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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Coming events
Vic Womens Snooker Championship
Starts: May 29, 2021

Ruby Roberts Victorian Women's Billiards Champions
Starts: Jun 06, 2021

City of Melbourne Snooker Tournament
Starts: Jun 12, 2021

Pacific International Billiards
Starts: Jun 15, 2021

Australian National Billiards
Starts: Jun 19, 2021

Aust Junior Team Challenge
Starts: Jun 26, 2021

Australian Under 21 Billiards & Snooker
Starts: Jul 01, 2021

Ian Chappell Open Snooker
Starts: Jul 09, 2021

VBSA News

Referee ranks swollen.

Congratulations are extended to both Balraj Dhaliwal and Maurice Chilton who reached the conclusion of a course of seminars designed to instruct potential referees. Today both were subjected to a searching examination, made all the more daunting by the presence of not one Class 1 Examiner or even two but which also included a third examiner in the shape of a mentored referee on his journey to becoming a Class 1 Examiner.

With flying colours is a phrase lost in the maritime practices of yesteryear but is certainly appropriate to describe the outcome of their exam in the case of both candidates. The VBSA and the ABSC warmly welcome two new referees of whom high hopes are retained for future success.

Many thanks must go to the new VBSA Secretary and Class 2 Mentored Referee Jon Moss for his input over all five weeks of the course and his assisstance during the examination. Thanks also go to experienced Class 3 Referee Michael Lang for his assisstance during the practical seminar and to VBSA President and Class 1 Examiner Paul Cosgriff for his expert and insightful contribution, also during the examination.

By: Larry Eforgan  Sun 16th May 2021 - 5:12PM

City of Melbourne Snooker Championship
This is a National ranking event 
$8,000 Prize fund (subject to 96 entries)
$1,200 Plate event 
 
  • Venue: Various
  • Date: Saturday 12th June to Monday 14th June 2021
  • Entries Close: Friday 4th June
  • Tournament Director: George Hoy
  • Enquiries to: tournaments@vbsa.org.au
  • Mobile: 0403 047 840
 
Entry Fees 

Before paying confirm your Australian ranking at the ABSC ranking page

  • Top 64 Australian Ranked Players $100.00
  • Outside top 64 Australian Ranked Players $60.00
  • Junior Players (U18), Pensioners & Women $30.00

 

Payment (entries only accepted with payment)

We recommend event payment via the VBSA shop . This is the simplest and fastest way to pay!
You can use Paypal (no PayPal account needed) or use your credit card.
To confirm your entry has been accepted view entries here (entries may take a few days to appear).
 
If you are NOT entering & paying via the VBSA shop & are paying via direct debit / bank transfer you will need to do more to enter, see below:
  1. Complete this form
  2. Send proof of the bank payment (a copy of the receipt or transaction) by email to Treasurer@vbsa.org.au AND Tournaments@vbsa.org.au
 

Entry details & conditions (prize money, schedule, dress code, late arrival policy etc.)

See attached 
 

Conditions of entry 

By entering you acknowledge that you have read and understood and agree to abide by all tournament entry conditions
By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 3rd May 2021 - 7:55PM

Vic Womens Snooker Championship

2021 Victorian Womens Snooker Championship weekend of the 29th and 30th May.

Entries close 24th May

Payment (Entries will only be accepted with payment).

We recommend event payment via the VBSA shop . This is the simplest and fastest way to pay!
You can use Paypal (no PayPal account needed) or use your credit card.
 
If you are NOT entering & paying via the VBSA shop & are paying via direct debit / bank transfer you will need to do more to enter, see below
 
  1. Send proof of the bank payment (a copy of the receipt or transaction) by email to Treasurer@vbsa.org.au AND Tournaments@vbsa.org.au
To view your entry go to this page (entries may take a few days to appear)
 

Entry details & conditions (prize money, schedule, dress code, late arrival policy etc.)

See attached

 

Conditions of entry

By entering you acknowledge that you have read and understood and agree to abide by all tournament entry conditions
By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 21st Apr 2021 - 11:43AM

Australian National Billiards
This is a Double National Ranking points event 
Estimated prize pool $9,000 (subject to 40 entries) 
 
  • Venue: Yarraville Snooker Academy
  • Date: Saturday 19th June - Tuesday 22nd June
  • Entries Close: Sunday 30th May
  • Tournament Director: TBA
  • Enquiries to: tournaments@vbsa.org.au
  • Mobile: TBA 
 
Entry fees
Note: Only Australian citizens may enter. ABSC levies are waived
  • $105 or $200 to enter both this and the Pacific International Billiards event (usual cost $210)
 
Payment (entries only accepted with payment)
Pay via the VBSA shop you can use Paypal (no account needed) or use your credit card
To confirm your entry has been accepted view entries here (entries may take a few days to appear).
 

Entry details & conditions (prize money, schedule, dress code, late arrival policy etc.)

See attached
 

Conditions of entry 

By entering you acknowledge that you have read and understood and agree to abide by all tournament entry conditions
 
By: George Hoy  Mon 10th May 2021 - 12:21PM

Pacific International Billiards
This is a Level 3 World Billiards Ranking Event
Estimated prize pool $7,000 (subject to 35 entries)
 
  • Venue: Yarraville Snooker Academy
  • Date: Tuesday 15th June - Friday 18th June
  • Entries Close: Sunday 30th May
  • Tournament Director: TBA
  • Enquiries to: tournaments@vbsa.org.au
  • Mobile: TBA
Entry fees
Note: Pacific International Billiards $105 or $200 to enter both this and the Australian National Billiards event (usual cost $210)
 
Payment (entries only accepted with payment)
Pay via the VBSA shop you can use Paypal (no account needed) or use your credit card
To confirm your entry has been accepted view entries here (entries may take a few days to appear).
 

Entry details & conditions (prize money, schedule, dress code, late arrival policy etc.)

See attached
 

Conditions of entry 

By entering you acknowledge that you have read and understood and agree to abide by all tournament entry conditions
By: George Hoy  Mon 10th May 2021 - 12:15PM

Reventon Hat Trick Series 2021 event 2

Prize pool $3,600 (based on 64 entries)

High break (75+) $200 + $50 roll-over

15 red line-up challenge (dependent on schedule)

 

  • Venue: Yarraville Snooker Academy
  • Date: Friday 16th July at 7pm (if 54 or more entries are received) - Sunday 18th July
  • Entries Close: Sunday 11th July (midnight) 
  • Tournament Director: George Spiteri
  • Enquiries to: info@spiteriphoto.com
  • Mobile: 0412 574 830

Entry fees 

  • Adults $50
  • Juniors $20

Payment (Entries will only be accepted with payment).

We recommend event payment via the VBSA shop . This is the simplest and fastest way to pay!
You can use Paypal (no PayPal account needed) or use your credit card.
 
If you are NOT entering & paying via the VBSA shop & are paying via direct debit / bank transfer you will need to do more to enter, see below:
  1. Complete this form
  2. Send proof of the bank payment (a copy of the receipt or transaction) by email to Treasurer@vbsa.org.au AND Tournaments@vbsa.org.au
To view your entry go to this page (entries may take a few days to appear)
 

Entry details & conditions (prize money, schedule, dress code, late arrival policy etc.)

See attached

 

Conditions of entry

By entering you acknowledge that you have read and understood and agree to abide by all tournament entry conditions
By: George Hoy  Sat 8th May 2021 - 7:41PM

Road to Recovery

Great to report that David Collins is making a great recovery from his recent illness.  David asked that his thanks be passed on to all those members who expressed their good wishes for his speedy recovery.

And on that note, Stan Gorski had a recent battle with a stroke but is now recovering well and expected to regain full use of his left arm.

Great news that these two stalwarts of Victorian and Australian billiards & snooker will be gracing the tables for many years to come.

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 27th Apr 2021 - 8:32PM

2021 Victorian Junior Championships

The 2021 Victorian Junior Championships were held today at Yarraville.

Unfortunately numbers were down with the decision of Noah Newman (U12) not to enter this year leaving just brother and sister combination Mia and Luca Macheda from Yarrawonga as the only U12s. The decision was made not to hold the U12s due to vast difference in experience and ability between the siblings. Young Mia has been selected as the U12 Victorian representative for the State team. We also lost U16 Mia Newman to soccer. Mia is captain of her soccer team this year and we wish her all the best, but as a very talented cueist for her age we certainly hope we haven’t lost her forever. COVID also played a role in losing a few youngsters, as they had no access to tables some lost interest whilst a few others now have weekend jobs.

Congratulations to all the juniors who did compete today. We had a couple of new lads playing - Denzel Barkho who has played 8 ball but had never played snooker or billiards before and young Shan Thilakarathna who at just 12 years old has had some experience on the big tables with his coach George Spiteri. Shan had some success with two match wins one in the U18 billiards round robin and one in the U16 snooker round robin. Denzel was given the Encouragement Award for the day and we hope we have piqued his interest in both billiards and snooker.

I’d like to commend their more experienced opponents Sean and Ciaran Dempsey who both encouraged the new lads and were very understanding and happy for the referees to explain some rules to Denzel and Shan during the matches.

Both Sean and Ciaran were too strong on the day and finished on top of the round robins. Consequently, it was a family affair with the brothers playing each other for the U16 & U18 snooker titles as well as the U18 billiards title. Sean had a convincing win in the billiards, but Ciaran put up a good fight in the U18 Snooker to lead Sean at times.  In the end though Sean came out in front to win his third title of the day. Congratulations to both Sean and Ciaran who will be representing Victoria at the Nationals coming up in late June.

Pictured are (LtoR) Denzel Barkho, Sean Dempsey, Ciaran Dempsey and Shan Thilakarathna.

Shelly Ames Tournament Director 

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 18th Apr 2021 - 7:26PM

VBSA Pennant Commencement

The fixtures have now been uploaded to the VBSA website.  See https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA_scores/scores_index_detail.php?season=S1

As is always the case, there are a few anomalies required to ensure a fair spread of home & away games and best use of venues, but these have been kept to a minimum.

You can download the current scoresheet at https://www.vbsa.org.au/Front_page_upload/ScoreSheet_2019_11.pdf. Please DO NOT use old scoresheets and please make sure scoresheets are fully completed.  If anyone wants an editable version, please contact me.  It will be my intention to have match results completed by midday of the day following competition, dependent on results being submitted in a timely fashion.

The previously distributed COVID Guidelines are repeated here.  NOTE THAT MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY (hopefully soon to be rescinded)

•             Only Referee to touch the balls.  When possible, players use only cue tip to position cue ball.

•             Short rests.  One per player, to be allocated to that player (not left on hooks).  If 2 rests not available, same rule as other rests.

•             Other rests.  Sanitise rest & hands after use.  Only player to touch rest.

•             Be aware of 1.5m rule and keep that distance apart. 

•             Mask to be worn at all times.

•             After frame/game, referee to sanitise short rests, table & clean all balls.  Reset table.  If consecutive frames being refereed, after
              second  frame.

•             Room capacities to be strictly observed.  Both captains to check & agree before start of play.  No spectators.

•             Player registration to be strictly observed.  QR codes or sheets.

•             Handshaking discouraged.

•             Home captain, in liaison with venue manager, to manage overall adherence to Guidelines, including provision of wipes, sanitiser, registration, etc.

Thank you to everyone involved in getting this season up & running, particularly our Fixturing guru, Simon Fortune & Webmaster, Alec Spyrou.

Best of luck to all teams & players.

 

Mark Dunn, Score Registrar.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 10th Feb 2021 - 5:19PM

VBSA 2020 Annual General Meeting

The 2020 AGM was held at Yarraville Club on 6th January, 2021.  Please find attached the relevant documents emanating from the AGM, including a Letter of Appreciation from our newest Life Member, Robby Foldvari.

All queries to VBSA Secretary, David Chigwidden, at secretary@vbsa.org.au

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 5th Feb 2021 - 1:13PM

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