Coming events
Lance Pannell Snooker Championship
Starts: Jun 08, 2024

Pacific International Billiards
Starts: Jun 11, 2024

Australian National Billiards
Starts: Jun 15, 2024

Ruby Roberts Victorian Women’s Billiards C/ship
Starts: Jun 22, 2024

West Coast International Snooker
Starts: Jun 28, 2024

Women's Billiards Workshop
Starts: Jun 30, 2024

Victorian State Snooker Championship
Starts: Jul 06, 2024

S1/24 Pennant Billiards Singles Finals
Starts: Jul 07, 2024

VBSA Womens News

National Women's Billiards Championship
The VBSA is proud to announce the opening of the prestigious National Women's Billiards Championship 2024.
 
 
To purchase go to the VBSA Shop
 
Ensure you see attached for all terms and conditions. 
 
Accepted entries here (please allow a couple of days for your entry to be processed) 
 
 
Good luck to all entrants
 
TD: Paul Cosgriff
By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 4th May 2024 - 11:24PM

National Women's Snooker Championship
The VBSA is proud to announce the opening of the prestigious National Women's Snooker Championship 2024.
 
To purchase go to the VBSA Shop
 
Ensure you see attached for all terms and conditions. 
 
Accepted entries here (please allow a couple of days for your entry to be processed) 
 

Good luck to all entrants

 

TD: Paul Cosgriff

By: Alec Spyrou  Sat 4th May 2024 - 11:18PM

2023 Ruby Roberts Victorian Women’s Billiards C/sh

The Victorian women gave a heartwarmiing response to the call to enter this tournament and competition was that much improved because of it.

 

Nine talented players with another unfortunately forced to exclude herself due to illness, came together at the Cheltenham Billiards and Snooker Club, now the home of women's competition in Victoria, for what proved to be an enjoyable as well as competitive day.

 

All four tables at the club were at competion standard and thanks must go to Jon Loughron for the care and attention he gave both to the tables and the running of the day, this also included lunch for all the contestants and the referees.

 

 

Results (round robin results attached)

Julie Watson proved unstoppable in retaining her title but the form of Shelly Ames, appropriately mentioned by Julie in her victory speech, is something to watch for in future tournaments. 

 

Mention must also be made of Mia Newman who at 14 is showing some real promise and certainly deserved her place in the semi finals.

 

Referees in attendance were Jon Moss, John van Zanden, Balraj Dhaliwal and Paul Cosgriff who took charge of the final. This was timed at 75 minutes with a score to Julie of 211 to Shelly's 105.

By: George Hoy  Wed 7th Jun 2023 - 11:52AM

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

2022 Ruby Roberts VIC Womens Billiards C/Ship

Congratulation to Julie Watson on winning the 2022 Ruby Roberts Victorian Womens Billiards Championship at Cheltenham on Saturday in a thrilling last ditch win over Anna Lynch. 

That's the State Snooker & Billiards titles to Julie. 

Fantastic effort.

By: Mark Dunn  Mon 19th Sep 2022 - 12:47PM

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

2024 Season 1 Pennant

Fixtures have now been finalised. 

Go to https://www.vbsa.org.au/VBSA_scores/scores_index_detail.php?season=S1 to see team entries & fixtures.

Monday pennant starts on 12th February.  Wednesday pennant starts on 21st February.

Also, please find attached a Directions guide to our newest club, Geelong Pool Club, who will be participating in Monday night Billiards & B Grade Snooker.  Welcome GPC.

Mark Dunn, SCORES REGISTRAR.

By: Mark Dunn  Sat 30th Dec 2023 - 9:10AM

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

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