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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Victoria Masters Snooker Tournament

URGENT NOTICE: Entry time is critical

This event must complete in time to qualify for the Australian Masters 29th April - 2nd May 

 

Masters champion receives $750 towards expenses to Australian Masters 

CLOSING DATE: 22nd April

To enter you must have been born BEFORE 1st January 1981

Date: 24th & 25th April

Location: Brunswick

Format: Dependent on entries. First round losers required to referee next round

Dress Code: Plain long sleeve shirt, Dark dress trousers, black shoes, waist coat & bow tie

Entry Fee: 

  • $50 (tier 1 inside - 1 to 32 ranked players)
  • $35 (tier 2 outside  - 32+ ranked players)
  • $25 (pensioners & women)

To see if you are a tier 1 or 2 ranked player see Vic snooker rankings

To enter go to the VBSA Shopping cart

To check your entry go to the entry page

By: Alec Spyrou  Thu 15th Apr 2021 - 8:52PM

Message from the President

The Chigwidden family has relocated to Queensland. (There is no truth to the rumour that being dedicated supporters of the North Melbourne Football Club has led to this decision!)

The VBSA is very appreciative of all the sterling work that has been done by a number of members of the Chigwidden family. The Treasurer role, which was originally with Sue Chigwidden, has been taken up by Heather Zappia as per the 2020 AGM.

David has been a very solid performer as our Secretary over the last 3 years and we wish Sue, David, Kane and Luke every possible success in all their future endeavours.

As President, I am extremely grateful to Jon Moss for having agreed to take on the role of VBSA Secretary, from David Chigwidden. Jon is available on both the secretary@vbsa.org.au and also the info@vbsa.org.au address.

I ask all VBSA Members to please be as helpful, and supportive, as possible to Jon Moss, especially since I am relying on him for a great many duties.  The same goes for Heather of course.

Thanks.

Stay safe everyone.

Regards


Paul Cosgriff, President VBSA
 

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 13th Apr 2021 - 3:52PM

Victorian U21 Billiards Championship

Congratulations to Marc Fridman who took out his second State Title for the weekend. Marc won the Victorian U21 Billiards Championship today at Brunswick.

After the round robin Marc had won all three of his matches but the other contenders, Sean Dempsey, Harry Copperwaite and Pruthvi Mistry were all on equal match wins. Hence, all the necessary calculations were done and Pruthvi was the clear winner of the three, having accumulated the most points and the best points for and against percentage as well as beating the next closest to him in the Round Robin. Congratulations to Pruthvi on making it to both the billiards and snooker grand finals.

Marc made an early break in the grand final of 38, along with several scores in the teens and from then on Pruthvi was playing catch up. Pruthvi put up a good fight keeping his composure and going for the correct billiards shots but Marc’s potting skills were just too good giving him a convincing win in the 90 minute final.

Once again, thanks to the Brunswick club, thank you to Larry Eforgan for being the Grand Final referee and thanks to Tony Fridman for his help during the day.

Shelly Ames, Tournament Director 

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 11th Apr 2021 - 8:19PM

Victorian U21 Snooker Championship

Congratulations to Marc Fridman on winning the Victorian U21 Snooker Championship held at Brunswick today. Marc defeated Pruthvi Mistry 3-0 in the grand final and put in an impressive performance throughout the day losing just one frame for the day and making numerous breaks over 30 with a 62 being the highlight.

All the entrants, including newcomer Harry Copperwaite, showed some very good potting skills and young Sean Dempsey at just 15 years of age was very unlucky to miss out on a spot in the grand final. Sean and Pruthvi battled it out in the final round of the round robin, and with the scores level at 1-all, the third frame was decided on the black ball with Pruthvi prevailing to go through to the grand final.

I’d like to thank Denis and the Brunswick Club for hosting and for their hospitality. Tomorrow we are back there at 11am for the U21 Victorian Billiards Championship.

Shelly Ames, Tournament Director.
 

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 10th Apr 2021 - 7:52PM

Relentless Neil Robertson
Neil Robertson produced a sublime display to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-4 and win the Cazoo Tour Championship at the Celtic Manor Resort.
 
This evening’s victory marks the 20th ranking title of 2010 World Champion Robertson’s career, moving him ahead of Mark Selby who has 19.
The Australian had a fine first half of this season, capturing the UK Championship title in December. However, Robertson came into this week having won just a solitary match since then. He pulled out of the Scottish Open and Welsh Open and decided against entering the WST Pro Series.
 
Robertson’s selective schedule since the turn of the year has paid dividends, with this week’s win earning him the top prize of £150,000.
 
World Champion O’Sullivan leaves Wales with £60,000. He will now turn his attention to the defence of his World Championship title in Sheffield next month.
 
It’s sweet revenge for Robertson, who was defeated 13-11 in the 2019 Tour Championship final at the hands of O’Sullivan. This is the first time Robertson has ever beaten the Rocket in a match extending over more than one session.
 
O’Sullivan picks up the unwanted record of becoming the first ever player to lose five ranking finals in a single season. The 37-time ranking event winner was also runner-up at the Northern Ireland Open, Scottish Open, Welsh Open and Players Championship.
 
This afternoon’s opening session left the tie finely poised after the pair ended in parity at 4-4. However, 39-year-old Robertson completely dominated proceedings this evening.
 
A break building blitz saw him charge clear, composing runs of 93, 75, 123 and 119 in consecutive frames to lead 8-4 at the mid-session interval. When they returned he fired in breaks of 48 and 42 to move one from glory at 9-4. He then clinched the title in style, finishing off the victory with a superb break of 114.
 
Robertson said: “Considering the opposition, it is the best I’ve played in a final. The Champion of Champions final with Judd Trump was up there, but that was a more complete performance. I didn’t really miss anything in the whole match. It is very pleasing knowing I’m capable of doing that going into the World Championship.
 
“I was just in the zone from the get go. It was somewhat made easier because I knew my preparation was really good. This week it was all about putting a lot of things in place so I could have the best chance of winning the World Championship as possible. That was about playing every match and session on my terms.
 
“It’s only going to motivate Ronnie more in the World Championship. He is going to be going there so determined. He may not say it, but that is going to really annoy him and fire him up. I feel sorry for whoever he is going to play in the first couple of rounds.”
 
O’Sullivan said: “I’ve never seen anyone play as well as that. His cue action is just ridiculous, straight through the ball, tempo doesn’t change and he opens his back hand like nobody else. It was unbelievable. He made it look like he was playing on a pool table today. There were balls that if you don’t cue right they hit the knuckle, but these were bang in the middle. I can’t compete with that. I just had to sit back and enjoy it. That was amazing play.”
 
VBSA President - Paul Cosgriff 
By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 29th Mar 2021 - 1:03PM

Victorian Junior Championships U12, U16 + U18
Venue : Yarraville
Starts : Sunday 18th April
Tournament Director: 
Dr. Shelly Ames Vice President & Women's Delegate vicepresident@vbsa.org.au   
 
Victorian Junior Team Selection for National Junior Championships held in June.
To qualify as a junior entrant, you must be under the age group at 1st of January 2021
  • Proof of age will be required
  • Format: Pending entries
  • Snooker & Billiards – Saturday & Sunday
  • Strict dress rules apply, plain long sleeve shirt, dark dress trousers, black shoes and waistcoat.
 
Entry & Payment: 
We recommend event entry & payment via the VBSA shop
This is the simplest and fastest way to pay. You can use Paypal (no account needed) or via credit card
 
If you are NOT entering & paying via the VBSA shop & are paying via direct debit / bank transfer please complete this form
You will also need to send proof of the bank payment by email to Treasurer@vbsa.org.au and Tournaments@vbsa.org.au
By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 28th Mar 2021 - 9:55PM

2021 Victorian Under 21 Billiards & Snooker

Venue: Brunswick Club

Date: Saturday 10th April

Tournament Director:
Dr. Shelly Ames Vice President & Women's Delegate vicepresident@vbsa.org.au   
 

The Snooker WINNER will be considered to represent Australia in the 2021 IBSF World Under 21 Snooker Championship. The Billiards WINNER will be considered to represent Australia in the 2021 IBSF World Under 21’s Billiards Championship WINNER OF UNDER 21 SNOOKER EVENT WILL EARN A PLACE INTO REVENTON RANKINGS FINAL

The billiards event is a timed format and the snooker event is a best of 3 frames format 

  • All Juniors welcome, D.O.B evidence must be supplied if requested by Tournament director.
  • Format Dependent on entries
  • Round Robin or straight knock out
  • Strict dress rules apply, plain long sleeve shirt, dress trousers, black shoes, waistcoat and bow tie (optional if wearing waistcoat)
  • No jeans, runners, tracksuits permitted
 
Entry & Payment: 
We recommend event entry & payment via the VBSA shop  
This is the simplest and fastest way to pay. You can use Paypal (no account needed) or via credit card
 
If you are NOT enterring & paying via the VBSA shop & are paying via direct debit / bank transfer please complete this form
You will also need to send proof of the bank payment by email to Treasurer@vbsa.org.au and Tournaments@vbsa.org.au

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 28th Mar 2021 - 12:47PM

Cazoo Tour Championship
Neil Robertson has defeated Mark Selby (10-3) in the Semi-Final of the Cazoo Tour Championship. Neil now waits for the Winner of Ronnie O’Sullivan v Barry Hawkins (who defeated Judd Trump in the QF). FOXTEL is showing these matches through this week on CH505.
By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 27th Mar 2021 - 12:04PM

David Collins

The VBSA Board & members are saddened to hear the news that David Collins, for many years one of Australia’s leading billiard players, suffered a heart attack approximately 3 weeks ago. David is now resting comfortably at home but has a long, slow recovery ahead of him. We all wish him well.

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 14th Mar 2021 - 10:53PM

Reventon Hat Trick Series 2021 event 1

Draw attached below

Please be there 15 minutes before your match and if you have any questions contact the Tournament Director George Spiteri

 

The highly popular and enjoyable Reventon Hat Trick series 2021 event 1 is now open! It includes a 1 minute 15 ball lineup challenge.

Starts: Sat 27th March - 28th March

Entries close: 21st March 

Venue: Yarraville Snooker Academy. 

Event details: See entry form   

By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 13th Feb 2021 - 7:40PM

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