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Sunday’s announcement from the Victorian Government on “Victoria’s Roadmap” for COVID19 clearly establishes the following

Indoor Sport will not be possible until at least 5th November.  Some venues may open earlier, but Sports & Recreation Victoria has determined 5th November as earliest start date.

IMPORTANT NOTE.  Participants in Indoor Sports must be fully (double) vaccinated per Victorian Government & Sports & Recreation Victoria guidelines (Refer both “Physical recreation & community sport” & “Entertainment and Leisure” sections of Roadmap, Phase C).

The full Roadmap and associated modelling is available at https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap-delivering-national-plan.

Billiards season is suspended due to latest lockdown for Victoria. We will recommence whenever the current restrictions are relaxed enough to allow us to do so safely.

Billiards Results Rd 1 posted

Draws have been posted under the fixtures tab. Please note: Div 1 Rev 1 and Div 2 Rev 3 are the current draws

 

The Singles Snooker Finals Winners

CONGRATULATIONS

Div 1 Robbie Chilcott – Div 2 Johnno Nekrep

 

Minimum covid safety regulations

1.  All playing & non playing members and visitors must wear masks inside venues (including referees)

2. Players are required to wear masks whilst playing

3. All other rules  such as social distancing, hand sanitizer etc. are to be observed as per usual

4. Don’t come if you are unwell

Congratulations to our Grand Final Winners

GPC Cats Div1 & GPC Reds Div2

runners up were

Shell Sopranos Div1 & VRI Hornets Div2

 

 

 

Snooker

In recent weeks there has been some discussion about snooker matches duration, playing by the clock.

If the third frame

  • begins before 1hr 20mins has elapsed the frame will conclude at 1hr 45mins with the frame awarded to the player with the higher score
  • Begins after 1hr 20mins have elapsed then the frame will be played with 6 reds and will be played in its entirety
  • begins after 1hr 45mins have elapsed the frame will be a black ball only

NOTE: Captains may agree prior to the commencement of play to play all frames out and not use the clock (Not recommended for Div2)

Physical Distancing

In addition to the 1.5m spacing, Victoria has determined that there must be no more than 20 people per enclosed space. Each table in a venue should only have 2 players – There are no handshakes, high fives or similar permitted.

Sanitise and minimise the use of shared equipment.

The bed cloth is to be ironed regularly during opening hours.

The scoreboard should also be cleaned and disinfected before and after play.

Hygiene, Cleaning and Disinfecting.

Stay at home if Unwell.

Contact Tracing.

All clubs must use QR code or maintain a sign in register with all visitor names, date, time in & out and contact phone or email

Vulnerable Players are recommended to check with their doctor if concerned.

The GSBA asks everybody to consider their vulnerability, and there is no problem with people electing not to return to play yet.

Health Warning

Given the current concerns about the spread of Coronavirus, the GSBA 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.

Robert Young
President

Brief summary of the timed match rule
If the third frame
  • begins before 1hr 20mins has elapsed the frame will conclude at 1hr 45mins with the frame awarded to the player with the higher score
  • Begins after 1hr 20mins have elapsed then the frame will be played with 6 reds and will be played in its entirety
  • begins after 1hr 45mins have elapsed the frame will be a black ball only
NOTE: Captains may agree prior to the commencement of play to play all frames out and not use the clock

Billiards Singles Champions 2019

Div 1 Robbie Chilcott

Div 2  Graham Whale

Bailey & Dickenson Trophy

Craig Bennett

Keith Davidson Invitational

Graham Whale

Notice to all team captains

Teams must play players in order of merit.

Penalties will apply to teams not doing the right thing.

Penalty will be forfeit of both match points.

 For Example 

A player playing in the number 1 position  can only play in positions 1 or 2

                           and a player playing at number 4 can only play in positions 3 or 4. 

                           Any Issues with this please contact Robert Thomas                                

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!!