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
Victorian Women's Snooker Championship
Starts: May 28, 2022

Victorian Junior Championships U12, U16 + U18
Starts: May 28, 2022

Lance Pannell Classic Snooker
Starts: Jun 11, 2022

Pacific International Billiards
Starts: Jun 14, 2022

Australian National Billiards
Starts: Jun 18, 2022

Victorian State Snooker
Starts: Jun 25, 2022

Aust Junior Championships
Starts: Jul 02, 2022

Aust Junior Championships U12, U16, U18
Starts: Jul 02, 2022

VBSA Scores

Pennant Scoresheet

The Pennant Scoresheet has been updated.  A copy can be downloaded in PDF format below.  An instruction sheet on how to properly complete the sheet is also attached.  Your attention is requested when completing the scoresheets as errors may cause delays in finalising ladders.

If anyone would like an editable version (MS Word) of the scoresheet to pre-prepare season sheets, please contact the Score Registrar at scores@vbsa.org.au.

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 16th Nov 2021 - 2:50PM

Season 1 Wednesday Pennant - Grand Finals

Grand Finals were conducted on Wednesday, 24th November 2021, at Yarraville with the following results.  

A Premier Snooker (APS)

  •   NBC Mustangs defeated Dandenong RSL; 7/5

B Premier Snooker (BPS)

  •   Brunswick defeated Focus; 7/5

   
C Premier Snooker (CPS)

  •   Dunya Entertainment defeated NBC Legends; 7/2

Congratulations to the Premier teams and commiserations to the runners up.  Team photos & polo shirts will be available ASAP.

Thanks to all players, team managers, venue managers, referees, website/system managers & the VBSA Board for getting 2021 done & dusted.  It's been a difficult time and we all look forward to a "Covid normal" 2022 season.

Score Registrar

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 11th Nov 2021 - 3:44PM

VBSA Pennant Commencement

The fixtures have now been uploaded to the VBSA website.  See https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA_scores/scores_index_detail.php?season=S1

As is always the case, there are a few anomalies required to ensure a fair spread of home & away games and best use of venues, but these have been kept to a minimum.

You can download the current scoresheet at https://www.vbsa.org.au/Front_page_upload/ScoreSheet_2019_11.pdf. Please DO NOT use old scoresheets and please make sure scoresheets are fully completed.  If anyone wants an editable version, please contact me.  It will be my intention to have match results completed by midday of the day following competition, dependent on results being submitted in a timely fashion.

The previously distributed COVID Guidelines are repeated here.  NOTE THAT MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY (hopefully soon to be rescinded)

•             Only Referee to touch the balls.  When possible, players use only cue tip to position cue ball.

•             Short rests.  One per player, to be allocated to that player (not left on hooks).  If 2 rests not available, same rule as other rests.

•             Other rests.  Sanitise rest & hands after use.  Only player to touch rest.

•             Be aware of 1.5m rule and keep that distance apart. 

•             Mask to be worn at all times.

•             After frame/game, referee to sanitise short rests, table & clean all balls.  Reset table.  If consecutive frames being refereed, after
              second  frame.

•             Room capacities to be strictly observed.  Both captains to check & agree before start of play.  No spectators.

•             Player registration to be strictly observed.  QR codes or sheets.

•             Handshaking discouraged.

•             Home captain, in liaison with venue manager, to manage overall adherence to Guidelines, including provision of wipes, sanitiser, registration, etc.

Thank you to everyone involved in getting this season up & running, particularly our Fixturing guru, Simon Fortune & Webmaster, Alec Spyrou.

Best of luck to all teams & players.

 

Mark Dunn, Score Registrar.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 10th Feb 2021 - 5:19PM

VBSA ByLaws

The VBSA ByLaws have been updated to clarify and simplify the playing conditions for Pennant competition.

It is strongly recommended that ALL team captains familiarise themselves with these ByLaws.

Click this LINK to be taken to the Policies & Procedures page where you can view the updated ByLaws.

Thanks to all involved in reviweing the document.

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 27th Jul 2019 - 10:56AM

Hat Trick #1 2022

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Last weekend, the first Hat Trick Tournament for 2022 was held. The Hat Trick Tournaments are a terrific opportunity for our Members, and the VBSA is extremely grateful to George Spiteri for all the work he has committed to holding these events.

This most recent event was severely interrupted by COVID concerns, and the non-availability of important personnel, especially on the Final Day. We all understand that when such circumstances arise, everybody attempts to do the best they can, to still have the event completed.

George Spiteri should be commended for all his efforts last weekend, and Maurice Chilton performed admirably in Refereeing throughout the entire weekend. The VBSA acknowledges the efforts of all the people who assisted, and the tolerance, and patience, shown by all the players.

Thank you to everybody involved in last weekend. Well done!

Paul Cosgriff
VBSA President

By: Mark Dunn  Fri 25th Mar 2022 - 2:05PM

Relaxation of COVID Restrictions

It has now been officially announced by the State Government that from 11.59pm on Friday February 25, masks will no longer be needed in most indoor settings, including at workplaces.  This includes Billiard Rooms so with the removal of the need to use QR codes recently announced, VBSA players can now play their sport unhindered after Friday.

More details can be found on the State Government webpage by clicking this LINK

All players are reminded to be conscious of good hygiene practises whilst we return (hopefully) to normal settings.

By: Mark Dunn  Tue 22nd Feb 2022 - 12:38PM

2022 Season 1 Pennant - Team Submissions update

Team entries for Season 1 of 2022 closed

Monday & Wednesday night pennant team entries have now closed. 

Wednesday Season 1 will now commence 16th February.  

Monday Season 1 will now commence 21st February.

Please make sure you go on line and register, details below  

Refer VBSA Policies & Procedures page at https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA/vbsa_pol_proc.php for online team entry.

Refer VBSA Scores page at https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA_scores/scores_index_detail.php?season=S1 for teams submissions to date.

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 12th Jan 2022 - 3:10PM

Season 1 Monday Pennant - Grand Finals

Grand Finals results from Monday, 29th November 2021, as follows.
 

A State Billiards (AVB)
   - Yarraville def Kooyong 6/2

B State Billiards (BVB)
   - Yarraville G def Kooyong 6/2

B State Snooker (BVS1)
   - Brunswick def NBC Ball Breakers 7/3

C State Snooker North (CVS1N)
   - Burwood RSL def Camberwell Cue Sports 7/2

C State Snooker South (CVS1S)
   - Frankston Franks & Beans def Bentleigh Club 7/6

D State Snooker (DVS1)
   - Cheltenham Lions def Hit Villagers 7/1

 

Congratulations to all our Premiers & commiserations to the Runners Up.  And thanks to the referees, photographers & all venue managers for conducting of finals series.  Congratulations also to Top Break & Most Frames winners in all grades.

 

Team photos & polo shirt will now be prepared.  This may take a few weeks, considering time of year.

 

My sincere thanks to all players & officials for getting 2021 done & dusted.  It's been an "interesting" year.

 

Score Registrar

By: Mark Dunn  Wed 24th Nov 2021 - 2:27PM

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

Health Warning

Given the current concerns about the spread of Coronavirus, the VBSA Board wishes to bring to the attention of its members the following.

Handshaking is something we do in our sport every time we meet our opponents and typically at the start and end a match. One of the precautions advised by Federal and State Health Authorities is to avoid contact such as handshaking.

Therefore, and in the best interests of all, the Boards position is that handshaking is no longer recommended while this global threat looms over us.

Paul Cosgriff
President

By: Mark Dunn  Thu 5th Mar 2020 - 7:20PM

2019 Vic 150-up Billiards Championship

After two days of hard fought high quality play we have our champion. Steve Mifsud takes the trophy and the applause. Congratulations to all who took place and everyone who contributed to making it such an excellent event. We hope you all had a great time and look forward to seeing you all again. A more comprehensive report will be posted soon. See attached for all the scores.

By: Alec Spyrou  Sun 24th Nov 2019 - 5:35PM

VBSA ByLaws Update November 2019

Changes have been made to Sections 2 & 10 of the VBSA ByLaws governing Pennant competition.  An e-mail will be sent to all registered VBSA players detailing the changes and a summary is attached here.

Go to this webpage to see current ByLaws.

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 9th Nov 2019 - 9:15AM

VBSA Rules (Constitution) & ByLaws

Rules last updated at 15 August 2019 AGM

ByLaws last updated 25 March 2020.

By: Alan Croft  Sat 12th Nov 2016 - 11:36AM

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