NEWS & INFORMATION
Updated DVSA, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 1:40 PM , BBSA - 29 Jul 2014 17:40 , City Clubs 30 Jul 2014 13:46 , Church Billiards 31 May 2014 16:00,
MSBA - 30 Jul 2014 15:24 , Over 55's - 29th Jul 17:31 , RSL - 26th Jul 23:42 , SBSA - 28 Jul 2014 14:34 , VBSA Scores 15th Jul 14:58
The most prestigous event on the Australian calendar with the winner being considered to represent Australia in the IBSF World Mens Snooker Championship in Bangalore, India. At the RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne on the 15th - 17thAugust. Entry Form. Please ensure you meet all the "Conditions" on the entry form before you enter. Limited to the 64 entries. Enter now via the VBSA shop.
Proudly sponsored by Reventon Group - Excellent Financial & Investment Property Advice
The VBSA is considering offering a couple of basic billiards clinics if there is sufficient interest. If you would be interested in learning some basic break building strategies in billiards please email Jason Colebrook at email@example.com to express your interest.
If there is sufficient interest the first clinic could be run at Yarraville club on the morning of Saturday August 23rd, approximately 9.15 to 12.00.
In 2014 the VBSA are trying something a little different.
Reserves are urged to come along to the grand final so they can appear in the photo. A framed photo of the WINNING TEAM only will be presented to their club. For the WINNERS of the grand final, each player that APPEARS IN THE PHOTO will be presented with a monogrammed polo shirt. Both teams will be photographed and photos will be available if you wish to purchase. Referees will be provided for Prelim and Grand finals. all players that appear in the photos will be presented with a monogrammed hand towel.
A Reserve Billiards - Ballarat won the Grand Final
A Reserve Snooker at AK8 - Brunswick 7 defeated Legends 3.
B Reserve Snooker at Kings - Dandenong RSL 6 were defeated by Dandenong Club Knights 7,
C Reserve Snooker at Kings - Hit and Run 7 defeated Bentleigh 5.
D Reserve Snooker at Kings - Fast Eddies 4 were defeated by Maccabi Champions 7
A Premier snooker at Yarraville - Brunswick v AK8. B Premier Snooker at Brunswick - Cheltenham v Yarraville. C Premier Snooker at Cheltenham - Hit on Fire v Dandenong Club all stars
Dress Code (from the By Laws)
Pennant Finals dress - Premier & Reserve leagues
(Penalty: incorrectly dressed players shall not be permitted to play).
Saturday 9th August, Yarraville Club.
The field is now full. Please read the draws carefully - those with first round byes are required to referee a first round match, and most first round losers will also referee a match before playing in the plate event. Plate matches will be self-refereed (unless there are volunteers on the day). Dress code - same as for VBSA pennant. There is a waiting list of several players who missed out on the field of 24 so if anyone needs to withdraw for any reason please advise Jason Colebrook asap.
Tournament has been cancelled due to lack of entries
Congratulations Matthew Bolton (WA) Australian National & Open Billiards Champion. For all results and information please go to the ABSC site
Victorian Under 15 and under 18 championships were played at Cheltenham - Sunday 25/05/2014
Jake Thompson won both the under 15 and under 18 competition
Marc Fridman was runner up in both divisions.
Costa Zygorodimos finished third in the Under 18 competition
All games were played in good spirit and the players called their own fouls, which was refreshing from such young players. Matches were very close and the fourth frame in the U18 final finished 62 all and was decided by a black respot. All players played high quality snooker and all proved to be very competent and with continuing coaching, practice and application will become very good players. Thanks to Tony Fridman and John Loughran for their assistance.
2014 Winner - Aaron Mahoney
Thanks to all those that attended and made the tournament a success. Thank you to the Frankston RSL for hosting the event and all those that assisted. Congratulations Mark Dunn the tournament organiser. All results