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

Neil Robertson Wins 2nd Cazoo Masters

Neil Robertson landed his second Cazoo Masters crown, ten years after his first, with a 10-4 defeat of Barry Hawkins in the final at Alexandra Palace.

This is 2010 World Champion Robertson’s sixth Triple Crown title, moving him ahead of Alex Higgins into eighth position on the all-time list. Only Ray Reardon, Mark Williams, Selby, John Higgins, Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan have won more.

Robertson had an impressive path to lifting the Paul Hunter Trophy and securing the £250,000 top prize. After a 6-3 defeat of Anthony McGill in the opening round, he scored a 6-4 win over O’Sullivan. He then secured a thrilling 6-5 defeat of Williams in the semi-finals, where he came back from requiring two snookers in the decider.

This afternoon saw 21-time ranking event winner Robertson take control of proceedings, establishing a 5-3 cushion heading into the final session.
World number four Robertson kept pressing forward when the concluding session got underway and moved three ahead at 6-3, with the help of a 50 break.  The Hawk clawed his way back within two when he composed a break of 69 to make it 6-4. However, that would prove to be his final frame of the evening.  Robertson surged for the finish line and crafted breaks of 68 and 114 on his way to four frames on the bounce, which secured him the 10-4 win and his second taste of Masters glory.

Picture shows Neil with his wife Mille, daughter Penelope & son Alexander.

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 18th Jan 2022 - 1:00PM

2022 Season 1 Pennant - Team Submissions

An e-mail was forwarded to all members on Friday 7th January alerting them tthat team entries for Season 1 of 2022 can now be submitted and close on Sunday 30th January.  

Season 1 commences Monday 14th February.  

Refer VBSA Policies & Procedures page at https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA/vbsa_pol_proc.php for online team entry.

Refer VBSA Scores page at https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA_scores/scores_index_detail.php?season=S1 for teams submissions to date.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 12th Jan 2022 - 3:10PM

2021 City Clubs Circuit Grand Final

Congratulations to the Melbourne Club on defeating the Melbourne Savage Club 5-2 in the much-delayed 2021 VBSA City Clubs Circuit Grand Final.

Like their AFL namesake, the Melbourne Football Club, the Melbourne Club suffered a long drought between premierships - 10 years.

Congratulations to the Savage Club in making their first grand final in just their fifth season of competition.

Members of the premiership team were Doug Francis, Hugh Gengoult-Smith, Warwick Loton, and Steuart Roe, ably led by captain Rob Hand and vice-captain Nick Brasch.

Refer https://www.vbsa.org.au/CityClubs/CC_index.php for the details.

Regards,

David Pitt, Competition Administrator

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 23rd Dec 2021 - 5:26PM

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

Congratulations to Brendon Lang with a 4-1 win over Michael Scerri in the final of the Reventon Hat Trick 2 he played incredibly well over the weekend to take the Reventon Trophy plus the prize money. 

All players enjoyed a great weekend with being able to get back into competition mode again.

 

Thanks must go to George Spiteri for his efforts in getting this tournament up and running, it’s been a long year with Covid 19 he had to cancel this Tournament on 5 occasions but in the end George and persistence give us a great tournament.

 

Larry Eforgan with his top crew of referees again did a great job, well done Larry.

 

We look forward to Reventon Hat Trick 1+2+3 in 2022 so make sure you watch this space to get your entries in early.

 

We must thank our Sponsors   

 

Reventon

Yarraville Club, YCBSC & VBSA.

 

 
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

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

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

A Message from our Patron

Attached is a message from The Honourable Linda Dessau, Governor of Victoria and Patron of the VBSA, and her husband, Anthony Howard.

A further message to all Victorians is available at www.governor.vic.gov.au/all-news/message-governor-victoria-4

Jon Moss, Secretary

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 26th Aug 2021 - 5:32PM

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