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
Pot Black Open
Starts: Sep 29, 2017

Victorian Billiards Championship (Timed)
Starts: Oct 07, 2017

IBSF Australian Womens Open
Starts: Oct 07, 2017

Bob Hawke AC Australian Open
Starts: Oct 12, 2017

Australian Masters Games
Starts: Oct 21, 2017

Reventon Finals
Starts: Oct 28, 2017

Victorian 150-up Billiards Championship
Starts: Nov 04, 2017

Queensland Open Billiards
Starts: Nov 10, 2017

VBSA News

Reventon Matchplay

Come and watch the Reventon Matchplay on Thursday nights @ the Reventon Snooker Academy (175D Stephen Street, Yarraville). Doors are open automatically at 6.30pm for non members.

 

Reventon Matchplay features 7 of the best players in the country and Chris (Christofi). Chris says he has been practicing hard and expects to win a frame or two! So come along and support your favourite player, or, see if Chris can do as he has promised!

 

Check out the attached fixture and current results

By: Alan Croft  Wed 20th Sep 2017 - 3:24PM

2017 Victorian Billiards Championship (Timed)

Championship dates are now as follows

  • Top half of the draw Saturday 7th October, Bottom Half of the draw Sunday 8th October
  • Semi Finals Monday 9th, 6.30 pm, Reventon Academy
  • Final Tuesday 10th, 6.30 pm, Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club 

Players ranked outside the top 8 may request whether they play Saturday or Sunday.

Both days commence at 9.30 am with 1 hour round robin matches - two from each group to qualify for the knock-out. All players will be expected to referee at least one match.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 7th Sep 2017 - 8:14AM

2017 Australian Open and Australian Womens Open

The 2017 Bob Hawke AC Australian Open Snooker Championship (13 to 15th October) & Open Women’s Snooker Championship (7th to 10th October) will be staged at Mounties, Mt Pritchard Community Club.


The Opens are very prestigious Tournaments, and the VBSA strongly recommends all Victorian players consider entering.  Refer attached Entry Forms or click on the below links to be taken to the ABSC Calendar Event.
 

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 6th Sep 2017 - 2:03PM

August One-day Billiards Ranking Tournament

Ian Gilbee wins, defeating Jason Colebrook in the final. High break Ian Gilbee 110.

Full results will be posted mid-week.

By: Jason Colebrook  Mon 14th Aug 2017 - 5:58PM

Australian Masters Games

To enter please read the attached "Info" document, Your Games entry provides you with a number of goodies including kit bag, drink bottle, access to the Opening Ceremony in conjunction with the Devonport Food and Wine Festival, discounts to businesses throughout Tasmania’s North West, medical services and more. One of Australia’s largest multisport festivals, the 16th Australian Masters Games is expected to attract over 4,000 participants across 50+ sports for the week-long sporting and social programs.

 

Held in Tasmania’s North West from October 21 - 28. Cuesports venue is Penguin sporting club , Penguin ,cuesports time table  is Sat 21 Oct until Monday 23 inclusive . Snooker and Billiards is over 40 year olds and if enough competitors these will be split into age s 40 -54 years , 55 and overs .

 

As well as an extensive sporting schedule, the Games will also comprise of a variety of social events throughout the week, providing a festival atmosphere for competitors, visitors and the local community. Venue - Tasmania. Starts - Sat 21st Oct

By: Alan Croft  Mon 21st Aug 2017 - 4:02PM

Oldest, Youngest, Longest, First

Robbie Ganson, in his seventies took on Marc Fridman, 15 going on 16, in a first round match at this year's Australian National Championships.

It started at 2 p.m. on Friday, as did all the other 1st. round matches, but they were long over by the time this one finished, well past 8 p.m. with Robbie the eventual winner by four frames to three.

Two matches of best of seven frames were played on each of the 8 tables in the magnificent room at the R.A.C.V. with conditions as perfect as they could be for this most prestigious of tournaments.

A long and tiring day for all concerned eventuated on Saturday but worthy of the effort both for the administrators, referees and the players who were witness to some very high class snooker. Steve Misfud (twice), Aaron Mahoney and Shaun Dalitz all managing to pass the century mark in individual breaks. There were also 29 other 50+ breaks made during the weekend. All in all performances that matched the occasion.

The final matches for the day were the quarter finals which produced the match ups of James Mifsud vs. Adrian Ridley, won by Adrian 4 - 1, with breaks of 59 and 52 to James and a 63 by Adrian.

Steve Ebejer took on Ryan Thomerson and recorded a 4 - 2 victory with breaks of 64 and 59 to Ryan and a 42 from Steve.

The 3rd quarter was between Aaron Mahoney and Shaun Dalitz with a very speedy Aaron potting almost disdainfully and recording breaks of 105 and 63 in his 4 - 2 win and Shaun also showing his class when he got the opportunity, joining Aaron in recording a century in this match, 101 in the 5th frame.

The last match of the day was between Steve Mifsud and West Australian Ben Judge. Steve running out the winner 4 - 2 and recording a break of over 40 in every one of his winning frames.

The best of 9 semi finals and the best of 11 final were held on Sunday. Aaron Mahoney took on Steve Mifsud and Adrian Ridley played Steve Ebejer.

Aaron continued his fast playing style from the previous day which worked to perfection in the first two frames but Steve Mifdsud is one who is never phased by such experiences and held his nerve and his game to catch and then overhaul Aaron with a 5 frame unbroken run to see him into the final and a chance to become the all time record holder for National Title victories.

The other semi was a little bit of a procession with Adrian on fire and playing the kind of snooker that saw him with a wild card entry into the Goldfields Open three years ago. Steve, having also played some of the best snooker of his career in this tournament, could not keep that going in the face of some spectacular play by Adrian with the match finishing 5 - 0.

The final, overseen by referee Praveen Chandra taking on the National Title showpiece for the frist time, was worthy of both of these luminaries of Victorian snooker. Steve Mifsud not quite finding the form that won him a world championsip, is nevertheless a formidable opponent and Adrian finding that his form, in his words, was fluctuating in each frame between being capable of century breaks to not being able to string three pots together. In the end there was nobody who could deny that his good form overcame his bad and that he is a deserving winner of his first Australian National Championship, dedicated in his victory speech to his recently deceased aunt.

Congratulations ADRIAN RIDLEY. 2017 Australian Snooker Champion by 6 frames to 3.

By: Larry Eforgan  Mon 21st Aug 2017 - 10:48AM

2017 Billiards Shot of the Year

Announcing a new competition - a bit of fun for all.

The winner could be a fantastic shot, or an outrageous fluke. Must be made during pennant matches, any grade. The winner gets bragging rights and $100 cold hard cash!

Print a few of the attached entry forms and keep them available at your club for pennant matches. If a shot is a contender, send to scores@vbsa.org.au by emailing a scanned or photographed image.

By: Jason Colebrook  Sat 19th Aug 2017 - 3:00PM

VBSA Patron

After quite a few years without one, I am delighted to announce that The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, has very graciously agreed to be the Patron of the VBSA.  

So watch out for our new stationery and website banners and perhaps the opportunity to promote some of our major events in the magnificent Billiard Room at Government House.

Please also read the attached letter from the Governor, which sends a very important message about recognition of our "quiet achievers".  Perhaps even the "not so quiet achievers".

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 6th Aug 2017 - 3:20PM

Australian National Championships Breaks Chart

Steve Mifsud takes the high break prize with his 106 made in his 2nd round match against Brendan Taylor.

By: Larry Eforgan  Mon 21st Aug 2017 - 1:29PM

WPBSA Course for Billiards Coaches

A first outside the UK. On Thursday 21st September, at the Reventon Academy. The course will be supervised by World Billiards Ltd. head coach Martin Goodwill, a multiple winner of the English Championship and author of billiards instruction books.

Successful applicants, on completion of the process, will be ABSC recognised WPBSA billiards coaches.

More details can be found here: http://www.billiardsaustralia.com/wpbsa-billiards-coaches-course.html

Please consider helping us to grow the game.

By: Jason Colebrook  Mon 14th Aug 2017 - 6:00PM

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