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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VBSA Junior News

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

Vict Under 21's & Junior Snooker C'ship

Victorian Under 21's Snooker Championship will be held  on Sunday 3rd March at AK8.

Sign in at 10am for a 10.30am start.  The events that will be held are:  Entry Forms:  pdf    docx

Winner of the Under 21's Snooker will represent Victoria at the Australian Under 21's Snooker Championship in April

Under 21's Snooker Championships (Open to all players under 21 on January 1st 2013)

*Please Note:  To play in the Australian Under 21's Snooker Championship, you must be an Australian Citizen, as the winner gets a nomination to represent Australia at the IBSF World Snooker Championship.

Victorian Junior Championships
Due to low entries received, VBSA has postponed the Victorian Juniors till the weekend 25th-26th May.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

By: Tania Ahmet  Tue 12th Feb 2013 - 5:26PM

2012 Mitchell Cup - Aust National Juniors

Congratulations to all our Victorian Juniors for their awesome efforts in the 2012 Mitchell Cup National Junior Billiards & Snooker Championships held in Albury 24-30Sep. Well done!!!

  • U18 Snooker Final - Ryan Thomerson def Adam Bleumink 5-3
  • U18 Billiards Final - Ryan Thomerson def Cale Barrett (Tas) 542-459
  • U18 Girls Snooker Champ - Heidi Fridman
  • U15 Snooker Final - Arthur Lin def Alex Pace (Tas) 4-1
  • U15 Billiards Semi-Finalist - Marc Fridman
  • U12 Snooker Semi-Finalist - Jake Thompson

The week was enjoyed by all involved. Special thanks goes to organisers Paul Thomerson and Sue Bleumink along with all parents, your help is appreciated.

Thanks also to ABSC - Frank Dewens, Commercial Club - Eddie Simmons and sponsors, for their efforts during this Championship.

(Photo from left to right Juniors; Heidi Fridman, Marc Fridman, Adam Bleumink, Arthur Lin, Ryan Thomerson and Jake Thompson) 

By: Kim Ivett  Sun 30th Sep 2012 - 9:59PM

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