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
Andrews / Atkins Shield
Starts: Mar 05, 2021

Sydney Open Billiards
Starts: Mar 12, 2021

Victoria Masters Snooker Tournament
Starts: Mar 20, 2021

Reventon Hat Trick Series 2021 event 1
Starts: Mar 27, 2021

Australian Under 21 Billiards & Snooker
Starts: Apr 08, 2021

Victorian Junior Championships U12, U15 + U18
Starts: Apr 17, 2021

Vic Womens Snooker Championship
Starts: May 01, 2021

Victorian Women's Billiards Championship
Starts: Jun 05, 2021

VBSA News

TEST FOR SITEGROUND INVESTIGATION

This is a test

By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 27th Feb 2021 - 10:58AM

Return to COVID Safe settings
The following Media Release from the Victorian State Government on Friday, 26 February 2021 is copied for the information of all VBSA members & players.
 
"Victoria will return to its previous COVIDSafe settings from tonight, allowing for more visitors in the home, reduced mask wearing and increasing the number of workers heading back to the office.
 
The move to further ease restrictions follows a reduced exposure risk and low community transmission.
 
From 11:59pm tonight, masks will only be required on public transport, in rideshare vehicles and taxis, in sensitive settings such as aged care facilities – and in some larger retail settings including indoor shopping centres, supermarkets, department stores, indoor markets.
 
While masks are no longer mandated in most circumstances, the evidence is clear wearing a face covering makes a real difference in slowing the spread of the virus – so masks continue to be recommended indoors or outdoors when distancing can’t be maintained."
 
As a consequence, the VBSA Board advises that effective from 11:59pm tonight, masks do not need to be worn in Billiard Rooms, except when 1.5m distancing can’t be maintained.  Masks should still be carried at all times.
By: Mark Dunn  Fri 12th Feb 2021 - 4:06PM

RIP Doug Mountjoy

The VBSA are sad to hear the passing of the Welsh Snooker Great Doug Mountjoy. (Test)

 

https://wst.tv/doug-mountjoy-a-pure-snooker-man/ 

By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 15th Feb 2021 - 10:09PM

Vale Boris Godina

The VBSA are extremely saddened to have heard of the passing of Boris Godina last week. Boris has been a stalwart of the VBSA through many years, and a Member of a number of the Victorian Clubs.

 

The new funeral details are now available, please see image

By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 15th Feb 2021 - 9:18PM

Reventon Hat Trick Series 2021 event 1

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   

To enter: See the VBSA Calendar or go direct to the VBSA Shopping cart

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

VBSA Pennant Commencement

The fixtures have now been uploaded to the VBSA website.  See https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA_scores/scores_index_detail.php?season=S1

As is always the case, there are a few anomalies required to ensure a fair spread of home & away games and best use of venues, but these have been kept to a minimum.

You can download the current scoresheet at https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA_scores/scores_index.php. Please DO NOT use old scoresheets and please make sure scoresheets are fully completed.  If anyone wants an editable version, please contact me.  It will be my intention to have match results completed by midday of the day following competition, dependent on results being submitted in a timely fashion.

The previously distributed COVID Guidelines are repeated here.  NOTE THAT MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY (hopefully soon to be rescinded)

•             Only Referee to touch the balls.  When possible, players use only cue tip to position cue ball.

•             Short rests.  One per player, to be allocated to that player (not left on hooks).  If 2 rests not available, same rule as other rests.

•             Other rests.  Sanitise rest & hands after use.  Only player to touch rest.

•             Be aware of 1.5m rule and keep that distance apart. 

•             Mask to be worn at all times.

•             After frame/game, referee to sanitise short rests, table & clean all balls.  Reset table.  If consecutive frames being refereed, after
              second  frame.

•             Room capacities to be strictly observed.  Both captains to check & agree before start of play.  No spectators.

•             Player registration to be strictly observed.  QR codes or sheets.

•             Handshaking discouraged.

•             Home captain, in liaison with venue manager, to manage overall adherence to Guidelines, including provision of wipes, sanitiser, registration, etc.

Thank you to everyone involved in getting this season up & running, particularly our Fixturing guru, Simon Fortune & Webmaster, Alec Spyrou.

Best of luck to all teams & players.

 

Mark Dunn, Score Registrar.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 10th Feb 2021 - 5:19PM

VBSA 2020 Annual General Meeting

The 2020 AGM was held at Yarraville Club on 6th January, 2021.  Please find attached the relevant documents emanating from the AGM, including a Letter of Appreciation from our newest Life Member, Robby Foldvari.

All queries to VBSA Secretary, David Chigwidden, at secretary@vbsa.org.au

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 5th Feb 2021 - 1:13PM

ABSC Data Collection Request

The VBSA Board is working with the ABSC to provide basic membership information to the ABSC to enable electronic voting for Board elections, provide demographic information to assist with applications for funding and to allow the ABSC to continue to be a National Sporting Organisation (NSO) under the control of Sports Australia.  As an NSO, the ABSC will ultimately represent all cuesports in Australia.

One of the conditions of being an NSO is that affiliates must provide evidence of member numbers, including contact details.  To do this, the VBSA (and all other State Affiliates) have been asked to forward a list to the ABSC of our members providing name, e-mail address, gender, mobile number, sport preference, etc.

Whilst we went through a membership form "drive" a few years back that did ask for a lot of this information, system restrictions didn't allow us to store some of the key data.

So, to abide by the ABSC request and to update our own system, the Board is seeking your co-operation to submit a membership renewal using the online portal available by clicking on this LINK

You will see that the form asks for your VBSA membership Number & has a further link to a list of all member numbers.  

Your prompt and complete attention to this request is appreciated.

IMPORTANT.  Payment is NOT required when completing the form.

NOTE.  If you have completed an online membership form within the last 2 weeks, please disregard this request as your data will already have been collected.

Mark Dunn, Score Registrar

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 28th Jan 2021 - 4:31PM

VBSA Life Membership

At the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 5th January, 2021, Robby Foldvari was made a Life Member of the VBSA by unanimous vote.

Attached is the Nomination by fellow VBSA Life Member, David Pitt, as well as a thank you letter from Robby received after the meeting.

VBSA Life Member Don Richter was also quoted as saying  “Robby’s lifetime of achievement in billiards and snooker, including being the only Australian other than Walter Lindrum to win the World Professional Billiards Championship, establishes him as one of the all time greatest players ever to emerge from Victoria. I am delighted to support his nomination for Life Membership of the VBSA.” 

Congratulations Robby.  Very well deserved.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 21st Jan 2021 - 4:53PM

2021 Season 1 Pennant

Team entries for Season 1 Pennant are now called for.  Click on this LINK to be taken to the online entry form page and select relevant option at top of page.  ALL entries must be online.

Entries close on Sunday 31st January so prompt attention is required.

Monday comp starting on Monday 15th February & Wednesday comp starting on Wednesday 24th February.  It will be a 14 round comp but due to numerous interruptions/clashes, rounds & finish dates will vary.

COVID restrictions will be strictly adhered to based on DHHS, ABSC/VBSA & individual venue advice.  These may alter on short notice.

All enquiries to Scores Registrar at scores@vbsa.org.au on 0422 304 052.

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 18th Jan 2021 - 12:49PM

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