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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Pennant Season - (S1)

1st half of Year

S1

Billiards & Willis - (S2)

2nd half of Year

S2

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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 Scores

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  NOTE THAT MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY (hopefully soon to be rescinded)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

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

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