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

 

Juniors

The VBSA need assistance in the organisation of our Junior section.

Interested ???

Please contact the VBSA

 

Coming events
Billiards One Day Ranking Event
Starts: Oct 07, 2018

Bob Hawke Australian Open Snooker
Starts: Oct 18, 2018

Australian Open Women's Snooker
Starts: Oct 25, 2018

Queensland Open Billiards
Starts: Nov 09, 2018

2019 Victorian Junior Championships
Starts: Nov 24, 2018

Victorian 150 up Billiards Championship
Starts: Dec 01, 2018

VBSA Season 2 Grand Finals
Starts: Dec 03, 2018

Reventon Masters
Starts: Dec 14, 2018

VBSA Junior News

Membership Applications

Please note that you do not need to reapply for membership in successive seasons once you have submitted a membership form.

AND, there is no fee to be paid with your membership form UNLESS you are a non-playing member.

Click on this LINK to be taken to the Membership Application Form page.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 23rd Aug 2018 - 6:44AM

World Under 21 Championships Jinan China

Marc and Tony Fridman wish to thank everyone who provided sponsorship and support in helping Marc get to the Under 21 World Championships in mid July 2018.

Marc was able to watch and play against people of a world class standard (an 18 year old made a 147!!) and gain valuable knowledge on what is needed to advance to the next level.

A few matches were close and went down to the wire but Marc didn't manage to get over the line.  It was an invaluable learning experience and a very exciting time in the development of his snooker.  He is looking forward to more competition at this level.

Marc is being coached, practicing rigorously and will continue to play competition and tournaments to achieve success at a national and international level.  With support from all and continued passion and dedication from Marc, this can be achieved

Thank you.

Marc & Tony Fridman.
 

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 15th Aug 2018 - 2:24PM

Reventon Matchplay

Entries are now open for the 2018 Reventon Matchplay series. Entries are limited to 32 (4 tiers of 8 players each), players will be graded into each tier based on their history.

Entry fee is $50 (refundable if you do not get a spot. Entry can only be paid via Bank transfer, refer the entry form for details.

By: Alan Croft  Fri 14th Sep 2018 - 8:17AM

IBSF World U18 & U21 Snooker Championships 2018

Victoria's own Marc Fridman has been selected to represent Australia at the 2018 IBSF World U18 & U21 Snooker Championships in Jinan, China from 2nd to 11th July.  Marc is the current Australian Under 18 Champion and was beaten in the penultimate round of the Australian Under 21 Championship.

Still just 16 years old, Marc has been accumulating some impressive results in both A Grade Pennant and recent Open Competitions.  He is the only junior playing in A Grade Pennant, reached the 3rd round of the Pacific International Snooker and was only narrowly beaten by the eventual winner, Aaron Mahoney, in the Reventon Classic.

The costs of attending the Worlds is not insignificant (+$6K) especially when, as a junior, he must be accompanied by an adult; in this case his Dad, Tony.  Some small amounts of funding have been procured, but the shortfall is still significant.  Any member or any business wanting to assist/sponsor Marc in this wonderful opportunity is urged to contact Tony Fridman on 0414 534 575.  The family would really appreciate your support.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 14th Jun 2018 - 2:17PM

2018 Victorian Under 21 Snooker Championship

This tournament will NOT be held on 21st/22nd April 2018.  It has been postponed to later in 2018.  All enquiries to Tournament Director, Tony Fridman, on 0414 534 575.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 19th Apr 2018 - 4:15PM

Australian Under 18 Champions

The 2018 Australian Junior Championships were held in Adelaide from 7th to 14th of January and we had fantastic results from ALL Victorians.

Individual results were
• Ciaran Dempsey, U12 Boys Snooker Semi Final
• Sean Dempsey, U15 Boys Teams Billiards Grand Final
• Jack Green, U15 Boys Snooker Quarter Final
• Jack Green, U15 Boys Billiards Grand Final
• Teah Raeburn, U18 Girls Snooker Grand Final
• Marc Fridman, U18 Boys Billiards Semi Final
• Marc Fridman, U18 Boys Snooker Grand Final
• Devlin Praeger, U18 Boys Snooker Semi Final
• Mason Peters-Turner, U18 Boys Teams Billiards Grand Final

Victorians in Australian Grand Finals
• Teams: Victoria Vs QLD  - Victoria Runner Up
• U15 Boys Billiards: Jack Green Vic Vs Harry Mok QLD.  Jack Green Runner Up
• U18 Girls Snooker: Teah Raeburn Vic Vs Sarah Moeahu SA.  Teah Raeburn, 2018 Australian Girls Champion
• U18 Open Snooker: Marc Fridman Vic Vs Kyle Thompson Qld.  Marc Fridman, 2018 Australian Open Champion

Great Snooker and Billiards played by all the Victorian children and congratulations to our two Australian Champions, Marc & Teah.  Your potential for success is unlimited.

Special mention to newcomers Ciaran and Sean Dempsey, who both made finals. Watch out for these two future stars.

It was a delight to be team manager for such well-mannered and well-behaved children with most supportive and dedicated parents.  Your qualities are seen through your children’s behavior. BRAVO. The VBSA congratulates you all.


Report by Tony Fridman - Victorian Junior Co-Ordinator and Team Manager

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 13th Jan 2018 - 9:42AM

2018 Victorian Junior Titles

The 2018 Victorian Junior Titles were held at the Reventon snooker academy last weekend, 25/26th November 2017.  

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

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

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