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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Starts: Nov 13, 2021

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Starts: Nov 27, 2021

Reventon Hat Trick Series 2021 event 2
Starts: Dec 04, 2021

VBSA News

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

Australian Snooker & Aust Billiards cancelled

Australian Snooker Championship & Australian Billiards Championships along with the Pacific Billiards Championship have been cancelled.

 This decision has been decided by the ABSC, because of the uncertinty of the State Goverments not being able to confirm dates when all states will open again and access to clubs being allowed to have face to face play indoors.

 

All who have entered these tournaments and would like a refund should contact the VBSA treasurer.

treasurer@vbsa.org.au

Please inform the treasurer with your bank details.

 

Anyone wishing to use their entry payment as a credit into next years Tournaments.

Please email

tournaments@vbsa.org.au 

 

George Hoy

Tournament  convenor.

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

Victorian Snooker Championship 13th &14th Nov
This is a Victorian ranking points event
 
  • Venue: Yarraville Snooker Academy 
  • Date: Saturday   13th Nov Sunday14th Nov 10am start
  • Entries Close:   8th Nov
  • 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 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 the VBSA treasurer for a refund,
treasurer@vbsa.org.au
Please include your bank details.
 

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

Victorian Mens Billiards Championship 27-28th Nov
This is a Victorian ranking points event
 
  • Venue: TBA
  • Date:    27th & 28th Nov
  • Entries Close: 20th Nov
  • Enquiries to: tournaments@vbsa.org.au
  • Format: Knockout Timed 
  • Tournament Director: George Hoy
Entry fees
  • $50 Adult
  • $25 Juniors / Pensioners
Only Victorian residents can enter.
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 intouch with the VBSA treasurer for a refund,
treasurer@vbsa.org.au
Please include your bank details.
 

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

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 :  28th Nov
  • 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

Vale John Williams

The VBSA is saddened to advise the passing of John Williams, Life Member of the Australian Billiards & Snooker Council (ABSC).

John had been the Tasmanian Billiards & Snooker Association President for 19 years, and was a long-time Executive member and Delegate (Tasmania), of the ABSC. He has been a constant presence at so many events for Victoria and Tasmania, and a “terrific friend of the VBSA”.

John, who turned 90 years of age in March this year, is survived by his wife Rhona, son Rodney and daughter Vicky and three grandchildren.

Condolences are offered to John’s family and friends.

RIP John Williams.

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 31st Aug 2021 - 7:15PM

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

Road to Recovery

Great to report that David Collins is making a great recovery from his recent illness.  David asked that his thanks be passed on to all those members who expressed their good wishes for his speedy recovery.

And on that note, Stan Gorski had a recent battle with a stroke but is now recovering well and expected to regain full use of his left arm.

Great news that these two stalwarts of Victorian and Australian billiards & snooker will be gracing the tables for many years to come.

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 27th Apr 2021 - 8:32PM

2021 Victorian Junior Championships

The 2021 Victorian Junior Championships were held today at Yarraville.

Unfortunately numbers were down with the decision of Noah Newman (U12) not to enter this year leaving just brother and sister combination Mia and Luca Macheda from Yarrawonga as the only U12s. The decision was made not to hold the U12s due to vast difference in experience and ability between the siblings. Young Mia has been selected as the U12 Victorian representative for the State team. We also lost U16 Mia Newman to soccer. Mia is captain of her soccer team this year and we wish her all the best, but as a very talented cueist for her age we certainly hope we haven’t lost her forever. COVID also played a role in losing a few youngsters, as they had no access to tables some lost interest whilst a few others now have weekend jobs.

Congratulations to all the juniors who did compete today. We had a couple of new lads playing - Denzel Barkho who has played 8 ball but had never played snooker or billiards before and young Shan Thilakarathna who at just 12 years old has had some experience on the big tables with his coach George Spiteri. Shan had some success with two match wins one in the U18 billiards round robin and one in the U16 snooker round robin. Denzel was given the Encouragement Award for the day and we hope we have piqued his interest in both billiards and snooker.

I’d like to commend their more experienced opponents Sean and Ciaran Dempsey who both encouraged the new lads and were very understanding and happy for the referees to explain some rules to Denzel and Shan during the matches.

Both Sean and Ciaran were too strong on the day and finished on top of the round robins. Consequently, it was a family affair with the brothers playing each other for the U16 & U18 snooker titles as well as the U18 billiards title. Sean had a convincing win in the billiards, but Ciaran put up a good fight in the U18 Snooker to lead Sean at times.  In the end though Sean came out in front to win his third title of the day. Congratulations to both Sean and Ciaran who will be representing Victoria at the Nationals coming up in late June.

Pictured are (LtoR) Denzel Barkho, Sean Dempsey, Ciaran Dempsey and Shan Thilakarathna.

Shelly Ames Tournament Director 

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 18th Apr 2021 - 7:26PM

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