Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association Inc.

Representing & Developing Billiards & Snooker as a sport in Victoria


(Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association Inc.)
Representing & Developing Billiards & Snooker as a sport in Victoria
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Over 55's - Jul 18, 6:55pm
RSL - Jul 23, 12:32pm
SBSA - Dec 16, 2:02pm
VBSA - Jul 20, 4:13pm
Coming events
Fred Osbourne Memorial Classic
Starts: Aug 04, 2017

Australian National Snooker
Starts: Aug 18, 2017

Billiards & Willis Snooker season (S2)
Starts: Aug 21, 2017

Australian National Womens Snooker Championship
Starts: Aug 25, 2017

August One-day Billiards Ranking Tournament
Starts: Aug 27, 2017

Illawara Open Billiards
Starts: Sep 02, 2017

South Pacific Open
Starts: Sep 08, 2017

Pot Black Open
Starts: Sep 29, 2017


2017 State Titles

A competition that was started at the Yarraville, Brunswick and Cheltenham clubs on Saturday morning where 56 men and 10 ladies vied for the prestigious and very competitive Victorian Championships, while presenting some administrative challenges nevertheless proved to be successful and enjoyable. With both the new Reventon Academy room at Yarraville and the revamped room at Brunswick bearing very little resemblance to when these championships were first held, the history of the titles was still there to be admired with some very evocative names, especially on the mens trophy and the nostalgic photos in both rooms.

The play itself was worthy of the history and the effort with some very high class snooker on show including many excellent breaks. These included an 80 from Jason Black, a 96 from Rudy Sulaeman, although he did admit to a fluke in the middle of it, and the top break of the tournament from a very in form Johl Younger, of 125.

The ladies had their competition at Cheltenham which was overseen by Jon Loughron who was also hand on Sunday at Brunswick to referee one semi final and then to take charge of his first ranking final. Caroline Ruscitti took on the formidable opponent that is Theresa Whitten and it proved to be a very tight affair that went down to the wire with every scheduled frame being played. Theresa took the first and the third for a 2 - 1 lead but Caroline secured her first title by taking the penultimate and final frames of a very hard fought match.

The winner of the mens draw was James Mifsud winning his second title after a nine year gap. His quarter final being a walk over after his opponent could not be at the venue in time and was forced to forfeit, James had no table time on the day before his semi final against Johl Younger but this did not put any sort of falter in his step as he posted a 4-0 victory in almost record time.

His opponent in the final was Charlie Chafe who came through a tough semi 4-3 against Rudy Sulaeman playing at the top of his game, with the help of a couple of fifty breaks in 2nd and 7th frames.

The final was then played alongside the ladies final with the winning score 5 - 2 to James, again in record time, 3 big breaks and some awesome potting skills.

By: Larry Eforgan  Mon 24th Jul 2017 - 10:39AM

VBSA finals

Semi Finals

Refereeing - Billiards 40 minutes each player. Snooker a coin toss each table to decide which player referees 2 frames, roving referees will be available.


Monday 24th July

AVB / A State Billiards - Geelong v Ballarat at Geelong, Kooyong v Cheltenham at Kooyong.

AVS1 / A State Snooker - Hitmen v Cheltenham Bandits at Hit Billiards, Yarraville Lions v Cheltenham Pirates at Yarraville

CVS1E / C State Snooker  East - Hit & Run v Dandy RSL at Hit Billiards, SOC v Bentleigh at SOC

CVS1W / C State Snooker West - Bentleigh Bandits v Yarraville Gold at Bentleigh, Yarraville Brown v Nth Brighton legends at Yarraville.

DVS1 / D State Snooker - Star wars v Maccabi Soldiers at Star, Maccabi Champions v Hit & Win at Maccabi


Wednesday 26th July

APS / A Premier Snooker - Brunswick v Yarraville Green at Brunswick, Dandenong RSL v Team Reventon at Dandenong RSL

BPS / B Premier Snooker - Yarraville Champs v Star Gold at Yarraville, Cheltenham v Brunswick at Cheltenham

CPS / C Premier Snooker - Box Hill RSL v Dandy all stars at Box Hill, Stars v Hit & Done at Star


Dress Code (all finals) : Dark coloured slacks, long sleeved collared shirt, dark coloured leather shoes, waistcoat or bow tie or both, incorrectly dressed players will not be allowed to play.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 20th Jul 2017 - 1:57PM

Australian National Snooker

The most prestigious event on the Australian Calendar.

At the RACV Club in Melbourne. $12,650 in prize money.

Please read the entry form for all information. Entries close Wednesday 8th August


By: George Hoy  Wed 12th Jul 2017 - 3:35PM

Nursery Cannon Clinic

Sunday July 23rd, with Eric Worsley, at the Reventon Academy, Yarraville Club.

Clinic 10.30 am, light lunch about 12.15 pm, lightning scotch doubles billiards event around 1.15 pm (higher ranked players paired with lower ranked players).

$20 per head (includes a light lunch).

Bookings essential - email


By: Jason Colebrook  Tue 11th Jul 2017 - 9:41PM

Fred Osbourne Memorial Classic

Fred Osbourne Memorial Snooker Classic 4th, 5th and 6th  August, 2017.  Venue - Commercial Club, Albury

Prize Pool will be $17,500
Calcutta on final 16 main event competitors

Prize money distribution will be: Winner - $6000,  Runner up  - $2750,     
Losing Semi Finalists  - $1175, Losing Qrt Finalists - $500, Losing qualifiers in round of 16 - $250 , $300 High Break    :   
Consolation plate prize money = $2100 plus $10 entry money



By: Alan Croft  Tue 11th Jul 2017 - 4:38PM

Billiards & Willis Snooker season (S2)

Pennant Team entries close 13th Aug. Play starts the week beginning Monday 21st August Premier Billiards - Monday B Grade (BPB - 4 player teams), Wednesday A Billiards (APB - 6 player teams). Willis Snooker - Monday nights A,B, C & D Grades - 4 player teams State Snooker - Wednesday nights A,B, C & D Grades - 4 player teams


Team Entries need to be submitted on the "Team entry form", please include email address and mobile phone numbers for all players.

By: Alan Croft  Wed 12th Jul 2017 - 11:59AM

VBSA Administrator new role

Congratulations are in order, VBSA Billiards Coordinator, Jason Colebrook, has just been appointed a director of World Billiards Limited. This is in recognition of the work that Jason and the VBSA have put into billiards in recent years. We wish Jason every success in his new role.  Click this LINK for more information.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 29th Jun 2017 - 1:35PM

Pacific International & National Championships

The Pacific International Billiards and Snooker festival immediately followed by the Australian National Billiards Championship were completed on Tuesday of this week.

Little did we all know what an amazing spectacle it would turn out to be when it started with the Lance Pannell snooker event.

The recently appointed and magnificent new room made possible by the Yarraville club and Reventon, 8 tables all with new cloths and in magnificent condition, owes its existence not only to them but is also a testament to the unstinting work by Jason Colebrook and his many willing volunteers.  

The Billiards started on Tuesday 13th June and ran continuously until the 21st with the prestigious Pacific International Australian Open held first and graced by some marvellous players, both Australian and International. Matthew Bolton, in his last home tournament before heading to England, along with Steve Mifsud, Joe Minici and Michael Pearson, the leading home grown lights. World No. 1 Peter Gilchrist along with Glenn Yeo from Singapore and Dhvaj Haria from India some of the overseas players competing in a very high class field.

Paul Cosgriff was the tournament director for all three events and he spared no expense in competence, efficiency or lollies to ensure the smooth running of this cue sports festival.

Paul along with Neil Brown shared the grand final refereeing duties for the Australian National, the timed event that followed the Open which was a 150 up event. That final was taken charge of by Neil as a best of 11 games conclusion and was won by Lance Pannell winner Matthew Bolton by 6 games to 3 over Peter Gilchrist, the latest in a series of many battles for supremacy by these two awesome players.

The National Timed event was special and historic. Matthew Bolton treated all who were present and those watching on Cueball TV to some billiards play the like of which has not been seen in Australia since the days of the incomparable Walter Lindrum. I know Matthew will be embarrassed to see his name in the same sentence as the national cue sports hero and legend but it is fully deserved. His mauling of top player and perfect gentleman Joe Minici by 3370 points to 1110 over the 6-hour final was only the culmination of the spectacle he produced in the preceding days. A record breaking total of 809 was accompanied by one of 620, four more in the 400s, a 317, nine double centuries, twelve century breaks and numerous others between 41 and 89.

All this means that Matthew takes the triple crown, victorious in all three disciplines and setting a bench mark that will take some beating.


By: Larry Eforgan  Thu 22nd Jun 2017 - 6:02PM

High Breaks

High break prize goes to Matthew Bolton. 133.

By: Larry Eforgan  Wed 14th Jun 2017 - 11:23PM

Lance Pannell 2017

The Lance Pannell held on the long weekend can be counted as another success with all matches completed on time. The new facilities at the Yarraville Reventon Academy proving to be first class with many of the players commenting on how good the tables and amenities were. These sentiments were also reiterated by the referees and officials. 33 x 50+ breaks were made including three century breaks, the highest of 133 by eventual winner Matthew Bolton. Cale Barrett continued his stellar rise up the Australian rankings after his recent successes in the National Under 21 and the City of Melbourne with another semi final spot in which he gave Matthew a huge fright as he raced into a two nil lead and a huge chance of taking the third only to lose that frame due to Matthew’s skill in laying snookers and his incredible tenacity. Cale along with James Mifsud were the other two century break makers. The other semi final between Johl Younger and Charlie Chafe ended in the same score line as the first with the 4 – 2 victory going to Johl. It is the opinion of many in the game that Charlie's time is not far away. It must be said that the best of nine final between Matthew and Johl was more a game of attrition than excitement, though fascinating for the purist with some excellent safety by both players. Matthew finally managed to get over the line with a score of 5 frames to 3. Johl finishing runner up for the second time in two consecutive ranking tournaments. Kim Ivett with sore feet did not lose concentration once in a trying match for any referee and her international experience carried her through with no mistakes and the appreciation of both finalists. Jon Loughron must also get a mention taking on his first ranking tournament semi final letting nobody down and also receiving the appreciation of his charges.

By: Larry Eforgan  Wed 14th Jun 2017 - 5:52PM

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