History of Trophies 

& Special moments in the WVEBL


See Trophy winners by venue/team click here


At this year's AGM it was passed to institute a new level for High Breaks. This year we will see mid-range level where players with a handicap of -40 to -125 have an opportunity to win some hardware.  We will call this trophy, The Peter Vosters Trophy Which meant we also adjusted our low handicap level from -30 to -35. 

Once again this year we have added yet another team to our league, bringing total to 9. We will also once again play out of St James Legion. The success of the Learning English Billiards put on by Marvin Quiambao has paid off with at least 10 players joining our league this year. 

We have raised player fees to $125 and are welcoming back some returning players. Things are looking up.


We were fortunate to have 8 teams playing this year in our 4 Venues. Rich Urbanik brought in quite a few players from the Aactive Pool league and filled out his team with some existing league members. They will play on Tuesdays & Wednesday only. 

A returning player to our league, Marvin Quiambao was instrumental in starting "Learning English Billiards" for NEW players to the game. Hope was to garner interest and maybe more new players. 


Restarted league play October 21, 2021 after COVID19 restrictions were lifted. We still needed to play with masks, but at least we are back. 


First time in league history no play due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

March 13, 2020 in Canada was the date of the first of many shut downs. 


No longer any teams playing out of St James Legion  


Changed double baulk rule from a miss to foul.

2014-2015     WVEBL welcomes the World for 2nd bi-annual

Hosts Americas’ Cup & Vimy Ridge Open World tournament at Anavets Assiniboia Unit #283.

Mike Russell winner Americas’ Cup Trophy May 24-29, 2015

Robert Hall winner Vimy Ridge Trophy May 22-23, 2015

  Kevin Augusta became first Canadian player ever to have a Century break in an International English Billiards tournament.

2013 WVEBL welcomes the World

Hosts Americas’ Cup & Vimy Ridge Open World tournament at the Manitoba Club.

Mike Russell inaugural winner Americas’ Cup Trophy  August 25-29, 2013

Robert Hall inaugural winner Vimy Ridge Trophy           August 23-24, 2013


Changed to Aramith Tournament balls

Changed lowest handicap from +30 to +50

2009–2010    Harry Lockwood Trophy

  Back to race to 500 points from 700


  Changed Billiard balls to White, Yellow & Red from White, White w/spot & Red

Chuck Werner Trophy

  MVP of the playoffs 

2007–2008    Harry Lockwood Trophy

  Changed to race to 700 points from 500

2006–2007    Ray Trinder Trophy (Life Member)

+30 to “0” (Replaces Novice Trophy)

1991–1992    Ken Vincent Trophy

Most Feared 

1990–1991    Novice Trophy

  open to all 1st year players 


Subtract 30 points from all handicaps

Lowest +30, start at +20

1988–1989    Warde Tulloch Trophy

  Most Sportsmanlike 


$2.00 a game dropped. Yearly team fees adopted 


Add 30 points to all handicaps and players start at -10 


4 games a night, 2 tables all venues 

1980–1981    Jim Simm Trophy (Life Member)

  Aggregate for 1st Place in regular season play      

1978–1979    St Georges Trophy 

4th Place in league after playoffs


  2 Division format reinstated this year only 16 teams 


2 Division format dropped 14 teams

Lowest handicap changed from +40 to +30 

1970–1971    Harry Lockwood Trophy (Life Member)

Top 16 players in the league ranked race to 500 points – no handicap 

1971–1972    Syd Spence Trophy (Life Member)            

+40 to -30 High Break                         

Tom Hargreaves (Life Member)       

Tom Hargreaves Trophy (Life Member) for -35 and up High Break  

1969–1970    Jack McLean Trophy

+40 to -30 (Grosvenor Trophy)

John (Jock) Milton Trophy

John (Jock) Milton Trophy for 3rd Place in league after playoffs

1954–1955    Neil Bardal Trophy

-35 and up, 2 games to 200 

Handicaps implemented with 10 points Win or Loss

5 points in the 60’s

Lowest handicap +40

+20 points start (Rookie) 

1938-1939     Jack Sparrow Memorial Shield  

Players paid a fee for each game played

3 games per night 2 divisions “Vimy” & “Dieppe” 

Over 14 teams played with no handicaps.

Players are ranked A,B,C,D and visiting teams matched A vs A, B vs B, C vs C and D vs D 

Trophies by Player

Link to all players Sites MASTR

High Break Trophies by Player

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