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

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2019 Team Victoria for the Australian Junior Champ

The team representing Victoria at the Australian Junior Championships in Albury from 19th to 24th January are

  • U18 Snooker  - Marc Fridman (17 y.o.).  Current Australian U18 champion and Victorian U18 champion from 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016.  R/up 2015. U15 winner. 
  • U18 Billiards  - Jack Green  (15 y.o.)   Victorian U15 billiards champion 2018 & 2017.
  • U15 Snooker - Damien Thorp (14 y.o.)   Victorian U15 snooker r/up 2019.    
  • U12 Snooker - Mia Macheda (8  y.o.)   Victorian U12 snooker r/up 2019.    
  • U18 Girls Snooker - Teah Raeburn (17y.o.).  Will be defending her Australian U18 girls championship from 2018.


These children are our future champions.  We wish them all well in their competition . 

GO THE VICS

Prepared by Team Manager, Tony Fridman.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 10th Jan 2019 - 10:18AM

2018 VICTORIAN BILLIARDS & SNOOKER JUNIOR TITLES

The Titles were held at the Reventon Snooker Academy on 24th & 25th November, 2018.

Marc Fridman won back-to-back U18 snooker titles with the tournaments high break of 43. He recently returned from the World U18 titles in China and hopes to win back-to-back U18 Australian title in Albury and represent Australia at the 2019 Worlds.

At only 8 years old, Mia Macheda from the famous Ridley family, was the youngest competitor who showed amazing cueing skills.  Her determination to win was proof that she is a future champion. Mia is 2019 U12 Snooker runner up.

14-year-old Damian Thorp was a new face who had played 8-ball but not much snooker. Well he potted some great balls and provided some tough competition in the U15 section.

In U15, Sean Dempsey proved too strong winning 2019 U15 Snooker with some good solid play and tactics.  His brother, Ciaran, was runner up in the Snooker but showed great ability and skill to win the 2019 Vic U15 Billiards.

VBSA Junior Coordinator and Tournament Director, Tony Fridman, said he had never seen so much eagerness and determination to win by all competitors.  They all turned up 60 mins prior to start and were practicing. All parents should be very proud of the dedication shown, which some families travelling by train over 4 hours to get there and “motelled” it overnight. These children are our future champions

A big thank you to Reventon Snooker Academy for providing a fantastic venue and great quality tournament tables for this event.

The certified referees, Denis Coghlan and Jon Moss, who gave their time and professionalism, looked after all matches and deserve a big thankyou

Australian Juniors will be in Albury NSW in January 2019. We wish you all well.

See attached images of the players.

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 30th Nov 2018 - 7:04AM

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

2019 Pennant Team Entry

Please see attached Word & PDF versions of Entry Form for the 2019 Pennant Season.

All queries should be directed to the VBSA Score Registrar at scores@vbsa.org.au

 

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 20th Dec 2018 - 7:12PM

2019 Vic. Junior Billiards & Snooker Championship

Please see attached entry form.

It is imperative that this event is well supported.  If you know of any junior who may be interested in entering, please bring this to their attention.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 14th Nov 2018 - 4:41PM

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

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