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Asia-Pacific Region to Join Q Tour Global 

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and the Asia-Pacific Snooker and Billiards Federation (APSBF) are today delighted to announce the launch of the new Q Tour Asia-Pacific Series as part of the WPBSA Q Tour Global during the 2023/24 season.

The Asia-Pacific region becomes the first to join the newly expanded WPBSA Q Tour Global, which will culminate in a 24-player playoff, with three places on the professional World Snooker Tour to be won from the start of the 2024/25 season.

As in previous seasons, the playoff will feature a minimum of 16 players from the UK/Europe rankings, who will now be joined by up to eight international qualifiers – including one from the Asia-Pacific region – from across the globe.

Asia-Pacific Series

To encompass three recognised tournaments across the region, the Asia-Pacific Series will operate its own ranking list with the top ranked player following the third event to qualify for this season’s Q Tour Global Playoff next spring.

The qualifying events will be:

  • New Zealand Open Snooker
  • Bob Hawke AC Open Snooker (12-15 October 2023)
  • Dr Clem Jones AO Open Snooker


Events will be open to players born in, or resident in the Asia Pacific region for a minimum of six months.

Event position

Asia Pacific Ranking Points

Winner 

3000

Runner Up 

1500

Semi Finalist

900

Quarter Finalist 

600

Last 16 

300

“Proven Track Record”

Jason Ferguson, WPBSA Chairman said: “I am excited to welcome the APSBF to the WPBSA Q Tour Global and to provide this additional opportunity for players in the Asia-Pacific region to qualify for the World Snooker Tour.

“Frank Dewens and his team have a proven track record of hosting high-quality tournaments, none more so than this year’s WSF Championships in Sydney which were well-supported by players from the region and beyond.

“I look forward to welcoming the successful player to our new Global Playoff, where they will compete among the best amateur snooker players in the world to join our professional circuit.”

Frank Dewens, APSBF President said: “we are extremely excited and honoured to be included in the WPBSA Q Tour Global. This will provide opportunities for the players within the APSBF to qualify for the World Snooker Tour.

We thank the WPBSA and Jason Ferguson , WPBSA Chairman, for giving us this opportunity.

Entry for the Bob Hawke AC Open is open now via the ABSC website with a closing date of 29 September 2023.

Current Tournaments

2024 Dr Clem Jones AO QLD Open Snooker

Entry for the 2024 Dr Clem Jones AO Queensland Open Snooker Championships is now open. This event is Round 3 of the WPBSA Q Tour Asia-Pacific Series.

Entries close 6pm (QLD time) Wednesday 17th January 2024
Venue: Matchroom Snooker Centre (Calamvale Central Shopping Centre, 662 Compton Rd, Calamvale QLD 4116)
Minimum prize money $10,000
Relaxed dress code

Dress code has changed from previous years so please take note:

Matches played on Thursday through to Saturday Saturday (or up to and including quarter final, whichever occurs first) – dress code includes leather dress shoes, business suit style trousers, a QBSA affiliate club / QBSA / ABSC affiliate snooker branded polo shirt, plain polo shirt (no bright colours) or a long-sleeved collared button up business shirt. Other branded polo shirts will not be accepted (eg. pool or work related).

Matches played Sunday (or semi final onwards) – full tournament dress is required to be worn. This includes leather dress shoes, business suit style trousers, long-sleeved collared button up business shirt, vest and bowtie.

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Tournament Conditions and Information

2023 City of Brisbane Open Snooker

Entries for the inaugral 2023 City of Brisbane Open Snooker Championship are now open. A big thank you goes to Chee Yap and Matchroom Snooker Centre for the creation and hosting of this tournament.

Preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of December. Last 16 and Quarter Finals matches will be played on Saturday 9th December and the Semi Finals and Final will be played on Sunday 10th December. Players entering the tournament will need to be available on both weekends.

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2023 QBSA CLUB SNOOKER LEAGUE

A grade starts Monday 6th June 2023
B grade starts TUESDAY 7TH JUNE 2023

Nomination forms and League rules have been released. All nominations are due back to the Registrar by 7pm on Friday 27th May 2023. Unfortunately, no late nominations will be able to be accepted.
 
CueScore will be used to run the League this year and captains will be required to enter scores directly into the website. A training is being run on Zoom for all captains or another nominated team member at 7pm on Sunday 5th June 2023.

ABOUT THE QBSA CLUB LEAGUES

The QBSA has a long history of the interclub competition, formally known as the Brisbane Districts Pennants, allowing our affiliate clubs to enter a team to verse other affiliates in Team vs Team Snooker and Billiards Seasons. Teams play home matches and travel for away matches at other clubs in a round-robin format, with the Top 4 teams going through to the finals.

Winning the Pennant for your club was a great honour and showed the calibre of players your club had. Moving up from the lower grades to try and play in A Grade was a common goal for players and inspired players to practice and improve. Pennant was also a great way to prepare for tournaments, and players were always in regular match play on a week to week basis.

Known now as the QBSA Club Leagues since 2020 and run by the QBSA, with the QBSA Club Leagues Sub-Committee’s assistance, we invite each club to provide feedback and suggestions throughout the year by contacting the QBSA Secretary.

SNOOKER LEAGUE PLAYER GRADES

If you are not listed, please email registrar@qbsa.com.au to request your grade.

 

Foul and a Miss – applying the rule for the amateur game

An instructional video has been produced by Adam Wyard (Certified Referee – Class 1, Examiner) for Snooker WA with the aim of giving amateur players a guide to applying the Foul and a Miss rule. The target audience is not so much for Referees, it is directed more to the players who are self-refereeing, but it is a starting point for discussion as to how the rule should be applied at the amateur level.

2022 QBSA INDIVIDUAL BILLIARDS LEAGUE

The 2022 QBSA Individual Billiards League will run in conjunction with the 2022 QBSA Club Snooker League later in the year.

Nomination forms and League rules will be sent out to all Affiliates and Members closer to the date.

SNOOKER LEAGUE PLAYER GRADES

Updated 17.05.2021 and based on the current players of the 2021 Club Snooker Leagues. If you are not listed, please email registrar@qbsa.com.au to request your grade.

STATE CHAMPIONS

CURRENT STATE SNOOKER CHAMPIONS

CURRENT STATE BILLIARDS CHAMPIONS

QUEENSLAND RANKINGS

12-month rolling ranking system. The following event types will be counted for each list:

Snooker = Any open snooker, and the QLD Residents, or an event that has been sanctioned to receive QLD ranking points.

Billiards = Any open billiards, and the QLD Residents, or an event that has been sanctioned to receive QLD ranking points.

Women = The combined total of earned State Snooker and State Billiards Ranking points, plus points earned for Women only events that have been sanctioned to receive QLD ranking points.

Junior Snooker = The combined total of earned State Snooker, U18 Junior Snooker Ranking Events that have been sanctioned to receive Qld ranking points and one Junior State Title (being the most appropriate for State Team selection).

Junior Billiards = The combined total of earned State Billiards, U18 Junior Billiards Ranking Events that have been sanctioned to receive Qld ranking points and one Junior U18 Billiards State Title.

POINTS EARNED

Nominating and playing in a tournament

10 points

Round of 64 – win or receive a forfeit

4 points

Round Robin Stage and Round of 32 onwards – each frame won or received by forfeit

2 points

Round Robin Stage and Round of 32 onwards – win or receive a forfeit

10 points

BONUS POINTS EARNED

Each break of 50 or more

10 points

Losing Quarter-finalist

10 points

Losing Semi-finalist

20 points

Runner-up

40 points

Winner

80 points

Any unseeded player defeating a 1-8 seeded player

20 points

Any unseeded player defeating a 9-16 seeded player

10 points

GOVERNANCE

PRESIDENT

Richard Allendorf (Acting)

president@qbsa.com.au

SECRETARY

Trevor Mortimer

secretary@qbsa.com.au

TREASURER

Chee Yap

treasurer@qbsa.com.au

GENERAL BOARD MEMBERS

John Fenech

john@qbsa.com.au

vacant

@qbsa.com.au

Richard Allendorf

richard@qbsa.com.au

Tristan Chan

tristan@qbsa.com.au

APPOINTMENTS

Patron

PENDING

Referees Co-ordinator

Des Turner OAM

Coaching Co-ordinator

VACANT

Marketing Officer

VACANT

Registrar

Tristan Chan

registrar@qbsa.com.au

Judiciary Tribunal

Des Turner OAM
Paul Talbot
Pat Jordan

Women's Co-ordinator

Vacant

womens@qbsa.com.au

Junior Co-Ordinator

Vacant

Juniors@qbsa.com.au

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Special Resolution of the Queensland Billiards & Snooker Association Incorporated (QBSA) dated 8th day of September 2022.
 
Board resolution under clause 25.17 of the Constitution:
  • The Board noted clauses 5.2(m) and 18 of the Constitution.
  • The Board resolved to pursuant to clause 23.1 e) of the Constitution to publish forthwith the following Regulations:-
    • The QBSA adopts all of the policies, by-laws and regulations published from time to time.
    • by the Australian Billiards & Snooker Council Limited (ABSC) including (but not limited to) member protection, anti-doping, health and safety, junior sport and infectious diseases.
    • In so far as there is an inconsistency in terminology (eg Secretary rather than Secretary General) the adopted policies, by-laws and regulations are to be read in a manner which is consistent with the terminology used in the QBSA Constitution.
    • If there is an existing QBSA policy, by-law or regulation that will take precedence over any ABSC policy, by-laws or regulation which might otherwise have been adopted under Regulation 1.

To view the relevant policies, please visit the Australian Billiards and Snooker Council website https://absc.com.au/governance 

JOIN THE QBSA

Membership of the QBSA runs from 1st January to 31st December each year.  The QBSA has recently received approval of a new Constitution which introduces a new membership structure.

There are now multiple membership categories with the following fees:

– Individual Members = $150 per year

– Life Members = no fee

– Junior Members = $2 per year

– Social Members = no fee charged by the QBSA

– Clubs = $150 per year

– Private Clubs = $150 per year

– Regional Associations = $150 per year

All Individual Members, Life Members, Junior Members and Social Members are eligible to participate in QBSA tournaments and leagues. For more details regarding Membership, please read Clause 6 of the current QBSA Constitution (available under “Governance”).

If you wish to join the QBSA, please email secretary@qbsa.com.au for more details.

CONTACT THE QBSA

EMAIL ADDRESS

secretary@qbsa.com.au

POSTAL ADDRESS

PO Box 2000,

Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109

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