Congratulations to the VRI Generals who defeated the
VRI Sparks in the 2017 Billiards Grand Final on Tues night.
The final score being 3-1. The GSBA Board would like to thank all players & spectators who were treated to good matches & a nice supper afterwards.
The 2017 Keith Davison trophy (div 2) was won by Graham Whale
Meanwhile the 2017 Bailey & Dickinson (Div 1) was won by Robbie Chilcott
Robbie also won all 3 matches against Rod McCallum, Dale Kent and Craig Bennett
2017 SINGLES BILLIARDS CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to both Robbie Chilcott and John Barrett (pictured above) on winning the Division 1 & Division 2 2017 Billiards Singles Finals respectively.
Robbie Chilcott def Rod McCallum 358-250 , while John Barrett had a much closer victory def Rob Thomas 251-212.
GS&BA’s newest recruit ‘Teah Raeburn’ showing them how it’s done in South Australia in the 2017 Australian Under 18 Girls Snooker and Australian U18 Billiards Championship
Well done to Teah who made it into the Grand Final of the Australian National Girls U/18 Snooker Championship. Although she came R/Up (3-2) in her first ever National Comp, she had a great week winning an impressive 5 out of her 6 round robin matches and equalling the highest break with the eventual winner Isabella DiGiorgio. While in her billiards matches she gave the boys in the U/18 billiards a run for their money and claiming a scalp. You will see Teah around this year in the GS&BA’s billiards season so watch out!!
Congratulations to Peter (Ace) O’Keefe who won his first individual snooker trophy on Tuesday night. Ace only dropped one frame for the night and thoroughly deserved the cup.
JOHN SEAVER – DIVISION 2 – 2017 SNOOKER CHAMPION
John Seaver won his first Championship as well winning the 2017 Division 2 Snooker Singles defeating Lou Ernstzen 3-1
ROBBIE CHILCOTT – DIVISION 1 – 2017 SNOOKER CHAMPIONWhile Robbie Chilcott won the Division 1 2017 Snooker Singles Championship making it 3 in a row by defeating Dale Kent 4-2
Congratulations to the Shell Rebels for winning the Division 1 2017 Snooker Grand Final with a convincing 7 frames to Nil victory.
Pictured L-R, Michael Zhang, Doug Morikovski, Patrick Hood, Dave Matuch, Johl Younger and Sash Savic
While in the Division 2, 2017 Grand Final (no photo available), congratulations go to the VRI Hornets who were also comfortable winners defeating the Shell Bandits 7 frames to 1 . The winning team was Graham Whale, Darren Ryan, John Barrett and Rob Thomas, with Paul Dunn emergency
Other billiard news was The Australian National Billiards Championship was held last week with Matthew Bolton winning both the 150 Up Open against world number 1 Peter Gilchrist and the National Australian Championship defeating Joe Minici. Pictured below is Geelong’s Robbie Chilcott and Matthew Bolton after Bolton recorded the highest ever billiard break of 809 in Australia against Chilcott in the Australian qtr final.
While all was not lost for Chilcott, he made the Qtr Final of an Australian Championship picking up breaks including 103 & 82 along the way. Other notable performances was Steve Bagshaw making the final 16 in the 150 up open and Rick Johnson impressing in his first ever championship.
Congratulations to our GS&BA 4 man team who won the Begonia Festival for only the second time in around 25 years!!
Robbie Chilcott, Rod McCallum, Dale Kent & Theo Tsaikos, together won 23 of a possible 32 frames, the closest was Bendigo on 13 frames and followed by Ballarat on 12 frames.
Simply World Class
If you havn’t already noticed this year a player by the name of ‘Johl Younger’ has returned playing in the GS&BA. Not only has he created excitement by having a player of his quality playing in our association but to add to this, he completed an ‘unfinished 139’ break last Tuesday night in our competition! Quite simply, this was a world class break and deserves the recognition!! It is the highest break ever known in our 50 year history and unlikely to be beaten. Congratulations Johl and we are glad to have you gracing our tables.
Winners are grinners!! The Victorian Railway Institute on their way to a National Title in the Australian Railway Institutes Billiards & Snooker Championships 2017
(Pictured L-R Alan Symonds, Henry Chetcuti, Brian Moulday, Peter Tzepelis, Rick Conomy, Dennis Earl, Ian Gilbbe & Robbie Chilcott)
While local GS&BA player Robbie Chilcott went on to win both the 2017 Individual National Snooker and Billiards Championship.
Division 1 – 2016 Billiard Champion Robbie Chilcott
def Dale Kent 340 -222
Division 2 – 2016 Billiard Champion Grahm Whale
def Paul Wyld 239 -219
Division 1 Premiers VRI Spartans def VRI Cannons 2-2 (786-750)
(from L-R Rob Young, John Hudgell, Las Ifka & Craig Bennett)
Division 2 Premiers VRI Hornets def VRI Sparks 4-0
(from L-R John Barrett, Graham Whale, Paul Dunn & Rob Thomas)
Congratulations to Rod McCallum who won his maiden Division 1 Billiard Individual trophy by winning the 2016 Bailey & Dickinson.
Meanwhile Graham Whale took out the Division 2, 2016 Billiard ‘Keith Davidson’ Trophy
The 2016 President’s Invitational was won by Robbie Chilcott including the 2016 Division 1 Singles Championship defeating Rod McCallum 4-2.
Eric Koutroubas was the winner of the Division 2 Singles Championship defeating Saajad 4-2
GRAND FINAL DIVISION 1 PREMIERS 2016
VRI Generals def VRI Spartans 7-4
(Pictured L-R Theo Tsaikos, Shane Leonard, Rick Johnson & Robbie Chilcott)
GRAND FINAL DIVISION 2 PREMIERS
The Hornets Lt Werribee RSL 4-7
(No Photo Available)
Congratualtions to Eric Koutroubas, Bob Heeps, Neville Harty & Paul Black
2015 BILLIARDS GRAND FINAL PREMIERS
The RSL Hornets winning the 2015 Billiard Premiership last Tuesday night 2-2 on aggregate points.
Pictured (front row L-R Robbie Chilcott, Rod McCallum, Graham Whale. back row L-R Rob Thomas & Paul Dunn)
Results RSL Hornets def GPC Hustlers 2-2 (978 pts – 849 pts)
R Chilcott (-175) 335 def D Cooper (-115) 180
R McCallum (-140) 246 lt P O’Keefe (-85) 283
G Whale (-85) 205 def W Hargreaves (-35) 170
R Thomas (-40) 192 lt W Lorton (+5) 216
2015 Billiards Singles Grand Final
Robbie Chilcott (333) def Dale Kent (302)
Robbie Chilcott managed to hold off a fast finishing Dale Kent in Thursday nights 2015 Billiard Singles Grand Final. Chilcott skipped out to a comfortable early lead halfway through (proceeds to a 78 Break), however Kent wasn’t going to lay down with a classy 41 break – backed up with a 38 to put Chilcott under pressure. Kent with all the momentum fell just short of time in a gripping grand final for both players and spectators.
Robbie Chilcott 2015 Geelong Snooker Champion
Congratulations to Robbie Chilcott who won the Geelong 2015 Snooker Singles Tuesday night against Theo Tsaikos 4-1.
Anthony Bucolo sizing up a $200 pay day by defeating Robbie Chilcott in the final for the Handicap 10 Red Snooker Tournament held at the VRI.
A great day was had by all particularly Chilcott who not only pocketed $100 for r/up but also a bonus $50 with a 51 clearance break and his wife claiming first prize in the raffle. Chilcott said it was the only luck he’s ever had!
Las Ifka potting his way to victory in the ‘2015 Presidents Snooker Invitational Trophy’ with a convincing victory. Las did not drop a frame all night and said he now has his sights set on the Crucible!
2015 SNOOKER PREMIERS
(L-R Theo Tsaikos, Las Ifka, John Hudgell, Robbie Chilcott)
Congratulations to the VRI Spartans who managed to hold off a fighting and spirited comeback from the Shell Bandits to record a nail biting 7-5 victory
Grand Final Results:
D Morikovski Lt R Chilcott 1-2
M Calnin Def L Ifka 2-1
Danny Kent Lt T Tsaiko 1-2
V Frittoli Lt J Hudgell 1-2
Pictured below was our Geelong team who competed in the 2015 annual Begonia Festival over the weekend in Ballarat.
Theo Tsaikos , Rod McCallum , Las Ifka & Rick Johnson all played extremely well in a cliff hanger only to fall short of clinching the trophy by one single frame for the entire day!! Final frame scores were Ballarat (winners) 22 frames, Geelong 21 frames and Bendigo only managed to win 5 frames for the day.
2014 Presentation Evening
Cash Prize Tournament results and action shots!
A great day was had by all who atteneded, with a total of 16 players in the field, including representatives from Werribee.
Winner of Cash Tournament was Dale Kent defeating Gary Dew in a black ball deciding final frame.
Also amongst the cash was Dave Cornell and Vinnie Frittoli who made the Semi final. Below are some action shots of players taken from the day.
2014 Division 1 Premiers – congratulations to the Shell Sopranos defeating the RSL Generals
Pictured below are the Division 1 Premiership Players from Shell Sopranos
(From L to R – Donny Frittoli, Dale Kent, Charlie Bucolo & Steve Barrand)
Well done to the Shell Dragons for winning the Division 2 2014 Premiership defeating the Werribee Aces
Pictured below are the Division 2 Premiership Players from Shell Dragons
(From L to R – Bob Elzinga, John Craig, William Boyland & Wayne Hargreaves)
2014 Snooker Singles Grand Final Results:
Congratulations to Dale Kent (Div 1) & David Cooper (Div 2) for winning the Geelong Snooker Singles.
Dale was solid scoring a comfortable 4-0 win against Peter O’Keefe and David Cooper won in a very tight contest 3-2 against Shane Leonard (who almost pulled of a great comeback after trailing 3-1 and with a shot on the pink ball in the deciding frame to snatch possible victory).
2014 Presidents Snooker Invitational Winner was Robbie Chilcott
GS&BA representative side Begonia
Festival 1 March 2014
From left to right, Rod McCallum – Robbie Chilcott – Rob Young – Dale Kent
The GS&BA team travelled to Ballarat on the weekend to take on the Bendigo & Ballarat Snooker Associations in the Annual ‘Begonia Festival’.
This year Dale Kent played at #1 cue, with Robbie Chilcott, Rod McCallum & Rob Young playing 2,3 & 4 respectively.
The format of play is the number 1 & 2 cues play the opponents 1 & 2’s – same as for cues 3 & 4. Only two frames are played for each match and only frames won in those matches are used to determine the overall winner. Unfortunately Geelong came third, however we were in with a chance of victory all the way to the end. When considering the winning side (Ballarat) finished on 18 frames & Geelong on 14, it was much closer than it suggests. Had our team managed to pinch 2 more frames out of the possible 32 frames played for the day, the outcome could have been much different. All Geelong players were very competitive against their opponents, Rob Young in his comeback from eye surgery played well without luck, while Rod was solid all day and could have easily won a couple more with a better run of the balls. Robbie managed a 37 break while Dale made a classy 43 break against a quality opponent.
Ballarat were the eventual winners
Ballarat 18 frames won
Bendigo 16 frames won
Geelong 14 frames won