Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association Inc.

Representing & Developing Billiards & Snooker as a sport in Victoria

VBSA

(Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association Inc.)
Representing & Developing Billiards & Snooker as a sport in Victoria
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Victoria Masters Invitational Snooker Tournam
Starts: May 28, 2017

Lance Pannell Classic
Starts: Jun 10, 2017

Aust National and Open Billiards C'ship
Starts: Jun 13, 2017

Victorian Junior Championships
Starts: Jun 24, 2017

Mitchell Billiards Australian Junior Academy
Starts: Jul 08, 2017

Mitchell Cup and Australian Junior Championships
Starts: Jul 10, 2017

Victorian State Mens & Womens Snooker Championship
Starts: Jul 14, 2017

Australian National Womens Snooker Championship
Starts: Jul 28, 2017

VBSA News

Lance Pannell Classic

Part of the Pacific International Billiards and Snooker and a REVENTON RANKING EVENT

ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 30 - DON'T MISS OUT

$12,500 prize pool (1.5 x National Ranking Points), Plate event with $1000 prize money for players who do not reach the last 32.

Venue - Reventon Snooker Academy at the Yarraville Club - 8 tables, all new cloths. Starts - Sat 10th Jun

By: Jason Colebrook  Tue 16th May 2017 - 11:11AM

Victoria Masters Invitational Snooker Tournament

147 format exhibition hosted by Frankston RSL on Sunday 28th May from 10:30am to 5:00pm. Invitees are Jimmy Mifsud, Aaron Mahoney, Shaun Dailitz, Stan Gorski, Ryan Thomerson, Josh Gorski, Rudy Sulaeman & Steve Mifsud. Contact Tournament Director, Mark Dunn, on 0422 304 052 for further information. 

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 16th May 2017 - 7:27PM

Aust National and Open Billiards Championships

Australian National championship (timed) and Australian Open championship (150 Up). Both events are round robin formats.

Open Billiards prize pool: $12,500; National Billiards prize pool $6,500

Venue - The new Reventon Snooker Academy at the Yarraville Club - 8 tables, all new cloths. Starts - Tue 13th Jun

By: Jason Colebrook  Tue 16th May 2017 - 11:05AM

Victorian Junior Championships

Age groups - Under 12, Under 15 & Under 18. Snooker & Billiards. Held from 24th to 25th June at the new Reventon Academy at Yarraville. (175D Stephen St Yarraville). Entry fee - $15.00 - Allows play all age groups (Where qualified) both Snooker & Billiards. To qualify as junior entrant must be under age group at 1st January 2017.

 

These titles will be used to select representatives for the Australian National Individual & Teams Titles  in Adelaide from 8th to 15th July 2017 (school holidays).

 

Victorian Junior Co-ordinator and Team Manager, on 0414 534 575.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 18th May 2017 - 8:05AM

City of Melbourne

The 2017 City of Melbourne tournament was completed this weekend with the triumphant return of favourite son Steve Mifsud. A champion in every sense of the word and up against another who deserves similar accolades in former C.O.M. champion Johl Younger. These two very personable gentlemen graced table 8 in the pit in the very opulent room at the R.A.C.V. Club in the CBD with Steve the eventual winner by 5 frames to 2.

Two days earlier they, along with 88 other players, started off this very popular tournament with the round robin stage. This was held in seven venues around the city where those players were split into groups of 5 or 6 which competed in their own mini tournaments. 4 groups at the new room in Yarraville, named in honour of the major sponsor Chris Christofi and his Reventon Group, 4 at the R.A.C.V., 2 at the Brunswick Club, 2 at the Bentleigh Club, 2 more at Cheltenham, 1 at North Brighton and 1 at AK 8 which is also in the city.

The top 2 finishers from each of these 16 groups then headed to the R.A.C.V. on Saturday morning to contest the best of 5 knock out stages and where some magnificent snooker was seen, the two standouts being a 109 break from Rudy Sulaeman and the eventual high break winning knock, a 122 by that man Steve Mifsud. Others that deserve a mention were Shaun Dalitz who seemed to knock in a 50+ break every time he went to the table and C.O.M newcomer, Australian U/21 champion, Tasmanian Cale Barrett who had a stellar tournament only succumbing to eventual champion Steve and even then only in the semi-finals.

That best of 7 semi-final and the other between Johl and Shaun Dalitz were held on Sunday morning with the well-attended best of 9 final kicking off a 2:00 that afternoon. Praveen Chandra was the referee for the Barrett/Mifsud semi with Neil Brown in charge of the Younger/Dalitz match. Neil Allison was the very competent and assured Grand Final referee. 

By: Larry Eforgan  Sun 21st May 2017 - 10:08PM

Star of Screen & Table

12 year old Queensland sensation, Jayden Dinga, is proving a big hit not just on the table but also on the little screen. 

Jayden is the current U12 national snooker champ, U12 national 8 ball champ, U12 QLD snooker champ, U15 QLD snooker champ, U15 QLD billiards champ and U18 QLD billiards runner up.  That's impressive in anyone's book.

A new TV Show "Little Big Shots" is coming to Channel 7 soon and Jayden is filming a segment for the show this week. He'll be doing some pool trick shots and talking about his snooker. What an amazing opportunity for this young man.  See https://vimeo.com/213039946 for a preview of the show.

I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from Jayden in the years ahead.

PS  And well done to our very own Kim Ivett for facilitating the above.  She's always on the lookout for a good story that will promote our game.  Great work Kim.

 

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 29th Apr 2017 - 2:57PM

VBSA Honour Boards

For some time it has been recognised that the VBSA has no place to recognise the contributions of its volunteer Board or Life Members who have collectively contributed so much to this great organisation and game of ours.

To have a physical, traditional Honour Board is not an option with the VBSA not having a physical home, though Brunswick Club has been a unofficial home for many years.  Consequently, a digital Honour Board will be prepared and displayed on the VBSA website.

In preparation for this, the attached lists have been started and I now ask that you

  1. Provide some feedback on the above proposal e.g. are there people/sections we are not recognising that should be?
  2. Fill in some of the many gaps & correct some of the no doubt many errors within the two lists.

It is worth noting that any member can nominate another member for Life Membership so if you have someone you think deserving, in accordance with the Section 9 (2) of the VBSA Rules, then please contact me to commence that process.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 2nd Feb 2017 - 10:34AM

Pennant ByLaws

The board of the VBSA wish to advise all pennant players that Rule No. 8 of the current ByLaws (Matches) has been revised to clarify that if any player were to be in arrears by 10 points plus the value of the colours remaining after potting the final red, then the player would be allowed to finish that turn at the table and that the frame may only be claimed or awarded if the 10-point rule can be invoked at the conclusion of the turn.

It is also to be understood that any player with the advantage of that rule and is ahead in the frame by enough points has the right to claim the frame at any time during any turn at the table as soon as the rule comes into effect.

Please refer to below LINK to view updated ByLaws.

Thanks to Shelly Ames for highlighting this issue.

By: Larry Eforgan  Sun 22nd Jan 2017 - 4:32PM

2017 Pennant Snooker Season

Pennant Team entries closed 17th Feb. 59 (yep, we missed one) teams have been entered, thank you all for your support. Season starts - Mon 27th Feb.

 

Please note the following fixtures have been revised at 9pm on thurs 23rd Feb. A State Snooker (AVS1), C State Snooker S1 East  (CVS1E), D State Snooker (DVS1) and B Premier Snooker. C Premier round 13 Dandy Club v Star has been switched to Star v Dandy Club. Sorry guys, yes it happens !!!!!!!!!! Will notify everyone!

 

Please Note: On Monday nights have combined A State & B State Snooker into 1 grade which will be A State Snooker (AVS1). Had 11 teams entered between A & B State so had to put one team down to C State that was South Oakleigh Club (thank you Warren & team mates for your understanding and cooperation). This made 11 teams in C State, explored the option of moving a team back into D Grade and could not find a suitable choice so have split C State into "C State East S1 (CVS1E)"  & "C State West S1 (CVS1W)", (sorry, could not think of a better description) had no other choice.

 

Important - C State Snooker East - SOC (South Oakleigh Club) is closed for renovation for the first 5 weeks of the season. Their home matches will be played at "Star Ent Centre"

 

Please Note: in 2017 Peter Politis will be taking on the role of Score Registrar. Yes, after 16 years as Score Registrar it is time! As Peter does not know players and teams as I do, PLEASE fill in the your score sheet with first names and surnames printed clearly, please photograph and email to scores@vbsa.org.au (sorry the SMS option is no longer available).

 

I would like to thank everyone for putting up with me for so long, I will still be playing with the website and assisting Peter to get started.

Regards Alan Croft

By: Alan Croft  Thu 22nd Dec 2016 - 1:51PM

VBSA Rules (Constitution) & By Laws

At the 2016 Annual General Meeting on 26th October, amendments to the Rules (Constitution) & ByLaws were approved.  The revised documents have now been uploaded to the website.  Click this LINK to be taken to the page or go to the About VBSA page.

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 18th Nov 2016 - 10:46AM

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