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
Reventon Hat Trick Series 2022 event 2
Starts: Jul 09, 2022

Fred Osbourne Snooker Classic
Starts: Jul 29, 2022

Australian National Snooker RACV
Starts: Aug 26, 2022

Victorian Womens Billiards Championship
Starts: Sep 17, 2022

WWS Open Women's Snooker
Starts: Oct 01, 2022

Bob Hawke Australian Open Snooker
Starts: Oct 06, 2022

Victorian 150 up Billiards Championship
Starts: Nov 19, 2022

VBSA News

Vale Trevor Lowther

UPDATE.

There will be a memorial service (which we believe has been organised by his friends) and everyone is welcome to attend. 

Date: Friday, 8 July 2022

Time: 2pm

Place: Chapel, Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick.

 

The VBSA Board and members are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Trevor Lowther from North Brighton Club.  Trevor passed away on 24th June, only one day shy of his 58th birthday.

Ken Sincock commented "Despite being unwell and with only an hour or so notice Trevor gladly played for Crown Jewells in our last game against Hit 3 weeks ago after 2 late cancellations. That was typical of Trevor, he would do anything to help the team and loved cue sports like no-one else"

Our thoughts are with the Lowther family.  Funeral details will be provided as they come to hand.

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 26th Jun 2022 - 11:47AM

Season 2 Pennant Teams

Team Registration is now open for Season 2 of 2022 and closes on Sunday 10th July.  The Season will commence on Monday 25th July.  Click this LINK to open the online registration form.  ALL registration must be lodged online.

Note that the season length will be determined by team numbers in each grade with the overriding focus being on having an even allotment of games i.e. having all teams play each other the same number of times.

Please contact the Score Registrar, Mark Dunn, on 0422 304 052 or e-mail scores@vbsa.org.au for any queries.

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 24th Jun 2022 - 1:03PM

Reventon Hat Trick Series 2022 event 2

Reventon Hat Trick series 2022 event 2 is now open!

HAT TRICK 2 HAS ARRIVED!

After yet another successful event back in March, the dates for event 2 have finally been announced. The action will commence on the second weekend of July.

Be sure to get your entry in by visiting the shop.

 

Starts: Friday 8th July  - Sunday10th July

Entries close: 3rd July 

Venue: Yarraville Snooker Academy. 

Event details: See entry form below

To enter: now closed

Tournament entries

All enquires to George Spiteri

Mobile 0412 574 830  

By: George Hoy  Mon 30th May 2022 - 7:38PM

VBSA Season 1 Pennant Finals

 

REMINDER.  DRESS REGULATIONS MUST BE ADHERED TO. NO EXCEPTIONS.  SEE BYLAW NO.2

WEEK FIVE

·         A State Billiards – Monday 11th July

o    1st Semi Final.  Cheltenham vs Bentleigh at Cheltenham

o    2nd Semi Final.  Kooyong vs Yarraville at Kooyong

·         B State Billiards – Monday 11th July

o    1st Semi Final.  Yarraville G vs Yarraville at Yarraville

o    2nd Semi Final.  RACV vs Kooyong at RACV

·         B State Snooker – Monday 11th July

o    Grand Final.  Master Hit vs Brunswick at Yarraville

·         C State Snooker – Monday 11th July

o    Grand Final.  NBC Legends vs Cheltenham Lions at Camberwell

·         D State Snooker – Monday 11th July

o    1st Semi Final.  RACV Raiders vs Hampton Maccabi at RACV

o    2nd Semi Final.  Hit Villagers vs NBC Crown Jewels at Hit Billiards

·         C Premier Snooker – Wednesday 13th July

o    Grand Final.  To be decided.

WEEK FOUR

·         B State Snooker – Monday 4th July

o    1st Semi Final.  Hampton Tigers 1 defeated by Master Hit 7

o    2nd Semi Final.  Brunswick 7 def Dandenong RSL 6

·         C State Snooker – Monday 4th July

o    1st Semi Final.  NBC Legends 7 def Burwood RSL 4

o    2nd Semi Final.  Cheltenham Lions 8 def Camberwell Cobras 2

·         C Premier Snooker – Wednesday 6th July

o    1st Semi Final.  Dandenong RSL (1) vs NBC Blaggard Boys at Dandenong RSL

o    2nd Semi Final.  Burwood RSL vs Mulgrave Miss Hits at Burwood RSL

WEEK THREE

·         A Premier Snooker – Wednesday 22nd June

o    Grand Final.  Brunswick 3 defeated by Brunswick Green 7 at Brunswick

WEEK TWO

·         A Premier Snooker – Wednesday 8th June

o    1st Semi Final.  Brunswick 7 def Yarra Green 0 at Brunswick

o    2nd Semi Final.  Brunswick Green 7 def Hampton Ball Breakers 3 at Brunswick

·         B Premier Snooker – Wednesday 8th June

o    Grand Final. Focus 7 def Cheltenham 3 at Bentleigh Club

WEEK ONE

·         B Premier Snooker – Wednesday 1st June

o    1st Semi Final.  Focus vs RACV at Focus

o    2nd Semi Final.  Yarra Young Guns vs Cheltenham at Yarraville

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 28th May 2022 - 9:33AM

Victorian Snooker 2022

Victorian State Snooker Championship

 

Congratulations to James Mifsud

 

We had a family affair with James Mifsud V Steve Mifsud

The number 1 and 2 ranked players in Australia.

James came out the winner 4 frames to 1

Breaks James 52,53 Steve 67c 51 

 

This is the third time in 4yrs James has defended his Victorian title well done.

A big thank you to all involved with special thanks to Larry Eforgan and his team of referees. 

By: George Hoy  Mon 4th Apr 2022 - 10:58AM

2022 Australian National Billiards

Victoria’s STEVE MIFSUD is the 2022 Australian National Billiards Champion after defeating MICHAEL PEARSON in the Final, at the Yarraville Academy, today.

STEVE won the Final by 1545-832, and is a deserving Winner of the “Oswald Sealy Perpetual Trophy”. 

Over the course of the Championship, STEVE made breaks of 255, 249, 237, 231, 229, 216, 207, 202 and made 13 more century breaks.

Fellow century-break makers were (Runner-Up) Michael Pearson (from NSW), (Semi-Finalist) Rodney Nelson, James Mifsud, John Schenck and (Semi-Finalist) Joshua Burns (from Tasmania).

The VBSA and the ABSC are extremely grateful to all the players, especially those who travelled from Interstate.

The Yarraville Club provided magnificent facilities, and tremendous support for our Sports over these last 11 days.

We are extremely appreciative of all our Sponsors, and the manner in which they ensure that our Sports continue to grow, and expand into our Communities.

The “live-stream” of the Final is still available on CueballTV on YouTube.

Results available on ABSC website at  https://absc.com.au/result-detail?2022/australian-national-billiards-championship-2022

 

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 13th Jun 2022 - 12:28PM

2022 Pacific International Billiards

The Final of this year’s Pacific International Billiards, at the Yarraville Club’s Academy, provided one of the most amazing matches in living memory!

Presented in the photograph: Sourav Kothari (L), from India, was playing Rob Hall (R), from England, and the Final was Refereed by Garvin Gray (C), from Queensland.

The Final required the Winner to amass 1500 points, and there was a significant interval when the “leading player” had passed 750 total points, and concluded their “visit” to the table.

In this Championship Final, having amassed 4 century breaks by the Interval, Sourav was leading by 780 points to 223! In most sports, this would be considered an insurmountable lead, but with World-Class Billiards players  “No Lead Is Safe”!

After the interval, Rob Hall produced breaks of 177, 78 and 391 (Highest Break of the Championship!) to not only catch Sourav, but to “storm” to a slender lead!

 Not to be outdone, Sourav provided his 5th Century-break of the Final, and was able to regain the lead, with the finishing line in sight.

With Rob trailing 1321 to 1422, Sourav was able to produce a break of “78 unfinished” to achieve the win, and be crowned “Champion”!

Rob Hall displayed tremendous fighting qualities to reach the lead in the latter stages of the contest. And Sourav showed incredible steadiness under pressure to finish out with a break of 78!

 All who were fortunate to witness this “Titanic Struggle”, will long remember an enthralling contest between two Great Champions!

Congratulations to Sourav Kothari

Replay of the Final is still available on CueballTV on YouTube

Results available on ABSC website at https://absc.com.au/result-detail?2022/pacific-international-billiards-2022

 

 

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 10th Jun 2022 - 1:21PM

Update Pacific International Billiards 2022

Closing date extended to the 7th June

 

Pacific International Billiards 2022

Total Prize Pool $12,000

Winner      $4,000

Runner/up $2,000

Semi          $1,000

Qtr             $   500

Last 16      $   250

Dates 14th June to 17th June 

Closing date 3rd June 

Venue the Yarraville Snooker Club

To enter go to the VBSA shop

See entry list here

 

By: George Hoy  Mon 4th Apr 2022 - 10:24AM

2022 Victorian Juniors

The 2022 Victorian Juniors tournament took place on Saturday May 28th at the Brunswick Club.

There were a total of 10 entries and all competitors arrived at the venue with plenty of time to spare. It highlights their passion to play.

After the round robin stages, we were left with:-

The U18’s final contested between Sean Dempsey and Ciaran Dempsey which saw Sean the eventual winner.

The U16’s final contested between Ciaran Dempsey and Dion Romanos with Ciaran lifting the trophy.

The U12’s final where Advay Joshi defeated Mia Macheda.

It was a long day for all of the competitors but they all remained enthusiastic throughout the day and displayed excellent sporting qualities.

 

Congratulations to: -

Sean Dempsey (2022 Victorian Under 18 Champion)

Ciaran Dempsey (2022 Victorian Under 16 Champion)

Advay Joshi (2022 Victorian Under 12 Champion)

 

Well done to all competitors on the day. We hope to see you all back next year.

The tournament director was Tony Fridman who was ably assisted by Lynda and Marc Fridman – a real family affair.

Thanks Tony for an excellent tournament and also for all the work you did to get so many entries at short notice.

By: Neil Allison  Tue 31st May 2022 - 2:16PM

Victorian Women's Champion

This tournament was held on Saturday at the North Brighton Club.

A final total of 6 entrants played round robin in two grouops with the winners of each then contesting the semi finals against the opposite group runners up.

Pre tournament favourites Kathy Howden and Caroline Ruscitti ended up in one semi whilst Julie (Watson) McEwan played off against Shelly Ames in the other. Kathy proved just too good for Caroline, overcoming her opponent but only in the final frame. Julie had a slightly easier run to the main event in her semi final despite a very good showing from Shelly. 

The end of a long day saw some exceptional snooker in the final with Kathy knocking in an excellent break of 51 early in the match. Julie held her nerve over this onslaught and was able to hold herself together to see out the match and claim the 2022 Championship by three frames to one.

The VBSA would like to thank the North Brighton Club and its members for giving up their venue for the day and for providing such excellent facilities. Thanks also to Jon Moss for coming in to referee a semi final after a morning stint at Brunswick helping out with the junior events and with very pressing commitments at home.

A tiring but rewarding and enjoyable day.

By: Larry Eforgan  Mon 30th May 2022 - 10:34AM

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