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
Illawara Open Billiards
Starts: Aug 13, 2021

Reventon Hat Trick Series 2021 event 2
Starts: Aug 21, 2021

Victorian State Men's Snooker Championship
Starts: Aug 28, 2021

South Pacific Open Snooker
Starts: Sep 10, 2021

Women's world snooker
Starts: Oct 09, 2021

Bob Hawke Australian open snooker
Starts: Oct 14, 2021

Victorian 150 up Billiards Championship
Starts: Oct 23, 2021

IBSF World Snooker Championships
Starts: Oct 29, 2021

VBSA News

Update Australian Snooker postponed date TBA

Australian Snooker Championship at RACV has been postponed till a later date to be announced.

This has been brought about because of the problems that Covid19 has created with interstate border closures.

We hope the Australian  Snooker Championship 2021 will go ahead at a later date this year.  

George Hoy

Tournament  convenor.

By: George Hoy  Tue 3rd Aug 2021 - 9:18AM

COVID Update 27/7/21

Dear Members,
 

We welcome today’s announcement from the Victorian Government. Venues are permitted to open from midnight tonight and we understand that most are choosing to do so. Due to the mask wearing requirements the VBSA Snooker and Billiards tournaments and pennant competition will remain on pause.

 

Please rest assured that the VBSA is in constant talks with the relevant authorities in an effort to get us all back to playing the game we love. We are still hoping to complete season 1 of pennant and we will update you all within the next two weeks as to our plans.

In the meantime, we would like to ask you to please do your bit and get vaccinated. The road out of this is through vaccinations and we urge everyone to roll up your sleeve and get your jabs as soon as you are eligible.

Kind regards
Your vaccinated Secretary
Jon Moss 

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 20th Jul 2021 - 12:49PM

Update Hat Trick 2 new date 21-22nd August

ATTENTION HAT TRICK PLAYERS

THE Reventon HAT TRICK II event will now be rescheduled due to Lockdown 5 in Victoria.

The new date will be subject to Covid restrictions being removed.

The new cut off date for entries will now be ongoing so if you would like to enter when the new date is announced please do, the current entries remain unchanged, this morning's draw will apply. I will however apply and share any relevant changes.

Apologies for the unforeseen and unavoidable inconvenience. Again, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

GEORGE SPITERI

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR 

 

By: George Hoy  Thu 15th Jul 2021 - 8:19PM

Update Victorian Snooker 28th & 29th August

Due to the Victorian goverment annoucement today the VBSA has decided with all the uncertainty.

The Victorian State Snooker Championship will be moved to 28th - 29th August.

Closing date for entries 21st August.  

By: George Hoy  Thu 15th Jul 2021 - 3:17PM

Vale John Marcard

The VBSA mourns the passing of long-time member John Marcard, who died aged 81 on July 13th. John was a great supporter of billiards and snooker, competing for the RACV Club for many years in VBSA Pennant, and more recently in the VBSA City Clubs Circuit, where he represented the RACV every year since that competition’s inception in 1990. John was a keen clubman, golfer and bridge player, a great raconteur, and gave great service to others through his record 28-year term as an RACV Board member, as President of the Australian Club, and as Chairman of State Trustees, among numerous other board and committee roles.

Perhaps John’s greatest legacy to our sport is the present-day RACV Club billiards room. It is largely due to John’s unobtrusive influence in RACV Club affairs that Melbourne today has such a magnificent billiard room, comfortable and inviting for RACV Club members but at the same time capable of hosting major events, including the 2019 World Billiards Championship which drew universal praise from competitors officials and spectators alike.

The VBSA is extremely grateful for the services of John Marcard, and passes our condolences to his wife Mal and family members.

RIP John Marcard 10.1.1940 – 13.7.21

Paul Cosgriff, VBSA President

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 15th Jul 2021 - 2:16PM

Update Reventon Hat Trick 2 Date 21-22nd August

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: 21st to 22nd August  ( subject to covid restrictions being lifted )  
  • Entries Close: 15th August
  • 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

Update Victorian State Men's Snooker Championship
This is a Victorian ranking points event
 
  • Venue: Yarraville Snooker Academy 
  • Date: Saturday 28th August - Sunday 29th August
  • Entries Close: Sunday 21st August
  • Enquiries to: tournaments@vbsa.org.au
  • Format: Knockout  best of 5 frames semi best of 7 frames final best of 9
  • Tournament Director: George Hoy
Entry fees
  • $60 Adult
  • $30 Pensioners
  • $25 juniors
Only Victorian residents can enter.
You can move your entry from the City of Melbourne Championship to the Victorian State title by getting in touch tournaments@vbsa.org.au
 

Payment (Entries will only be accepted with payment).

Pay via the VBSA shop 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)
 

Entry conditions (dress code, late arrival policy etc.)

Please review important event conditions here

 

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

Update Victorian Mens Billiards Championship 2021
This is a Victorian ranking points event
 
  • Venue: Yarraville Snooker club
  • Date: TBA
  • Entries Close: TBA
  • Enquiries to: tournaments@vbsa.org.au
  • Format: Knockout Timed 
  • Tournament Director: TBA
Entry fees
  • $50 Adult
  • $25 Juniors / Pensioners
Only Victorian residents can enter.
 

Payment (Entries will only be accepted with payment).

Pay via the VBSA shop you can use Paypal (no PayPal account needed) or use your credit card.
To confirm your entry has been accepted view entries page here  (entries may take a few days to appear)
 

Entry conditions (dress code, late arrival policy etc.)

Please review important event conditions here

 

Conditions of entry

By entering you acknowledge that you have read and understood and agree to abide by all tournament entry conditions (see link at the top of this page)
By: George Hoy  Sat 3rd Jul 2021 - 8:38PM

Further Postponement of 2021 Billiards

From ABSC website.

"The ABSC, World Billiards Ltd and the VBSA are disappointed to announce that the 2021 Pacific International and Australian National Billiards have again been postponed.  The current travel restrictions and ongoing uncertainty mean that it is not possible to hold truly representative events at this time.  The tournaments will be rescheduled once conditions are appropriate, and all players who are currently registered will be kept informed of developments personally.

The VBSA will now hold the Victorian State Billiards Championship on the weekend of 31 July and 1 August, with semi-finals and the final to be played in the following week.  Arrangements for entry to this tournament and for the refund of entry fees already paid will be sent to all participants and posted on vbsa.org.au”

Regards

Simon Fortune
Secretary General
Australian Billiards & Snooker Council"

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 3rd Jul 2021 - 9:21AM

Message from the President
As the President, I thank all of you for your efforts during this year. After the loss of 2020, I am only able to have admiration for all that you have endured during 2021. 
For those of you who have been able to arrive at this point without becoming destitute, I would like to recommend two Charities to you: 
 
In March this year we lost Adrian Lawson, a strong VBSA supporter in a number of Pennant Teams, and an extremely nice person to meet, and have as a fellow competitor. Having come to Melbourne, from Sydney, with his lovely wife, Megan, Adrian contributed to many people in a variety of ways. 
 
Adrian was a fine Chef, a very capable Snooker player, a superb Spin Bowler in Cricket, and had obtained a Doctorate in Corporate and Criminal Law. All of us who knew him are poorer for Adrian’s passing. We convey sincere condolences to Megan, and all of Adrian’s family and friends. 
 
We lost Adrian, far too early, as a result of his diagnosis with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This terrible scourge has afflicted Neale Daniher, and this Queen’s Birthday Monday (14/6), the AFL are having the “Big Freeze” at the MCG to raise funds to “Fight MND”. 
 
For any of you - who remember Adrian so fondly - could I recommend to you that supporting these attempts to find a Cure for MND would be extremely appropriate? Thanks. 
 
Next week, on Thursday (17/6), Chris Christofi, and his wife, Billie, will be joining in the “Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout”, and they are Ambassadors for that Event. 
 
If you click on to their donation area through Reventon, every donation you make towards the cause of eliminating homelessness, will be matched by Chris and his company. 
 
This is an extremely worthwhile cause, and the “doubling” offer makes any contribution that you are able to provide, even more significant. 
 
Reventon, and Chris and Billie, have been fantastic supporters for the VBSA Members, and both Billiards and Snooker. We do not forget our supporters, and Sponsors, especially when all of us have had to go through such trying times. 
 
Look after yourselves. Stay safe. 
 
Paul Cosgriff 
President VBSA 
By: Alec Spyrou  Thu 10th Jun 2021 - 6:04PM

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