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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2023 World Snooker Federation Junior Championship
Starts: Jan 31, 2023

2023 World Snooker Federation Championship
Starts: Feb 04, 2023

2023 APSBF 6 reds
Starts: Feb 19, 2023

Bob Mclass snooker tournament
Starts: Feb 19, 2023

Bob Mclass snooker tournament
Starts: Feb 19, 2023

Bob Mclass snooker tournament
Starts: Feb 19, 2023

2023 APSBF Open Snooker
Starts: Feb 22, 2023

2023 Victorian Seniors Snooker Tournament
Starts: Mar 04, 2023

VBSA News

Neil Robertson defends his Cazoo Tour Championship

Neil Robertson defended his Cazoo Tour Championship title with a sensational fightback defeat of John Higgins, coming from 9-4 down to win 10-9 in Llandudno.

It’s the second time this season that Robertson has inflicted a gut-wrenching loss on Higgins. The Australian trailed 8-6 in the English Open final back in November and rallied to secure a thrilling 9-8 win.

Victory for 2010 World Champion Robertson enhances an already golden season. He landed Triple Crown glory at the Cazoo Masters in January, where he defeated Barry Hawkins in the title match at Alexandra Palace.

Robertson’s other successes have seen him comprehensively win the Cazoo Series. He was runner-up to Ronnie O’Sullivan at the Cazoo World Grand Prix before Christmas. The Melbourne cueman then lifted the the Cazoo Players Championship trophy last month, by again beating Hawkins in the final.

See https://wst.tv/epic-robertson-fightback-stuns-higgins/ for full story & further LINKS.

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 4th Apr 2022 - 3:05PM

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

Relentless Neil Robertson
Neil Robertson produced a sublime display to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-4 and win the Cazoo Tour Championship at the Celtic Manor Resort.
 
This evening's victory marks the 20th ranking title of 2010 World Champion Robertson's career, moving him ahead of Mark Selby who has 19.
The Australian had a fine first half of this season, capturing the UK Championship title in December. However, Robertson came into this week having won just a solitary match since then. He pulled out of the Scottish Open and Welsh Open and decided against entering the WST Pro Series.
 
Robertson's selective schedule since the turn of the year has paid dividends, with this week's win earning him the top prize of £150,000.
 
World Champion O'Sullivan leaves Wales with £60,000. He will now turn his attention to the defence of his World Championship title in Sheffield next month.
 
It's sweet revenge for Robertson, who was defeated 13-11 in the 2019 Tour Championship final at the hands of O'Sullivan. This is the first time Robertson has ever beaten the Rocket in a match extending over more than one session.
 
O'Sullivan picks up the unwanted record of becoming the first ever player to lose five ranking finals in a single season. The 37-time ranking event winner was also runner-up at the Northern Ireland Open, Scottish Open, Welsh Open and Players Championship.
 
This afternoon's opening session left the tie finely poised after the pair ended in parity at 4-4. However, 39-year-old Robertson completely dominated proceedings this evening.
 
A break building blitz saw him charge clear, composing runs of 93, 75, 123 and 119 in consecutive frames to lead 8-4 at the mid-session interval. When they returned he fired in breaks of 48 and 42 to move one from glory at 9-4. He then clinched the title in style, finishing off the victory with a superb break of 114.
 
Robertson said: "Considering the opposition, it is the best I've played in a final. The Champion of Champions final with Judd Trump was up there, but that was a more complete performance. I didn't really miss anything in the whole match. It is very pleasing knowing I'm capable of doing that going into the World Championship.
 
"I was just in the zone from the get go. It was somewhat made easier because I knew my preparation was really good. This week it was all about putting a lot of things in place so I could have the best chance of winning the World Championship as possible. That was about playing every match and session on my terms.
 
"It's only going to motivate Ronnie more in the World Championship. He is going to be going there so determined. He may not say it, but that is going to really annoy him and fire him up. I feel sorry for whoever he is going to play in the first couple of rounds."
 
O'Sullivan said: "I've never seen anyone play as well as that. His cue action is just ridiculous, straight through the ball, tempo doesn't change and he opens his back hand like nobody else. It was unbelievable. He made it look like he was playing on a pool table today. There were balls that if you don't cue right they hit the knuckle, but these were bang in the middle. I can't compete with that. I just had to sit back and enjoy it. That was amazing play."
 
VBSA President - Paul Cosgriff 
By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 29th Mar 2021 - 1:03PM

Vale Danny Wallace

The VBSA Board and members are saddened to hear of the passing of Danny Wallace. 

Dan Wallace was Secretary of the VBSA in 1981-82 and did a lot of referreeing and other volunteering (especially for junior events) during the 1970s & 80s. A true gentleman, he was a very talented Snooker and Billiards player, a long time member of Cheltenham Club and also Hawthorn Football Club Social Club.  He was  He will be sadly missed

The funeral details are as follows:

Friday 16th December at 2pm.
Chapel of Repose, Altona Memorial Park, 2-14 Dohertys Rd., Altona North

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 9th Dec 2022 - 2:31PM

Vale John Miranda

It is with much sadness that we share the news that John Miranda (Burwood RSL) passed away Fri 4 Nov.

John had a tremendous passion and enthusiasm for the game. He was a valued member of our club and a wonderful friend and team-mate who will be sadly missed.  John was 65.

Funeral details will be added once arrangements have been finalised.

Mike D'Silva

UPDATE

Requiem Mass for John to be offered at St Anthony's Catholic Church, 172 Neerim Road, Carnegie on Tuesday 15th November.at 11:00am.  At the conclusion of Mass, formal condolences will be accepted by the family at the church.

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 7th Nov 2022 - 8:52AM

VBSA Season 2 Pennant Finals

A Premier Billiards

Premiers Kooyong.  Runner Up Yarraville

B Premier Billiards

Premier Brunswick Cannons. Runner Up Yarraville G

A State Snooker

Premier Yarra 147. Runner Up Cheltenham Ballbreakers

B State Snooker

Premier Brunswick. Runner Up Yarraville Hawks

C State Snooker

Premier Mulgrave Posse. Runner Up Yarraville Cue Controllers

B Willis Snooker

Premier Yarraville Oldies. Runner Up Dandenong RSL

C Willis Snooker North

Premier  Camberwell Cobras 7. Runner Up NBC Legends 1

C Willis Snooker South

Premier Frankston RSL. Runner Up Mulgrave Warriors

Grand Final Photos will be available ASAP on the VBSA Photo Gallery.  Due to a technical hitch, please disregard all information on how to order photos and refer any enquiries to the Score Registrar on 0422 304 052 or e-mail.  Prices have changed.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 3rd Nov 2022 - 4:55AM

2022 Victorian 150 Up Billiards Championship

Dates: Sat 19th & Sunday 20th  November.

Venue: Brunswick Club, 203 Sydney Rd., Brunswick

Congratulations to Rod Nelson on taking out the Championship on Sunday 20th November, prevailing over David Cosgriff 3/0
 
See attachment for the full results.
 
My very sincere thanks to all the players, and especially those who were forced to self-Referee, today. Thank you to Balraj Dhaliwal and Larry Eforgan for their dedication and performance.
 
A special “Thank You” to James Mifsud who, at very short notice, replaced ill Referees to Referee a QF and a SF, and prepared the tables beautifully.

Thank you to the Brunswick Club, and their staff, for great assistance over the whole weekend. 
 
Tournament Director:  Paul Cosgriff

 

By: George Hoy  Tue 1st Nov 2022 - 11:56AM

2023 Vic Junior Snooker & Billiards Champion

Under 12, Under 16 & Under 18

 

Dates: 26th - 27th November, 2022
 

Entries Close: 20th November

 

Venue: Brunswick Club, 203 Sydney Rd., Brunswick 

 

To enter go to VBSA shop

See entries HERE
 

Tournament Director:  Tony Fridman, Mobile 0414 534 575 

By: George Hoy  Tue 18th Oct 2022 - 11:54AM

Victorian Junior Championships (U12/16/18)
We look forward to seeing the juniors play, compete, and develop their snooker & billiards with other juniors
Above all enjoy your games and make some friends
 
To qualify as a junior entrant, you must be under the age group at 1st of January 2023
  • Proof of age will be required
  • Start Time:9am sharp.Introduction & opening/rules explanation/10 min practise
  • Snooker & Billiards matches: Played Saturday & Sunday
  • Dress Code:Bow tie, plain long sleeve shirt, dark trousers, black shoes. Vest/waistcoat (optional)
  • Format (Pending entries): All to play Four matches followed by finals 
  • Entries close: 20th November
  • Please bring your own cue - (no cues available at venue)
  • Entries Close: 20th November
  • Enter by paying at https://www.vbsa.org.au/vbsa_shop/shop_cart.php
Certified referees and VBSA officials will be in attendance. Parents and spectator’s welcome
 
Includes Victorian Junior Team Selection for Australian National Junior Championships.
Consideration for world championships held at
  • Venue:          Albury Commercial Club, Albury, NSW
  • Start Date:   January 2-7, 2023
Decisions on all matters will be made at the discretion of the tournament director
Please contact the tournament director for any info
 
Tournament director
Tony Fridman WWC (Working with Children certified) 
Victorian Junior Co-Ordinator, Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association (VBSA)
Australian Billiards & Snooker Council Accredited Coach - ABSC qualified Referee
Mobile 0414 534 575
 
Changes may be made at the discretion of the Tournament Director. All decisions are made by the TD & the VBSA.
By entering all players agree to abide by the rules & regulations of the VBSA here https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA/vbsa_pol_proc.php & the ABSC ASADA approved Anti-Doping Policy here https://www.vbsa.org.au/Front_page_upload/ABSC_-_Anti_doping_policy.pdf.
. Venue - TBA. Starts - Sat 26th Nov
By: George Hoy  Tue 18th Oct 2022 - 11:52AM

Victorian Billiards Rankings 2022

The updated Victorian Billiards Rankings are now available on our rankings page here

By: Alec Spyrou  Thu 6th Oct 2022 - 12:12AM

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