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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Aust National and Open Billiards C'ship
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VBSA News

Billiards & Willis Finals

Thank you all for participating in this season.  Congratulations to the finalists, commiserations to those that did not make the finals. ALL grand finalists will receive a VBSA / Reventon polo shirt. Winners of the Grand Final will receive a monogrammed jacket and a team photo for their Club. The monogrammed jackets have to be made and will receive delivery in a couple of weeks, will let the captains know when they have been delivered to your respective clubs.


Congratulations to all that participated in a very competitive and well contested final series, matches were very hard fought and many decided in the last few minutes. Would like to complement everyone on the the standard of dress, it was, without exception, outstanding. To Jim Lewis and the referees, thank you for making the 2016 finals a success. To all those that were otherwise involved, thank you.

 

And the winners are:

  • B Billiards - Yarraville G - 3  were defeated by RACV - 5
  • A Willis Snooker - Brunswick United - 7 defeated  Yarraville Green - 4
  • B Willis Snooker - Dandenong RSL - 7 defeated DC Knights - 3
  • C Willis (East) Snooker - Bentleigh Bandits - 7 defeated  Hit & Run - 4
  • C Willis (West) Snooker - AK8 Lions - 7 defeated Mulgrave CC - 6
  • D Willis Snooker - Stars - 7 defeated Kings of Summer - 6
  • A Billiards - Brunswick - 10 defeated Ballarat - 2
  • B Reserve Snooker - Hit Billiards - 6 were defeated by  DC Warriors - 7
  • C Reserve Snooker - Dand RSL -7 defeated  DC All Stars - 5

 

Some highlights from the season just completed:

  • Steve Mifsud (Brunswick A Premier Billiards) played 14 rounds and won 13 winning most games, then won both matches in the finals. Steve made the highest break in A Billiards of 184 and the highest break in the finals with 127 in the grand final. Great to see you back Steve!
  • John Auricchio tells me this was his 58th consecutive season with the VBSA (I guess that makes him older than me!). Congratulations John, will see you again next year.

If you have anything else that you think warrants a mention here please let me know scores@vbsa.org.au

By: Alan Croft  Tue 15th Nov 2016 - 2:07PM

Submission of score sheets
  • Please print clearly - First Name and Surname must be included
  • Both captains must submit a copy of the completed Scoresheet..
  • Photograph the scoresheet and email to scores@vbsa.org.au
  • Captains PLEASE take the photo and send at the supper table, if left till tomorrow it is usually forgotten!
  • Score sheets must be received before 5pm the next day or penalties WILL apply !!!

From the VBSA By-Laws

Rule N# 6 will apply

6. Score Sheets

All match results must be recorded on official score sheets (available for download from the VBSA website). Player names should be written clearly in block letters and all breaks recorded in the column provided. In C and D Grades, all breaks of 20 or more should be recorded; in B Grade, all breaks of 30 or more should be recorded; and in A Grade, all breaks of 40 or more should be recorded. Please no not circle any breaks as this can affect legibility. 

The completed score sheet must be sent to the score registrar no later than 5:00 pm on the day after the match by BOTH captains by e-mailing a photograph or scanned copy to scores@vbsa.org.au

Penalty: Any score sheets not received, both teams will not receive any points for the match

By: Alan Croft  Sat 12th Nov 2016 - 10:20AM

ABSC Life Member

Congratulations Steve Mifsud on becoming a life member of the ABSC

By: Alan Croft  Thu 27th Oct 2016 - 7:35PM

Brunswick King of Kings Invitational

Brunswick King of Kings Invitational snooker at the Brunswick Club on Sat 12th Nov and Sun 13th Nov. 32 "Invited" entries only.

 

Straight knockout draw, seeded as per the current Victorian tournament rankings (wildcards may alter seeding). Prize fund $5,000.

 

Congratulations Aaron Mahoney he defeated Ayaz Khan in the final 4, 3

By: Alan Croft  Wed 12th Oct 2016 - 11:24AM

Victorian Billiards C'ship

Saturday and Sunday results attached.

Semi-finals (2 x 90 minutes) - Steve Mifsud 830 (100, 77, 57, 54) vs Rudy Sulaeman 439 (52); David Collins 757 v John Schenck 783 (114, 109, 95, 67) 

Final (2 x 120 minutes) Steve Mifsud 1339 (171, 106, 103, 100, 66, 65, 53) defeated John Schenck 680 (93, 51)

 

By: Jason Colebrook  Tue 11th Oct 2016 - 10:31AM

October Billiards Vic Ranking T'ment

John Schenck defeated Robbie Chilcott in the final. Losing quarter-finalists were Mac Rynkiewicz and Jason Colebrook. High break was John Schenck with 146. The plate was won by Rudy Sulaeman, defeating Charlie Lowe in the plate final.

By: Jason Colebrook  Sun 2nd Oct 2016 - 4:58PM

2016 Annual General Meeting @ Brunswick Club

The Annual General Meeting of the VBSA will be held on Thursday 27th October 2016 at The Brunswick Club, 203 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, commencing at 7:30pm. 

Nominations for any and all vacancies on the Board can be forwarded to the Secretary at info@vbsa.org.au or by post to 22 Burns Street, Frankston, 3199.  Nominations can also be made at the meeting itself.  Apologies can also be advised in this manner.

Please refer attached Notice of Meeting for further detail.

NOTE.  To be eligible to be elected to a vacancy, to vote or to speak at the AGM, a person must be a financial member of the VBSA.
 

The position of Score Registrar will be declared vacant at the AGM. Alan Croft has decided to not stand. If you are interested in this position and would like more information please email Alan. There is some remuneration and assistance for this position. The position requires a good working knowledge of computer based programs and data entry. The successful applicant will be assisted by Alan until they are able to fill the role.

 

UPDATE 12 OCTOBER 2016.  At the AGM, proposed changes to the current VBSA Rules (Constitution) & ByLaws will be tabled.  A copy of the amended Rules & ByLaws is now attached with the proposed changes shown in RED.  An explanatory document is also attached to support the changes.  Please take the time to consider the changes prior to attending the meeting.

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 25th Sep 2016 - 5:57PM

Grand Final Referee

Globetrotting Melbourne referee Kim Ivett adds enormously to her CV as she takes charge of the Final of the Paul Hunter Classic for Ladies in Germany tonight after completing the final of the World Under 21 Girls Championships in Belgium last week. Her dedication and commitment to her craft is now paying off in a big way.

Congratulations Kim.

The final was contested by Ladies World Champion Reanne Evans from England against former Ladies World Champion On Yee Ng from Hong Kong.

On Yee Ng won this inaugural Ladies Paul Hunter Classic by 4 frames to 1.

By: Larry Eforgan  Sun 28th Aug 2016 - 10:22AM

James Mifsud - Australian National Champion

Runner up in the City of Melbourne, runner up in the Lance Pannell, quarter finalist in the State titles, quarter finalist in the Fred Osbourne, A. premier grade pennant winner and No. 1 player with his team and also taking the high break (128) and most frames (37) for the season. And now the biggest of them all, the National title belongs to perhaps the most in form player on the circuit.

 

This tournament, once again under the directorship of Paul Cosgriff was one of the most memorable of recent years with the record for the amount of century breaks surpassed with a total of 9, the highest ever break of 143 equalled by the player that Matty Bolton describes as ‘a machine’, Peter McCullagh. The most century breaks in one match, three on the trot by that man Peter again and the final itself also graced by a magnificent 133 in the midst of 6 other high breaks of 50 or more.

 

The array of skills that were on display this year was only equalled by the displays of sportsmanship and camaraderie between the players, officials and spectators alike. Witness the refusal of Matthew Bolton to celebrate after the cruellest and physics defying in off on the final black of the match which sent Matty through at the expense of a desperately unlucky Peter McCullagh. The emergence of young gun Alex Pace at his first National tournament and certainly one to earmark for the future. Shannon Dixon also surpassing his previous efforts and going all the way to the quarter finals and only succumbing to eventual grand finalist Vinnie Calabrese.

 

And so to that awesome final display by Jimmy and although his opponent Vinnie, did not play to his usual high standard through no fault of his own and with an incredible effort just to get to this final, it has to be said that very few, if any, of all the best players would have been able to challenge him on the day.

 

Warmest congratulations to a very worthy winner – James Mifsud.

 

 

By: Larry Eforgan  Mon 15th Aug 2016 - 9:56AM

About the new "Team App" from the ABSC

Further expanding on the social media network, the ABSC has now launched our first official mobile application leveraging the opportunities presented by Team App, a cloud mobility solution. This mobile app is not meant to replace other channels such as web and FaceBook but compliment these.

The ABSC also encourages each State to have their own mobile application and when searching you will notice that the NSW and Victorian Associations also have Team Apps.

The mobile application is 100% for both the ABSC and the users. Here is how it works on any Android or iOS device. Or if you have a windows device you can still access a web version through your browser.

Step 1 - Download TeamApp for free through one of the online stores
Step 2 - When registered search for snooker and you will see the various team apps including the ABSC
Step 3 - Join these groups to access information through our TeamApp including Events, Web links, Player Profiles, News and live chat. We will be introducing more functionality as time goes on. So make sure you keep the app updated for latest releases.

When registering make sure you allow for Push Notifications to be turned on. This way we can send you the latest flash updates loike closing dates, entry form releases, news items and much more. We also intend to use the app during tournaments as notifications for players and officials.

As a PROMOTION and to encourage uptake, we are giving away 1 free entry to the 2016 South Pacific Open Snooker and 1 free entry to the 2016 Bob Hawke Australian Open Snooker. Players will need to have downloaded and joined the ABSC Team App by the time of the event. Players who have entered and paid into any of the above events will then be drawn out of a hat to have their entry fee reimbursed.

Tip: When joining please add as much of your contact details as possible so that we can get in touch when needed. Notifications can also be sent to your email address provided.

We look forward to seeing you mobile!

Regards

Alex Render
ABSC Media Officer

By: Alan Croft  Fri 12th Aug 2016 - 3:11PM

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