(partners with the Victorian Rail Institute)

(next board meeting TBD.)

2019 AGM Tuesday 29th January 7.00pm at VRI.

Rd 5 Billiards results now available.

Playing order change. Players 2 & 4 to play first, with players 1 & 3 to follow effective immediately.


1/ Division 1 & 2 combined season. Separate finals for Divisions.

2/ Top 3 teams each division to play finals. (2 week finals system).

3/ Matches now 80 minutes. (Was 75 mins).

4/ No handicaps with exceptions of David Collins -200 & Robbie Chilcott -100.

5/ Umpiring. Home team 30 mins, Opposition 30 mins & Home team 20 mins.

****Grand Finals results.****

Congratulations to all the GSBA Grand Final participants.

The results being:

Div 1 – GPC Assassins def GPC Cats 7-2.

Div 2 – VRI Hornets def Shell Jokers 7-2.

Spectators were treated to some great snooker including

breaks of 57 & 93 from Johl Younger.

Again, well done to the Premiers.

****Snooker Singles**** 

(Updated 28/6/2018)

Congratulations to our GSBA Snooker Singles champions.

Div 1 Daniel Thorpe defeated Robbie Chilcott in an entertaining match.

Div 2 Mitch Calnin defeated Brett Mathews with the final 2 frames being black ball frames.

Well done guys.

Attention all players

Please be aware of by-law 13.1 regarding walkovers.

13. Walkovers:
(1) Where a walkover is conceded the responsible team shall pay a match fee for each of those nominal positions affected by the walkover.

Teams not adhering to this by-law may be liable to loss of match points at the GSBA Board’s discretion.

Important announcement.

Effective immediately the time per match by-law (5.4) has changed.

All snooker frames will now be completed in the following manner. When there is more than 20 minutes of the 1 hour & 45 minutes remaining, a new frame will commence and be completed entirely. When there is 20 minutes or less of the 1 hour & 45 minutes remaining, a new frame comprising 6 reds only shall begin and be completed entirely. Any handicaps will be reduced by 50% for the 6 red frame.

All teams please note:

GSBA bylaw 12.1: In all home and away match the host club shall provide a competent referee who may optionally be assisted by a marker.

GSBA bylaw 5.4: Matches to be timed to a maximum time of 1hour & 45mins.

  Once the time expires, the match/frame is deemed completed and which ever player is leading that frame will win the frame. Should the frame scores be level when the time expires, it will then be a re-spotted black ball game. AND any remaining  frames have not commenced – again – it will be a re-spotted black ball game.   

The 2018 Snooker Fixture is now available. Please click onto the below link for fixture details.

The season commences next Monday 12th February 2018


Format will be a 10 team handicap competition – The top 4 teams will be in Division 1 finals and next 4 teams will be in Division 2 finals.

Handicaps – When a Div 2 side plays a Div 1 side – Handicap start will be: #1 player > 24 pts, Player #2 > 16pts, Players # 3 & 4 > 8 points (players must play in order of ability).

(exception for Dale Kent and Gary Scarlett who will play in a division 2 side, they are classed as Div 1 players so they have to give start accordingly – unless they play each other.)

Div 1 Teams – Shell Sopranos, VRI Generals, VRI Spartans, GPC Cats & GPC Assassins

Div 2 Teams – Shell Jokers, RSL Titans, Shell Dragons, VRI Hornets & GPC White




The GS&BA encourage members to sign up for a membership at the VRI.

To join,  simply go to www.vri.org.au and click onto ‘Join Now’ and fill in your details.

Benefits of being a member are huge discounts on accommodation, cinema & AFL tickets, 15% theme park attractions, discounts on dining, leisure, events and entertainment. Well worth the membership!!