooker game with those pockets though!!

Photos clockwise from top.  Mark & Cheri with The Governor; The Billiard Table (Alcocks John Roberts, installed 1876); Special billiards pocket; VBSA reps, Mark & Cheri; The Governor's Christmas Tree; (Centre) VBSA Tree Dcoration.

A Merry Xmas and a safe and prosperous 2018 to all from the VBSA Board. Thanks for your participation in 2017.

 

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 16th Dec 2017 - 8:53AM

ANNOUNCEMENT RE WSF

Please click on this LINK to read a very important announcement from the ABSC.

By: Paul Coxgriff  Fri 8th Dec 2017 - 9:47PM

VBSA Final Results

Semi Finals Week 1 - Monday 27th Nov

BPB - SF1 Bruns 2 were defeated by RACV 6  Mike Kurts 44, SF2 Yarra Eagles 2 were defeated by Yarra Hawks 6 Rob Ganson  54

BWS - SF1 Bent Maccabi 7 defeated Dandy RSL 3 - Marc Fridman 34,  SF2 Yarra Lions 3 were defeated by Bruns 7 - Ankush Rana 53

CWS - SF1 Yarra Green 4 were defeated by Frankston RSL 7, SF2 Hit & Run 7 defeated Nth Brighton Legends.

DWS - SF1 Star 7 defeated Chelt Lions 2 - Gavin Langmaid / Matt O'Brien 22, SF2 Fast Eddies 2 were defeated by Bentleigh Maccabi 7 - Victor Hochberg 20

 

Semi Finals Week 1 -Wednesday 29th Nov

APB - SF1 Bruns 6 defeated  Kooyong 6 (on points) - James Mifsud 85, SF2 Yarra 10 defeated Ballarat - David Collins 114

AVS2 - SF1 Team Reventon 7 defeated Cheltenham 0 - Johl Younger 68,  SF2 Hit Billiards 7 defeated RACV 1

BVS2 - SF1 Bentleigh 7 defeated  Brunswick Rush 6 - Philip Vassallo 45,  SF2 Star Gold 7 defeated Yarraville Bulldogs 5

CVS2 - SF1 Star 7 defeated Mulgrave Miss His 4 , SF2 Brunswick 7 defeated Cue 8, 4 - Jason Zhou 32

 

Grand Finals

Monday 4th December


BPB - Yarra Hawks 6 defeated  RACV 2 - Rob Ganson 38

BWS - Bentleigh Maccabi 7 defeated  Brunswick 2 - Marc Fridman 33

CWS - Frankston RSL 7 defeated Hit & Run 5 - Dale Bolton 26

DWS - Star Ent 6 were defeated by  Bentleigh Maccabi 7

 

Wednesday 6th December

APB - Brunswick 8 defeated Yarraville 4 - Steve Mifsud 82

AVS2  - Team Reventon 7 defeated Hit Billiards 0 - Aaron Mahoney / Johl Younger 62

BVS2  - Bentleigh 6 were defeated by  Star Ent 7 - Baqer Ali 44

CVS2 - Star 6 were defeated by Brunswick 7 - Craig Van Stekelenburgh 31

 

Now the website is back on line all results are available or soon will be on the scores page

Congratulations to the Grand Final winners, commiserations to those that did not. Thank you all for your participation in 2017. All the best for the season and see you all in 2018.

The Grand Final winners will receive a sleeveless warm up jacket, monogrammed with the year and grade you participated in. These are custom made and will not be available until after the xmas break, will notify all when they arrive. Team photos for your club will be delivered with them.

By: Alan Croft  Fri 8th Dec 2017 - 9:40PM

December One-day Billiards Ranking Tournament

Sunday December 3rd - Maximum field 32 entries

One hour knock-out matches and half-hour plate matches Venue - Yarraville Club.

Entries close - Fri 24th Nov or when the field is full.

By: Jason Colebrook  Mon 20th Nov 2017 - 9:28AM

Welcome Ryan to the UK

CORRECTION - I got it wrong (fancy that) !!!!!!!!!

Ryan Thomerson recently arrived in the UK to pursue his career in snooker. Shortly after arrival in a practice session with Neil Robertson. Neil made a 149 (3rd Oct) and a 147 (5th Oct) !!!  The 149 - Neil broke off and snookered Ryan. Ryan attempted to come out of the snooker off 2 cushions to glance off the reds, missing the pack and leaving the white on the bulk cushion. Neil potted the brown in the middle as a free ball then opened the reds off the blue and went on to pot another 2 blues with the rest being blacks for a 149. Welcome to the UK Ryan !!!!

Interested in the stats on breaks over 147? Have a look at Wikipedia "Maximum Breaks"

By: Alan Croft  Mon 6th Nov 2017 - 12:53PM

Victorian 150-up Billiards Championship


Congratulations Steve Mifsud

2017 Billiards 150 up Champion
 

Steve defeated David Collins 3 - 1. David Collins had high break of 113

Thanks to David Pitt, Rohan Liston, Warwick Loton, Team Chigwidden and especially Neil Brown and Kim Ivett who we drove into the ground. Thank you all for your efforts and participation.

By: Alan Croft  Mon 30th Oct 2017 - 2:52PM

Reventon Final

Chris Christofi and his Reventon Group dropped a huge bombshell on snooker this weekend with his announcements at the conclusion of the Reventon Finals held at the Academy. 

Huge increases in the prizes on offer, brand new tournaments with brand new concepts with huge benefits for the elite of our game right down to the grass roots at junior and new player levels.

The potential to attract overseas players next year is central to the concepts with the real possibility of reciprocal invitations for our players in their tournaments.

All this after a sensational weekend with the 10 best players nationwide competing for a $12,000 winner take all prize as well as two excellent and fun filled OneforSeven tournaments held concurrently just before the grand final on Sunday. In the words of Caroline Ruscitti, winner of the women's OneforSeven, "What a great time to be playing snooker". Johl Younger who won the men's event aslo commentated on the exciting things ahead in his thanks to Chris after the main event.

That event was of course the Grand Final between perrenial champion and V.B.S.A. life member, Steve Mifsud and young upstart and joker Ryan Thomerson.

It must be said that although Ryan seemed to get the rub of the green in more situations than Steve, his break building and especially his long potting was a joy to see and were the main contributors to his 6 frames to 3 victory.

He has grown into a fine young man and gentleman and will be an excellent Australian snooker ambassador as he takes up the challenge of a stint in England.

CONGRATULATIONS RYAN THOMERSON - 2017 REVENTON WINNER.

Detailed match and referee report now on the Referees Page.

By: Larry Eforgan  Mon 30th Oct 2017 - 2:19PM

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