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VBSA News

Pennant Singles Finals - Night 1 & 2

Well the first Pennant Singles Finals have been completed. 

You can see the recorded live streams in "live videos" on our Youtube channel channel

https://www.youtube.com/@victorianbilliardsandsnook7966/streams
 

See the attached document for full results and pictures of the first evening.

Full results and pictures for night 2 are posted on Facebook Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association (VBSA)

 

Please provide any feedback via our VBSA Facebook page or to secretary@vbsa.org.au

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 7th Feb 2023 - 1:39AM

NEW FROM 2023 - VIC Ranking Points Apply!

To help grow the sport and in response to the request by members at the last AGM to make ranking points more relevant the VBSA is making the following changes. 

This is the first of several changes in this area and more will be announced soon.

These events will attract ranking points that will be applied to the Victorian State Rankings for Snooker and Billiards:

  1. Victorian Women’s Snooker
  2. Victorian Women’s Billiards
  3. Victorian Juniors Snooker
  4. Victorian Juniors Billiards
  5. Victorian U21’s Snooker
  6. Yarraville U19 Junior snooker championship

 

Stage

Snooker

Billiards

Entry

20

20

Knockout events - points per match won

20

50

Round robin – Points per frame (Snooker) & match (billiards) won

6

50

Points for breaks 40-99

40

40

Points for breaks 100+

 100

100

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 29th Jan 2023 - 11:42AM

Bob Mclass snooker tournament

Venue Yarraville Snooker Club

Date 19th Feb 2023

Play begins at 9AM sharp

Come along and enjoy the day we have a sausage sizzle at 1pm should be a enjoyable day of snooker.  

Entries have now closed 

By: George Hoy  Wed 18th Jan 2023 - 5:59PM

Advertising club events

As previously communicated (below), please see the attached details of an event being organised at the Brunswick club.

 

To provide more visibility of club snooker and billiards events, the VBSA would like to advise all clubs that we are happy to promote these events to our large member base via our digital channels (web, social media etc.).

It is the sole responsibility of the clubs to provide the content in a format that can be posted efficiently. Acceptable formats include PDF, PowerPoint, MS Word, Google docs, plain text etc. Please send content to secretary@vbsa.org.au. The VBSA reserves the right whether, or not, to promote an event.

 

We hope that you will support the event, that it is a success and congratulate the organisers for their passion and initiative in supporting our sport.

By: Alec Spyrou  Fri 6th Jan 2023 - 2:35PM

New membership packages available at Yarraville

As the new headquarters of the VBSA, it is with great excitement that the Yarraville Reventon snooker Academy is announcing new membership packages to their fantastic facility.

In a move to broaden and rejuvenate the cuesports community, junior and regional membership packages have now been established in order to encourage junior participation and allow members from outside the Melbourne Metro to enjoy the facilities when passing through town.

Juniors 18 years and under will enjoy free membership, while regional members (for those living 150kms or further from the venue) will pay only $40.
Also, for a limited time only, the initial $50 joining fee is being waived for these new memberships.
So there's never been a better time to become a member of one of this country's premier snooker and billiards venues.

Anyone wanting to take advantage of these fantastic new membership offers should email the club on YCBSC@yarravilleclub.com.au for more information...

By: Sam Malcolm  Sun 2nd Oct 2022 - 10:54PM

Pennant Singles Finals
We are thankful to everyone that completed the recent survey regarding pennant singles finals. The result from over 100 replies was that 90% supported the suggestion. We received some suggestions for improving on the idea and many words of encouragement for offering something different and we have taken these on board.
 
Accordingly, we will be aiming to run the first Pennant Singles Finals competition at the end of the year. 
 
Survey feedback
Our recent survey resulted in a lot of feedback. Below is a summary of the most popular questions and our answers. As always if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the people listed on our contact us page or email info@vbsa.org.au 
 
Live Streaming – Many asked for live streaming of this and other events
You may have heard we just set up our own inhouse streaming service & we ran this very successfully on our Facebook page at the National Snooker championships this year. We intend to stream every single competition we can (watch this space) next year and include more platforms such as YouTube.
 
Why don’t we have a separate and more singles events for most players, rather than just the top tier (during Pennant season or once a month etc) & add some novelty challenges to these events e.g., line up challenge, long blues etc?
This was a popular request, and we will be looking at adding events of this type next year (watch this space).
 
Why don’t we incentivise players (not just winners e.g., most improved etc.) with different prizes such as coupons, cash etc.? 
This is another popular suggestion and as you may have seen we started last season with Finals Pennant prizes. We plan to extend the variety of prizes and like the idea of added categories of prizes. We will take these on board and will look to implement something next year.
 
Why don’t we have a Pennant prize pool (either through sponsors or players who agree to adding to a prize pool), an opportunity to win some cash?
We have tried this in the past and it has not been successful. However sometime next year we will revisit this.
 
We need to encourage younger players
We currently have 2 schools where cue sports are part of their sports program. We are already working on increasing that number (watch this space). 
 
Players need to play in correct grade
There needs to be some flexibility with changing times. The rules regarding playing within the correct grade are within section 10 of the bylaws.
Please report any instances as soon as they occur. 
 
Pennant Finals should be longer – best of 5 or 7 
We have had pennant final that went on far too long and therefore we introduced timers.
 
Can pennant start earlier (7pm) so they finish earlier?
Teams should be encouraged to start as soon as they can (provided 7:30PM is the latest start time).
Changing the official start time for all teams will require a petition by those who support this.
 
Why don’t we have a presentation night at the end of the year like we used to?
There is a desire to host these again, but it takes a lot of work, and our volunteer resources are stretched. We also need to balance an ever-tightening budget and ensure we maximise any expenditure to help grow our sport. If a working group want to approach the board to do the work, we will certainly consider it.
 
Why don’t we have 6-man teams anymore?
There are insufficient players, or clubs with sufficient tables. We tried to bring this back a few seasons ago and the players did not support it.
 
By: Alec Spyrou  Fri 23rd Sep 2022 - 6:38PM

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 Masters day 1

Results after day 1

By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 4th Mar 2023 - 10:09PM

Update on George Hoy

 

Due to an urgent medical situation, all contact for VBSA Tournaments Convenor & Treasurer, George Hoy, MUST
be directed to info@vbsa.org.au. Please DO NOT ring George.

UPDATE:

We have had good news rearding George Hoy. He successfuly underwent a triple heart bypass operation yesterday and is in ICU recovering.

George and his family would like to thank everyone for all the support. We wish George and his family all the best for a full recovery. 

We ask you for your understanding during this difficult time as we try to cover the VBSA workloads. 

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 18th Aug 2022 - 7:47PM

Ryan Thomerson - Fundraiser

Ryan Thomerson has recently earned himself a 2 year World Snooker professional tour card after his success at the 2022 Asia Pacific Open Snooker Championship.

Though the entry fees are covered by World Snooker, there are considerable costs to get practice on the Star tables that he will need to get used too.

Any donations would be gratefully received & will go towards Ryan playing at the Sheffield Snooker Academy & JP's Snooker Centre in Harlow.

You can donate on Ryan's GoFundMe page by clicking on this LINK.

Please don't hesitate to contact Paul Thomerson on  pthomerson@hotmail.com with any questions. 

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 13th Apr 2022 - 2:34PM

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