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
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Starts: Apr 29, 2018

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Starts: May 04, 2018

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Starts: May 18, 2018

Billiards One Day Ranking Event
Starts: May 27, 2018

Victorian Womens Snooker Championship
Starts: Jun 02, 2018

Reventon Pacific International Snooker
Starts: Jun 09, 2018

Reventon Pacific International Billiards
Starts: Jun 12, 2018

Australian National Billiards Championship
Starts: Jun 16, 2018

VBSA News

2018 Victoria Masters Invitational Snooker

🔴Get yourself down to this great event this Sunday 29th April from 10:30am at Frankston RSL.  Spectators up close to the action for a fun day of entertaining top fast Snooker 🔴

🔵Free Entry🔵⚫️Raffle prizes⚫️

 

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 25th Apr 2018 - 5:29PM

Reventon Classic FYI

The tournament organisers along with the major sponsor Reventon, now make a slight change to the finals to be held on Sunday May 6th, with all matches on that day up to the final now to be contested over 7 frames. This includes the Quarter-Finals as well as the Semi-Finals. The Grand Final will remain as a best of 9 frame contest.

Reventon through the enormous generosity of CEO Chris Christofi have also pledged further donations to its charity of choice, www.whiteribbon.org.au with each and every break of 100 or more earning $100 for that very worthy cause.

The plate event for this tournament will now be a 1 frame k.o. tournament held on the Sunday, 6th May at the Reventon Academy in Yarraville, not at Brunswick and open to all who fail to make it into the top 32 knockout phase.

By: Larry Eforgan  Tue 24th Apr 2018 - 10:58AM

Reventon Classic

$25,000 PRIZE MONEY

 

 

ENTRIES ARE CLOSED - 96 RUNNERS - As Chris from Reventon said "BOOM", thanks for your support!


Draw is available - click the link below

GROUP STAGE - Fri 4th May, 9.45 check in - 10am start - various venues

 

*LAST 32 - Sat 5th May at Reventon Academy - FINALS Sun 6th May at Reventon Academy.

*PLEASE NOTE: At the direction of the Tournament Director - Last 32 will be fixtured as per the published "Group Draw" (not as stated in the entry form)

*Included in entry for those that do not make the last 32   $2,000 Plate and novelty event at the Brunswick Club on Sat & Sun.

 

Please read the entry form for more information and entry conditions. By entering online you agree to all that is stated in the entry form.

 

23/4 at 4pm - Modification to draw, had Narelle Adams at Cheltenham (she is from WA), Michael Buttigieg kindly offered to play out of Cheltenham instead of RACV.

By: Alan Croft  Wed 28th Feb 2018 - 12:15PM

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

Billiards One Day Ranking Event

One-day Billiards State Ranking event, one hour matches, first round losers go into a plate event with 30 minute matches.

Pennant Dress Code.

Field limit: first 32 paid entries.

Entries close - Fri 18th May. Starts - Sun 27th May

By: Jason Colebrook  Fri 13th Apr 2018 - 4:53PM

City of Melbourne - Reventon Classic

The original City of Melbourne Tournament Trophy hangs on the wall of the Billiard room in the Brunswick Club carrying the names detailed above on the two scrolls adorning each side. Those names cover the cream of Australian Snooker from that era with perhaps the notable exceptions of Stan Gorski and maybe one or two others, but only one or two.

The revitalised tournament has been played since its reintroduction, at various venues across the whole city including Prince's and King's, both now a memory and with the final knock out stages held at the R.A.C.V. Club.

This year sees yet another step in its development as the generosity of Chris Christofi and the Reventon Group adds significant sponsorship, a new home at the Reventon Academy and a place in the triple crown as the Reventon Classic to the event. Take the chance to add your name to the illustrious list by entering online through this website.

By: Larry Eforgan  Fri 13th Apr 2018 - 8:53AM

Australian Under 21 Championships

The Australian U/21 Championships for Billiards and Snooker were completed over the last weekend in the John McKay Billiard room at the Brunswick Club. The Billiards was contested by eight players from across the country and it was once again Tasmainian Josh Burns who proved to be the standout player, breezing through the round robin stage without dropping one game and amassing nearly 700 points over the three one hour timed games. This also included breaks of 32 and the highest of the weekend by far of 105. It was surprising then not to see Josh in the final as he was denied by the overall standout player of the weekend Matthew Curwood in the semi finals and who was himself denied in a close final by 14 y.o. New South Welshman Denzel Nicholson. This young man has natural talent in abundance and with a little work can go as far as he wants in the game.

With the Billiards competition able to be completed in one day, thoughts turned to Snooker on the Friday morning. This event also suffered from low numbers and only two more contestants than in the Billiards were in the field to commence hostilities. This however, distracted not one jot from the talent on display. The format was once again round robin with two groups of five bringing the event down the the quarter final stage on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday morning was the time for the semi finals showdown with Tasmanian Josh Burns once again up against his Billiards nemisis, Victorian Matthew Curwood with another Tasmanian Alex Pace, taking on the Australian U18 Champion, Victorian Marc Fridman. Both semi finals were extermely hard fought with Matthew in a come from behind win, 4 - 3 over Josh and a similarly intense battle between Alex and Marc finishing 4 - 2 in favour of Alex.

The battle for the title of 2018 Under 21 Champion then began at 3 p.m. with referee Neil Brown in charge of proceedings over the best of nine frames. Matthew was first off the blocks and took the opening frame 66-27 with Alex then pegging him back by taking the second frame 53-41 and also the third 87-41 with a break of 41. Matthew then took the fourth 57-24. The fifth also belonged to Matthew after his own 41 break proved too much for Alex to overhaul which sent us into a short break with the match poised at 3 frames to 2 to the Victorian. Alex then took the sixth frame to even the match up once again but this proved to be his last success as Matthew won both the next two to be crowned Champion with a 5 frame to 3 victory.

The talent and sportsmanship shown throughout by all these young men would grace any of the worlds competitions and all are a credit to themselves and their families.

An enormous thank you must once again go to the Brunswick Club for the use of the venue and of their ongoing support of the event. Fantastic work aslo by Tournament Director Frank Dewens with a big thank you to him too.

By: Larry Eforgan  Mon 9th Apr 2018 - 9:15PM

Suzanne Cory High School Comes to the Reventon Aca

In 2017, as the VBSA Media Officer, I was pleased to connect up with Danny Marcok of the Suzanne Cory High School, a selective entry school in Werribee for gifted and talented students.

Several discussions took place with the interest and proposal of adding Snooker or Billiards to the school’s sport and co-curricular program.  Danny himself was interested in the prospect of including cue-sports and thought it could potentially be a great and exciting option for the students as an alternative from the mainstream activities like cricket, basketball, tennis etc.

Full article below

Check out the terrific video presentation on FaceBook by clicking this LINK.

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 1st Apr 2018 - 7:29PM

WPBSA Directive for Sec.3 R.14 Interpretation

During Kim Ivett's recent offficiating at the Welsh and Gibraltar Open events, it was brought to the attention of all referees present that several countries were misinterpreting this rule. That also included Australia. She has been requested to relay the following.

In particular, the penalising of players who touch balls during consultation. Relevant parts below.

Snooker Rules. Section 2 14(f) & (g)

(f) When any ball is being replaced after a miss, both the offender and the next player will be consulted as to its position, after which the referee's decision shall be final.

(g) During such consultation, if either player should touch any ball in play, he shall be penalised as if he were the striker, without affecting the order of play. The ball touched shall be replaced by the referee, to his satisfaction, even if it was picked up. Section 3. 10 (d) iii)

It is currently common practice during our matches, that when a Miss is called by the referee, either player touching any ball is penalised seven points regardless of, or prior to, being consulted regarding the correct positioning of the balls being replaced. Example, the cue ball or object balls being retrieved from a pocket or new position by a player, after a request to have the balls replaced has been made.

It is now an instruction to all referees that, unless the referee has initiated consultation with players or requested such interaction, the penalty is not applicable!

It seems, contrary to our previous belief, that the key words are "during consultation" together with "in play" and are the drivers for interpreting the rule in the revised manner that is now declared. The balls would be considered 'in play' after being replaced by the referee.

It is also believed that formal changes to these rules are being considered for introduction soon and may offer easier application.

This directive applies across the board and is to be implemented in all competitive and/or refereed frames of Snooker.

By: Larry Eforgan  Sun 1st Apr 2018 - 8:14AM

MONDAY NIGHT FIXTURES REVISED

All Monday night fixtures have been revised, please delete any previous copies and download the revised version.

There will be NO play on Easter Monday.

Matches have not changed, just the dates

By: Alan Croft  Wed 21st Mar 2018 - 12:16PM

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