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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VBSA News

VBSA ByLaws Update November 2019

Changes have been made to Sections 2 & 10 of the VBSA ByLaws governing Pennant competition.  An e-mail will be sent to all registered VBSA players detailing the changes and a summary is attached here.

Go to this webpage to see current ByLaws.

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 9th Nov 2019 - 9:15AM

2019 Women's World Billiards

Melbourne’s Anna Lynch has become Victoria’s fourth World Billiards Champion by winning the 2019 Sylex Ergonomics World Women’s Billiards Championship at the RACV Club in Melbourne. Anna defeated Judy Dangerfield of Adelaide 244-204 in the 90-minute final to join Victoria’s roll of honour:

 

Walter Lindrum    1933 World Professional Billiards Championship

                            1934 World Professional Billiards Championship

Tom Cleary          1954 World Amateur Billiards Championship

Robby Foldvari    1986 World Professional Billiards Championship

                            1997 World Matchplay Billiards Championship

                            1998 IBSF World Billiards Championship

Anna Lynch         2019 World Women’s Billiards Championship

 

Congratulations Anna on joining such an illustrious group, long may your star continue to shine.

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 15th Oct 2019 - 11:39AM

2019 World Billiards Championship – Final

Peter Gilchrist of Singapore has won his fourth World Billiards Championship by defeating Sourav Kothari of India 1307-967 in an enthralling five-hour final of the 2019 Endeavour Life Care World Billiards Championship at the RACV Club in Melbourne Australia.

 

With breaks of 279 and 253 Kothari led by over 300, but a 313 by Gilchrist towards the end of the middle session saw him take a narrow lead into the final session. A further 300 break in the last session saw Gilchrist draw away to win by over 300 in a masterful display of billiards in front of a sell-out audience of over 160 and a large viewing audience on the World Billiards YouTube channel.

 

Congratulations to Peter, to Sourav for such a wonderful display of championship billiards during the week, to all the players, referees and officials who took part, but most especially to the RACV Club for hosting a tournament of such high standard, and to the spectators for creating such an electric and appreciative audience.

 

The 1870 John Roberts Trophy is the oldest World Championship trophy in existence. It predates the famous Claret Jug for the British Open Golf Championship by three years and the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy by seven years

 

Full results at http://www.wbeventsonline.com/?page_id=57&TID=318

 

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 14th Oct 2019 - 3:49PM

Kim Ivett ABSC Board Director

The VBSA Board is pleased to announce that Ms Kim Ivett has been chosen to take the role of Board Director on the ABSC Board and will represent the state of Victoria. Ms Ivett has performed many valuable actions on behalf of the sport both in Victoria and beyond to the benefit of all participants in cue sports. Ms Ivett brings good communication and strength in media representation to the national body. Our president, Mr Paul Cosgriff has further roles to take on and said he is most grateful to Ms (Kim) Ivett for stepping up to this role. He will be available for any assistance she needs

By: Alec Spyrou  Fri 4th Oct 2019 - 7:18PM

Endeavour Life Care World Billiards Championship

Excitement builds as players and visitors arrive in Melbourne for the Reed Furniture World Open Billiards, Endeavour Life Care World Billiards Championship, and Sylex Ergonomics World Women’s Billiards Championship at the RACV City Club from October 6-12.

 

The world’s leading billiards players compete for the oldest World Championship trophy, the John Roberts Trophy, which dates from 1870. The World Billiards Championship was last held in Melbourne in 1934 when Australia’s legendary Walter Lindrum successfully defended his title against English great Joe Davis.

 

The Reed Furniture World Open Billiards, a warm-up event, runs on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th October.

 

The Endeavour Life Care World Billiards Championship starts on Tuesday 8th October and culminates in the final on Saturday 12th October. 

 

The World Women’s Billiards Championship, being held for the first time in Australia, runs on Friday 11th October.

 

Matches will be streamed on the World Billiards YouTube channel 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwan1g_8gB4c4gL0o8xVl1Q

 

 

Reed Furniture World Open Billiards match information and scores are at 

http://www.wbeventsonline.com/?page_id=57&TID=319

 

Endeavour Life Care World Billiards Championship match information & scores are at

http://www.wbeventsonline.com/?page_id=57&TID=318

 

Sylex Ergonomics World Women’s Billiards Championship match information and scores are at

http://www.wbeventsonline.com/?page_id=117&TID=321

 

 

The RACV City Club at 501 Bourke Street Melbourne https://www.racv.com.au/travel-leisure/racv-club/city-club.html welcomes spectators to the event but reminds them that visitors to the Club are required to comply with the RACV Club dress code of smart casual including a collared shirt or polo shirt for men.

 

See https://www.racv.com.au/travel-leisure/racv-club/footer/etiquette.html for details. Matches on most days will run from 10:00AM to 9:00PM AEST. Tickets including reserved seats are available at the door.

 

Follow the tournament progress on the World Billiards, Australian Billiards & Snooker Council, Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association, and 2019 World Billiards Championship websites and Facebook pages.

billiardschampionship.com

By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 2nd Oct 2019 - 9:16PM

Class 2

Jon Moss today underwent the process to complete the transition from Class 3 to Class 2 in Snooker that he described as gruelling. As his examiners, Paul Cosgriff and myself are pleased to announce that Jon has negotiated the fire to emerge unharmed and has successfully achieved that step up in class. 

Congratulations Jon Moss.

By: Larry Eforgan  Wed 18th Sep 2019 - 3:02PM

Tournament cash policy

All members please note that the VBSA is acting in best prudential practices of handling your money.  

 
The preferred method of payment for VBSA run tournaments is online via the VBSA shop at http://www.vbsa.org.au/vbsa_shop/shop_cart.php

 
What's changed?

In August 2019 the board ratified the following payment policy when entering events VBSA run tournaments

  1. Cash payments will not be accepted
  2. Cheques will not be accepted 

 

When does this take effect?

This was implemented immiately with unconditional application of this rule in place by 31st December 2019. 

 

What do I need to do?

The Board asks that should you wish to enter a VBSA associated tournament or event that you make arrangements to purchase your entry via either 

For people without access to the internet please enlist the help of a friend or relative to pay & process your entry for you.

All entry forms will indicate this change and already include VBSA banking details.

 

Only paid entries can be processed to the draw. Unpaid entries will not be added to the draw after the closing date under any circumstances after 31st December 2019

This message was emailed and sent via SMS to all members for their notification and action.  

If you have any questions about this change don’t hesitate to contact any member of the VBSA board who will be happy to help http://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA/vbsa_contact.php   

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 15th Sep 2019 - 12:32PM

2019 Reventon Masters - Prizemoney Increase

The Prizemoney for 2019 Reventon Masters has been increased with the Winner-take-all receiving $16,000.00.

The Reventon Masters dates have changed and the event is now being held 6th- 8th December 2019 at the RACV Club. This gives you all more time to practice!!  The players dinner will be held on the 5th December. 

Chris Christofi & Reventon are looking forward to a great event.

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 1st Sep 2019 - 7:57PM

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

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