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 hosted the ARI 2020 Competition

Bentleigh Club - 29 Feb - 6 March

NSW TEAM WINNERS TEAM EVENT 2020

QLD TEAM 2ND PLACE
VIC TEAM 3RD PLACE

ANI TEAM 4TH PLACE

INDIVIDUAL BILLIARDS CHAMPION 2020
ROBBIE CHILCOTT (VIC) ON LEFT - RUNNER UP JIM WICKS (QLD)

INDIVIDUAL SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHEST BREAK 42 BY JIM WICKS(QLD) & PLAQUE ON RIGHT IS TEAMS HIGHEST BREAK 61 FOR BILLIARDS

Robbie with his silverware that goes with winning both championships Billiards and Snooker

VICTORIA BEST TEAM PLAYER - MARGARET CONOMY

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 clubs and competitions - current VRI and new members always welcome!

Join the club

I would encourage everybody and anybody to join the VRI. It’s a community and family that have been welcoming to me and my family. There are so many benefits and activities to participate and socialise to meet new people. BILLMITREVSK  VRI Member