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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Church - May 19, 11:12am
DVSA - May 23, 7:26am
MSBA - May 19, 7:36pm
Over 55's - May 23, 7:03am
RSL - May 20, 3:11pm
SBSA - Dec 13, 12:37pm
VBSA - May 24, 12:43am
Coming events
Billiards One Day Ranking Event
Starts: May 27, 2018

Victorian Womens Snooker Championship
Starts: Jun 02, 2018

Reventon Pacific International Snooker
Starts: Jun 09, 2018

Reventon Pacific International Billiards
Starts: Jun 12, 2018

Australian National Billiards Championship
Starts: Jun 16, 2018

Australian National Womens Snooker
Starts: Jun 22, 2018

Victorian Mens Snooker Champioship
Starts: Jun 23, 2018

West Coast International Snooker
Starts: Jun 29, 2018

VBSA News

Reventon Rankings Update

With the season now in full swing and tournaments coming thick and fast the latest Reventon Ranking standings are now available after the Ron Atkins Classic in Tasmania. We also welcome home Victorians John Ivett, semi-final referee Kim Ivett and grand final referee and tournament director Paul Cosgriff from the Apple Isle.

By: Larry Eforgan  Tue 22nd May 2018 - 9:24AM

Billiards One Day Ranking Event

Sunday 27th May at the Reventon Academy.

The main draw and plate draw are attached.

Please check carefully both your playing times and your refereeing times.

Dress code - same as for VBSA pennant.

By: Jason Colebrook  Fri 13th Apr 2018 - 4:53PM

2018 Victorian Women’s Snooker Championship

10:00 am Sat 2nd June 2018
Format pending entries
Finals Sun 3rd of June 2018

ENTRY FEE - $25.00

ENTRIES CLOSE (C.O.B.) Friday 25th of May 2018
No late entries accepted

Winner to receive VBSA funding to participate in Australian National Championship in Adelaide from 22nd to 24th June 2018.  $5,000 in prizemoney on offer!!

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 16th May 2018 - 6:02PM

International Billiards & National Billiards

Venue - Reventon Academy. Starts - Tue 12th Jun

The Pacific International Billiards - June 12th to 15th - round robin matches, 150 up format. With over a month to go this event already has 10 international entries.

The Australian National Billiards - the oldest events on the National Cuesports calendar - round robin timed matches. All round robin matches are played on the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June (quarters and semis on Monday, Final on Tuesday).

Players in both events may attend the opening ceremony at the Yarraville Club on Monday 11th June, finger food and drinks provided.

By: Jason Colebrook  Tue 8th May 2018 - 4:41PM

Reventon Pacific International Snooker

Venue - Reventon Academy. Starts - Sat 9th Jun

Prize Pool $12,500 - 1.5 x Australian Ranking Points. Play on the Saturday down to the last 32 players. Those who do not reach the last 32 can play in the plate event at Brunswick on Sunday 10th. Semis and Final on Monday 11th, followed by a presentation ceremony at the Yarraville Club (finger food and refreshments provided).

Entries close Wednesday May 30th.

By: Jason Colebrook  Tue 8th May 2018 - 4:27PM

Reventon Classic Winner Aaron Mahoney

Of the ten names inscribed on the City of Melbourne trophy, winners in the 70s and 80s and highlighted further down this page, four of them, including Peter 'Hawkeye' Hawkes and David Collins, were once again protagonists in this year's event now sponsored by Reventon and renamed the Reventon Classic. The other two, Steve Mifsud and Robby Foldvari, were also qualifiers from the groups and competing in the knock out stages at the Reventon Academy in Yarraville.

There was some quite outstanding Snooker played around the Melbourne clubs on Friday during the round robin events, not least of which was what would ultimately be the highest break of the whole event made by Johl Younger with his prize winning effort of 126. Caroline Ruscitti is also on the list of prize winners with her break of 43, the highest by any of the ladies that entered the fray.

Just as in the World Championship Final being held at the Crucible in Sheffield on the same weekend between two experienced war horses in Mark Williams, the eventual winner and John Higgins, the same held true in Melbourne with the old guard still able to fend off any challenge from any up and comers. Semi-finalists were James Mifsud who came up against Ben Judge with Ben prevailing and Aaron Mahoney fending off Adrian Ridley. Both matches going the full distance. Aaron, whilst not managing the highest break was still the player with most with his eleven, five of these being made in the semi-final and final and included one of the four centuries made in the event. High class indeed!

Before the final started there was a great deal of fun had by all with the blue ball shoot out. This was aimed at raising funds for the white ribbon charity supported by this event and was won by Charlie Chafe amidst a great deal of hilarity.

Two new referees also cut their teeth during the weekend, these were Simon Lo and Anuj Rathee with Anuj also taking on his first final so early in his career when he oversaw the final of the Plate event won by Ben Foster and contested by the outstanding Victorian junior 15-year-old Marc Fridman.

Kim Ivett brought all her experience of handling some of the worlds best known players to bear as the Grand Final referee, the first following her deserved upgrade to Class 1.

It was Aaron then who was just too strong for everyone else including his worthy Grand Final opponent Ben Judge who also had a magnificent tournament, taking the plaudits, the fabulous new trophy and the $10,000 first prize.

Thanks to George Spiteri for the photos

By: Larry Eforgan  Tue 8th May 2018 - 3:13PM

2018 Victoria Masters Invitational Snooker

Aaron Mahoney is our 2018 Champion, also taking out the top break prize with a well crafted 83 (much to the delight of John Ivett).  In a white knuckle finish, James Mifsud had a chance to snatch the title and claim a second year in a row win, but couldn't quite manage the points needed.

 

Rod Dunham teamed with Shaun Dalitz to take out the Pot Quiz segment; Rod doing the quizzing & Shaun doing the potting.  Plenty of laughs all round.

 

Pictured are M.C. Mike Poda, Aaron & George Taylor, MD of Alcocks.

 

All credit to the players, referees and tournament organisers for another great event.  See you in 2019!!

 

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 25th Apr 2018 - 5:29PM

Dolly's Day

Happy 96th Birthday to the amazing Dolly Ellis aka Dolly Lindrum.  The VBSA presented Dolly with a small gift to mark the occasion at her care residence in South Melbourne today.  A very long standing friend and one steeped in VBSA & ABSC history, Ron Stecum, made the presentation along with VBSA Secretary, Mark Dunn.  As the attached picture shows, whilst Dolly has some serious health issues, she still looks in fine fettle.  And the the term "lady" could not be more appropriate either.  What a treat for Ron & Mark.  All the best Dolly.  And like all the Lindrums before you, that century break is only a matter of formaility.

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 12th May 2018 - 3:25PM

2018 Victorian Under 21 Snooker Championship

This tournament will NOT be held on 21st/22nd April 2018.  It has been postponed to later in 2018.  All enquiries to Tournament Director, Tony Fridman, on 0414 534 575.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 19th Apr 2018 - 4:15PM

City of Melbourne - Reventon Classic

The original City of Melbourne Tournament Trophy hangs on the wall of the Billiard room in the Brunswick Club carrying the names detailed above on the two scrolls adorning each side. Those names cover the cream of Australian Snooker from that era with perhaps the notable exceptions of Stan Gorski and maybe one or two others, but only one or two.

The revitalised tournament has been played since its reintroduction, at various venues across the whole city including Prince's and King's, both now a memory and with the final knock out stages held at the R.A.C.V. Club.

This year sees yet another step in its development as the generosity of Chris Christofi and the Reventon Group adds significant sponsorship, a new home at the Reventon Academy and a place in the triple crown as the Reventon Classic to the event. Take the chance to add your name to the illustrious list by entering online through this website.

By: Larry Eforgan  Fri 13th Apr 2018 - 8:53AM

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