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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2020 Victorian Junior Championships

Under 12, Under 15 & Under 18 Snooker & Billiards

Venue - Reventon Academy, Yarraville.

Starts - Sat 5th October.


Entry fee - $10.00.  Allows play in all age groups, both Snooker & Billiards.

To qualify as junior entrant must be under age group at 1st January 2020.

Entry form attached below.

Tournament Director - Tony Fridman 0414 534 575. ABSC accredited coach

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 30th Jul 2019 - 12:30AM

VBSA ByLaws

The VBSA ByLaws have been updated to clarify and simplify the playing conditions for Pennant competition.

It is strongly recommended that ALL team captains familiarise themselves with these ByLaws.

Click this LINK to be taken to the Policies & Procedures page where you can view the updated ByLaws.

Thanks to all involved in reviweing the document.

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 27th Jul 2019 - 10:56AM

VBSA Annual General Meeting

The 2019 AGM is scheduled for Thursday 15th August at 7:15pm at Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen Street, Yarraville (NOT Reventon Academy)

Please see attached documents

  • Notice of Meeting
  • Agenda
  • Board Nomination Form
  • Notice of Special Resolution

Please note that you must be a financial member of the VBSA to vote at the AGM.  A member is defined as

  • a Life Member, or
  • an "Active" referee, or
  • played at least one VBSA match in the current year, or
  • paid a $20 membership fee in the current year, AND
  • submitted & had accepted a Membership Form. 
By: Mark Dunn  Wed 24th Jul 2019 - 7:17PM

2019 Victorian Women’s Snooker Championship

Congratulations to Kathy Howden on winning the 2019 Victorian Women’s Snooker Championship. Kathy fought it out in the grand final with Caroline Ruscitti and came out on top winning 3-2 in a very close battle. In the semi finals Caroline defeated Anna Lynch who in a terrific effort has now been in the finals for 5 consecutive years. Kathy defeated Lyndal Ellement in the other semi. It was great to see Lyndal back in the finals after just missing out the last couple of years. Unfortunately numbers were down this year, but we did have two newcomers with Kat Newman making a snooker comeback and her daughter Mia also entering the championship for the first time. Mia is just 11 years old and showed some impressive potting skills. Our other junior, Maddy Melton, showed tremendous improvement on last year’s performance winning frames against both Caroline and Theresa Whitten, as well as finishing third in her group. Well done to all the women and girls who participated in this year’s competition and we hope to see all of you again next year. I would also like to thank everyone who helped in running the event: Jon Loughron (Tournament Director) whose preparation and organisation ensured everything ran smoothly. Abe Newman (Roving referee for round robin stages). John & Kim Ivett (Finals referees). Report courtesy of Shelly Ames.

By: Jon Loughron  Sun 21st Jul 2019 - 2:51PM

2019 Victorian Women’s Billiards Championship

Congratulations to Anna Lynch - 2019 Victorian Women’s Billiards Champion. Yet another billiards title for the formidable Anna. Today’s Championship was played at Reventon Academy Yarraville and it was a tight battle with Anna, Caroline Ruscitti and Shelly Ames all finishing the round robin with 4 wins each. Despite having a win over Anna, Shelly lost out on percentage. Well done to Caroline on making the grand final. Although she is the current Victorian Women’s Snooker title holder this was her first ever billiards competition and she also made a 47 break. Thanks to all the women who participated, I think it’s fair to say everyone had an enjoyable day and all games were played in good spirits.

By: Shelly Ames  Sun 14th Jul 2019 - 8:03PM

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

2019 World Billiards Championship - Early Ticket R

Early release tickets for the World Billiards Open (October 6-7) and the World Billiards Championship (October 8-12) at RACV Club, Melbourne, go on sale on Monday July 1.

For more information see attached Information Sheet.

For ticket sales click this LINK.

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 30th Jun 2019 - 12:29PM

Vale Daryl Ferenbach

It is with great sadness we advise the passing of Daryl Ferenbach last weekend.  Darryl was only 60 years old.

He was a member of the Maccabi Snooker Club for 26 years, a VBSA member for many of those years and also a former class 3 Snooker Referee. 

The VBSA Board expresses its condolences to Daryl's family and the Maccabi community.

 

The funeral for Daryl was held at Springvale Cemetary on Friday 21st and a memorial service was then very well attended at the Bentleigh Club on Sunday 23rd. Daryl had no surviving immediate family and the packed Legends Room upstairs at the club, very appropriately adjacent to the Snooker room, was a testament to the esteem he was held in by his remaining family, his very many friends and his Snooker comrades at Maccabi.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 20th Jun 2019 - 5:20PM

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