Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association Inc.

Representing & Developing Billiards & Snooker as a sport in Victoria

VBSA

(Victorian Billiards & Snooker Association Inc.)
Representing & Developing Billiards & Snooker as a sport in Victoria
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Mitchell Billiards Australian Junior Academy
Starts: Jul 08, 2017

Mitchell Cup and Australian Junior Championships
Starts: Jul 10, 2017

Australian National Womens Snooker Championship
Starts: Jul 28, 2017

Fred Osbourne Memorial Classic
Starts: Aug 04, 2017

Australian National Snooker
Starts: Aug 18, 2017

August One-day Billiards Ranking Tournament
Starts: Aug 27, 2017

Illawara Open Billiards
Starts: Sep 02, 2017

South Pacific Open
Starts: Sep 08, 2017

VBSA Womens News

Victorian Junior Championships

Age groups - Under 12, Under 15 & Under 18. Snooker & Billiards. Held from 24th to 25th June at the new Reventon Academy at Yarraville. (175D Stephen St Yarraville). 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 2017.

 

These titles will be used to select representatives for the Australian National Individual & Teams Titles  in Adelaide from 8th to 15th July 2017 (school holidays).

 

Victorian Junior Co-ordinator and Team Manager, on 0414 534 575.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 18th May 2017 - 8:05AM

Victorian Women's Title

What a pleasure it was to Tournament Direct and referee the final of the Vic Open Women’s Snooker Championship for the 4year in a row. Unfortunately like last year the amount of entrants was low but despite this making my job easier, the final was a cracker. Anna was out to avenge her defeat last year to Kathy and naturally Kathy was out to defend her crown. Anna came straight out of the blocks with a commanding first frame. Kathy steadied and took the next 2 frames. With Kathy only needing one more frame to secure victory she was ahead but Anna came back strong including a clearance of the final 4 colours with some great pots to level it at 2-2. In that frame Kathy laid a very nasty snooker on Anna with virtually nowhere to go stuck hard up behind the brown and both balls  just off the bottom rail with very little angle to work with to get out of and make it to the reds. I felt no matter what Anna tried it would be just a foul. Although she collected the yellow on the way through I stuck with the decision given the severity of the snooker and I knew Anna was doing her best in the attempt to get out of it. The girls were happy with that but Anna told me later she would have loved a couple of goes at trying it. Me too I guess, it certainly was, as they say in the classics, a Deusie. The men’s was played at the same time and despite them being 9 frames, and ours 5, our final frame was met with a large crowd watching the girls finish as Adrian Ridley had commandingly won 5-1 over Aaron Mahoney and his attempt at 3 in a row. Congrats Adrian. Thanks to all those guys and gals who waited and watched, the girls appreciated the attention and support. Kathy took control of the final frame with Anna trying very hard despite needing snookers before Kathy potting some final colours and putting the result beyond question, Anna graciously conceding. Some great safety and long pots played and if you want to see some of those great shots that put many of us blokes to snooker shame then watch the match on Cueball TV. It was fully recorded. Congratulations once again to Kathy and Anna, and thanks to Shelley for at least making it an event and Denis Coghlan for scoring for me.

 

By Mark Bini

By: Larry Eforgan  Mon 6th Jun 2016 - 5:48PM

Victorian Womens Billiards

Ruby Roberts Memorial Victorian Women’s Billiards 2015.


This year was the 20th occasion for this tournament.held at the Brunswick Club on Sunday 30th August
Entrants: Anna Lynch, Lyndal Ellement, Karen Waugh, Heidi Stubbs, Yvonne Mahoney, Michelle Hanson.
Format: 40 minute round robin matches and a 90 minute final.


Winner: Anna Lynch, congratulations Anna, your 12th title. Runner Up: Karen Waugh
Thanks to the Sponsors: VBSA, Cannon Ball Billiards

By: Alan Croft  Mon 31st Aug 2015 - 9:14AM

Victorian Women's Snooker

By Mark Bini

On Saturday 30th May the Victorian Women’s Open Snooker Championship took place at Brunswick. It was a small affair with only Kathy Howden, Anna Lynch, Michelle Hansen and Shelly Ames. Unfortunately Kim pulled out earlier. The first rounds were a Round Robin with no Semi Final naturally and after two rounds Anna and Kathy had the most wins. So we jumped straight into the 7 frame final on Table 1. Shelly and Michelle played off for 3rd and 4th.

Kathy came out of the blocks with a 31 in first frame and a superb 46 in the second. She took the third and at the break had a commanding 3-0 lead over Anna. Anna came back from the break and secured the 4th frame but Kathy won the 5th and the title 4-1. Although it was just me and the 4 girls, it was a great day, all played with great sportsmanship and it was a real pleasure for me to be there. And I must say that all the ladies played some stunning snooker. Kathy’s superb breaks in the final plus Shelly had two breaks over 20, one of 25 and one of 23. Anna played some amazing safety and snookers. And to Michelle’s credit she navigated out of some tough ones, including a specific snooker laid by Anna nearly the full length of the table through the baulk colours on a tight angle back up the table to the last remaining red surrounded by pink and black. She made the out and didn’t leave the red on, it was accordingly acknowledged by Anna and I.

It was the 3rd straight year for me officiating at the final for the Women’s and I hope to be part of the tournament next year. Congratulation’s once again to Kathy our Winner and Anna our runner  up.

By: Larry Eforgan  Mon 1st Jun 2015 - 2:09PM

ABSC Anti doping policy

ASADA has approved the 2015 ABSC Anti Doping Policy which is effective 1 January 2015. All players should be aware that this policy has been included as a condition of membership and will be included in all tournament entry forms. In particular, the top players (junior and senior) who often represent Australia overseas should ensure they are well informed on this subject.  It is their responsibility to be free of drugs and substances and to know exactly what is prohibited.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 15th Jan 2015 - 1:13PM

2014 Victorian Womens Billiards
Venue: Brunswick Club

Congratulations Lyndal Ellement 2014 Champion - All results

By: Alan Croft  Thu 31st Jul 2014 - 10:41AM

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