The New Zealand Billiard & Snooker Referee’s Association (Inc)

(a brief history)

At the request of the New Zealand Billiards and Snooker Association the referees were asked to set up a Council to organise and administer all matters pertaining to referees.
This was to be an autonomous body affiliated to the NZBSA.

The inaugural meeting was held in Wanganui on the 29th January 1994.

The meeting adopted a constitution and elected it's first council members (to be confirmed at the next AGM).
President: Lloyd Lawrence (HB)
Councillors: Reg Gould (AK), Charlie Nicholson (AK), Chris Anderson (WAI), Cliff Hazelton (WAI), Eric Flower (HB), Brien Bennett (TAR)
Executive Director: Noel Moulday (WAN)

Some of the objects of the council will be to obtain a uniform standard of refereeing, upgrade the examination process, reassess the system used for the upgrading of referees, and hopefully in future financially assist referees to attent tournaments where funds are available.

As an aside in March the same year, the first ever Oceania Championhsip was held in Pukekohe. Countries attending were Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. The winner of the Snooker was Steve Robertson (NZ) who defeated Les Higgens (Aus) 5-2.

The present Council Members are:

Malcolm BartonPresident:

Malcolm Barton.

16 Kotuku Drive

Paraparaumu Beach 5032

ph: 042988438/021661947

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Andrew WeatherleyVice President:

Andrew Weatherley

Class 1B & S Examiner, BSF Gold Colours.

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CWayne Ramsayouncil Member:

Wayne Ramsey

Class 1B & S Examiner.

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Neil GydeTreasurer:

Neil Gyde.

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Agnes KimuraCouncil Member:

Agnes Kimura

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Chris AndersonCouncil Member:

Chris Anderson.

Senior Referee:

Class 1 B and S Examiner. IBSF Gold Colours.

Phone 03 3832171 or 0211507084

Cliff HazeltonCouncil Member:

Senior Referee: Class 1 B & S Referee IBSF Gold Colours IBSF Examiner, Assessor & Rules Committee Member.

Cliff Hazelton

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LIFE MEMBERS: Chris Anderson, Reg Gould, Cliff Hazelton, Lloyd Lawrence, Ron Slow.


WHY NOT BECOME A MEMBER? If you have thought about increasing your knowledge of our games of Billiards and Snooker the Association is only too happy to assist you. Every two months a small publication, named BULLETIN is produced and this is sent to all our Members whether they be an active Member, or an Associate member. (This includes individuals , or Clubs who put the Bulletin on their notice board for Members to peruse). Included are articles of interest to all Billiards and Snooker players and supporters , and queries or articles on Billiards and Snooker are welcomed from Members. Further information is available from President Ron Slow or any Council Member. A small charge for the Bulletin is made - Active Members pay $15.00 per year, and Associates pay $10.00 per year. Further information on becoming an active Referee is always available on request - all Players who wish to represent NZ in International Tournaments must have passed the Association's Grade 3 exam and this is a requirement from the NZBSA, to whom the Referees' Association is affiliated. Please contact Cliff Hazelton North Island This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or South Island Chris Anderson phone033832171/0211507084.

THE CURRENT EXAMINERS LIST IS:

AUCKLAND
Warren Burke (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Ray Davies
WAIKATO
Cliff Hazelton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
POVERTY BAY
Murray Humphries
Len Rickett
BAY OF PLENTY
Andrew Weatherley
TARANAKI
Brien Bennett (QSM)
HAWKES BAY
Lloyd Lawrence (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
MANUAWATU
Murray Marshall
CANTERBURY
Chris Anderson
Wayne Ramsay (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Maurice Prebble (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

SOUTHLAND
Don Gostelow

Jimmy Ryan.

Contact can be made direct to any of the above, or to the Council President who will put you in touch with an Examiner in your area.