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
Fred Osbourne Snooker Classic
Starts: Aug 02, 2019

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

Illawarra Open Billiards
Starts: Aug 09, 2019

Australian National Women’s Snooker Championship
Starts: Aug 09, 2019

VBSA AGM
Starts: Aug 15, 2019

Reventon Hat Trick Snooker Round 3 of 3
Starts: Aug 16, 2019

Australian National Snooker RACV
Starts: Aug 23, 2019

Oceania and NZ Open Billiards
Starts: Sep 03, 2019

VBSA News

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

2019 Season 1 Finals

All finals are now complete.  Kooyong & Cheltenham fought out a terrific Grand Final in A Grade Billiards on 8th July with Kooyong hanging on to win 2/2 & 30 points up.  Special mention to Rod Nelson to come from 180 points down to almost catch Steve Mifsud and take the flag, both players making centuries during the match.

Congratulations to all our champion teams, and to their opponents.  And from the pennant organisers, thanks to everyone for their co-operation during this season.

And the winners are...

• A Premier Snooker (APS).  Premiers - Brunswick; Runners Up - Cheltenham. 
• B Premier Snooker (BPS).  Premiers - Brunswick; Runners Up - Cheltenham. 
• C Premier Snooker (CPS).  Premiers - Dunya Entertainment; Runners Up - Bentleigh 2 Club. 

• B State Snooker (BVS1).  Premiers - Cue 8 Bar; Runners Up - Dandenong RSL.
• C State Snooker - East (CVS1E).  Premiers Cheltenham Tigers; Runners Up - Frankston RSL.
• C State Snooker - West (CVS1W).  Premiers Bentleigh Club; Runners Up - Yarraville Bulldogs.
• D State Snooker (DVS1).  Premiers - Star Wars; Runners Up - Cheltenham Lions.

• A State Billiards (AVB).  Premiers - Kooyong; Runners Up - Cheltenham.
• B State Billiards (BVB).  Premiers - Yarraville; Runners Up - Camberwell.
• C State Billiards (CVB). Premiers - RACV; Runners Up - Camberwell Cueists.

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

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

Australian Under 21 Championships

Congratulations to Victoria's Matt Curwood & Marc Fridman who won the Australian Under 21 Snooker & Billiards titles respectively over this last weekend at the Brunswick Club.  Matt had a comfortable 5/0 win over Josh Burns (Tasmania), whilst Marc prevailed 321/248 over Josh Burns.  Marc was also a semi finalist in the snooker whilst Josh deserves great credit for being runner up in both disciplines.

Mention must be also made of Teah Raeburn (18) from Victoria & the oh so young, Lilly Meldrum (11) from Queenslan who fought out the Women's Under 21 final, with Teah going on to win 3/2.  And both also played in the Open Under 21s, with Lilly taking a frame in her matches.

Fabulous effort from everyone and just for the record GO VICS!!

A few images attached.

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 15th Apr 2019 - 11:48AM

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