COVID 19 UPDATES

The Management Committee has been trying to find a way of still running the 2020 QLD Resident Snooker, Billiards and Women’s events, using a fair format and in a safe environment.

After lengthy discussions and with great regret, due to the continued COVID 19 restrictions we, unfortunately, have decided that this is not possible and these events will not be held in 2020. **UPDATE** THE 2020 RESIDENTS WILL NOW BE HELD**

We can advise that we have been successful in securing Major Sponsorship again from the Clem Jones Group for the 2021 Dr Clem Jones AO Queensland Open Snooker Championship.

However, as the event is a National Ranking event, and due to the current border restrictions, it has been decided that it will be postponed to a later date in 2021.

The event will not be held on the Australia Day long weekend as planned.

We will keep an eye on the border restrictions and will plan a new date early in 2021.

Thank you all again for your continued support, and please stay safe during this time.

Regards,

QBSA Management Committee

We hope you are all well and safe during this time. With the recent statement released by the ABSC (click here to view), and after speaking to clubs about their current situation and plans to reopen with the reduced government restrictions moving forward, we have decided the following:

  • The Club Leagues will not resume in 2020 and the current Seasons have been cancelled.

  • Any Club League rounds that have been played will still incur Team fees and invoices will be issued as per normal. 

  • 2020 QBSA Membership for both Clubs and Players will be rolled into 2021. If you have already paid for 2020, this will also cover your 2021 fees.

  • QBSA Membership Cards will not be printed in 2020 and will start in 2021.

In regards to tournaments, we hope to hold our State Residents Championships (Snooker, Billiards, Women’s) by the end of 2020 if possible. However, these may be in a different format than in previous years. More details will be released regarding this moving forward as we know more.

We are also looking at holding our AGM by the end of 2020, possibly in November, but this may be limited to delegates only in person with others able to dial in to listen. More details will be released as we know more.

We hope that all clubs can reopen and resume social play as soon as possible in a safe manner and by following the current government guidelines. As mentioned in the ABSC statement, we recommend you visit the Sports Australia website and follow the toolkit which provides information and resources to help players and venues safely resume activity when they are allowed to do so. The toolkit is available here https://www.sportaus.gov.au/return-to-sport

A cuesports specific guideline package is being developed by the ABSC currently, and we will send out once completed.

Thank you for your continued support, and please continue to stay safe during this time. If you have any questions, please email secretary@qbsa.com.au.

Kind regards,

QBSA Management Committee

The Australian Billiards and Snooker Council today announced that all snooker and billiards events will be cancelled until the 30th June 2020.

As the ABSC is our governing body, and as we also have a duty of care for all members, officials, guests and spectators, the Queensland Billiards and Snooker Association will be following the ABSC recommendation by doing to the same to all of our events, effective immediately.

This includes stopping play of both our current Billiards and Snooker Club Leagues until further notice.

Should the situation improve, the Club Leagues may be resumed to their completion later in the year and may result in our Club Zone Snooker League not being run in 2020. We will assess the situation later in the year regarding this and then will work out any fees related to the Club Leagues.

This immediately impacts the following upcoming QBSA events:

  • 2020 QBSA Annual General Meeting
  • 2020 QLD Junior Development Session One
  • 2020 QLD Residents State Billiards Championships
  • 2020 QLD Women’s Residents Snooker Championships

If you have already paid entry into these events, please email secretary@qbsa.com.au with your bank details and we will issue a refund.

As we do not know how this situation will develop, we will not be guaranteeing that these events, or any future impacted events, will be rescheduled in 2020.

Our upcoming 2020 Annual General Meeting may still be able to go ahead via an online video conference. We will be emailing our current registered affiliate clubs shortly to discuss this option further. **UPDATED 19.03.2020 – The 2020 QBSA Annual General Meeting will be postponed until after the current restrictions have been lifted. All current QBSA Management Committee positions and QBSA Appointments will remain as they are and the new positions will be backdated to the original AGM date of the 26.03.2020.**

While we cannot enforce that our affiliate clubs also do the same regarding their events, we strongly recommend that they follow the directive from the ABSC and the QBSA regarding this matter. Please contact your local club for more information about club events moving forward.

The QBSA Management Committee will continue to monitor the situation and will provide any further updates to this situation, whether it be the restriction on events being removed or extended.

We appreciate your understanding and support during this time and we will hope you and your family remain safe.

If you have any questions, please send an email to secretary@qbsa.com.au.

Please see the full statement from the ABSC here: https://absc.com.au/general-news/2020/3/16/absc-position-on-covid-19-virus

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2021 MATCHROOM OPEN SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Tuesday 26th January 2021, at Matchroom Snooker Centre Sunnybank.
 
Winner $800. Runner Up $400. Losing SF $200. Losing QF $100. Based on minimum 32 entrants.
 
Best of 5 Straight Knockout with a Best of 7 Final, in accordance with the new QBSA State Ranking Tournament Playing Conditions.
 
$65 Entry Fee. Nominations Close Monday 18th January 2021. To enter, call Chee Yap on 0403 178 817.

QBSA State Ranking Tournament Playing Conditions

2021 QBSA CLUB SNOOKER LEAGUE - SEASON ONE

The QBSA has a long history of interclub competition, formally known as the Brisbane Districts Pennants, which allows our affiliate clubs to enter a team to verse other affiliate clubs in Team vs Team Snooker and Billiards Seasons. Teams play Home matches and also travel for Away matches at other clubs, in a round-robin format with the Top 4 teams going through to the finals. Normally we have a Snooker Season at the start of the year, followed by a Billiards Season. In 2020 we changed this format and both the Snooker and Billiards Seasons will now overlap.

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.

Unfortunately over the previous years, Pennant numbers have declined and a lot of the “Club Pride” has been lost. Our goal at the QBSA is to change that and bring back that “Club Pride” by trying new things to answer some of the reasons why players don’t play.

Our first change is a refresh of the name, now known as the QBSA Club Leagues since 2020, which will be solely run by the QBSA and we invite each club to provide feedback and suggestions throughout the year by contacting the QBSA Secretary.

Continuing from the COVID 19 effected Season in 2020, we will be keeping the same format and rules for 2021.

Team Nominations are now open for A Grade, B Grade and C Grade via the online Team Nomination Form. Team Nominations close at midnight on Friday 5th February 2021.

Below are the start dates for Season One:

A GRADE

MONDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2021

B GRADE

TUESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2021

C GRADE

WEDNESDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2021

2021 season one - rules

SNOOKER LEAGUE PLAYER GRADES

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

TEAM NOMINATION FORM

  • Choose
  • A GRADE - MONDAY NIGHTS
  • B GRADE - TUESDAY NIGHTS
  • C GRADE - WEDNESDAY NIGHTS


Use a new line per player.

2021 QBSA CLUB BILLIARDS LEAGUE - SEASON ONE

The QBSA has a long history of interclub competition, formally known as the Brisbane Districts Pennants, which allows our affiliate clubs to enter a team to verse other affiliate clubs in Team vs Team Snooker and Billiards Seasons. Teams play Home matches and also travel for Away matches at other clubs, in a round-robin format with the Top 4 teams going through to the finals. Normally we have a Snooker Season at the start of the year, followed by a Billiards Season. In 2020 we changed this format and both the Snooker and Billiards Seasons will now overlap.

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.

Unfortunately over the previous years, Pennant numbers have declined and a lot of the “Club Pride” has been lost. Our goal at the QBSA is to change that and bring back that “Club Pride” by trying new things to answer some of the reasons why players don’t play.

Our first change is a refresh of the name, now known as the QBSA Club Leagues since 2020, which will be solely run by the QBSA and we invite each club to provide feedback and suggestions throughout the year by contacting the QBSA Secretary.

Continuing from the COVID 19 effected Season in 2020, we will be keeping the same format and rules for 2021.

Team Nominations are now open for A Grade and B Grade via the online Team Nomination Form. Team Nominations close at midnight on Monday 1st March 2021.

Below are the start dates for Season One:

A GRADE

THURSDAY 11TH MARCH 2021

B GRADE

THURSDAY 18TH MARCH 2021

2021 season one - rules

BILLIARDS LEAGUE PLAYER GRADES

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

TEAM NOMINATION FORM

  • Choose
  • A GRADE - EVERY 2ND THURSDAY
  • B GRADE - EVERY 4TH THURSDAY


Use a new line per player.

2020-2021 QBSA ASSOCIATE PLAYER MEMBERSHIP

Due to COVID-19, we have decided to roll over any current 2020 QBSA Associate Player Memberships into 2021. Anyone who has already joined in 2020 or joins in 2020 will automatically become a 2021 QBSA Associate Player Member (Membership expires 31.12.2021). We will not be issuing any QBSA Membership Cards in 2020 and will start to issue the cards in 2021.

You can complete the Membership Form on this page and make payment via Online Credit Card or Bank Transfer. Membership will not be confirmed until full payment has been received.

MEMBERSHIP COSTS

If you are a current financial member of a QBSA Affiliated Club:

AUD $30.00

If you are not a current member of a QBSA Affiliated Club:

AUD $120.00

MEMBERSHIP FORM

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QUEENSLAND RANKINGS [06.01.2021]

OUR SYSTEM

12-month rolling ranking system for Snooker, Billiards and Women. 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’s = The combined total of earned State Snooker and State Billiards Ranking points, plus points earned for Women only events that has been sanctioned to receive QLD ranking points.

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

CONTACT THE QBSA

EMAIL:

SECRETARY@QBSA.COM.AU

ADDRESS:

SPORTS HOUSE,
150 CAXTON STREET,
MILTON, QUEENSLAND 4064

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