History of Trophies
& Special moments in the WVEBL
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
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
$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
Fraser Durham 27
Owen McIntyre 17
Rick Kendall 16
Dave Blacklaw 13
Guy Smith 13
Ross Metcalfe 11
Shane Bartelette 10
Al Senkiw 10
Rick Hutcheon 8
Pat Werner 7
High Break Trophies by Player
Owen McIntyre 10 105
Al Senkiw 8 143
Fraser Durham 8 115
Rick Kendall 5 139
Guy Smith 5 136
Ross Metcalfe 5 119
Bob Pachol 2 91
Dave Blacklaw 2 123
Ray Reid 2 96
Warren Dyer 2 114
Garry Marshall 1 111
Shane Bartelette 1 106