VRI Billiards and Snooker

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The VRI Billiards and Snooker (roaming) Club Play in the annual ARI Billiards and Snooker Competition.

Teams are made up from Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania/South Australia playing off for the Team Trophy, and other Individual awards.

The VRI Club Secretary, has a great history at this event, winning the Individual Billiards Championship over 25 times.

The Competitions are fiercely fought, where old friendships are renewed, and new ones made each year.

VRI Billiards and Snooker to host ARI 2020 Competition

Bentleigh Club - 29 Feb - 6 March

Full event details

Ian Gilbee, Winner of the 2019 VRI Sports Personality of the Year

Nomination by fellow Life Member, Geoff Close


"Ian Gilbee, has been a Billiards and Snooker player for many years, and involved with the VRI Billiards and Snooker Club, and the Australian Railways Institutes Billiards and Snooker Annual Competition, for over 40 years. Ian himself is the usual winner of the ARI Individual Billiards Championship, having won it over 28 times.

I have personally seen Ian in action a number of times in the last 12 years at Victorian hosted competitions, and remain impressed with his patience, ability to perform consistently, and his organisational skills are fantastic! I congratulate Ian on his attitude to his chosen sport and his skill.”

Ian in action!

The VRI Regional Centres of Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong also house Billiards and Snooker competitions - current VRI and new members welcome!

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Be with like minded people I'd never played bowls before but I'm so happy I gave it a go. I've met so many new people and had a lot of laughs along the way - Pam Graham VRI Member