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2024 National Women's Billiards and Snooker
Please join us all in congratulating your 2024 Women's National Winners
 
The 2024 Women's National Billiards Champion Lilly Meldrum in nailbiting win over our very own Julie Watson 236 - 227
 
The 2024 Women's National Snooker Champion Jessica Woods who won against the very talented and wonderful opponent Lilly Meldrum 4-1 in a gripping final. Live stream here
 
The standard of play in the throughout the Billiards and Snooker Championship was of the highest order. 
 
Our deepest gratitude to all our sponsors, supporters, officials, players and the community for helping make this such a successful championship. A truly wonderful event with record entries!!!
 
Something we can all hold our heads up high for being part of.
 
By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 21st Jul 2024 - 6:55PM

Ruby Roberts Vic Women's Billiards Championship
The results are now attached.
Congratulations to all who took part. Please join us in congratulating our 3 times in a row champion Julie Watson.
Thanks to all including our sponsors, supporters, competitors, officials and the Chetenham club for making this such an enjoyable event.
 
Please see terms and conditions and the draw attached. We wish all competitors an enjoyable event.
 
It’s time to get your entries in for the Ruby Roberts Victorian Women's Billiards Championship! Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the game, this is your moment to put all the skills you've learned at our "Billiards for Women" workshops into action.
Don’t worry if you're not completely clear on all the rules just yet—there will be plenty of time on the table on the day of the tournament for you to learn. Plus, we'll have plenty of seasoned players and accredited Referees on hand to guide you through the games.
Join us for a day of friendly competition, learning, and fun. Whether you're aiming for the trophy or just looking to enjoy the game, this tournament is for you. Let’s show them that we are here and help make the future of women's cuesports a reality together!
When: Saturday 22nd June
Where: Cheltenham Billiards and Snooker Club, Cheltenham Recreation Reserve
Time: 10am
By: Mark Dunn  Wed 29th May 2024 - 7:37PM

2024 Victorian Women's Snooker Championship
Tournament Director’s Report:
 
2024 Victorian Women's Snooker Championship breaks all records!
 
Even with 2 withdrawals due to illness the event staged at the North Brighton Club contained the largest field of competitors in this event ever with many coming from different areas of inner and outer Melbourne and different cue sports including many from the 8 ball tables.
 
The first round matches were best of 3 matches in a round robin format across 4 groups. All matches were played in great spirit and it was not unusual to see players help out their less experienced competitors in the match with advice regarding the rules etc. 
The top 2 winners the each group progressed to the quarter finals. These were:
  • Group 1 - Julie Watson & Karen Winter (Helena Williams equipped herself very well considering her lack of tournament play and is a star for the future).
  • Group 2 - Kathy Howden & Braedy Rickard (another player with natural talent to keep an eye out for). 
  • Group 3 - Helen Cook & Michelle Hansen 
  • Group 4 - Joey Tohme & Suzanne Allan
As we entered the knockout stages things got even more competitive and the pressure produced higher standards of play.
  • Quater final 1 - Julie Watson v Suzzane Allan (the potting machine as I like to call her) went to the wire with Julie needing to call on all her experience to win 3-2
  • Quater final 2 - Kathy Howden v Michelle Hansen was a very hard fought match with every point earned. Kathy overcame Michelle (who kindly mentioned in defeat how she had such a great time) 3-0
  • Quater final 3 - Helen Cook v Braedy Rickard. Helen Cook who did magnificently to finish top in her group fell to Bready losing 3-1
  • Quater final 4 - Joey Tohme v Karen Winter. Joey is one of those players who gives 101% on every shot and her dedication showed in a strong 3-0 over Karen.
The semi-finals started late in the evening and players were being helped with the increasing adrenaline of finals to produce great standards of play. The chocolates and resulting sugar rush may have helped, thanks for suggesting a lolly run Kathy ?.
The make up was a good representation of the mix of players. Two experienced players (Julie Watson and Kathy Howden) and two less experienced players (Braedy Rickard and Joey Tohme)
  • Semi final 1 - Julie Watson v Braedy Rickard. This was a hard fought semi which saw both players swap attack after attack and tactical play with Julie coming out ahead 3-1. Braedy was very happy with her performance and commented that "she could get used to this"
  • Semi final 2 - Kathy Howden v Joey Tohme. Kathy's experience came to the fore in her match against Joey who as usual fought for every shot but this time Kathy prevailed 3-1.
The Grand Final started very late and the concentration and battle was remarkable considering the hours played to this point.
  • Grand Final - Julie Watson v Kathy Howden. Two famous players doing battle once again. It was a very tight affair with many games being decided on the last few balls on the table. Kathy's determination won out this time with a good 3-1 over Julie but the margins were very fine.
The overwhelming sense of friendship and sportsmanship made for a special and incredibly enjoyable day. We are so proud to be able to host events that depict the best aspects of our sport and brings enjoyment and competition to a growing number of people. The future looks bright and we hope to exceed the entry numbers again next year.
 
We thank all competitors for supporting this sport and for those who were willing to try another cue sport. We look forward to seeing you all next year.
Please mention this experience to your friends and invite them along to any of our Women's Billiards and Junior and Women's snooker workshops which are free for all players to help grow their skills and the sport.
 
Thanks to all officials (Larry and Sam) who did an amazing job and helped players navigate their way around this wonderful sport.
Special thanks to Sue Turpie who stepped into refereeing. What a great job she did!
 
Thanks to Sam for taking wonderful photos. Thanks to the North Brighton Club for providing its wonderful facilities. 
 
TD: Alec Spyrou
Photos: Sam Malcolm
By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 21st May 2024 - 9:30AM

National Women's Billiards Championship
The draw is now out (see attached)
 
The VBSA is proud to announce the opening of the prestigious National Women's Billiards Championship 2024.
 
 
To purchase go to the VBSA Shop
 
Ensure you see attached for all terms and conditions. 
 
Accepted entries here (please allow a couple of days for your entry to be processed) 
 
 
Good luck to all entrants
 
TD: Paul Cosgriff
By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 4th May 2024 - 11:24PM

National Women's Snooker Championship
The draw is now out (see attached)
 
The VBSA is proud to announce the opening of the prestigious National Women's Snooker Championship 2024.
 
To purchase go to the VBSA Shop
 
Ensure you see attached for all terms and conditions. 
 
Accepted entries here (please allow a couple of days for your entry to be processed) 
 

Good luck to all entrants

 

TD: Paul Cosgriff

By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 4th May 2024 - 11:18PM

2024 Australian Snooker Championship
Get ready to break out your cues and chalk up, because the Australian Snooker Championship is back!
 
This August, the best cueists in the country will battle it out for the title of Australian Snooker Champion and a chance to claim their share of the impressive $20,000 plus prize pool!
 
Who will pot their way to victory and secure their spot in Australian Snooker history?
 
We are proud to also announce that our Patron, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, Governor of Victoria, will attend the presentation ceremony to present the winner’s trophy.
 
Stay tuned for all the action!
 
Enter here: VBSA Shopping cart
 
Accepted entries are listed here (please allow a couple of days for your entry to be processed)
 
It's important that all competitors and spectators read, understand and accept the attached short RACV Club guide video below and the terms and conditions of the event (e.g., format & dress code).
 
These requirements are expected of all competitors & spectators.
 
 
Good luck and high scoring.
 
 
Tournament Director: Paul Cosgriff
Assistant Tournament Director: Amol Abdagiri
By: Adam Beitner  Tue 9th Jul 2024 - 7:32PM

2024 Victorian State Snooker Champion
For only the second time ever in the history of the state title has someone secured it 5 TIMES IN A ROW, James Mifsud made history today.
 
From 3-1 down, James staged an incredible come back to defend the title, including an amazing 93 clearance which won him the high break trophy as well.
 
Give it up folks for your 2024 Victorian Snooker Champion.
By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 7th Jul 2024 - 11:24PM

One Day Billiards Tournament

 

Join us for an exciting day of billiards at the One Day Billiards Tournament on Sunday, August 11th, at the Yarraville Club BSC. This Victorian Ranking event will feature a knockout competition, with players vying for valuable ranking points.

Tournament Details:

Date: Sunday, 11th August, 2024

Location: Yarraville Club BSC at 175D Stephen Street

 

Format: Knockout

Points System:

100 points for entering the tournament

100 points for each match won in the main event

50 points for each match won in the plate event

40 points for a break over 40

 

Register now for this prestigious event. Don’t miss out on the chance to compete with the best and climb the Victorian Rankings ladder.

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By: Adam Beitner  Fri 21st Jun 2024 - 9:35AM

ABSC Anti Doping Policy

All members should have read, understood and agree to abide by the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, effective from 1 January 2021, and found on the Sport Integrity Australia website being the anti-doping policy adopted by The Australian Billiards & Snooker Council and applicable to all members, participants and non-participants.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 15th Jan 2015 - 1:13PM