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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Coming events
Victorian 150 up Billiards Championship
Starts: Nov 23, 2019

Queensland Open Billiards
Starts: Nov 29, 2019

Reventon Masters
Starts: Dec 06, 2019

December One-day Billiards Ranking Tournament
Starts: Dec 08, 2019

VBSA News

2019 VBSA Season 2 Finals

Congratulations to all finalists, commiserations to those that did not make it. Thank you all for your participation in 2019. All the best for the festive season and New Year and see you all in Season 1 of 2020.  NOW is a great time to start preparing your team for 2020.  Entry forms will be available soon. 

SEMI FINALS - MONDAY 25th November 2019

BILLIARDS
B Premier (BPB) – Semi Final 1 - RACV v Yarraville G @ RACV
B Premier (BPB) – Semi Final 2 - Brunswick v Yarraville @ Brunswick

SNOOKER
B Willis (BWS) - Semi Final 1 - Cheltenham Panthers v Yarraville Champs @ Cheltenham
B Willis (BWS) - Semi Final 2 - Bentleigh Ball Breakers v Dandenong RSL @ Bentleigh Club

C Willis North (CWSN) - Semi Final 1 - Bentleigh Club v Maccabi Cue 8 @ Bentleigh Club
C Willis North (CWSN) - Semi Final 2 - North Brighton Legends v Focus @ North Brighton

C Willis South (CWSS) - Semi Final 1 - Frankston RSL v Dandenong RSL @ Frankston (NOTE 7:00PM START)
C Willis South (CWSS) - Semi Final 2 - Mulgrave CC v Franks & Mash @ Mulgrave

D Willis (DWS) - Semi Final 1 - Bentleigh Club v Bentleigh Maccabi @ Dandenong RSL
D Willis (DWS) - Semi Final 2 - Brunswick Rebels v Cheltenham Lions @ Brunswick

Roving referees to be provided.

Please be aware the dress code will be enforced during the finals (VBSA ByLaw 2 refers):
(a) Competitors shall conform to the following acceptable dress combinations.  For all pennant finals matches, dark coloured dress slacks or trousers, dark coloured leather dress shoes, business shirt and a bow tie. If a waistcoat is worn, then wearing a bow tie is optional.
(b) Players must present themselves in a neat and tidy manner at all times during the match e.g. shirt must be tucked in and bow tie, if worn, be worn correctly
(Penalty: incorrectly dressed players shall not be permitted to play)
 

 

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 19th Nov 2019 - 5:43PM

2020 VICTORIAN JUNIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Report from Team Manager & Junior Co-ordinator attached.

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 18th Nov 2019 - 10:11AM

VBSA ByLaws Update November 2019

Changes have been made to Sections 2 & 10 of the VBSA ByLaws governing Pennant competition.  An e-mail will be sent to all registered VBSA players detailing the changes and a summary is attached here.

Go to this webpage to see current ByLaws.

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 9th Nov 2019 - 9:15AM

Victorian 150 up Billiards Championship

 

Victorian 150 up Billiards State Championship.

Entrants must be a resident of Victoria and a current member of the VBSA

Venue - Yarraville. Starts - Sat 23rd Nov

 

Enter online at http://www.vbsa.org.au/vbsa_shop/shop_cart.php

By: Alec Spyrou  Fri 1st Nov 2019 - 6:35PM

Final Reventon Rankings

Under the eligibility rules that a minimum of 7 tournaments must be contested with the hightest points total from 7 out of a maximum of 12 counting, it can be seen that both Matthew and Vinnie have not reached that goal. Final decisions however, will be made by the organisers with wild cards available in past events.

By: Larry Eforgan  Thu 31st Oct 2019 - 1:14PM

Tournament cash policy

All members please note that the VBSA is acting in best prudential practices of handling your money.  

 
The preferred method of payment for VBSA run tournaments is online via the VBSA shop at http://www.vbsa.org.au/vbsa_shop/shop_cart.php

 
What's changed?

In August 2019 the board ratified the following payment policy when entering events VBSA run tournaments

  1. Cash payments will not be accepted
  2. Cheques will not be accepted 

 

When does this take effect?

This was implemented immiately with unconditional application of this rule in place by 31st December 2019. 

 

What do I need to do?

The Board asks that should you wish to enter a VBSA associated tournament or event that you make arrangements to purchase your entry via either 

For people without access to the internet please enlist the help of a friend or relative to pay & process your entry for you.

All entry forms will indicate this change and already include VBSA banking details.

 

Only paid entries can be processed to the draw. Unpaid entries will not be added to the draw after the closing date under any circumstances after 31st December 2019

This message was emailed and sent via SMS to all members for their notification and action.  

If you have any questions about this change don’t hesitate to contact any member of the VBSA board who will be happy to help http://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA/vbsa_contact.php   

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 15th Sep 2019 - 12:32PM

2019 Women's World Billiards

Melbourne’s Anna Lynch has become Victoria’s fourth World Billiards Champion by winning the 2019 Sylex Ergonomics World Women’s Billiards Championship at the RACV Club in Melbourne. Anna defeated Judy Dangerfield of Adelaide 244-204 in the 90-minute final to join Victoria’s roll of honour:

 

Walter Lindrum    1933 World Professional Billiards Championship

                            1934 World Professional Billiards Championship

Tom Cleary          1954 World Amateur Billiards Championship

Robby Foldvari    1986 World Professional Billiards Championship

                            1997 World Matchplay Billiards Championship

                            1998 IBSF World Billiards Championship

Anna Lynch         2019 World Women’s Billiards Championship

 

Congratulations Anna on joining such an illustrious group, long may your star continue to shine.

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 15th Oct 2019 - 11:39AM

2019 World Billiards Championship – Final

Peter Gilchrist of Singapore has won his fourth World Billiards Championship by defeating Sourav Kothari of India 1307-967 in an enthralling five-hour final of the 2019 Endeavour Life Care World Billiards Championship at the RACV Club in Melbourne Australia.

 

With breaks of 279 and 253 Kothari led by over 300, but a 313 by Gilchrist towards the end of the middle session saw him take a narrow lead into the final session. A further 300 break in the last session saw Gilchrist draw away to win by over 300 in a masterful display of billiards in front of a sell-out audience of over 160 and a large viewing audience on the World Billiards YouTube channel.

 

Congratulations to Peter, to Sourav for such a wonderful display of championship billiards during the week, to all the players, referees and officials who took part, but most especially to the RACV Club for hosting a tournament of such high standard, and to the spectators for creating such an electric and appreciative audience.

 

The 1870 John Roberts Trophy is the oldest World Championship trophy in existence. It predates the famous Claret Jug for the British Open Golf Championship by three years and the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy by seven years

 

Full results at http://www.wbeventsonline.com/?page_id=57&TID=318

 

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 14th Oct 2019 - 3:49PM

Kim Ivett ABSC Board Director

The VBSA Board is pleased to announce that Ms Kim Ivett has been chosen to take the role of Board Director on the ABSC Board and will represent the state of Victoria. Ms Ivett has performed many valuable actions on behalf of the sport both in Victoria and beyond to the benefit of all participants in cue sports. Ms Ivett brings good communication and strength in media representation to the national body. Our president, Mr Paul Cosgriff has further roles to take on and said he is most grateful to Ms (Kim) Ivett for stepping up to this role. He will be available for any assistance she needs

By: Alec Spyrou  Fri 4th Oct 2019 - 7:18PM

Endeavour Life Care World Billiards Championship

Excitement builds as players and visitors arrive in Melbourne for the Reed Furniture World Open Billiards, Endeavour Life Care World Billiards Championship, and Sylex Ergonomics World Women’s Billiards Championship at the RACV City Club from October 6-12.

 

The world’s leading billiards players compete for the oldest World Championship trophy, the John Roberts Trophy, which dates from 1870. The World Billiards Championship was last held in Melbourne in 1934 when Australia’s legendary Walter Lindrum successfully defended his title against English great Joe Davis.

 

The Reed Furniture World Open Billiards, a warm-up event, runs on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th October.

 

The Endeavour Life Care World Billiards Championship starts on Tuesday 8th October and culminates in the final on Saturday 12th October. 

 

The World Women’s Billiards Championship, being held for the first time in Australia, runs on Friday 11th October.

 

Matches will be streamed on the World Billiards YouTube channel 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwan1g_8gB4c4gL0o8xVl1Q

 

 

Reed Furniture World Open Billiards match information and scores are at 

http://www.wbeventsonline.com/?page_id=57&TID=319

 

Endeavour Life Care World Billiards Championship match information & scores are at

http://www.wbeventsonline.com/?page_id=57&TID=318

 

Sylex Ergonomics World Women’s Billiards Championship match information and scores are at

http://www.wbeventsonline.com/?page_id=117&TID=321

 

 

The RACV City Club at 501 Bourke Street Melbourne https://www.racv.com.au/travel-leisure/racv-club/city-club.html welcomes spectators to the event but reminds them that visitors to the Club are required to comply with the RACV Club dress code of smart casual including a collared shirt or polo shirt for men.

 

See https://www.racv.com.au/travel-leisure/racv-club/footer/etiquette.html for details. Matches on most days will run from 10:00AM to 9:00PM AEST. Tickets including reserved seats are available at the door.

 

Follow the tournament progress on the World Billiards, Australian Billiards & Snooker Council, Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association, and 2019 World Billiards Championship websites and Facebook pages.

billiardschampionship.com

By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 2nd Oct 2019 - 9:16PM

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