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: Jan 02, 2023

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Starts: Jan 26, 2023

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

2023 APSBF Open Snooker
Starts: Feb 22, 2023

2023 Victorian Seniors Snooker Tournament
Starts: Mar 04, 2023

VBSA News

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

Urgent product recall

Dear members and affiliates, 

 

We have just received information that there has been a product safety recall for table irons from China due to the discovery of asbestos.

 

What are the defects?

The heat control pad and the heat resistant stand of the iron contain asbestos. Asbestos fibres may be released if the iron is disassembled, under certain types of use or with time as the iron and stand are handled and used.

 

Please find relevant information here: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/mal-atwell-billiards-and-bingo-pool-table-iron

 

We strongly advise anyone who has recently purchased a new table iron to check to make sure it is not one of the recalled units.

 

Thanks

Jon Moss

VBSA Secretary

By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 4th Aug 2021 - 1:45PM

Victorian Mens Billiards Championship 27-28th Nov

Congratulations to John Schenck beating James Mifsud to win his third Victorian Billiards Championship

The final was contested with John coming out opening a lead of 200 in the first hour only to be caught by James within 40 going to the break.

It looked like it was going to be a very close match but when we started the second half of the final, John just got his head down with continually playing some great shots to keep James from getting in the game.

John proved that over many years he still had what it takes to be a champion.

I would like to thank Larry Eforgan and his team of referees for all the hard work they put in over the two days. 

By: George Hoy  Sat 3rd Jul 2021 - 8:38PM

Reventon Hat Trick 2. Dates 4th & 5th Dec

Congratulations to Brendon Lang with a 4-1 win over Michael Scerri in the final of the Reventon Hat Trick 2 he played incredibly well over the weekend to take the Reventon Trophy plus the prize money. 

All players enjoyed a great weekend with being able to get back into competition mode again.

 

Thanks must go to George Spiteri for his efforts in getting this tournament up and running, it's been a long year with Covid 19 he had to cancel this Tournament on 5 occasions but in the end George and persistence give us a great tournament.

 

Larry Eforgan with his top crew of referees again did a great job, well done Larry.

 

We look forward to Reventon Hat Trick 1+2+3 in 2022 so make sure you watch this space to get your entries in early.

 

We must thank our Sponsors   

 

Reventon

Yarraville Club, YCBSC & VBSA.

 

 
By: George Hoy  Sat 8th May 2021 - 7:41PM

Victorian Snooker Championship 13th &14th Nov
         Victorian Title Results
  • Snooker is back with the top players fighting out Victoria's top snooker Prize. 

This tournament is not about prize money, it's the chance to put your name in the history books. 

We have just had the final between the top two ranked players in Vic, what a final it was Johl Younger came out fighting in the first frame with a 130 clearance and continued in the second with 65,

James Mifsud was in shock but was not going to take this laying down and came out in the third frame with a 72 break and we were seeing some great potting, especially the long potting from James.  He continued in the fourth with breaks of 49 & 39 to make the score line 2 -2. Both players not giving an inch. Johl came back in the fifth frame with a break of 59 to lead 3 - 2 but James was not finished yet. The sixth frame was tight with great safety by both with James finally getting past the post with a clearance of 59. It all then came down to the final frame. James opened with a break 49 which was enough to keep Johl at bay for the rest of the frame and forcing a concession needing 4 snookers after James potted the brown.

A big thanks goes to the organisers, getting things up and running at short notice after lockdown restrictions were lifted and an answered call from the referees who once again did sterling work over a tiring weekend for them. 

Jim Lewis excelled once again as the grand final referee and many positives also came out from the very recently accredited Balraj and Maurice, Amol Abdagiri also gets a mention for stepping into the only gap left on Sunday morning.

 

 
By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 21st Apr 2021 - 11:43AM

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