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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2018 Victorian Junior Titles

The 2018 Victorian Junior Titles were held at the Reventon snooker academy last weekend, 25/26th November 2017.  (Photos to come, but technical difficulties preventing that at the moment)

Marc Fridman won back-to-back  U18 snooker title, defeating Jake Thompson, and Jake turned the tables on Marc to win back-to-back U18 billiards title.  Fantastic effort from both players.

The Victorian team playing in the Australia cup in Adelaide in January 2018 is

    Marc Fridman U18 snooker (Victorian Champion)
    Mason Peters-Turner U18 billiards
    Sean Dempsey U15 snooker
    Jack Green U15 billiards (Victorian Champion)
    Ciaran Dempsey U12 snooker (Victorian Champion)

All these players showed their great playing ability throughout the tournament.

A special mention to 16yo Teah Raeburn who competed and played exceptionally well.  Teah will compete in the U18 Australian snooker girls and has the ability to win it.

Victoria has a very strong junior team that is very enthusiastic and capable.  The juniors are our future snooker champions so let's support them.

Many thanks to Jon Loughron for refereeing and assisting with the tournament.

And thanks to the parents who helped, some of whom travelled over 3 hours to get there.

Tony Fridman - Tournament Director & Victorian Junior Co-ordinator and Team Manager.

By: Jon Loughron  Fri 8th Dec 2017 - 9:49PM

2018 Victorian Junior Championships

Why are the 2018 championships being played in 2017?  As it incorporates selection for Victorian state representatives to the Australian Junior Championships Teams Nationals in Adelaide, 7-14 January 2018.

 

Age groups - Under 12, Under 15 & Under 18. Snooker & Billiards. Sat 25th Nov & Sun 26th Nov at Yarraville Club / Reventon Snooker Academy. 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 2018. Tournament Organiser - Tony Fridman 0414 534 575  Entries close - Fri 17th Nov.

By: Alan Croft  Fri 6th Oct 2017 - 11:42AM

2017 REVENTON FINALS

The 2017 Reventon finals wil be played at the Reventon Academy , Yarraville between Friday 27th and Sunday 29th October 2017.

 

Total prize money will be in excess of  ** $20,000 **  sponsored by the REVENTON GROUP

 

THIS PROMISES TO BE A GREAT WEEKEND OF CUE SPORTS WITH THE BEST PLAYERS IN AUSTRALIA COMPETING.


WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME ALONG AND ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST SNOOKER EVER PLAYED AT THE REVENTON ACADEMY

By: Alan Croft  Thu 28th Sep 2017 - 8:52AM

Victorian State Junior Titles

The Victorian State Junior Titles were held at the Reventon Snooker Academy from 24th to 25th June and what a line-up of young talent!

 

The Under 18 Snooker winner was Marc Fridman with Jake Thompson runner up (pictured top right).  Congratulations and well-done Marc.  Jake thrashed Marc in the 1st frame and led all the way in the 2nd, but Marc cleared the table with a 35 break to win by one point.  Marc then won the next 3 frames straight to clinch the match and title.  Top quality snooker from both players; look at these breaks over 20.  Marc 38,35,34,25,24,24,24,23,23,22,21, Jake 31,28,27,24,20. Not bad for a 15 & 16 year olds.  Good luck at the Australian Titles. 

 

The Under 18 Billiards winner Jake Thompson with Marc Fridman runner up. They both played well but Jake scored the important points to win the match.

 

The Under 15 Snooker & Billiards winner was Jack Green with Teah Raeburn, the only female contestant runner up.  Congratulations to Jack on winning and will go well in Adelaide.  Teah (pictured bottom right) continually made 8 & 10's in the billiards, has good straight cueing showing she has the potential to win the Under 18 Australian Ladies this year.

 

The Under 12 Snooker winner was Sean Dempsey with his younger brother, Ciaran runner up (pictured bottom left).  What good players these two are! Referee Dennis Coughlan stated that balls were potted nearly every time they walked to the table and what could have been a 2-hour match was over in about 45 minutes. Sean is 11 years old & Ciaran only 9.

 

Victoria is going for a hat trick in the Australian Teams Challenge.  We have won this the last 2 years and we have a very strong team again this year.  The team, as pictured top left, is Jake Thompson, Teah Raeburn, Jack Green and Marc Fridman.  Other Victorians competing at the Australian Open are Lochlan Courtenay, Isabella Di Gioirgio and Mason Peters-Turner.  We wish you all well.  GO VICS.

 

Thanks to Dennis Coughlan for refereeing and to the Reventon Snooker Academy for providing such fantastic conditions for snooker competition in Victoria.

 

Tony Fridman, Victorian Junior Co-Ordinator.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 29th Jun 2017 - 9:53AM

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

John McKay Australian U/21 Snooker and Billiards

The John McKay Australian U/21 Snooker and Billiards Championships held at the Brunswick club over the past few days, although spoiled by the very low number of entrants, left us in no doubt of who are the outstanding players of their generation. Cale Barratt must now be considered the leading light as the best Snooker and all round player with Josh Burns as the stand out Billiards player.

Neil Brown was on hand to referee the final of the Billiards, inevitably contested by Josh and Cale. The game was in the hands of Cale, the defending champion of 2016, until a timely 102 break by Josh got him over the line by 1 point.

Saturday was the time for the final stages of the Snooker tournament with the semi-finals won by Cale by 4 frames to 1 over Ivan Li from Queensland and Jayme White getting up by the same score line at the expense of Josh Burns.

The final was supervised by Jon Moss getting a final very early in his career as a referee and proving by his very good performance that the confidence shown in him is not misplaced.

The form shown by Cale throughout the tournament did not let him down for the final and although Jayme put up a valiant fight and is certainly a name for the future, it was Cale who ran out an easy winner taking the final by 5 frames to 1 and recording breaks of 46, 76 and 61 along the way.  

By: Larry Eforgan  Sun 9th Apr 2017 - 8:39AM

Victorian Under 21

Unfortunately this event will have to be re scheduled due to low entries

By: Alan Croft  Sat 11th Feb 2017 - 3:02PM

2016 Australian Juniors

Teams Event

Congratulations to all of the Victorian state players at the Australian junior championships in Adelaide, reaching the grand final of the teams event and defeating Qld with back to back Aust cup wins. Vic 3 v  Qld 2


Victorian  team was Matthew Curwood U18 snooker, Jake Thompson U15 snooker,  Marc Fridman U15 billiards. Special thanks to Cooper Denman U18 billiards  and Joshua Burnett U12 snooker For playing for the Vic's

 

Individual events

Jordyn Peart U18 (Vic) Aust girls champion  defeated Sarah Moeahu (SA)

Alex pace (Tas) defeated Matthew Curwood (Vic) U18 snooker

Jake Thompson (Vic) Aust U15 snooker defeated Kyle Thomson (Tas)

Marc Fridman (Vic) Aust U15 billiards defeated Kyle Thomson (Qld)

Marc Fridman had high breaks in both U15 snooker (44) and U15 billiards (37)

 

Thanks Tony Fridman (Vic Team Manager)

 

 

By: Alan Croft  Fri 15th Jul 2016 - 1:51PM

Victorian U15 Snooker champion

Congratulations Jake Thompson - 2016 Victorian Under 15 Champion



Jake played very well to win in an excellent final against Marc Fridman.

Gallant in defeat Marc had the high break of 46 and reached both the U 15 and U 18 finals.

By: Alan Croft  Wed 22nd Jun 2016 - 4:26PM

Victorian U12 champion

Congratulations Sean Dempsey 2016 Under 12 Victorian Champion.

 

Sean defeated his brother Ciaran in a great contest

By: Alan Croft  Mon 20th Jun 2016 - 1:01PM

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