Sanctioned National Ranking Tournament, 10,000 prize money (based on 80+ entries). Round robin Friday May 19th (All Venues), Last 32 Sat May 20th (RACV), Semis and Final Sun 21st.(RACV). Field limited to the first paid 96 entries.
Club Representatives - it would be appreciated if you could download and print the Attached Flyer for your notice boards
The John McKay Australian U/21 Snooker and Billiards Championships held at the Brunswick club over the past few days, although spoiled by the very low number of entrants, left us in no doubt of who are the outstanding players of their generation. Cale Barratt must now be considered the leading light as the best Snooker and all round player with Josh Burns as the stand out Billiards player.
Neil Brown was on hand to referee the final of the Billiards, inevitably contested by Josh and Cale. The game was in the hands of Cale, the defending champion of 2016, until a timely 102 break by Josh got him over the line by 1 point.
Saturday was the time for the final stages of the Snooker tournament with the semi-finals won by Cale by 4 frames to 1 over Ivan Li from Queensland and Jayme White getting up by the same score line at the expense of Josh Burns.
The final was supervised by Jon Moss getting a final very early in his career as a referee and proving by his very good performance that the confidence shown in him is not misplaced.
The form shown by Cale throughout the tournament did not let him down for the final and although Jayme put up a valiant fight and is certainly a name for the future, it was Cale who ran out an easy winner taking the final by 5 frames to 1 and recording breaks of 46, 76 and 61 along the way.
Last week, if we have your e-mail address, you will have received an e-mail via the Survey Monkey system asking you to complete a survey of VBSA Members. This survey is intended to capture a "snapshot in time" of VBSA demographics and will assist the Board in planning for competitions, events, etc.
Please be assured that the responses are totally anonymous and no information is retained by Survey Monkey or passed to the VBSA that would identify an individual.
As of 31st March we have received about 50 of the 200 possible responses. To be a useful sample of our members, we would ideally like 100+ members responding so if you have not already done so, please complete the survey ASAP.
If you'd like any information about the survey, please contact VBSA Secretary Mark Dunn on 0422 304 052
At the Brunswick Club, starts Thurs 6th Apr finish Sunday 9th April. Check out the entry form for conditions. Nominees must be a financial member of an affiliate of the Australian Billiards and Snooker Council with a date of birth after 1/1/1996. By entering online you agree to all that is stated in the entry form. Entries must be paid prior to the closing date.
Both the Snooker & Billiards WINNERS will be considered to represent Australia in the 2017 IBSF World Under 21 Championships
The Victorian 2017 under 21 Snooker & Billiards Championship will be held on the 1st & 2nd of April at the Brunswick Club.
Cancelled - lack of entries
For some time it has been recognised that the VBSA has no place to recognise the contributions of its volunteer Board or Life Members who have collectively contributed so much to this great organisation and game of ours.
To have a physical, traditional Honour Board is not an option with the VBSA not having a physical home, though Brunswick Club has been a unofficial home for many years. Consequently, a digital Honour Board will be prepared and displayed on the VBSA website.
In preparation for this, the attached lists have been started and I now ask that you
It is worth noting that any member can nominate another member for Life Membership so if you have someone you think deserving, in accordance with the Section 9 (2) of the VBSA Rules, then please contact me to commence that process.
The board of the VBSA wish to advise all pennant players that Rule No. 8 of the current ByLaws (Matches) has been revised to clarify that if any player were to be in arrears by 10 points plus the value of the colours remaining after potting the final red, then the player would be allowed to finish that turn at the table and that the frame may only be claimed or awarded if the 10-point rule can be invoked at the conclusion of the turn.
It is also to be understood that any player with the advantage of that rule and is ahead in the frame by enough points has the right to claim the frame at any time during any turn at the table as soon as the rule comes into effect.
Please refer to below LINK to view updated ByLaws.
Thanks to Shelly Ames for highlighting this issue.
Pennant Team entries closed 17th Feb. 59 (yep, we missed one) teams have been entered, thank you all for your support. Season starts - Mon 27th Feb.
Please note the following fixtures have been revised at 9pm on thurs 23rd Feb. A State Snooker (AVS1), C State Snooker S1 East (CVS1E), D State Snooker (DVS1) and B Premier Snooker. C Premier round 13 Dandy Club v Star has been switched to Star v Dandy Club. Sorry guys, yes it happens !!!!!!!!!! Will notify everyone!
Please Note: On Monday nights have combined A State & B State Snooker into 1 grade which will be A State Snooker (AVS1). Had 11 teams entered between A & B State so had to put one team down to C State that was South Oakleigh Club (thank you Warren & team mates for your understanding and cooperation). This made 11 teams in C State, explored the option of moving a team back into D Grade and could not find a suitable choice so have split C State into "C State East S1 (CVS1E)" & "C State West S1 (CVS1W)", (sorry, could not think of a better description) had no other choice.
Important - C State Snooker East - SOC (South Oakleigh Club) is closed for renovation for the first 5 weeks of the season. Their home matches will be played at "Star Ent Centre"
Please Note: in 2017 Peter Politis will be taking on the role of Score Registrar. Yes, after 16 years as Score Registrar it is time! As Peter does not know players and teams as I do, PLEASE fill in the your score sheet with first names and surnames printed clearly, please photograph and email to firstname.lastname@example.org (sorry the SMS option is no longer available).
I would like to thank everyone for putting up with me for so long, I will still be playing with the website and assisting Peter to get started.
Regards Alan Croft
At the 2016 Annual General Meeting on 26th October, amendments to the Rules (Constitution) & ByLaws were approved. The revised documents have now been uploaded to the website. Click this LINK to be taken to the page or go to the About VBSA page.
Billiards rankings have been updated to include the pennant season and the state championship.
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