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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VBSA News

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

Vic Billiards preview

Round 12 of the A Grade billiards has shown that a weekends practice is great for your game. 24 breaks of 40+ including Andrew Hicks 102 (scoring 619 in 80 minutes), Rod Nelson 126, 116, Steve Hanna 91. Should be some great Billiards tonight at the Yarraville club - Steve Mifsud v  David Collins in a 4 hour final - starts at 7pm.

SPECTATORS WELCOME

By: Alan Croft  Thu 1st Nov 2012 - 12:20PM

2012 Victorian 150 up Billiards Championship
 Congratulations Rod Nelson, 2012 Victorian 150 Up Billiards Champion, who defeated Simon Scerri in the final.
 
Championship high break was Don Richter 105.
 
Results 

 

By: Jason Colebrook  Mon 29th Oct 2012 - 3:54PM

2012 George Ganim Handicap Snooker Results

Congratulations to Darryl Tippett Winner of the 2012 George Ganim Handicap Snooker and Runner-Up Sumit Abrol. Semi finalists were Joe Manuatu and Daniel Cleworth. Quarter finalists were Mark Chambers, Alan Williams, Arthur Lin and Atif Paracha. Well done and thank you to all those that participated in this event and throughout 2012 Handicaps. 

Notable breaks on the day were Darryl Tippett 46, Sumit Abrol 46, Daniel Cleworth 45, Atif Paracha, Josh Gorski 40, Sam Elbelli 40, see results list for more..  Results

Thank you to the Brunswick Club for hosting this event, and to Henry Chetcuti for all the great trophies. It has been an enjoyable time looking after these events and hope to see you all at future ones in 2013.

Kim Ivett - Handicap Snooker Tournament Director.

By: Kim Ivett  Tue 9th Oct 2012 - 11:53AM

Prince of Poland! Again!!

NEIL ROBERTSON has triumphed in EPTC2 in Gdynia, in Poland. Last year, NEIL won EPTC3 which was held in Warsaw, Poland's capital, so he has viewed this as a SUCCESSFUL defence of his Polish Title.

NEIL won 4-3 over JAMIE JONES, in the Round of 32, making 1 Century. In the Round of 16, NEIL defeated MARTIN GOULD 4-3 after making 2 Centuries!

In the Quarter-Final, he triumphed 4-0 over TIAN PENGFEI, and then defeated STEPHEN MAGUIRE 4-2, in the Semi-Final, making another Century.

In a gripping Final, NEIL made another Century to lead 3-0, however, JAMIE BURNETT was not to be denied and fought back to 3-3. JAMIE needed to make a clearance from 38 behind to snatch the Final frame on the black, however, when he missed a colour after the second-last red, NEIL cooly potted the balls required to ensure a famous victory!

NEIL has now been successful in 10 Televised Finals (out of 11 contested).

By: Paul Cosgriff  Mon 8th Oct 2012 - 8:07AM

Steve Hanna makes 100

Well done Steve Hanna, on making a 100 break in A Billiards. Playing in the same side as Steve Mifsud this would normally go unnoticed.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 4th Oct 2012 - 12:27PM

Aust Womens Open

Well done to our Vic Women in the Aust Open;

Lyndal Ellement Qtr Finalist losing to Ramona Belmont 0-3

Highest Break for tournament - Lyndal Ellement 46

Kathy Howden Qtr Finalist losing to Jessica Woods 2-3

Emma Babauta last 16.

 

By: Kim Ivett  Thu 4th Oct 2012 - 10:42AM

2012 Mitchell Cup - Aust National Juniors

Congratulations to all our Victorian Juniors for their awesome efforts in the 2012 Mitchell Cup National Junior Billiards & Snooker Championships held in Albury 24-30Sep. Well done!!!

  • U18 Snooker Final - Ryan Thomerson def Adam Bleumink 5-3
  • U18 Billiards Final - Ryan Thomerson def Cale Barrett (Tas) 542-459
  • U18 Girls Snooker Champ - Heidi Fridman
  • U15 Snooker Final - Arthur Lin def Alex Pace (Tas) 4-1
  • U15 Billiards Semi-Finalist - Marc Fridman
  • U12 Snooker Semi-Finalist - Jake Thompson

The week was enjoyed by all involved. Special thanks goes to organisers Paul Thomerson and Sue Bleumink along with all parents, your help is appreciated.

Thanks also to ABSC - Frank Dewens, Commercial Club - Eddie Simmons and sponsors, for their efforts during this Championship.

(Photo from left to right Juniors; Heidi Fridman, Marc Fridman, Adam Bleumink, Arthur Lin, Ryan Thomerson and Jake Thompson) 

By: Kim Ivett  Sun 30th Sep 2012 - 9:59PM

Brad Harris makes 115

Brad made an excellent break of 115 while representing the Yarraville Club in A Reserve. I had the opportunity to see the final stages of the break, Brad had the opportunity to make 133 but missed the blue.

By: Alan Croft  Sun 30th Sep 2012 - 4:36PM

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