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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Coming events
Victorian Womens Billiards Championship
Starts: Jul 29, 2018

Billiards One Day Ranking Event
Starts: Jul 29, 2018

VBSA Season 1 Grand Finals
Starts: Jul 30, 2018

Fred Osbourne Snooker Classic
Starts: Aug 03, 2018

Australian National Mens Snooker
Starts: Aug 17, 2018

VBSA Pennant Season 2 Commences
Starts: Aug 20, 2018

Victorian Billiards Championship (Timed)
Starts: Aug 25, 2018

Illawara Open Billiards
Starts: Aug 31, 2018

VBSA News

New Scoring system in 2013

A new scoring system will be introduced in 2013 (decided at the 2012 AGM by a majority vote). The new sytem will be very similar to the AFL with a winning team recieving 4 points, a draw will recieve 2 points to each team, and a losing team 0 points. Frames for and against will decide percentage. Matches will still be the same with each player playing 3 frames. How it works

By: Alan Croft  Mon 14th Jan 2013 - 5:18PM

2013 Pennant Snooker season

Team Entries for the 2013 Pennant Snooker season  ARE CLOSED

Please check that your team entry has been received and your team details are correct current team entries, please contact the Score Registrar if your team has not been entered or details are incorrect.

Unfortunately, there will be no A Reserve Snooker competition this season, it became a mathematical impossibility to create fair and reasonable fixtures for all grades. Have spent the last 48 hours in a vain attempt to create a set of fixtures that would work for the Monday night grades - A Reserve, B Premier, C Reserve and D Premier. In all the years I have been doing this I have never come across a more complex problem.
With A reserve only having 4 teams, it became the most logical solution to not run this grade. All nominated captains for these teams will be notified.
Alan Croft - VBSA Score Registrar.


The VBSA would like to thank everyone for their support, over 60 teams have been entered.

Fixtures are now available

By: Alan Croft  Mon 14th Jan 2013 - 5:16PM

First 100 break achievement

Congratulations to Vic Junior, Arthur Lin who conquered his first 100 snooker break on 29th Dec 2012 against Kathy Howden at Brunswick Club, no doubt influenced by 3yrs of great coaching by Bruce McPhee since Arthur was 11yrs old. Just the start of Arthur's bright snooker future. 

By: Kim Ivett  Fri 4th Jan 2013 - 5:23PM

Xmas 2012

At the Culmination of the Billiards and Willis Finals Series I would like to congratualte the winners, commiserate with the losers, and thank you all for your participation in 2012.

May your Christmas, New Year break be safe and enjoyable. Looking forward to an exceptional 2013.

Thanks to my fellow Board members for their efforts in making 2012 a success.

VBSA President - Ron Cole

By: Alan Croft  Sun 16th Dec 2012 - 9:45AM

Grand Final Photos

The framed photos have been delivered to all clubs. Thankyou to Chetcuti Picture Frames & Signs for your excellent work and support. (0403 372 144)

By: Alan Croft  Sun 16th Dec 2012 - 9:43AM

Vic State Ladies Billiards Result

Congratulations to Anna Lynch Vic State Billiards Champion for the 10th time (Anna 400-Kathy 161) and Runner-Up Kathy Howden (90minutes)

It was Kathy's 2nd Final in a row for Billiards, well done!

 

Results

By: Kim Ivett  Sun 9th Dec 2012 - 6:19PM

John Mc Kay

It was with great sadness that the Snooker and Billiards Community acknowledged the passing of Henry John McKay on December 6th  2012 after a long battle with cancer.

John will be remembered as former VBSA President, VBSA life member, Victorian Champion and an all round nice guy. Thanks John, for your  friendship and your contribution to our sport.  Funeral Service is at 11.00am on Wednesday  12th Dec at St Ambroses 287 Sydney Rd Brunswick

Henry John McKay by Neil Croft

Henry John Mc Kay July 7, 1937 - Dec 6, 2012. R.I.P.

By: Alan Croft  Tue 4th Dec 2012 - 11:24AM

2012 Billiards & Willis Finals

Finals Venues

All A & B Grade Billiards finals will be held at Yarraville Club

All Monday Night Snooker Finals will be at Kings

All Wednesday Night Snooker Finals will be at Princes

Captains - please have your team written down in the order they are to play and present to the venue co-ordinator prior to 7.15. Photos will be taken prior to the Grand Finals, would teams please arrive no later than  7.00 on grand final night.

Week 1 - Semi Finals, the Highest finishing side will be considered the home side for refereeing, Week 2 & 3 Prelim and Grand finals will have referees supplied

Please Note: All Finals matches will start at 7.30pm, if you or your team is late you will be penalised as per the bylaws.

Dress Code for all finals -

  1. For all pennant finals matches in Premier, Willis & Reserve leagues, competitors shall conform to the following acceptable dress combinations: Dark coloured dress slacks or trousers, leather dress shoes, long sleeved shirt of the type that would be worn with a tie or bow tie. If a sleeveless vest, or a waistcoat is worn then wearing a bow tie is optional.
  2. Players must present themselves in a neat and tidy manner at all times during the match. E.g. shirt must be tucked in and bow tie, if worn, be worn correctly

B Premier Billiards (2 billiards, 2 snooker) Finals  - In the event of a tie in the final series the match will be decided by the total points scored over the 6 billiards matches. In the finals the number 2 billiards and the number 2 snooker players should play the first round, the number 1 billiards and the number 1 snooker players should play in the second round so if a tie is possible the captains may advise their players as to the score required to win the final.

By: Alan Croft  Mon 5th Nov 2012 - 2:52PM

2012 Billiards Rankings

The VBSA billiards Rankings have been updated to include the just completed billiard season & the 150 Up. For the new format "B" billiards 20 ranking points have been awarded per "frame" won. Thanks to Jason Colebrook for his efforts and assistance in maintaining and updating the Billiards ranking system.

By: Alan Croft  Mon 5th Nov 2012 - 10:20AM

WSIC - Chengdu

The World Snooker International Championship (WSIC) has as much money, and as many Ranking Points, as the UK Championship - making it the most expensive Tournament ever held in China, and on an equal status with the 2nd Most Important Ranking Event on the Calendar.

NEIL ROBERTSON has played brilliantly to defeat SHAUN MURPHY 9-5 in the Semi-Final, but was unlucky to lose 8-10 to JUDD TRUMP, the new WORLD NO.1, in a very high quality Final. This is only the 2nd Televised Final that Neil has ever lost in 12 Finals appearances. Neil has certainly shown that he is capable of winning in China, and will look forward to having even more success at next month's UK Championship.

Judd is only the 10th player to have ever held the World No.1 position, and he replaces Mark Selby. Trump and Selby are the only No.1s who have not been World Champion. Neil has risen to No.5 in the latest Rankings.

World Snooker have effectively created a Grand Slam of the World Championship, The Masters, the UK Championship, and now the World Snooker International Championship. Neil has won 2 of these, and has been a Semi-Finalist at the UK last year, and now the Runner-Up at the WSIC.

By: Paul Cosgriff  Mon 5th Nov 2012 - 9:44AM

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