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

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

VBSA Annual General Meeting & Special Resolution

The VBSA is the State Sporting Association (SSA) for Billiards and Snooker in Victoria. The State Government requires that all SSA's have a Quota of 40% Women on their Board. This requirement became effective on 1st July 2019.

After discussions with the State Government, we provided an undertaking to have our Rules (Constitution) amended at this year’s AGM, to come into line with their requirements.

A notice of Special Resolution was posted to the VBSA website 21 days ahead of the AGM allowing all members to view it in a public domain prior to casting their vote.   A vote was held passing the Special Resolution almost unanimously with only one voter abstaining.  The revised Rules can be viewed here http://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA/vbsa_pol_proc.php

Prior to the 2019 AGM, we have targeted a number of women to join our Board adding appropriate qualifications and talent to enhance the performance of our Board.  Voters successfully installed four women to the Board.

The VBSA Board for 2019 consists of the following members:
Mr Paul Cosgriff             President
Dr Shelly Ames              Vice President
Mrs Sue Chigwidden      Treasurer
Mr David Chigwidden     Secretary
Ms Kathy Howden          Board Member
Ms Kim Ivett                   Board Member
Mr Manny Stefanou        Board Member

Assistants to the Board:
Mr Larry Eforgan              Director of Referees
Mr Mark Dunn                  Score Registrar
Mr Alec Spyrou                 Tournament Convener/Webmaster

There are a number of other willing participants:
Simon Fortune                  Pennant Fixturing
Kane Chigwidden              Assistant to the Board
David Pitt                           City Clubs delegate and game historian
Jason Colebrook               Billiards tournaments
Tony Fridman                    Junior Development
Rohan Liston                     I.T. 

The Board would like to thank the outgoing members of the last Board for their dedication and hard work throughout their time on the Board and all contributions made over their time involved.

Kind regards

David Chigwidden
Secretary

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 21st Aug 2019 - 7:21PM

Australian Women’s Billiards Championship
Congratulations Anna Lynch on becoming the first Australian Women’s Billiards Champion. Victoria was well represented in the finals with all three Victorian entrants making the Semis. Caroline Ruscitti was runner up and put up a good fight against Anna. Well done to all.
By: Dr. Shelly Ames  Sun 18th Aug 2019 - 5:48PM

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

On Wednesday 5th June 2019, a Semi Final was held in C Grade Snooker between Bentleigh 2 and a team from Cue 8 Bar at Bentleigh Club.

 An attempt was made by the Cue 8 Bar team to have a superior player compete under another player’s name in this Final. Cheating is never acceptable in Snooker and Billiards. We pride ourselves on playing Sports with the highest standard of Sportsmanship.

The VBSA Board is determined that all of us should recognise our responsibility to compete with the highest possible standards.

The four Members of the Cue 8 Bar Team from that evening have been Banned from Snooker and Billiards Competitions held by the VBSA, or any VBSA Affiliates, for a period of 6 months.

The Cue 8 Bar Management have been placed on notice that they have a responsibility to ensure that their Teams are operating responsibly, in all regards of our Sports. If there is any attempt to have a player from Cue 8 Bar to play under another player’s name, then severe sanctions will be imposed on Cue 8 Bar.

The Board is saddened that such behaviour has occurred, and regrets having to provide this response. However, the Board is determined that such behaviour, and any consideration of cheating, must never occur again.

Regards

Paul Cosgriff, President

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 13th Jul 2019 - 9:45AM

Australian National Snooker RACV

The draw is out, see attached

Premier event, best Australian players, competing for the coveted Australian Championship at the prestigous RACV city Club

Double Ranking points event

Prize money $12,500

Winner $3,400

Runner Up $1,700

Semi finals $850

Quarter Finals $480

Last 16 $240

Highest Break Prize

100 or over $250

Australian National $500

(Beat the Australian National highest break of 143)

147 Break $1,000

By: Alec Spyrou  Thu 11th Jul 2019 - 5:45PM

Reventon Hat Trick Snooker Round 3 of 3

THE DRAW IS NOW OUT (SEE ATTACHED BELOW)

Venue: Yarraville Club, Reventon Academy

Dates: August 16th - August 18th depending on entries

The final Event of the Reventon HAT TRICK trilogy for 2019 is here. Hard to believe that we've come full circle from conception to the commencement of Event 3.
 
We sincerely hope that all involved had enjoyed the experience of this new event on the calendar and continue to support it so it may continue to grow and evolve in 2020.
 
 
We ask all entrants to please read the entry form carefully as there have been a couple of slight changes, especially relating to the dress code.
 
  • The order of play will see the playing of the top half of the draw "roll on, roll off" to the stage of Last 8 before commencing the bottom half. This will prevent lengthy waits between matches and get matches through a lot more smoothly.
  • Also we will be experimenting with an exciting new 60 second 15 Red Line-Up challenge. So get the stop watch out and get practicing!!
  • Thirdly (and most importantly), entries "will only be accepted" through the VBSA SHOP, correct submission of the entry form, or cash to either VBSA Tournament Convenor ALEC SPYROU or Tournament Director GEORGE SPITERI before the closing date of Sunday August 11.
Email entries are to be submitted to: tournamentconvenor@vbsa.org.au
 
By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 30th Jun 2019 - 6:58PM

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

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