Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association Inc.

Representing & Developing Billiards & Snooker as a sport in Victoria

VBSA Patron: The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.


(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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Coming events
State Snooker A B C D (Season 1 Monday)
Starts: Feb 18, 2019

Oceania Masters Snooker Championship
Starts: Feb 19, 2019

A B & C Snooker & State C Billiards (S1 Wed)
Starts: Feb 20, 2019

Reventon Hat Trick Snooker Round 1 of 3
Starts: Mar 01, 2019

Andrews Atkins Shield
Starts: Mar 08, 2019

Oceania Women’s Snooker Championship
Starts: Mar 09, 2019

Oceania 6 Red Snooker Championship
Starts: Mar 12, 2019

Oceania Open Snooker Championship
Starts: Mar 14, 2019

VBSA Junior News

Photos from the U21 Snooker and Billiards
By: Kim Ivett  Sun 8th Mar 2015 - 3:49PM

2015 U21 Snooker and Billiards Championship

The 2015 U21 Championship was held at Cheltenham on the weekend. The snooker was held on the Saturday and the Billiards on the Sunday Snooker - The finalist were, Ryan Thomerson vs Callum Murphy & Adam Bleumink vs Emran Ali. Ryan and Adam won the Semi finals to progress to the Grand Final. Although Ryan had many high breaks throughout the day he stepped up in the grand final. The first frame went down to the wire then Ryan knocked in a break of 44 in the 2nd frame and 63 in the 3rd frame to win the tilte in three frames.


I would like to congratulate all players for thier consistent and competent skills over the day and thank all of the parents supporting the event.A special mention must go to Tony Fridman for his enthusiasm and help for the U21 tournament, Cheltenham for the use of the venue (all tables had been reclothed the just days before the tournament) and Denis Coghlan for performing the refree duties for the weekend


Billiards - Unfortunately there were only three paticipants for the Billiards on Sunday, Marc Fridman, Costa Zygorodimos & Emran Ali. Marc Fridman was knocked out in preliminary round, so the grand finalist were Costa & Emran. At the 45 minute mark things were very tight, only 7 points seperated them, then Emran's game stepped up and he started to scramble away. Costa came back at him towards the end, but the timer went off and Emran had a healthy lead. Congratulations to Emran on his win and to all participants.


Jon Loughron Tournament Director

By: Jon Loughron  Wed 4th Mar 2015 - 1:38PM

Vic 2015 U21 Snooker C'ship

Open to all players under 21 on January 1st 2015. Seeded Players or 2014 grand finalist may get a bye to second round depending upon numbers. Format to be decided pending entries. Only Current Financial Members of VBSA and Affiliated Associations are eligible to enter this tournament.

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Venue - Cheltenham Billiards & Snooker Club  Date: Saturday 28th of Feb 2015  Time: 9:30 am 

By: Jon Loughron  Fri 2nd Jan 2015 - 2:11PM

2014 Under 21 Victorian Snooker Championship

Participants: Ryan Thomerson, Andrew Lang, Emran Ali, Marc Fridamn Callum Murphy & Arthur Lin.

This year’s under 21 competition was played at Cheltenham Snooker and Billiards Club. The number of entries was low with only 6 participants, but that was offset by the fact that the round-robin and finals could be completed in one day. The quality of the snooker by all of the participants was of a high standard, as can be seen by the number of high breaks.

It was a round-robin competition with two frames played in each round. Frames won and aggregate points scored decided the final four. After the round robin the top seeds, Ryan and Arthur, had 9 frames each and were only separated by 4 points on the aggregate score.

The Finalists: 1. Ryan Thomerson 2. Arthur Lin 3. Marc Fridman 4. Emran Ali.

During the Semi Finals, both Ryan and Arthur proved to be very tough to beat, but to their credit Marc and Emran played some excellent snooker to push the top seeds to play their best frames. Arthur had a break of 56 & 46 in his semi against Marc and Ryan was just too consistent for Emran to get a run at him.

So the top seeds made it through to the grand final (best of 5) with Ryan saving his best until last and knocking in breaks of 62 and 44 in the first two frames and going on to win the 2014 Victorian Under 21 Championship 3-0. Congratulations to Ryan, Arthur and to all of the competitors

The VBSA would like to thank Cheltenham Billiards and Snooker Club for once again making their venue available, Neil Allison for providing his services to referee the Semi-final and Grand-final, Michael D’Silva for his support and attendance, and Tony Fridman for his continued help, and support of the VBSA junior and Under 21 program.


Ryan Thomerson: 57, 72, Grand Final 62,44

Arthur Lin:             47, 80, Semi Final   56,46

Marc Fridman:      42

Jon Loughron - Tournament Director

By: Jon Loughron  Tue 16th Dec 2014 - 10:41AM

Junior Snooker Training Session

On Sunday the 28th of September Cheltenham Billiards and Snooker club had the pleasure of holding a junior snooker training session at thier clubrooms. The day was a great success and was coordinated by Tony Fridman and Jon Loughron.

The VBSA and the juniors were fortunate enough to have the Australian National Head Coach, Paul Thomerson running the 3 hour session. The Juniors that attended were Costa Zygorodimos, Jake Thompson, Mehdi Hendri, Callum Murphy, Heidi Fridman, Marc Fridman and Emran Ali.

The VBSA would like to encourage more juniors to participate in these events so please contact Jon Loughron at the VBSA if you interested in attending future sessions. Times dates and venue of future sessions will be published on the VBSA website when they become available.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 2nd Oct 2014 - 9:04AM

Vic Juniors Under 15 & 18

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.

By: Alan Croft  Mon 26th May 2014 - 5:09PM

Australian Under 21 Snooker C'ship

Congratulations Charlie Chafe - 2014 Australian Under 21 Snooker Champion

Held at the Brunswick Club on 10th to the 13th April.

Result:  Group A    Group B    Ladder    High Break


By: Tania Ahmet  Sun 23rd Mar 2014 - 1:56PM

2013 Scholarship Program

The VBSA is pleased to announce the 2013 Scholarship Program to provide training and development support to Victorian billiards and snooker players who show potential to achieve success at the national and international level.
The Scholarship Program will provide a 7 month scholarship to selected Victorian players who show potential to achieve success at the national and international level. VBSA members are eligible to apply for one of up to five scholarships valued at between $3000 and $4000 for 2013

Please read the about file before you apply. Please submit to the Program Administrator George Hoy by VBSA by 5 pm on Monday 10 June 2013.

Submissions are closed. Recipients will be notified asap.

By: Alan Croft  Wed 1st May 2013 - 5:04PM

2013 John McKay Aust U21 Snooker C'ship

After the passing of John McKay in December last year, with all the work he put into Juniors at state and national level throughout his life, Australian Billiards and Snooker Council rename the Australian Under 21 Snooker Champions in memory of the Great man. Having this Championship at the Brunswick Club, where John McKay played most of his snooker was very fitting.

Congratulations go to Charlie Chafe the 2013 Champion. Match Report

Thankyou to Tania Ahmet for her organisational skills and contribution to this tournament.

By: Alan Croft  Sat 13th Apr 2013 - 1:56PM

Victorian Under 21 Snooker
the Victorian Under 21's was played on sunday at the AK8 Billiards lounge. Thankyou to Kevin Xu and his staff, a great venue.
After the round robin matches 4 players progressed to the Semis seeded as follows 
1. Charlie Chafe
2. Ryan Thomerson 
3. Adam Bleumink
4. Arthur Lin
Ryan Played Adam & quickly went into a 2 frame lead ,Adam won the 3rd frame to go 2/1 the fourth frame was a scrappy game which Ryan managed to win on the colours. to win the match 3/1 & go into the final
on the other table Charlie was off to a shaky start which gave young Arthur Lin confidence , And saw Arthur making breaks of 40 , 30 to go into a 2/0 lead 
though Charlie thought hard in the 3rd frame Arthur was not missing many shots & ended up taking the frame & match with a good 50 break & progressing into his first u21s Vic final 
The final was a one sided affair with Arthur finding the AK8 Star table very different to the tables played on earlier ,Ryan on the other hand quickly got into his stride with a 70 break in the first 43 in the second & anther 45 in the third frame to take the Title 3/0

Ryan Thomerson Has now won all Victorian titles u12.s, u15,s u18,s u21,s & he now has his sights on the mens to complete all the Victorian titles !

By: Alan Croft  Wed 6th Mar 2013 - 8:35AM

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