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

Changes to ABSC Anti-Doping Policy

The ABSC Anti-Doping Policy has been amended and is effective 10 August 2020.

The changes bring our sport in line with the establishment of Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) which has replaced the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) as the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) in Australia from 1 July 2020. 

The changes are:

• Replacing the words Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) with Sport Integrity Australia (SIA);
• Replacing Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) with the National Sports Tribunal (NST) as the first-instance hearing body for all athletes and the  Appeals Division of the NST for appeals for ‘non-international level’ athletes;
• Amending the definition of ‘National Level Athlete’ to introduce the Lower-Level Athlete category to allow greater flexibility in dealing with and sanctioning athletes below International or National level; and
• Removing the Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel.

For more details on the changes, please see the attached Factsheet

By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 12th Aug 2020 - 12:00PM

Corona Virus - Important Announcement

UPDATE 8/7/2020.  All Indoor Sport banned from midnight 8th July for at least 6 weeks in ALL Melbourne Metropolitan & Mitchell Local Government Areas.  VBSA Board to update as information comes to hand.

 

Following today's announcement by the Victorian Premier that Stage 3 Restrictions are to be reinstated from midnight on 8th July 2020, the VBSA Board, in conjunction with Sports & Recreation Victoria (SRV) and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), has decided to cancel ALL Pennant competition for the remainder of 2020. Apologies to those teams & players who submitted entries for Season 2; your efforts are appreciated.  Team captains will be contacted directly to advise this decision.

Further, it is very unlikely that ANY form of tournament competition will be possible for the remainder of 2020. 

Pending further advice from SRV & DHHS, it is also likely that local club play, either competition or social, may also be affected.  The VBSA will attempt to keep clubs informed of the extent & impact of restrictions as they are announced but Clubs are urged to make their own enquiries & practise due diligence in this regard.

Whilst this is a regrettable situation, the Board believes the health of our members & our communities is paramount and that we all should play our parts in responding to the challenges ahead.

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 7th Jul 2020 - 4:24PM

North Brighton is upgrading!

Please see attached for news about the North Brighton Club

By: Alec Spyrou  Mon 6th Jul 2020 - 5:57PM

Return to Play - Season 2
To all VBSA members.
 
Team entries close tomorrow, Sunday 5th July and, to date, numbers have been poor.
 
Whilst this is not unexpected due to the COVID-19 situation, the VBSA Board is making every effort to retrieve a semblance of a Pennant Season and is therefore encouraging all players & teams to submit their teams NOW in the hope that a mid July start can be achieved. 
 
If this proves not possible, then alternatives will be considered over the coming weeks.  Alternatives might be, but are not limited to, a shortened season, mini tournaments or total abandonment of the season.
 
Mark Dunn, Scores Registrar.

 

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 4th Jul 2020 - 1:30PM

Return to Play - Season 2
The following is subject to change with little notice dependent on the changing situation and the availability of venues.
 
The VBSA Board has decided, in conjunction with Sports & Recreation Victoria, the ABSC and relevant health authorities, to commence the Season 2 Pennant competition on Monday 20th July, 2020.  Season 1 has been abandoned with no team and individual awards to be made.  Pennant registration fees for the first 3 rounds of Season 1 will not be charged.
 
Note that all grades have been set at 4-man teams and that the provision of supper, including post match drinks, is banned to avoid compromising social distancing measures.
 
All members, team organisers & club managers are asked to start organising teams for entry into Season 2.  Team Entry can be made online by clicking on this LINK or click on the blue panel "Membership & Team Registration Forms" on the left of this page
 
Your attention is drawn to the Mandatory requirement for players, teams and Clubs to adhere to Federal/State Government guidelines, as well as those imposed by the VBSA with guidance by the ABSC.  Details of these are available in below post.  All Team Entries require sign off of your agreement to these requirements.  Player, team and Club expulsion for non-adherence, as well as government fines, will be the responsibility of the Clubs.
 
Clearly, the major issue will be the availability of venues to conduct competition.  It is hoped that the proposed relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions on 20th July will mean that sufficient venues are available.  Should the COVID-19 restrictions be reinstated resulting in venues not being available and indoor recreation again being banned, then the season start date will need to be postponed with a resulting shortening of the season.  Of course, some venues may not be available till later in the year irrespective of the relaxation of restrictions.  Bottom line is that nothing is “set in stone” but the Board will be making every effort to maximise the opportunity that now presents itself.
 
Pennant specific queries should be directed to Score Registrar, Mark Dunn
 
COVID-19 or policy specific queries should be directed to the VBSA Secretary, David Chigwidden
By: Mark Dunn  Tue 23rd Jun 2020 - 7:25PM

COVID 19 - Return to Play

Please read the attached directive from the VBSA Board regarding the Return to Play as COVID-19 restrictions are eased in Victoria.  Note that the VBSA requirements are in addition to the ABSC requirements, not in place of.

All enquiries can be directed to VBSA Secretary David Chigwidden

A copy of the ABSC Guideline and Quick Reference Guide/Poster is also attached for your convenience.

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 19th Jun 2020 - 10:46AM

Chris Christofi & Vinnies CEO SleepOut

 

Please view this Youtube clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG_arEa3BKU&t=1s

 

Chris Christofi is about to participate in his third Vinnies CEO SleepOut and has committed to raising $80,000.00 to help those in need. Reventon will also show support by donating 75 cents for every dollar that he raises.

This year Vinnie's asked for all the CEO's to participate virtually by sleeping in their backyard, in their car or on their couch. 

 

Chris has decided to sleep out on the streets of Melbourne for two nights at the end of June with his wife Billie.

 

Times are tough at the moment but together we can make a difference and change the lives of many.

 

$20 will help feed 1 person while $55 will help feed a family for a day. 

 

No donation is too small, if our whole network were able to give up one coffee a week and donate the money instead, we would be able to hit our target and help those who need it most. 

 

To make a donation please click on the link below.

 

https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/chrischristofi/melbourne

If you would like to see Chris' experience sleeping out on the coldest nights of the year, please follow him on social media @ChrisChristofi

There are many ways you can help - by making a donation, sharing this post with your network or by doing both. Chris appreciates everyone’s help in spreading the message.

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 14th Jun 2020 - 1:39PM

Live Snooker is on Foxtel in June

The Championship League is being shown live on U.K. TV (ITV), and also on Foxsports here in Australia.

Please see below the dates and times for the upcoming UK Snooker.

All 11 days LIVE.
 
June 2-5               12.00 am EST     
June 6                   1.00 am EST
June 7-12             12.00 am EST
 
Plus highlights during the day.
By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 27th May 2020 - 7:21PM

Federal announcement COVID-19

Dear Members,

As many of you would be aware the Federal Government through our Prime Minister The Honourable Mr Scott Morrison announced steps to reinstate community structure and ease COVID-19 restrictions.   This is to be done in three stages to be administered by the States via their own administration at dates to be advised.   The first step involves sports to a limited degree permitting small groups up to 10 only maintaining social distancing all the while.   Instructions handed down do not refer specifically to any particular sport.

This being in vogue represents to us a positive move to returning to normality in community functioning albeit specifics of our position is still undecided while we await our State Parliament advice.   This fortunately commences this coming Monday 11th May 2020 but its timing on the day in unknown.    Should any actionable advice arise from this delivery I will add an appropriate addendum.

The VBSA Board wishes you continued safety and good health, looking forward to cueing again.

Kind regards
 

David Chigwidden
Secretary

 

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 9th May 2020 - 10:25AM

Privacy Policy - April 2020

The VBSA Privacy Policy has been updated and is now available from the Policy & Procedures page.

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 30th Apr 2020 - 1:06PM

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