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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West Coast International
Starts: Jun 28, 2019

Vic Snooker Championship
Starts: Jul 05, 2019

Ian Chappell Open Snooker
Starts: Jul 12, 2019

Victorian Womens Billiards Championship
Starts: Jul 14, 2019

Victorian Women’s Snooker Championship
Starts: Jul 20, 2019

July one -day Billiards Ranking Event
Starts: Jul 21, 2019

Fred Osbourne Snooker Classic
Starts: Aug 02, 2019

Australian National Women’s Billiards Championsh
Starts: Aug 08, 2019

VBSA News

Team Entries for Season 2 of 2019

A PDF and Word version of the Season 2 Team Entry Form is attached.

Note that entries MUST be submitted by Sunday 30th June and that the VBSA Board reserves the right not to proceed with grades if insufficient teams are nominated.  Every effort will be made to balance teams to avoid byes. Clubs may be asked to play teams in grades they may not originally have requested.

Please direct all queries to the Score Registrar at scores@vbsa.org.au or on 0422 304 052

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 12th Jun 2019 - 7:37PM

2019 Season 1 Finals

Week 1 of Finals now complete with some very interesting results. Congratulations to Rod Nelson on some great break building (102, 77, 52, 50, 47 & 46) in Cheltenham’s points win over Yarraville which will seem them “pitted” against the extremely strong Kooyong team.  But who will be playing?

We now have a small break whilst Reventon Classic Snooker, Pacific International & Australian National Billiards is staged and also because of Public Holiday on Monday.

The remaining Semi Finals are
Monday 17th June
• B State Snooker (BVS1)
o SF1.  Dandenong RSL vs Cheltenham at Dandenong RSL. 
o SF2.  DC Knights vs Cue 8 Bar at Dandenong Club. 
• C State Snooker - East (CVS1E)
o SF1.  Frankston RSL vs Dandenong RSL at Frankston. 
o SF2.  Cheltenham Tigers vs Eddies Chieftans at Cheltenham. 
• C State Snooker - West (CVS1W)
o SF1.  Bentleigh Club vs Eddies Maccabi at Bentleigh. 
o SF2.  Yarraville vs North Brighton Legends at Yarraville. 
• D State Snooker (DVS1)
o SF1.  Star Wars vs Bentleigh Club at Bentleigh. 
o SF2.  Cheltenham Lions vs Mulgrave Tilt at Cheltenham.
 
Some Grand Finals have already been determined but venues have now been finalised as shown.
Wednesday 19th June
• A Premier Snooker (APS)
o Brunswick vs Cheltenham at Reventon Centre. 
• B Premier Snooker (BPS)
o Cheltenham vs Brunswick at Reventon Centre.
• C Premier Snooker (CPS)
o Bentleigh 2 Club vs Dunya Entertainment at Reventon Centre. 

Monday 24th June
• A State Billiards (AVB)
o Kooyong vs Cheltenham at Reventon Centre. 
• B State Billiards (BVB)
o Yarraville vs Camberwell at Reventon Centre. 
• C State Billiards (CVB)
o Camberwell Cueists vs RACV at Reventon Centre.

• B State Snooker (BVS1)
o Winners SF1 & SF2 at Brunswick.
• C State Snooker - East (CVS1E)
o Winners SF1 & SF2 at Bentleigh Club.
• C State Snooker - West (CVS1W)
o Winners SF1 & SF2 at Brunswick.
• D State Snooker (DVS1)
o Winners SF1 & SF2 at Bentleigh Club.

Please be aware the dress code will be enforced during the finals:
Pennant Finals dress - Premier & State Grades 
(a) Competitors shall conform to the following acceptable dress combinations.  For all pennant finals matches in Premier & State Grades, dark coloured dress slacks or trousers, black leather dress shoes, shirt of the type that would be worn with a tie or bow tie. If a waistcoat is worn then wearing a bow tie is optional.
(b) Players must present themselves in a neat and tidy manner at all times during the match e.g. shirt must be tucked in and bow tie, if worn, be worn correctly.

Captains, please check your players are qualified to play finals by going to VBSA Index, selecting your grade then team and noting “Qual” column on left hand side.  Unqualified players are NOT permitted to play.  Forfeits will apply.

Team entry forms for Season 2 will be available shortly.
 

 

 

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 31st May 2019 - 1:43PM

Reventon Hat Trick II Financial Report

Financial report attached for your information.

Congratulations to all involved in this innovative tournament.

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 15th Jun 2019 - 10:23AM

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

Become a Coach

Applications close 14th April

A course will be conducted by the Victorian Director of Coaching, Steve Mifsud, on Sunday 12th May, for those wishing to become accredited ABSC snooker and billiards coaches. The course will run from approximately 9.30 am to about 5.30 pm. Everyone will be provided with lunch; and those who pass the course will be provided with a logo coaches polo shirt and have their $50 National Coaching Accreditation Scheme fee paid. The cost of the course is $135. The venue will be the Reventon Academy at the Yarraville Club.

Download the entry form and follow the instructions.

Apply early - numbers are limited and shirt sizes are needed well in advance.

By: Jason Colebrook  Sat 16th Feb 2019 - 10:42AM

2018 Reventon Financial Report

Please see attached report from Chris Christofi at Reventon.  The VBSA and all snooker enthusiasts are extremely appreciative of the support provided to our game by Reventon and we look forward to bigger and better things.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 16th Jan 2019 - 2:00PM

New Victorian Coaching Director

Steve Mifsud has just been appointed the new Victorian Director of Coaching. At some stage in the coming months Steve will run a course for interested parties to become ABSC accredited coaches - stay tuned for more information.

For individual coaching, billiards or snooker, Steve can be contacted at swmifsud@hotmail.com

By: Jason Colebrook  Tue 8th Jan 2019 - 11:11AM

Expressions of Interest - Tournament Director

During each year the VBSA runs a number of state and national tournaments, and we appoint a Tournament Director (TD) for most of these events. The TD usually receives a modest payment in recognition of their time and effort.

The VBSA is now calling for expressions of interest from members who may wish to apply for this role for tournaments during 2019 and beyond. You would need moderate computer skills (data entry into online scoring systems), to be highly organised, to be punctual, to be well presented, to be prepared to make on-the-spot decisions in unforeseen circumstances, and to be comfortable speaking to a room full of players and referees.

Members who are interested should email the secretary at info@vbsa.org.au with full contact details and a brief outline of your skills and any relevant experience.

By: Jason Colebrook  Thu 13th Dec 2018 - 10:34AM

Bayside Youth Awards - Marc Fridman

VBSA's very own Marc Fridman was in the limelight again recently.  See what his local Mayor had to say.

"It was an absolutely fantastic night at the Sandringham Yacht Club last Wednesday saluting a group of wonderful young Baysiders at the Bayside Youth Awards. They are examples to all of us and we are so proud of each and every one of them. All in all it was a great night"  Cr Michael Heffernan, Mayor Bayside City Council

Marc received his award in the "Demonstrating creative excellence and leadership" category. Another great achievement, Marc.

 

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 11th May 2019 - 8:39AM

ABSC 100 Club

The Board of the VBSA strongly recommends that affiliate clubs, and members, support this initiative by the ABSC to support Australia's players at the IBSF World Championships.  Please click on this LINK to be taken to the ABSC website to learn more. 

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 18th Apr 2019 - 7:13PM

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