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: Oct 26, 2019

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Starts: Oct 29, 2019

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VBSA News

2020 Victorian Junior Championships

Under 12, Under 15 & Under 18 Snooker & Billiards

Venue - Reventon Academy, Yarraville.

Starts - Sat 5th October.


Entry fee - $10.00.  Allows play in all age groups, both Snooker & Billiards.

To qualify as junior entrant must be under age group at 1st January 2020.

Entry form attached below.

Tournament Director - Tony Fridman 0414 534 575. ABSC accredited coach

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 30th Jul 2019 - 12:30AM

2019 World Billiards Championship - Early Ticket R

Early release tickets for the World Billiards Open (October 6-7) and the World Billiards Championship (October 8-12) at RACV Club, Melbourne, go on sale on Monday July 1.

For more information see attached Information Sheet.

For ticket sales click this LINK.

By: Mark Dunn  Sun 30th Jun 2019 - 12:29PM

Vic Snooker Championship

James Mifsud is the 2019 VIC Snooker Champion

 

 

A field of 50 descended upon the Yarraville Club for the 2019 VIC Snooker Championship

Along the way there were many breaks and a few epic closely fought battles.

We got to the last 8 on Sunday with

  • James Mifsud v Rudy Sulaeman 
  • Adrian Ridley v Josh Gorski
  • Ben Foster v Kurt Dunham
  • Paul Thomerson v Steve Mifsud

The first semi final saw battle between James Mifsud and Josh Gorski. Josh forced James all the way after taking a 3-2 lead but James was able to win the last 2

The second semi final was between Kurt Dunham and Steve Mifsud and Steve was able to take victory 4-1

The final did not disappoint. It turned out to be a like a heavyweight boxing match. Each player winning a frame only to be countered by the opponent replying in kind. After 6 frames they still could not be split. At that point James was able to secure his 2nd win of the season by taking the 7th and 8th frames.

 

Congratulations to all who took part, we enjoyed the event and hope you did too and we look forward to seeing you again.

If you have any comments about the event please email tournamentconvenor@vbsa.org.au

By: Alan Croft  Mon 17th Jun 2019 - 2:39PM

World Junior Snooker Championships

Marc Fridman, winner of the 2019 Australian U21 Billiards Championship (see picture), has been selected by the ABSC to represent Australia at the World Junior Snooker Championship in China in July 2019. China is also an affiliate of Q School.

Marc says "Attending the World Championship will help me with my aspiring goal to become a professional Snooker player, as I'll be playing the top players from throughout the world, challenging them and learning from them, and hopefully have a win.

Attending the Championships will also help me become wider known throughout the snooker community, where I'll be able to meet new people and make new friends who will not only help me grow in snooker but also grow as a more confident person.

At the championships there will also be world professional snooker coaches who I'll be able to get help from to improve my skills and who will teach me things I can take back home and practice and work on and can pass the things I have been shown to other aspiring snooker players. With this knowledge, I will also assist at the 2019 Victorian and Australian U18 titles  and help grow this sport, as I see the pleasure my Dad gets from helping the juniors and want to be part of that in the future."

Marc requires substantial funding to cover expenses so any help would be appreciated, acknowledged and is fully tax deductable.  Please contact his Dad, Tony, on 0414 534 575 if you can help.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 30th May 2019 - 4:05PM

Become a Coach

Applications close 14th April

A course will be conducted by the Victorian Director of Coaching, Steve Mifsud, on Sunday 12th May, for those wishing to become accredited ABSC snooker and billiards coaches. The course will run from approximately 9.30 am to about 5.30 pm. Everyone will be provided with lunch; and those who pass the course will be provided with a logo coaches polo shirt and have their $50 National Coaching Accreditation Scheme fee paid. The cost of the course is $135. The venue will be the Reventon Academy at the Yarraville Club.

Download the entry form and follow the instructions.

Apply early - numbers are limited and shirt sizes are needed well in advance.

By: Jason Colebrook  Sat 16th Feb 2019 - 10:42AM

2018 Reventon Financial Report

Please see attached report from Chris Christofi at Reventon.  The VBSA and all snooker enthusiasts are extremely appreciative of the support provided to our game by Reventon and we look forward to bigger and better things.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 16th Jan 2019 - 2:00PM

New Victorian Coaching Director

Steve Mifsud has just been appointed the new Victorian Director of Coaching. At some stage in the coming months Steve will run a course for interested parties to become ABSC accredited coaches - stay tuned for more information.

For individual coaching, billiards or snooker, Steve can be contacted at swmifsud@hotmail.com

By: Jason Colebrook  Tue 8th Jan 2019 - 11:11AM

Expressions of Interest - Tournament Director

During each year the VBSA runs a number of state and national tournaments, and we appoint a Tournament Director (TD) for most of these events. The TD usually receives a modest payment in recognition of their time and effort.

The VBSA is now calling for expressions of interest from members who may wish to apply for this role for tournaments during 2019 and beyond. You would need moderate computer skills (data entry into online scoring systems), to be highly organised, to be punctual, to be well presented, to be prepared to make on-the-spot decisions in unforeseen circumstances, and to be comfortable speaking to a room full of players and referees.

Members who are interested should email the secretary at info@vbsa.org.au with full contact details and a brief outline of your skills and any relevant experience.

By: Jason Colebrook  Thu 13th Dec 2018 - 10:34AM

Reventon Rankings Update

Here are the latest standings after the inaugural ranking tournament win by Hassan Kerde.

By: Larry Eforgan  Tue 27th Aug 2019 - 4:16PM

VBSA Annual General Meeting & Special Resolution

The VBSA is the State Sporting Association (SSA) for Billiards and Snooker in Victoria. The State Government requires that all SSA's have a Quota of 40% Women on their Board. This requirement became effective on 1st July 2019.

After discussions with the State Government, we provided an undertaking to have our Rules (Constitution) amended at this year’s AGM, to come into line with their requirements.

A notice of Special Resolution was posted to the VBSA website 21 days ahead of the AGM allowing all members to view it in a public domain prior to casting their vote.   A vote was held passing the Special Resolution almost unanimously with only one voter abstaining.  The revised Rules can be viewed here http://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA/vbsa_pol_proc.php

Prior to the 2019 AGM, we have targeted a number of women to join our Board adding appropriate qualifications and talent to enhance the performance of our Board.  Voters successfully installed four women to the Board.

The VBSA Board for 2019 consists of the following members:
Mr Paul Cosgriff             President
Dr Shelly Ames              Vice President
Mrs Sue Chigwidden      Treasurer
Mr David Chigwidden     Secretary
Ms Kathy Howden          Board Member
Ms Kim Ivett                   Board Member
Mr Manny Stefanou        Board Member

Assistants to the Board:
Mr Larry Eforgan              Director of Referees
Mr Mark Dunn                  Score Registrar
Mr Alec Spyrou                 Tournament Convener/Webmaster

There are a number of other willing participants:
Simon Fortune                  Pennant Fixturing
Kane Chigwidden              Assistant to the Board
David Pitt                           City Clubs delegate and game historian
Jason Colebrook               Billiards tournaments
Tony Fridman                    Junior Development
Rohan Liston                     I.T. 

The Board would like to thank the outgoing members of the last Board for their dedication and hard work throughout their time on the Board and all contributions made over their time involved.

Kind regards

David Chigwidden
Secretary

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 21st Aug 2019 - 7:21PM

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