NEWS & INFORMATION
Updated DVSA, Monday, March 3, 2014 9:15 AM, BBSA - 28th Feb 12:09, Church Billiards 9 Mar 2014 09:26,
MSBA - 5 Mar 2014 16:22 , Over 55's - 5th Mar 07:37, RSL - 2nd Mar 22:17, SBSA - 5 Mar 2014 08:52 , VBSA Scores,6th Mar 17:44
John, a lovely man and long time supporter and follower of snooker passed away on 10th Feb, VBSA send condolences to family Yvonne & Aaron (both long time members & contributors), our thoughts are with them at this sad time. No public funeral, family are having a private memorial service.
The new spotted Pro-Cup billiard balls are now recognised for pennant use in VBSA pennant.
For 2013 clubs may use the new balls or the old balls.
From 2014 only the Pro-Cup balls will be acceptable.
Saturday August 10th, Yarraville Club.
Won by Steve Mifsud.
Next ranking event - Victorian 150-up championship, Seprember 14 and 15, Yarraville Club.
In the final Matthew Bolton defeated Sourav Kothari 5 - 3
12 Players made 100 breaks under the baulkline crossing rule during the 150 up championship. 3 players made 150 breaks.
Australian National Billiards
Matthew Bolton 2039 def Michael Pearson 755. Championship high break Matthew Bolton 693. 4 Players made breaks over 200 and 10 players made 100's.
AT THE YARRAVILLE CLUB
Steve Mifsud d Robby Foldvari 5-4
Margaret Gorski d Kathy Howden 3-2
Are you a financial member?
It is important that you are as the VBSA carry an insurance policy, if you are not financial then you are NOT covered.
You may check if a player is financial here
There is a list of unfinancial members here All players MUST be a member before they play a 3rd match or they will lose all points gained. This cannot be reversed if a player then becomes a member. The VBSA allow players the first four weeks of any season to become a member, players MUST be a member prior to play in week 5.
Thank you all for your support, 62 teams in total ! (make that 63 !!!)
Missed a B Premier tem from fast Eddies, please be aware fixture has been updated
Fixtures are now available
Huge Congratulations to Victoria's very own World Snooker Champion Neil Robertson on being only the 8th player in history to win the Triple Crown (World Championship 2010, The Masters 2012 and UK Championship 2013) Absolutely fantastic effort, well done Neil!!!!
Tournament has been postponed to a date to be fixed due to lack of entries
The winner of this event to will win $750 to go towards travel and accommodation to the 2014 Australia Masters Snooker Championship in Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi NSW
Your date of birth must be before 1/1/1974 to be eligible to play this event
There are some significant changes to the way the VBSA competition will run.
A Premier & Reserve Grade Snooker: Matches will be timed (no 10 point rule will apply in A grade, A Grade finals will not be timed)
All Premier grades will be played on Wednesday nights, Reserve Grade on Monday nights, this effectively separates the competitions so players that wish to play twice a week may play in any grade (the VBSA reserve the right to refuse players considered to be playing in grades below their ability). By Laws have been revised to accommodate this. Please read: VBSA changes in 2014
2014 Pennant season team entries are now open. Download the team entry form in a word document or a .pdf . The season starts on Monday Feb 17 and Wednesday Feb 19. Team entries will close on Feb 10th. Please organise your teams as early as possible and email.
To assist Clubs/Captains in the selection of your teams a new page has been added to the archives, go to the archives and click last years date you will get all the ladders and player stats for that year. If you scroll to the bottom of the page you can download the stats for your club in a pdf
Wishing everyone a Merry Xmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.
To the Board members, thank you for your hard work and support in 2013.
To everyone that participated and made 2013 a success, thank you.
Looking forward to a bigger and better 2014. See you all then!
Your team photos have been delivered to your club, please pick them up.
Congratulations to Adrian Ridley winning the 2013 Pot Black Open in Blacktown, NSW, defeating Shawn Budd 4-2 in the final.
Coming off recent form, from the 2013 IBSF World 6 Reds Championships in Ireland . Where Adrian made the semi finals, going down to the Runner-up Michael Judge.
Come along and support 4 of Victorian's best snooker players (Ryan Thomerson, Kurt Dunham, Paul Thomerson and James Mifsud) mix it up on Sat 14th Dec 2013 at North Brighton Club, 14 Warleigh Grove, North Brighton (9596 6203) (contact Tex 0407 407 524). Time 7.30pm. Goods on sale as well as Prizes to be won on the night!!!!!!
Thank you all for your participation in 2013. Your support has allowed the VBSA to host another successful year of Snooker & Billiards. The competition has been excellent and the VBSA will continue to strive to improve it. The competition concluded with some hard fought Grand finals:
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the defeated and thank you all for your support in 2013.
Congratulations to Victorian Steve Mifsud - Winner of the recent 2013 Australian Open Snooker Championship, taking the title with a win of 6-3 over Alan McCarthy (NSW). Was a great final and tournament overall. Well done Steve.
Highest Break of 127 went to Victorian Steve Ebejer, great work!
Also note worthy is that 3 Victorians made the last 4 - Steve Mifsud, Charlie Chafe, Rudy Sulaeman.
Great effort by the Victorians!!!