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
Last Updates
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RSL - Sep 30, 9:07am
SBSA - Oct 05, 2:51pm
VBSA - Oct 06, 8:10am
Coming events
Reventon Hat Trick Snooker Round 3 of 3
Starts: Oct 15, 2022

Victorian Billiards Championship (Timed)
Starts: Oct 22, 2022

Victorian 150 up Billiards Championship
Starts: Nov 19, 2022

Victorian Junior Championships
Starts: Nov 26, 2022

VBSA News

Message from the President

All VBSA Members should be aware that we are hosting the 2022 Lance Pannell Snooker (followed by the 2 Billiards Events & the State Snooker), commencing on Saturday 11/6. Entries for the first 2 Events close this Friday 3/6.

Your Board, and the Assistants, have applied themselves assiduously, to be able to host this First Ranking Tournament in Victoria for more than 2 years. It may seem intimidating to return to Tournament play after such a hiatus, however, the Lance Pannell Snooker provides the best possible format for this occasion.

Players who are Ranked in the top 64 on the Australian Rankings have an Entry Fee of $125, however, for the rest of us - Adult $60 - Women, Juniors and Pensioners (only) $35. This is the greatest “value for money” you could ever have in a Ranking Snooker Tournament.

With a full Field of 96 Entrants, every player is allocated into a Group of 6 players. You are then able to play 5 (Best of 3) Matches in your Round-Robin Group on Saturday 11/6. The 16 Groups are allocated to 5 different Venues on the Saturday, and the top 2 Group Qualifiers will play in a knockout format on the Sunday, and beyond.

Accordingly, every VBSA Member should utilize the opportunity, this week, to Enter the 2022 Lance Pannell Snooker. If you are a Member of a Snooker Team this week, ensure that every Member of your Team, who is able to attend on Saturday 11/6, has recognized this opportunity, and determined their Entry possibility.

Saturday (11/6) will provide a wealth of enjoyment for everyone. Thank you.

Regards

Paul Cosgriff, President
 

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 30th May 2022 - 9:03AM

Victorian Womens Snooker 2022

Dates  28th - 29th May

Closing Date 21st May

Venue North Brighton Club.

To enter go to the VBSA shop

See entry list here

By: George Hoy  Sun 17th Apr 2022 - 4:31PM

Australian Junior 12,16,18 years 2022

Dates Sat 2nd July  to Sunday 10th July

Closing date 17th June

Venue : The Commerercial Club Albury NSW 2640

All entries to Tournament Director juniors@absc.com.au 

Frank Dewens 

Mobile 0412 055 057

By: George Hoy  Mon 11th Apr 2022 - 8:57PM

Vic Junior U12, U16, U18 Snooker & Billiards 2022

Dates  28th - 29th May

Closing Date 27th May

Venue Brunswick Club 

203 Sydney Rd Brunswick 3056

To enter go to the VBSA shop

See entry list here

Tournament Director  Tony Fridman

Mobile 0414 534 575 

By: George Hoy  Mon 11th Apr 2022 - 8:34PM

Australian U21 Snooker & Billiards 2022

Australian U21 Billiards & Snooker Championship

To enter you must be under 21yrs at the 1st Jan 2022.

Venue - Brunswick Club Victoria. Starts - Wed 6th Apr to Fri 8th April

Entries close 1st April 

Go to VBSA shop

List of entries here

Enter by the ABSC site Here

By: George Hoy  Tue 8th Mar 2022 - 8:09AM

Victorian Masters Snooker 2022

Victoria Masters Snooker Tournament entries closed

Must be over 40yrs to enter.

Venue - Yarraville Club, Melbourne. Starts - Sat 23rd Apr to 24th April.

Entries Close 16th April.

To Enter go to VBSA shop

To veiw entries Here 

No more entries will be excepted Tournament is closed.

 

 

Great final between James Mifsud & Paul Thomerson

James came out the winner 4 / 2 James made breaks of 105 / 91 / 57 / 69 in the final

It was very difficult for Paul to win frames against such a high standard of play.

Well done to both players in getting to the final.

Thank you to Larry Eforgan and his referees over the weekend, did a great job as usual 

  

 

By: George Hoy  Sun 6th Mar 2022 - 10:47AM

Season 1 Pennant Start
Fixtures for both Monday & Wednesday 2022 Season 1 Pennant have now been uploaded to the VBSA website Scores page at https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA_scores/scores_index_detail.php?season=S1
 
Every effort has been made to make the fixtures as even & fair as possible, but that's not always possible.
 
All players, captains & clubs are urged to check the fixtures for any errors.  You are also urged to check your teams to make sure all the nominated players are shown.  If not shown, it will probably be due to membership form not being submitted.  Please follow this up with those players.  Refer https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA/vbsa_pol_proc.php for online membership form.
 
All COVID related issues are to be referred to your local Club/Venue managers.
 
And good news that Simon Fortune,  our Master Fixturing person, is well on the road to a full recovery.
 
Best of luck for Season 1 of 2022

 

Mark Dunn, Score Registrar

 

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 7th Feb 2022 - 1:05PM

2022 Suzanne Cory snooker program

The 2022 Suzanne Cory snooker program at the Yarraville Club is about to recommence on February 2.

This year the school has registered 26 students who will be participating in the program. Similar numbers in the past have required between 3 and 4 coaches during any given session..

So we're reaching out to see who would be willing & able to lend a hand for approximately 2 hours on every second Wednesday afternoon at approximately 1pm on the following dates....

  • Feb 2 & 16
  • March 2 & 16
  • April 27
  • May 11 & 25
  • June 8

At this stage we're not looking for a rock solid commitment, just a show of hands from whoever might be willing to help out.

For all those out there who are interested in the idea of coaching, the program has always proven to be a great environment to get started.

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.

Thanks in advance.

George Spiteri

0412 574 830

By: Alec Spyrou  Thu 27th Jan 2022 - 11:59AM

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

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

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