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

Season 1 Monday Pennant - Grand Finals

Grand Finals results from Monday, 29th November 2021, as follows.
 

A State Billiards (AVB)
  • Yarraville def Kooyong 6/2

B State Billiards (BVB)
  • Yarraville G def Kooyong 6/2

B State Snooker (BVS1)
  • Brunswick def NBC Ball Breakers 7/3

C State Snooker North (CVS1N)
  • Burwood RSL def Camberwell Cue Sports 7/2

C State Snooker South (CVS1S)
  • Frankston Franks & Beans def Bentleigh Club 7/6

D State Snooker (DVS1)
  • Cheltenham Lions def Hit Villagers 7/1

 

Congratulations to all our Premiers & commiserations to the Runners Up.  And thanks to the referees, photographers & all venue managers for conducting of finals series.  Congratulations also to Top Break & Most Frames winners in all grades.

 

Team photos & polo shirt will now be prepared.  This may take a few weeks, considering time of year.

 

My sincere thanks to all players & officials for getting 2021 done & dusted.  It's been an "interesting" year.

 

Score Registrar

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 24th Nov 2021 - 2:27PM

Reventon Hat Trick 2. Dates 4th & 5th Dec

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:   4th & 5th Dec  ( subject to covid restrictions being lifted )  
  • Entries close :  Closed
  • Tournament Director: George Spiteri
  • Enquiries to: info@spiteriphoto.com
  • Mobile: 0412 574 830
  • You must be double vaccinated as required by the Victorian State Goverment to play in this tournament.
    Members who have entered and cannot comply with Vic State Goverment requirments please get in touch with George Spiteri for a full refund,
     

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

Victorian Mens Billiards Championship 27-28th Nov

Congratulations to John Schenck beating James Mifsud to win his third Victorian Billiards Championship

The final was contested with John coming out opening a lead of 200 in the first hour only to be caught by James within 40 going to the break.

It looked like it was going to be a very close match but when we started the second half of the final, John just got his head down with continually playing some great shots to keep James from getting in the game.

John proved that over many years he still had what it takes to be a champion.

I would like to thank Larry Eforgan and his team of referees for all the hard work they put in over the two days. 

By: George Hoy  Sat 3rd Jul 2021 - 8:38PM

Victorian Snooker Championship 13th &14th Nov
         Victorian Title Results
  • Snooker is back with the top players fighting out Victoria’s top snooker Prize. 

This tournament is not about prize money, it’s the chance to put your name in the history books. 

We have just had the final between the top two ranked players in Vic, what a final it was Johl Younger came out fighting in the first frame with a 130 clearance and continued in the second with 65,

James Mifsud was in shock but was not going to take this laying down and came out in the third frame with a 72 break and we were seeing some great potting, especially the long potting from James.  He continued in the fourth with breaks of 49 & 39 to make the score line 2 -2. Both players not giving an inch. Johl came back in the fifth frame with a break of 59 to lead 3 - 2 but James was not finished yet. The sixth frame was tight with great safety by both with James finally getting past the post with a clearance of 59. It all then came down to the final frame. James opened with a break 49 which was enough to keep Johl at bay for the rest of the frame and forcing a concession needing 4 snookers after James potted the brown.

A big thanks goes to the organisers, getting things up and running at short notice after lockdown restrictions were lifted and an answered call from the referees who once again did sterling work over a tiring weekend for them. 

Jim Lewis excelled once again as the grand final referee and many positives also came out from the very recently accredited Balraj and Maurice, Amol Abdagiri also gets a mention for stepping into the only gap left on Sunday morning.

 

 
By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 21st Apr 2021 - 11:43AM

Vale Robert McLass

It is with much sadness we share news that 5-time Victorian Snooker Champion of the 1960s and 70s era, Robert McLass, affectionately known as Bobby McLass to his friends, has passed away.

After a battle with cancer this last year Bob passed away at the age of 92 on Saturday, 20 November 2021, leaving his beautiful wife of 68 years, Marea, and daughter, Michelle. Bobby was a devoted husband and father and lived for his family. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the McLass family for their loss.

A large framed photograph displaying Bobby's 5 title years recorded hangs on the wall at the Yarraville Snooker academy & to further honour Bobby McLass the VBSA will be observing a minute of silence at the pennant finals today.

Please see the attached heartfelt tribute to Bobby McLass from Dale MacKay. 

Photo of Bob (left) with Bruce McPhee

A private family funeral is being held on Tuesday 30th November in Geelong. A celebration of Bobby's amazing life will be held at a later date.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 24th Nov 2021 - 8:21AM

COVID-19 restrictions ease 11:59 tonight

It is with great pleasure that we announce that from 11:59pm tonight (Thursday 18th Nov) Victoria will see a major lifting of COVID restrictions.

What changes:

•            No density limits means we can welcome spectators back to our billiard rooms;

•            Masks are no longer required when playing or inside venues where social distancing is possible.

•            Referees can assist players with ancillary equipment

•            Shaking hands before and after matches is permitted

•            Equipment need not be cleaned between matches

 

What stays the same:

•            Check in still required upon entry to the venue and to the billiard room

•            Existing vaccination requirements remain in place

 

Whilst these are no longer required we suggest that players/venues consider these safety measures:

•            Players, spectators & officials should continue to attempt to socially distance where possible.

•            Venues continue to provide hand sanitiser & its use is recommended.

•            Equipment and balls should be wiped down before & after play.

 

For further details see media such as https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-18/victoria-records-new-covid-cases-and-deaths/100629434  or visit government COVID website

By: Alec Spyrou  Thu 18th Nov 2021 - 5:02PM

Season 1 Wednesday Pennant - Grand Finals

Grand Finals were conducted on Wednesday, 24th November 2021, at Yarraville with the following results.  

A Premier Snooker (APS)
  •  NBC Mustangs defeated Dandenong RSL; 7/5

B Premier Snooker (BPS)
  • Brunswick defeated Focus; 7/5
   
C Premier Snooker (CPS)
  • Dunya Entertainment defeated NBC Legends; 7/2

Congratulations to the Premier teams and commiserations to the runners up.  Team photos & polo shirts will be available ASAP.

Thanks to all players, team managers, venue managers, referees, website/system managers & the VBSA Board for getting 2021 done & dusted.  It's been a difficult time and we all look forward to a "Covid normal" 2022 season.

Score Registrar

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 11th Nov 2021 - 3:44PM

Season 1 Pennant Resumption Monday 8th November
All scheduled matches and byes remain as per the fixture with the following exceptions.
  • Monday 8th November.
    • B Grade Snooker (BVS1).  Brunswick vs Frankston RSL.  Frankston has forfeited.
    • C Grade Snooker (North/CVS1N).  Hit & Run vs Dandenong RSL.  Dandenong RSL has forfeited.
    • C Grade Snooker (South/CVS1S).  Franks & Beans vs Hampton Pool Boys.  Hampton has forfeited.
  • Wednesday 10th November.
    • A Grade Snooker (APS).  NBC Ball Breakers vs RACV.  RACV has forfeited.
    • C Grade Snooker (CPS).  Dunya Entertainment vs Bentleigh Club.  Bentleigh has forfeited.
  • Monday 15th November.
    • B Grade Snooker (BVS1).  Burwood RSL vs Frankston RSL.  Frankston has forfeited.
Teams that have forfeits awarded to them i.e. Brunswick BVS1, Hit & Run CVS1N, Franks & Beans CVS1S, NBC Ball Breakers APS, Dunya CPS & Burwood RSL BVS1 MUST submit a team sheet so that frames can be allocated to "winning" players.
 
Just to be clear, the fixture is unchanged from that originally posted, with the obvious exception that the dates for the last 2 rounds of Monday comp have been moved to 8th & 15th November 2021 & last round of Wednesday comp moved to 10th November.  Finals to commence the week following the completion of last round/s.
 
IMPORTANT.  To reiterate, all COVID requirements MUST be complied with including all players being double vaccinated, QR code entry, room density limits (players only allowed) & sanitisation practises. Both captains are asked to ensure that their team members comply.
 
Thank you all for your co-operation in these extraordinary times. And good luck to all teams as we approach the finals.
 
If you have any concerns or queries, please contact me urgently.
 
 
Mark Dunn, Score Registrar, 0422 304 052
By: Mark Dunn  Fri 5th Nov 2021 - 8:21AM

2021 AGM Notice
In accordance with the rules of the Victorian Billiards and Snooker Association the Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 18th November 2021 at 7:15pm.
 
According to the current provisions set forth in the Victorian Government COVID Roadmap, the meeting will be held in person at Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen Street, Yarraville Vic.
 
Members are invited to submit Notices of Motion to be considered at the AGM, which should be received by the VBSA Secretary by Tuesday 9th November 2021.
 
Please review the attached documents
 
Paul Cosgriff
President
Victorian Billiards and Snooker Association
By: Alec Spyrou  Thu 28th Oct 2021 - 8:36PM

Board Member Resignation
The VBSA Board wishes to advise that effective immediately, Dr Shelly Ames has resigned her position on the Board of the VBSA. Shelly notified the Board last night that due to personal circumstances she must regrettably stand down.
 
Shelly was the Vice President and Women’s and Junior’s Delegate and her absence will be felt by all. On behalf of the Board and all VBSA Members, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Shelly for her many years of service and wish her success in her future endeavours.
 
Jon Moss, Secretary.
 
By: Mark Dunn  Wed 27th Oct 2021 - 11:44AM

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