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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Major Announcement - A Grade Pennant Snooker

Hi all, I wish to convey a Happy New Year to all VBSA Members and their collective families.

After many years of slowly watching participating numbers declining and the competition becoming stale, I have been charged with reinvigorating and giving some new ideas, with Your Boards blessing, to do just that.

I formed a Pennant Sub-Committee, comprising Aaron Mahoney, Marc Bullen, Paul Thomerson, Sumit Kapoor, Phil Vassallo and yours truly.
After a hash up of ideas, the outcomes are truly revolutionary and exciting and have the full support of the Board. These New Outcomes are going to, I believe, bring some real excitement to the A Grade Pennant Season, with the B Grade and C Grade to follow in the coming seasons.

So here it is,

  1. All players will be graded into Tiers; Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and so on based on current VBSA Snooker rankings.  
  2. The Sub-committee will be charged with allocating players to Tiers and of course discretionary powers will be used to determine players that are able to play but not necessarily well known to the Rankings.
  3. Timed Pennant Matches to be kept at 1 hour and 20 Minutes.
  4. Team entry of $500 consisting of 4-man teams with reserves, payable on team entry.  Normal pennant fees will also apply at the end of the season.
  5. VBSA sponsoring up to $2000 towards the Overall Prize Money for the season.
  6. Finals to be a Carnival atmosphere with all Teams participating on Grand Final night for a share of “Prize Money“ to 8th Place out of a minimum of 8 A Grade sides.

A brief explanation on how a Team will be made up is;
One Tier 1 player to play in number 1 position, one Tier 2 player to play in number 2 position and the rest of the side is to consist of Tier 3 players.  If a Team cannot field a Tier 1 player, the Team can consist of two Tier 2 players and the rest with Tier 3’s.

The New Tier System List is now attached.  The Pennant Sub Committee will have Final Say with Discretionary Power to change Tiering as required.

It goes without saying that these are major and fundamental changes and we need a minimum of 8 sides to compete for a minimum of $6000 to a possible $8000 with some small Club Sponsorship to achieve this.

I encourage and look forward to your feedback.  Please send all feedback and queries to me manny.stefanou@vbsa.org.au.

With this modification to the A Grade Snooker competition, the closing date for entries for ALL grades has now been extended to Friday 31st January 2020. Team entries are now being accepted online by clicking this LINK.

Yours Truly,

Manny Stefanou

 

 

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 12th Jan 2020 - 8:00PM

2020 Season 1 - Pennant Team Entries

Season 1 of 2020 commences on Monday 17th February 2020 and entry forms must be submitted by Friday 31st January

Given the Christmas/New Year break, that doesn’t leave a great amount of time to organise yourselves for next year.  So please contact your players, captains & team managers to make sure you get in the team and grade you prefer for 2020. 

The VBSA is anticipating an increased level of interest in 2020 and whilst early entry does not guarantee you will get the grade you desire, it will help the organisers to try and accommodate everyone’s wishes.

You can now enter your teams online!

Online entry is available by using the link below or using the "Membership & Team Registration Forms" blue button on the left hand side of this page

We recommend you use this method as it's easier (no scanning/photos and emails), faster (you get instant confirmation your entry has been received) and reduces errors. If you have any questions about this please email scores@vbsa.org.au.

If you are not able to use the online method above, you can still use the PDF version of the form.  Fill it out manually then scan/photograph the form and send it to the Score Registrar via email at scores@vbsa.org.au.  If you would prefer a Word version, please contact the Score Registrar and a Word version of the form can be e-mailed to you.

All forms (online and pdf) are available via the Membership & team registration forms button on the left of this page.

Enties will be uploaded to the website within 24 hours of submission.

Thank you for your co-operation and best of luck in 2020.

Score Registrar.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 18th Dec 2019 - 2:48PM

VALE CATHY MORROW

When the VBSA faced difficult times, there were four people who worked assiduously to preserve our VBSA. George Morrow became VBSA President, and Cathy Morrow was the incredibly hard-working VBSA Secretary.

Together with our Life Members George Hoy and Alan Croft, these four managed to achieve the preservation of the Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association - the State Sporting Association for our Sports.

It is with great regret that we advise that Catherine (Cathy) Morrow passed away in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Boxing Day, after a period of severe health issues. Her funeral is being held in Belfast this Saturday.  Cathy was 67.

The VBSA will always owe an enormous debt to Cathy Morrow, and we express our sincere condolences to George Morrow, and all of Cathy’s family and friends.

Rest in Peace, Cathy.  A Great Friend of the VBSA.

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 4th Jan 2020 - 9:40AM

2020 Australian Junior Championships

I am proud to announce the Victorian state team for the 2020 Australian Junior Championships in Albury NSW.

Congatulations to

  • Jack Green, U18 snooker
  • Sean Dempsey, U18 billiards
  • Mia Newman, U15 snooker
  • Ciaran Dempsey, U15 billiards
  • Mia Macheda, U12 snooker

Also representing Victoria in the singles events are Zackery Kidgell U12 and Noah Newman U12/15.

We wish you all the very best  in your competitions and enjoy your games representing the Victorian Billiards and Snooker Association.  News & updates will be posted.

Marc Fridman has turned 18 will be there as an official referee for the event and support for the Vic juniors.

Tony Fridman
Victorian Junior Co-ordinator & Team Manager

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 27th Dec 2019 - 7:08PM

Reventon Masters Financial Report 2019

Please find attached the

  • 2019 Reventon Masters Financial Report
  • Vinnies / Brick by Brick donation receipt
  • Sourav Kothari's Masters win as featured in the Times Sport

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 16th Dec 2019 - 11:12PM

A message from Chris Christofi of Reventon

Thank you to all those who played and contributed to the Reventon Masters this past weekend at the RACV City Club. It was a great event thanks to you all. A special mention to Alex Render who has officially launched the Reventon Snooker website. You can keep up to date with all things Reventon Snooker @ https://www.reventonsnooker.com.au/


Also please see a video message from Chris here

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 10th Dec 2019 - 8:48PM

2019 Reventon Masters wrap up

The final of the 2019 Reventon Masters was contested between Johl Younger and Sourav Kothari after they surpassed Steve Mifsud and Joe Minici respectively.

 

It was a much better start for Johl, perhaps from having had a shorter break between matches resulting in him taking the first two frames comfortably. Sourav seemed to be a bit distracted during this stage missing shots that he normally would not.

 

Nevertheless, he rebounded to be 1-3 at the interval giving himself 15 minutes to reset and break Johl’s momentum.
Perhaps due to the slow pace of play, there was no real opportunity for Sourav to achieve this and watched Johl extend his lead to 5-2 needing only one more to win.

 

In the post interval frames Johl played very well and dominated the table rarely giving Sourav a chance.
Things changed after 5-2 with Johl looking to close out the match starting to tighten up and Sourav with nothing left to lose started to play more freely.

 

In the interview afterwards, Sourav even admitted to having thought the match over but through clever tactical play won the next two frames to make it 5-4. By this stage it was about 10pm and both players had had a full day of snooker by then, especially Johl after a long semi.

 

The spectators that stayed to watch this match were in the prime seat to watch some quality snooker and even down 5-4 the mood was starting to shift in favour of Sourav.

 

Johl made a couple of mistakes in the tenth trying to do too much and crawl over the line but the result was that Sourav won this frame with a couple of balls to spare. Having entered the decider we knew that anything could happen and that the previous ten meant very little in this do-or-die one frame shootout.

 

After trading a handful of non-scoring shots each, Sourav scored first with a high 20 break but with most of the balls still in play it was never going to be enough on its own. Johl scored next with a smaller score but Sourav added even more points to his own score soon after.

 

Johl managed to get in again and started on what should have been the match winner but broke down after getting out of position. Sourav then made Johl pay for his error going on the clear the table and claim his second Reventon title of the year having already won the Reventon Classic in June.

 

Congratulations to Sourav Kothari for becoming our 2019 Reventon Masters Champion.


I would also like to thank all our referees over the weekend and Larry Eforgan in particular for his role as Head Referee and for choosing to perform this role even on his birthday.


Thanks, must also go to Paul Cosgriff for directing this tournament and ensuring its ultimate success.


A very special thank you to Chris and his team at Reventon for sponsoring this event allowing us all to enjoy the best snooker players Australia has to offer competing against each other.

Kane Chigwidden
Assistant
VBSA

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 10th Dec 2019 - 8:39PM

Victorian Billiards Rankings

The updated rankings post the 150-up Vic Billiards Championship is now available on our rankings page here

By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 30th Nov 2019 - 2:27AM

2019 Vic 150-up Billiards Championship

After two days of hard fought high quality play we have our champion. Steve Mifsud takes the trophy and the applause. Congratulations to all who took place and everyone who contributed to making it such an excellent event. We hope you all had a great time and look forward to seeing you all again. A more comprehensive report will be posted soon. See attached for all the scores.

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 24th Nov 2019 - 5:35PM

2020 VICTORIAN JUNIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Report from Team Manager & Junior Co-ordinator attached.

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 18th Nov 2019 - 10:11AM

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