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 - Mar 15, 7:56pm
MSBA - Mar 15, 4:27pm
Over 55's - Mar 15, 5:58pm
RSL - Mar 16, 11:53am
SBSA - Dec 04, 3:19pm
VBSA - Mar 14, 9:46am
Coming events
Victoria Masters Snooker Tournament
Starts: Apr 04, 2020

Victorian Women's Billiards Championship
Starts: Apr 05, 2020

National U/21 Billiards & Snooker Championship
Starts: Apr 16, 2020

Commercial Club Minor Knockout
Starts: Apr 17, 2020

Australian Masters Snooker
Starts: Apr 30, 2020

Reventon International
Starts: May 15, 2020

Oceania Seniors qualifier to the Crucible
Starts: May 19, 2020

“Rokit” World Qualifier to the Crucible
Starts: May 22, 2020

VBSA News

VBSA ByLaws Update February 2020

ByLaw 17, Procedure for referee rules interpretations disputed by players, has been updated in line with recent changes to the ABSC structure.  See Policy & Procedures page to view VBSA ByLaws & Rules.

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 4th Feb 2020 - 7:09PM

Australian Juniors Championship Report

Read about athis years Australian Juniors Championship, a truly fantastic event in which our juniors took on the battle and performed admirably (report attached).

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 2nd Feb 2020 - 11:01PM

2019 Reventon Financial Report

We are pleased to distribute the Reventon financial report with our thanks to Chris Christofi and staff for their brilliant support and assistance during 2019. We wish them every success and look forward to their continued support in helping grow our wonderful sport in 2020 and beyond.

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 1st Feb 2020 - 11:46PM

Neil Robertson European Masters Champion

Neil Robertson became the second player ever to whitewash his opponent in a two-session ranking event final as he beat Zhou Yuelong 9-0 to win the BetVictor European Masters in Dornbirn.

 

It’s a piece of snooker history for the Australian as it’s the first ranking final to finish 9-0. The only previous whitewash over a similar length came at the 1989 Grand Prix when Steve Davis beat Dean Reynolds 10-0.

Robertson destroyed China’s 22-year-old Zhou, who was playing in his first ranking final, with a cold-blooded display. Four frames were won in single visits, the other five demonstrated his tactical supremacy as he cruised to the £80,000 top prize. He has now won 17 ranking titles, bringing him level with Mark Selby in sixth place on the all time list.

Most ranking titles
Ronnie O’Sullivan 36
Stephen Hendry 36
John Higgins 30
Steve Davis 28
Mark Williams 22
Neil Robertson 17
Mark Selby 17

 

 

See full report at World Snooker Tour Website here

VBSA Facebook page

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 27th Jan 2020 - 4:03PM

VALE CATHY MORROW

When the VBSA faced difficult times, there were four people who worked assiduously to preserve our VBSA. George Morrow became VBSA President, and Cathy Morrow was the incredibly hard-working VBSA Secretary.

Together with our Life Members George Hoy and Alan Croft, these four managed to achieve the preservation of the Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association - the State Sporting Association for our Sports.

It is with great regret that we advise that Catherine (Cathy) Morrow passed away in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Boxing Day, after a period of severe health issues. Her funeral is being held in Belfast this Saturday.  Cathy was 67.

The VBSA will always owe an enormous debt to Cathy Morrow, and we express our sincere condolences to George Morrow, and all of Cathy’s family and friends.

Rest in Peace, Cathy.  A Great Friend of the VBSA.

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 4th Jan 2020 - 9:40AM

2020 Australian Junior Championships

I am proud to announce the Victorian state team for the 2020 Australian Junior Championships in Albury NSW.

Congatulations to

  • Jack Green, U18 snooker
  • Sean Dempsey, U18 billiards
  • Mia Newman, U15 snooker
  • Ciaran Dempsey, U15 billiards
  • Mia Macheda, U12 snooker

Also representing Victoria in the singles events are Zackery Kidgell U12 and Noah Newman U12/15.

We wish you all the very best  in your competitions and enjoy your games representing the Victorian Billiards and Snooker Association.  News & updates will be posted.

Marc Fridman has turned 18 will be there as an official referee for the event and support for the Vic juniors.

Tony Fridman
Victorian Junior Co-ordinator & Team Manager

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 27th Dec 2019 - 7:08PM

Reventon Masters Financial Report 2019

Please find attached the

  • 2019 Reventon Masters Financial Report
  • Vinnies / Brick by Brick donation receipt
  • Sourav Kothari's Masters win as featured in the Times Sport

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 16th Dec 2019 - 11:12PM

A message from Chris Christofi of Reventon

Thank you to all those who played and contributed to the Reventon Masters this past weekend at the RACV City Club. It was a great event thanks to you all. A special mention to Alex Render who has officially launched the Reventon Snooker website. You can keep up to date with all things Reventon Snooker @ https://www.reventonsnooker.com.au/


Also please see a video message from Chris here

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 10th Dec 2019 - 8:48PM

2019 Reventon Masters wrap up

The final of the 2019 Reventon Masters was contested between Johl Younger and Sourav Kothari after they surpassed Steve Mifsud and Joe Minici respectively.

 

It was a much better start for Johl, perhaps from having had a shorter break between matches resulting in him taking the first two frames comfortably. Sourav seemed to be a bit distracted during this stage missing shots that he normally would not.

 

Nevertheless, he rebounded to be 1-3 at the interval giving himself 15 minutes to reset and break Johl’s momentum.
Perhaps due to the slow pace of play, there was no real opportunity for Sourav to achieve this and watched Johl extend his lead to 5-2 needing only one more to win.

 

In the post interval frames Johl played very well and dominated the table rarely giving Sourav a chance.
Things changed after 5-2 with Johl looking to close out the match starting to tighten up and Sourav with nothing left to lose started to play more freely.

 

In the interview afterwards, Sourav even admitted to having thought the match over but through clever tactical play won the next two frames to make it 5-4. By this stage it was about 10pm and both players had had a full day of snooker by then, especially Johl after a long semi.

 

The spectators that stayed to watch this match were in the prime seat to watch some quality snooker and even down 5-4 the mood was starting to shift in favour of Sourav.

 

Johl made a couple of mistakes in the tenth trying to do too much and crawl over the line but the result was that Sourav won this frame with a couple of balls to spare. Having entered the decider we knew that anything could happen and that the previous ten meant very little in this do-or-die one frame shootout.

 

After trading a handful of non-scoring shots each, Sourav scored first with a high 20 break but with most of the balls still in play it was never going to be enough on its own. Johl scored next with a smaller score but Sourav added even more points to his own score soon after.

 

Johl managed to get in again and started on what should have been the match winner but broke down after getting out of position. Sourav then made Johl pay for his error going on the clear the table and claim his second Reventon title of the year having already won the Reventon Classic in June.

 

Congratulations to Sourav Kothari for becoming our 2019 Reventon Masters Champion.


I would also like to thank all our referees over the weekend and Larry Eforgan in particular for his role as Head Referee and for choosing to perform this role even on his birthday.


Thanks, must also go to Paul Cosgriff for directing this tournament and ensuring its ultimate success.


A very special thank you to Chris and his team at Reventon for sponsoring this event allowing us all to enjoy the best snooker players Australia has to offer competing against each other.

Kane Chigwidden
Assistant
VBSA

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 10th Dec 2019 - 8:39PM

Victorian Billiards Rankings

The updated rankings post the 150-up Vic Billiards Championship is now available on our rankings page here

By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 30th Nov 2019 - 2:27AM

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