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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RSL - Nov 09, 2:58pm
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Coming events
Victorian 150 up Billiards Championship
Starts: Nov 23, 2019

Queensland Open Billiards
Starts: Nov 29, 2019

Reventon Masters
Starts: Dec 06, 2019

December One-day Billiards Ranking Tournament
Starts: Dec 08, 2019

VBSA News

Reventon Rankings Update

Here are the latest standings after the inaugural ranking tournament win by Hassan Kerde.

By: Larry Eforgan  Tue 27th Aug 2019 - 4:16PM

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

Victorian Billiards Championship
CHAMPION 🏆 | Congratulations Steve Mifsud, Victorian State Billiards Winner!!
Steve defeated Rod Nelson 1816 to 517 in the Final.
Steve also achieved the highest tournament break of 458.
Well done to all involved (players, officials, referees, administration) in the success of this event.
 
Tournament Director - Tony Fridman
Referee - Kim Ivett
 
For full details, videos of the sessions etc. see the VBSA Facebook post
 
VBSA on Facebook 
VBSA on Instagram
 
Results Round 1 & Round 2
By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 15th Sep 2019 - 11:41PM

Endeavour Lifecare 2019 World Billiards Championship

Qualifying Tournament – Expressions of Interest

 

As you will know, the 2019 Endeavour Lifecare World Billiards Championship is to be held at the RACV City Club in Melbourne from 8th – 12th October.

 

Interest in this event has been extremely strong, and the field is almost full, including 17 of the top 20 ranked players, seven past World Champions, plus a large contingent of cueists from India, Myanmar, New Zealand, Malaysia, Canada, Austria and Ireland. Most of these are also competing in the World Open. Prize money for the World Championship is $25,000 - the highest in memory - with a special cash prize of $24,000 in total for any 1,000 breaks made during the event.

 

World Billiards Ltd and the ABSC are now seeking expressions of interest from players wishing to participate in the Qualifying Tournament for the small number of remaining places in the field.

 

See the attached form for details

By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 31st Aug 2019 - 6:59PM

VBSA Board & Administration Contacts

Following the recent Annual General Meeting, there have been a number of changes to the Board and support roles.  These changes, and the relevant contact information, can be found by clicking on this LINK.

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 30th Aug 2019 - 3:59PM

Australian National Snooker Championship

Matthew Bolton wins the 2019 Australian National Snooker Championship 

As the prestige of the event warrants this was a fantastic event enjoyed by all who took part and watched. A very high standard of play was evident reinforcing the level of skill in the Australian game with several breaks in the late 130's and some nearing the 15 red/15 black target.

 

Congratulations to all who took part and well done to Matthew who won the final against James Mifsud 

 

The post win interview with Matthew is here

The results can be found here 

Read about the event posted at the world snopoker federation site here

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 28th Aug 2019 - 9:41PM

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

Reventon – Commercial Club International Snooker

The below apology by Chris Christofi is copied here at the request of Chris.

It has been brought to my attention that I did not sufficiently acknowledge the efforts and hard work that the Commercial Club Albury put into the International Snooker Championship.

I would like to sincerely apologise to all those involved that helped to make the event the great success that it is. My lack of acknowledgement was nothing more than an oversight which I was embarrassed about and I sincerely hope you accept my apology.

I want to deeply thank you all for supporting the sport and again on behalf of Reventon and myself, sincerely apologise for not crediting those that deserved the acknowledgement.

This was the richest amateur event in Australia’s history and this would not have been possible without you.

Chris Christofi.

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 16th Aug 2019 - 7:04PM

2019 Updated Rules

The WBPSA has now made available the new edition of the rules which will come into force on 15th August 2019.

The rules for Snooker are attached as a PDF in which all the changes have been highlighted.

Additions to the rules are highlighted in GREEN. Word or number changes are highlighted in BLUE. Rules that have been changed in RED. Deletions are indicated in BROWN. Rules that have been moved are in PURPLE.

The main change that will have any implication is Section 3 Rule 14 which has been changed to allow a 'Miss' to be called when a frame can be tied, as opposed to this not being allowed previously. 

Billiards rule changes will be posted at the earliest opportunity.

By: Lawrence Eforgan  Tue 13th Aug 2019 - 7:17PM

Official Rules of Snooker and English Billiards

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association announces the launch of a new version of the Official Rules of Snooker and English Billiards.

 

Refer VBSA website Help Page for details.

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 13th Aug 2019 - 10:26AM

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