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Queensland Secures QTour Tournament for 2025

Queensland has successfully secured the 2025 Dr Clem Jones AO Queensland Open Snooker Championship as a QTour Qualifier Event. This is one of 5 events allocated by the WPBSA to

QLD’s Newly Certified WPBSA Level 1 Coaches

Congratulations goes to Bill Horner, Alice Wu, Shaun Wang, Paul Talbot and Paul O’Shea on becoming the first in Queensland to achieve their internationally recognized Snooker & Billiards coaching credentials

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If you or your Club has some news they would like to share to the broader Snooker and Billiards community, please send an email to the QBSA Secretary with the details.

Current Tournaments

2024 QLD State Billiards Titles

Entry for the 2024 Queensland State Billiards Titles is now open. This event is open to Queensland residents or QBSA affiliated club members.

Entries closes 6pm (QLD time) Sunday 21st July 2024
Venue: Redland RSL Snooker Club

Dress Code:

Matches up until the semi-finals – 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).

Semi finals and Finals – 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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Calendar of Events

QLD State Billiards Titles

Redlands RSL Snooker Club 8 Passage Street, Cleveland, QLD, Australia

2024 QLD State Billiards Titles

QLD Junior State Titles

Venue Needed Queensland, Australia

Qld U18 Billiards Qld U16 Billiards Qld U12 & U18 Snooker Qld U12 & U18 Snooker Qld U18 Girls Snooker Qld U16 Snooker

Eamonn Duff Handicap

Club Banora Snooker Club Club Banora, Leisure Drive, Banora Point, NSW, Australia

Masters Billiards

Club Banora Snooker Club Club Banora, Leisure Drive, Banora Point, NSW, Australia

2024 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

Vacant

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

Jim Wicks

jim@qbsa.com.au

Richard Allendorf

richard@qbsa.com.au

Steven Springer

steven@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

Belinda Dinga

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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