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
Aust Junior Team Challenge
Starts: Jun 26, 2021

Australian Under 21 Billiards & Snooker
Starts: Jul 01, 2021

Ian Chappell Open Snooker
Starts: Jul 09, 2021

Reventon Hat Trick Series 2021 event 2
Starts: Jul 17, 2021

Victorian State Men's Snooker Championship
Starts: Jul 24, 2021

Pacific International Billiards
Starts: Jul 27, 2021

Australian National Billiards
Starts: Jul 31, 2021

Fred Osbourne Snooker Classic
Starts: Aug 06, 2021

VBSA Help

COVID update 17th June

Whilst the VBSA has made the decision to refrain from returning to competition with the current face covering restrictions in place, we are pleased to advise that with the easing of restrictions from midnight tonight, venues are allowed to reopen. Please see below for the current restrictions as the VBSA understands them, with application to Indoor recreation venues;

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times when indoors unless an exception applies (eg: medical exemption)
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm
  • Maximum venue capacity of 50
  • Maximum group size of 10

For competition we understand the following restrictions to also apply;

  • Limited to minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (ie: players, coaches, officials) and there is a strict “no spectators” rule, with the exception  of (trainers, coaches and parents/guardians for juniors)

There is no change to the current VBSA guidelines regarding the use/handling of ancillary equipment and sanitisation procedures.

Please also consider that venue capacities will differ from venue to venue. 

By: Alec Spyrou  Thu 17th Jun 2021 - 8:33PM

URGENT NEWS: EFFECTIVELY IMMEDIATELY

[UPDATE 27/5/2021]  The Victorian Government has this morning imposed a State wide, seven day “circuit breaker” lockdown. As a result the current pause on all VBSA competitions will remain unchanged.

The VBSA is liaising with the relevant authorities and is working in the background to ensure the long term impact to our current pennant season and upcoming tournaments is minimised.

As always, we will keep you updated with any new developments as soon as they come to hand.

Please see additional information regarding the recent COVID notification in the attached FAQ.

Please keep an eye on the website and any announcements as the situation will be updated regularly when available.

By: Alec Spyrou  Tue 25th May 2021 - 3:51PM

The Rules of the Game (Snooker & Billiards)

Official rules current August 2019.

Please see attached current version & explanatory note on August 2019 changes.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 6th Nov 2014 - 5:23PM

ABSC Anti Doping Policy

All members should have read, understood and agree to abide by the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, effective from 1 January 2021, and found on the Sport Integrity Australia website being the anti-doping policy adopted by The Australian Billiards & Snooker Council and applicable to all members, participants and non-participants.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 15th Jan 2015 - 1:13PM

Championship date changes

Whilst we can't be certain when play can resume, we are working to prepare for potential recommencement of play. Please see the changes below and note these are subject to change depending on government guidance: 

 

The Pacific and National Billiards championship dates have been moved back from June 15th - 18th and June 19th - 22nd to Jul 27th - 30th and July 31st - Aug 3rd respectively. 

 

The City of Melbourne event which was originally set for Jun 12th - 14th has been paused and we will confirm dates when known. 

 

The Victorian State Snooker championship has moved forward from September to Jul 24th - 25th. Entries for this event are now open. 

 

If you wish to transfer your entry from the City of Melbourne Championship to the Victorian State Snooker Championship or if you have already registered and paid entry to these tournaments and are unavailable for the new dates you can apply for a refund by contacting tournaments@vbsa.org.au

 

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact tournaments@vbsa.org.au

By: Alec Spyrou  Fri 28th May 2021 - 5:09PM

Just been elected team captain?

For all you new captains (and the old ones that have forgotten what is required of a captain) We now have a set of instructions that will assist you in making your teams night a success.

By: Alan Croft  Sat 12th Nov 2016 - 11:29AM

How to maintain your table

A guide to the best methods of maintaining a full size billiard / snooker table

By: Alan Croft  Wed 30th Dec 2015 - 3:24PM

Foul and a Miss rule

About the Foul and a Miss Rule - How should it be applied to non-professional snooker. Download and print the flowchart as a handy reference. More detailed info is available on the Referees' page, or contact the Director of Referees, Victoria (referees page) if you would like to know more about the rules.

By: Alan Croft  Fri 7th Nov 2014 - 1:38PM

Improve your mental approach to the game

Improve Your Approach to the game through Self-assessment. Learn to cope with pressure and stress in matches. Improve your ability to concentrate. Written by the A.I.S.

By: Alan Croft  Thu 6th Nov 2014 - 7:56PM