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Starts: Mar 02, 2024

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Starts: Mar 09, 2024

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Starts: Mar 10, 2024

2024 Walter Lindrum Open Billiards
Starts: Mar 13, 2024

Harry Andrews Snooker Series 1
Starts: Mar 15, 2024

VIC U21 Snooker Championship
Starts: Mar 16, 2024

Asia Pacific Regional Open Championships
Starts: Mar 16, 2024

Cheltenham Invitational Women's 147
Starts: Mar 23, 2024

VBSA Junior News

Yarraville U19 Snooker Championship

Please see the attached for details of this new exciting event. Note this also attracts Victorian ranking points

. Venue - Yarraville. Starts - Sun 28th May Entries close - Sat 20th May.

Prize money 

$1000

This tournament is for all buding young 11yrs to 19yrs who would enjoy the chance to win to become the first Yarraville U19 champion.

Does not matter what cue sport you play 8ball, 9ball, pool, billiards or snooker get your entry in now to give it a go.  

By: Alec Spyrou  Wed 8th Feb 2023 - 12:05AM

NEW FROM 2023 - VIC Ranking Points Apply!

To help grow the sport and in response to the request by members at the last AGM to make ranking points more relevant the VBSA is making the following changes. 

This is the first of several changes in this area and more will be announced soon.

These events will attract ranking points that will be applied to the Victorian State Rankings for Snooker and Billiards:

  1. Victorian Women’s Snooker
  2. Victorian Women’s Billiards
  3. Victorian Juniors Snooker
  4. Victorian Juniors Billiards
  5. Victorian U21’s Snooker
  6. Yarraville U19 Junior snooker championship

 

Stage

Snooker

Billiards

Entry

20

20

Knockout events - points per match won

20

50

Round robin – Points per frame (Snooker) & match (billiards) won

6

50

Points for breaks 40-99

40

40

Points for breaks 100+

 100

100

 

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 29th Jan 2023 - 11:42AM

McKinnon Secondary College Development Program
The below message from VBSA President, Paul Cosgriff, to Pitsa Binnion, McKinnon Secondary College Principal, and Lachlan Noble, Deputy Principal. 
 
 
Dear Pitsa and Lachlan
 
Thank you very much for the opportunity to be at your very fine School yesterday. The time spent with your students was extremely rewarding, and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
 
Please convey my appreciation to all the staff and students involved, and, especially your Snooker Captains Holly, Ashley and Tom. They are a credit to themselves, and to their School.
 
The time spent with the younger students was very pleasing since they showed such enthusiasm and well-mannered respect for both the facilities and the adults in the room.
 
It was terrific to have the time with you all, and I was especially pleased that  VBSA Marketing & Development Oficer, Jemma Wines, was able to be so involved and supportive. I very much enjoyed having Jemma's children, Beau and Finn, in the photos, and their pleasure in being part of your School Community is quite noticeable.
 
The visit to your School was a highlight for me personally, and the VBSA is greatly appreciative of the installation of the tables into the School, and the manner in which your students have been introduced to an appreciation of our great Sports.
 
All the Students comported themselves extremely well, and are a credit to your fine establishment.
 
See images from the day HERE
 
With gratitude
 
Paul Cosgriff, VBSA President 
 
By: Alec Spyrou  Thu 20th Oct 2022 - 3:38PM

New membership packages available at Yarraville

As the new headquarters of the VBSA, it is with great excitement that the Yarraville Reventon snooker Academy is announcing new membership packages to their fantastic facility.

In a move to broaden and rejuvenate the cuesports community, junior and regional membership packages have now been established in order to encourage junior participation and allow members from outside the Melbourne Metro to enjoy the facilities when passing through town.

Juniors 18 years and under will enjoy free membership, while regional members (for those living 150kms or further from the venue) will pay only $40.
Also, for a limited time only, the initial $50 joining fee is being waived for these new memberships.
So there's never been a better time to become a member of one of this country's premier snooker and billiards venues.

Anyone wanting to take advantage of these fantastic new membership offers should email the club on YCBSC@yarravilleclub.com.au for more information...

By: Sam Malcolm  Sun 2nd Oct 2022 - 10:54PM

2022 Victorian Juniors

The 2022 Victorian Juniors tournament took place on Saturday May 28th at the Brunswick Club.

There were a total of 10 entries and all competitors arrived at the venue with plenty of time to spare. It highlights their passion to play.

After the round robin stages, we were left with:-

The U18’s final contested between Sean Dempsey and Ciaran Dempsey which saw Sean the eventual winner.

The U16’s final contested between Ciaran Dempsey and Dion Romanos with Ciaran lifting the trophy.

The U12’s final where Advay Joshi defeated Mia Macheda.

It was a long day for all of the competitors but they all remained enthusiastic throughout the day and displayed excellent sporting qualities.

 

Congratulations to: -

Sean Dempsey (2022 Victorian Under 18 Champion)

Ciaran Dempsey (2022 Victorian Under 16 Champion)

Advay Joshi (2022 Victorian Under 12 Champion)

 

Well done to all competitors on the day. We hope to see you all back next year.

The tournament director was Tony Fridman who was ably assisted by Lynda and Marc Fridman – a real family affair.

Thanks Tony for an excellent tournament and also for all the work you did to get so many entries at short notice.

By: Neil Allison  Tue 31st May 2022 - 2:16PM

Message from the President

All VBSA Members should be aware that we are hosting the 2022 Lance Pannell Snooker (followed by the 2 Billiards Events & the State Snooker), commencing on Saturday 11/6. Entries for the first 2 Events close this Friday 3/6.

Your Board, and the Assistants, have applied themselves assiduously, to be able to host this First Ranking Tournament in Victoria for more than 2 years. It may seem intimidating to return to Tournament play after such a hiatus, however, the Lance Pannell Snooker provides the best possible format for this occasion.

Players who are Ranked in the top 64 on the Australian Rankings have an Entry Fee of $125, however, for the rest of us - Adult $60 - Women, Juniors and Pensioners (only) $35. This is the greatest “value for money” you could ever have in a Ranking Snooker Tournament.

With a full Field of 96 Entrants, every player is allocated into a Group of 6 players. You are then able to play 5 (Best of 3) Matches in your Round-Robin Group on Saturday 11/6. The 16 Groups are allocated to 5 different Venues on the Saturday, and the top 2 Group Qualifiers will play in a knockout format on the Sunday, and beyond.

Accordingly, every VBSA Member should utilize the opportunity, this week, to Enter the 2022 Lance Pannell Snooker. If you are a Member of a Snooker Team this week, ensure that every Member of your Team, who is able to attend on Saturday 11/6, has recognized this opportunity, and determined their Entry possibility.

Saturday (11/6) will provide a wealth of enjoyment for everyone. Thank you.

Regards

Paul Cosgriff, President
 

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 30th May 2022 - 9:03AM

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By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 8th Mar 2022 - 6:05PM

WSF 2023 Championship Supporter Raffle

Tickets are now available for the World Snooker Federation 2023 Championship Supporter Raffle including

  • Two tickets to all sessions of Quarters, Semis & Finals
  • Travel Allowance
  • Spending money
  • Luxury accommodation
  • A personal “behind-the-scenes” tour of the Crucible hosted by WPBSA Chairman, Jason Ferguson
  • Total value $20,000
  • $5,000 2nd & $2,000 3rd prize

Held at the Crucible in April & May 2023.

Funds raised will go to the ABSC to support junior, coaching and referee development programs.  A portion of the funds will also be returned to the State Association.

See attached flier for full details and how to obtain tickets.

Follow this LINK to see VBSA Facebook video

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 1st Dec 2022 - 1:50PM

2022 Victorian Juniors

The 2022 Victorian Juniors tournament took place on Saturday May 28th at the Brunswick Club.

There were a total of 10 entries and all competitors arrived at the venue with plenty of time to spare. It highlights their passion to play.

After the round robin stages, we were left with:-

The U18’s final contested between Sean Dempsey and Ciaran Dempsey which saw Sean the eventual winner.

The U16’s final contested between Ciaran Dempsey and Dion Romanos with Ciaran lifting the trophy.

The U12’s final where Advay Joshi defeated Mia Macheda.

It was a long day for all of the competitors but they all remained enthusiastic throughout the day and displayed excellent sporting qualities.

Congratulations to: -

Sean Dempsey (2022 Victorian Under 18 Champion)

Ciaran Dempsey (2022 Victorian Under 16 Champion)

Advay Joshi (2022 Victorian Under 12 Champion)

Well done to all competitors on the day. We hope to see you all back next year.

The tournament director was Tony Fridman who was ably assisted by Lynda and Marc Fridman – a real family affair.

Thanks Tony for an excellent tournament and also for all the work you did to get so many entries at short notice.

By: Neil Allison  Tue 31st May 2022 - 12:05PM

Victorian Junior Championships U12, U16 + U18
Venue : Yarraville
Starts : Sunday 18th April
Tournament Director: 
Dr. Shelly Ames Vice President & Women's Delegate vicepresident@vbsa.org.au   
 
Victorian Junior Team Selection for National Junior Championships held in June.
To qualify as a junior entrant, you must be under the age group at 1st of January 2021
  • Proof of age will be required
  • Format: Pending entries
  • Snooker & Billiards – Saturday & Sunday
  • Strict dress rules apply, plain long sleeve shirt, dark dress trousers, black shoes and waistcoat.
 
Entry & Payment: 
We recommend event entry & payment via the VBSA shop
This is the simplest and fastest way to pay. You can use Paypal (no account needed) or via credit card
 
If you are NOT entering & paying via the VBSA shop & are paying via direct debit / bank transfer please complete this form
You will also need to send proof of the bank payment by email to Treasurer@vbsa.org.au and Tournaments@vbsa.org.au
By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 28th Mar 2021 - 9:55PM

2018 Victorian Junior Championships

Why are the 2018 championships being played in 2017?  As it incorporates selection for Victorian state representatives to the Australian Junior Championships Teams Nationals in Adelaide, 7-14 January 2018.

 

Age groups - Under 12, Under 15 & Under 18. Snooker & Billiards. Sat 25th Nov & Sun 26th Nov at Yarraville Club / Reventon Snooker Academy. Entry fee - $15.00 - Allows play all age groups (where qualified) both Snooker & Billiards. To qualify as junior entrant must be under age group at 1st January 2018. Tournament Organiser - Tony Fridman 0414 534 575  Entries close - Fri 17th Nov.

By: Alan Croft  Fri 6th Oct 2017 - 11:42AM