NEWS & INFORMATION
Updated DVSA, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 1:40 PM , BBSA - 13 Jul 2014 19:29 , City Clubs 23 Jul 2014 19:38 , Church Billiards 31 May 2014 16:00,
MSBA - 23 Jul 2014 09:56 , Over 55's - 22nd Jul 17:20 , RSL - 20th Jul 17:01 , SBSA - 9 Jul 2014 10:41 , 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 Men’s 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.
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 v Legends. B Reserve Snooker at Kings - Dandenong RSL v Dandenong Club Knights, C Reserve Snooker at Kings - Hit and Run v Bentleigh 1. D Reserve Snooker at Kings - Fast Eddies v Maccabi Champions
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).
The field is now full. The draw will be released in a couple of days.
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
Congratulations Paul Thomerson on your appointment to the position of National Coaching Director. Paul, a level 2 coach and examiner, has a wealth of experience in coaching both juniors and seniors and will be a great asset in the future of billiards & snooker within Australia. Bob Turpin from Queensland, has accepted the role of National Junior Development Officer. Bob has a great record working with juniors and will now assist Paul in the growth of our juniors within Australia.
The juniors are a very important part of our future and without these future champions there is little future for our game.
Both Paul and Bob will be present at the National Junior Academy at Albury in July this year.
(From the ABSC site)
Congratulations Steve Mifsud
2014 Lance Pannell Classic Champion
Steve defeated Shawn Budd (NSW) in the final All Results
Thanks to: the Yarraville Club for allowing the use of their great venue. To all those that participated and made the tournament a success. To Colin Patterson, without Colin the tournament would not have happenned. The referees and all those that assisted.