Snooker and Billiards NSW was formed in 2017 and previously known as the NSW Billiards and Snooker Association Inc. which was established in 1917.
In November 2017 a Special General Meeting was held to adopt a new constitution for our Sport in NSW. Aside from the new constitution, a resolution was passed to change the name from Billiards and Snooker Association of NSW Inc. to Snooker and Billiards NSW. This name changed is aligned with changes to other sports across NSW.
The adoption of a new constitution marks a new era for our sport after we recently celebrated the 100 year anniversary. A key feature of the new constitution is the removal of references to legacy positions such as President, Secretary and Treasurer. Instead, the Board will consist of a minimum of 4 and maximum of 7 Directors of which one will be voted by the elected Board as the ‘Chairman’. The Board will also fill various roles as outlined by the position descriptions below:
Director of Operations and Governance
Director of Finance
Director of IT and Media
Director of Tournaments and Events
Director of Sponsorship and Revenue
Director of Sports Development
Policies and Procedures
With the adoption of the new constitution, Snooker and Billiards NSW is committed to updating its policies and procedures where applicable. As these are developed, they will be made available on this page.
Australian Billiards and Snooker Council (ABSC)
The Australian Billiards and Snooker Council (ABSC) is the official national governing body for Billiards and Snooker in Australia. The ABSC is a member of both the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) and the World Snooker Federation (WSF). Snooker and Billiards NSW is an affiliate member of the ABSC and has representation on the Board through its NSW Executive Member.
The ABSC aligns its governance including policies and procedures with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) as well as the World governing bodies. As a State affiliate, we adopt the same governance policies such as Code of Ethics, Social Media and Anti-Doping Policy. All of the governance documents can be found on the governance page of the ABSC website.