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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Last Updates
BBSA - Mar 15, 1:40pm
City Clubs - Dec 26, 8:52am
DVSA - May 04, 1:45pm
MSBA - Mar 15, 4:27pm
Over 55's - Jul 01, 3:35pm
RSL - Jun 29, 9:17pm
SBSA - Dec 04, 3:19pm
VBSA - Mar 14, 9:46am
Coming events
Ian Chappell Snooker Classic
Starts: Jul 10, 2020

National Women's Snooker
Starts: Jul 16, 2020

Reventon Hat Trick Series 2020 event 3
Starts: Aug 01, 2020

Fred Osbourne Memorial Snooker
Starts: Aug 07, 2020

Australian National Snooker Championship
Starts: Aug 28, 2020

South Pacific Open Snooker
Starts: Sep 11, 2020

WWW Women's Snooker
Starts: Oct 10, 2020

Bob Hawke AC Open
Starts: Oct 15, 2020

VBSA News

The Yarraville Club Home Bistro

The Yarraville Club, a major and long time VBSA sponsor, has taken the current COVID-19 crisis head on by providing Take Away & Home Delivery services over the Easter period.  VBSA members are strongly urged to take advantage of this service to show our community's support for the Club and in appreciation of their amazing support of the VBSA.  Below is their message to members.

During these unprecedented times, we want to reassure you that when our doors re-open, we will be ready to welcome you back for a meal and a drink so you can once again catch up with family & friends.

We are not sure when this will happen (hopefully soon) so until we can, we are serving TAKEAWAY MEALS (and drinks) that you can “pick up” or we can “home deliver” to the local area.

Just call the Club on (03) 9689 6033 to place your order and come and pick up or we will deliver for free for orders over $25.00 within the local area. These must be pre-ordered by 12pm Tuesday as we want to accommodate everyone whilst minimising any wastage

When delivering, we will be following social distancing recommended guidelines.

As an added offer, we are including a FREE bottle of our House Wine with every order over $100.00 Click this LINK to browse the menu and see what’s on offer”

We are also open every day over Easter for lunch and dinner. Just call the Club to order….

We wish you and your family a safe and Happy Easter and look forward to the day we can all socialize again at Yarraville Club…”your Community Club” at 135 Stephen Street Yarraville

 

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 6th Apr 2020 - 11:48AM

VBSA ByLaws

An amendment to ByLaw 18, Tournaments, has been made to address travel expenses to attend Australian Championships.  See Policies & Procedures page to view new version.  This amendment was approved at the last VBSA Board meeting.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 25th Mar 2020 - 5:28PM

A message from our Patron

Please find attached below a letter with our thanks for our Governors input and care for our constituents from our Patron, Her Excellency, The Honourable Linda Dessau AC and Mr Anthony Howard AM, QC.

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 22nd Mar 2020 - 3:59PM

Chris Christofi Book Launch

Chris Christofi is very excited to finally announce the release of his much anticipated book Your Path to Wealth: Brick by Brick which is now live on Amazon. Hold off on purchasing for now as he has an exciting announcement coming tomorrow 9am AEDT on his social medias where the book will be offered at a special price for 3 hours only. All proceeds from the book sales are going to charity.

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 17th Mar 2020 - 8:56PM

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT re COVID-19

All tournaments calendarized to be hosted by the VBSA in the state of Victoria up to and including 30th June 2020 are hereby cancelled.

The VBSA met today to determine appropriate action in fighting the potential spread of COVID-19 through our cue sport fraternity. It was decided with immediate effect that all pennant play be suspended until further notice and all tournaments be cancelled until 30th June 2020.

The VBSA board wishes all players and their families good health and well being now and always.

We will continue to update when more is known.

 

VBSA Board

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 15th Mar 2020 - 2:48PM

Key Messages for Coronavirus

The following is being passed on by the VBSA Board for the information of all VBSA members and Affiliates.  Further announcements may be made.  

I am writing to provide you with the up to date Victorian Government’s messaging on COVID-19. See attachment.

• Health authorities are continuing to closely monitor the situation following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
• Currently there are no known transmissions of the infection in the community in Victoria. All known cases in Victoria are due to travel overseas or through a direct link with a traveller.
• At this point in time our advice around major events/sporting events/creative events and other public gatherings is that they can still go ahead, and people should go about their lives as normal.
• The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website includes the most accurate and up to date information regarding COVID-19. Please refer to this as the key resource.
• It would be timely to review and update your business continuity plans/pandemic plans. Refer to the national health sector policy document on emergency response (Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan For Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)) which takes precedence over any existing agency plans, where there are inconsistencies.
• Where there are mass gatherings of people, the attached advice/messages have been approved by the DHHS and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR).
• Should there be specific issues that can’t be answered from the DHHS website material, particularly in the event of COVID-19 cases being identified in Victoria, then you may wish to contact Rob Holland, Director, Office of the Secretary, DJPR on 8392 8031 or rob.holland@djpr.vic.gov.au, for assistance with coordinating a response.

As you know, the situation is dynamic and we will update you as new information comes to hand.

Regards,

Peter Betson

Head | Sport, Recreation & Racing
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions   

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 13th Mar 2020 - 3:11PM

Reventon Hat Trick Snooker Series - Event 1

Cheltenham Club's ROD NELSON has taken out the opening event in the REVENTON HAT TRICK Snooker Series for 2020.

Rod overcame Ban Bain in his morning match and then Michael Zhang in his semi final encounter.

The final however was a much scrappier affair against Ben Gorski, who was hoping to get the Gorski name etched onto the perpetual trophy once again.  Rod took an early 2 frame to nil lead but couldn't make the most of the opportunities given to him by Ben, who then started to mount a challenge to find himself 2-1 then 3-2 down. But in the end Rod was able to get over the finish line and claim his maiden Hat Trick Title.

REVENTON SNOOKER wishes to congratulate Rod on his victory and looks forward to seeing both he, Ben and the rest of the field in late May for Event number 2.

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 8th Mar 2020 - 8:28PM

Health Warning

Given the current concerns about the spread of Coronavirus, the VBSA Board wishes to bring to the attention of its members the following.

Handshaking is something we do in our sport every time we meet our opponents and typically at the start and end a match. One of the precautions advised by Federal and State Health Authorities is to avoid contact such as handshaking.

Therefore, and in the best interests of all, the Boards position is that handshaking is no longer recommended while this global threat looms over us.

Paul Cosgriff
President

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 5th Mar 2020 - 7:20PM

Reventon Hat Trick Series 2020 event 1

Financial Report 

After another successful Reventon Hat Trick event we are pleased to provide the financial report for the event

By: Alec Spyrou  Thu 23rd Jan 2020 - 8:31PM

Neil Robertson Coral World Grand Prix Champion

 

Dott Dashed by Five-Ton Robertson!

 

Neil Robertson has for the first time won the Coral World Grand Prix by beating Graeme Dott 10-8  whilst firing in 5 centuries in the final and making it his 2nd title this year. 

 

He collected the $100,000 top prize and also took the highest break prize with a magnificent 142, breaking the highest break of the competition of 140 which he made earlier in the competition! 

 

That makes it 3 finals in 3 weeks, 2 wins, and 18 wins of his last 19 matches, an incredible performance and stunning record!

 

See the full story at the World Snooker Tour Site 

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 11th Feb 2020 - 2:49AM

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