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

VBSA News

Cazoo Tour Championship

Neil Robertson has defeated Mark Selby (10-3) in the Semi-Final of the Cazoo Tour Championship. Neil now waits for the Winner of Ronnie O’Sullivan v Barry Hawkins (who defeated Judd Trump in the QF). FOXTEL is showing these matches through this week on CH505.

By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 27th Mar 2021 - 12:04PM

Reventon Hat Trick Series 2021 event 1

Draw attached below

Please be there 15 minutes before your match and if you have any questions contact the Tournament Director George Spiteri

 

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   

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

COVID - Member Update

Dear Members,

We are sad to advise that the Victorian State Government has announced this morning that we won’t be coming out of lockdown as expected this Thursday, 2nd Sept. They’re yet to announce a revised date, however it’s safe to say that it’s going to be a few more weeks before we’re back to playing snooker.

In the mean time we can all do out bit to speed up the process by getting vaccinated. Vaccines save lives and they are the pathway to getting our lives back to normal.

Your fully vaccinated Secretary

Jon Moss

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 29th Aug 2021 - 1:07PM

Pacific International Billiards

Entry Details See event information at www.vbsa.org.au

. Venue - Yarraville Academy. Starts - Tue 15th Jun

By: George Hoy  Mon 10th May 2021 - 12:01PM

Victorian U21 Billiards Championship

Congratulations to Marc Fridman who took out his second State Title for the weekend. Marc won the Victorian U21 Billiards Championship today at Brunswick.

After the round robin, Marc had won all three of his matches but the other contenders, Sean Dempsey, Harry Copperwaite and Pruthvi Mistry were all on equal match wins. Hence, all the necessary calculations were done and Pruthvi was the clear winner of the three, having accumulated the most points and the best points for and against percentage as well as beating the next closest to him in the Round Robin. Congratulations to Pruthvi on making it to both the billiards and snooker grand finals.

Marc made an early break in the grand final of 38, along with several scores in the teens and from then on Pruthvi was playing catch up. Pruthvi put up a good fight keeping his composure and going for the correct billiards shots but Marc’s potting skills were just too good giving him a convincing win in the 90 minute final.

Once again, thanks to the Brunswick club, thank you to Larry Eforgan for being the Grand Final referee and thanks to Tony Fridman for his help during the day.

Shelly Ames
Tournament Director 

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 11th Apr 2021 - 8:35PM

RIP Doug Mountjoy

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

 

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

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

VBSA Annual General Meeting

The 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held at the Yarraville Club (not Reventon Academy) on Tuesday 5th January 2021 at 7:00pm.

At the AGM, Minutes of previous AGM will be confirmed, Reports received from President, Secretary & Treasurer and Election of Office Bearers conducted.  Life Memberships and General Business, including tournament & pennant competition, will also be discussed.

Your attendance at the AGM is highly recommended.  Refreshment will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

David Chigwidden, Secretary.

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 14th Dec 2020 - 2:15PM

Vale Margot Taylor

The Board and all members of the VBSA, along with the broader cuesports community, extend their deepest sympathies to George Taylor on the passing of his beloved wife and partner in business, Margot, on Saturday 21st November.  Our thoughts are with George, Michael, Kate, Alexandra and their extended families.

 

George & Margot simply WERE Alcocks, a major sponsor and supporter of all things cuesports in Victoria and Australia over many decades.

 

Margot's funeral is being held on Friday 27th November at 2:00pm at Allison Monkhouse in Brighton.  Due to COVID restrictions, this will be a private funeral.  However, the service is being live streamed and recorded.  You can watch the live stream by clicking this LINK at the time or watch the recorded service at any time afterwards. 

 

No flowers by request of family.

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 23rd Nov 2020 - 7:50PM

Vale - Denis Coghlan

The VBSA Board, all Members and Players, are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Denis Coghlan earlier today from pneumonia (not the coronavirus).

Denis has been a magnificent stalwart for our sports, and especially our Juniors, for many years. As the host of National, International and World Billiards Championships, the VBSA has been blessed to have Denis involved, with his unbounded enthusiasm and unstinting support.

Denis has been the first person to make himself available for any Refereeing or Official responsibilities to support the VBSA. As the President, and often Tournament Director, for VBSA Events, I have always been delighted to have Denis attending at Tournaments.

Denis also attended as many events for the Juniors as possible, and his keen eye was able to identify talent, and potential, for all our Australian Juniors.

Camberwell Cuesports (ex-St Mary’s) and Burwood RSL have been extremely fortunate to have Denis acting as “the heart and soul” of both those Clubs. Denis displayed magnificent professionalism in Office Bearer positions for both Clubs, as well as the Over 55's Association, and he will be sorely missed.

All of us who have had Denis in our lives as a fellow Team-Member, Club-Member, Association Supporter, Referee and great Friend, will sorely miss his presence in our lives, and his professionalism, cheerfulness and enthusiastic cooperation.

Paul Cosgriff, VBSA President

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 25th Jul 2020 - 4:30PM

Return to Play - Season 2
The following is subject to change with little notice dependent on the changing situation and the availability of venues.
 
The VBSA Board has decided, in conjunction with Sports & Recreation Victoria, the ABSC and relevant health authorities, to commence the Season 2 Pennant competition on Monday 20th July, 2020.  Season 1 has been abandoned with no team and individual awards to be made.  Pennant registration fees for the first 3 rounds of Season 1 will not be charged.
 
Note that all grades have been set at 4-man teams and that the provision of supper, including post match drinks, is banned to avoid compromising social distancing measures.
 
All members, team organisers & club managers are asked to start organising teams for entry into Season 2.  Team Entry can be made online by clicking on this LINK or click on the blue panel "Membership & Team Registration Forms" on the left of this page
 
Your attention is drawn to the Mandatory requirement for players, teams and Clubs to adhere to Federal/State Government guidelines, as well as those imposed by the VBSA with guidance by the ABSC.  Details of these are available in below post.  All Team Entries require sign off of your agreement to these requirements.  Player, team and Club expulsion for non-adherence, as well as government fines, will be the responsibility of the Clubs.
 
Clearly, the major issue will be the availability of venues to conduct competition.  It is hoped that the proposed relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions on 20th July will mean that sufficient venues are available.  Should the COVID-19 restrictions be reinstated resulting in venues not being available and indoor recreation again being banned, then the season start date will need to be postponed with a resulting shortening of the season.  Of course, some venues may not be available till later in the year irrespective of the relaxation of restrictions.  Bottom line is that nothing is “set in stone” but the Board will be making every effort to maximise the opportunity that now presents itself.
 
Pennant specific queries should be directed to Score Registrar, Mark Dunn
 
COVID-19 or policy specific queries should be directed to the VBSA Secretary, David Chigwidden
By: Mark Dunn  Tue 23rd Jun 2020 - 7:25PM

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