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Queensland benefits from some of the highest quality billiards and snooker coaches in Australasia.


The QBSA’s Coaching Director is Bob Turpin, one of the best junior and adult coaches in Australia and he is joined by several quality coaches who provide excellent one-on-one and group coaching sessions at various cue sports venues around Queensland.


I’m interested in receiving coaching


To enquire about receiving coaching as a junior or adult in Queensland, please contact Bob Turpin on 0452 033 193.


Alternatively, we have several different regions and their coaching contacts listed under “Coaching” on our website’s home page.


I’m interested in becoming a coach or renewing my coaching accreditation


The QBSA is always on the look out for quality coaches and along with the Australian Billiards and Snooker Council (ABSC), encourages and requires coaches to complete the official accreditation process to be able to appropriately provide coaching to players young and old.


If you’d like to gain coaching accreditation for the coming year, there is a process to follow. That process includes the following steps:

  • Print the ABSC Coaching Accreditation Form (PDF can be downloaded here): Accreditation_Re-Accreditation Form for Coaches
  • Complete the details required on the form, and sign it.
  • Provide proof of current Blue Card status (a copy of your certification or approval letter showing your Blue Card number will suffice). If you do not have a current Blue Card to be able to coach juniors, please email Des Turner as the coordinator for all QBSA related Blue Cards (recommended). If you have already requested a Blue Card via the QLD Government (here) then you’ll still need to make Des Turner aware of your Blue Card number please.
  • Present your completed form and Blue Card proof in person to Bob Turpin, so he can ensure you are suitably qualified. Bob Turpin can be contacted on 0452 033 193.
  • Pay the nominated accreditation fee ($50.00 for new coaches, $20.00 for renewals) to:
    • Account name: QBSA
    • BSB: 034086
    • Account number: 146996
    • Please put reference: Coaching – YOUR NAME
  • Once Bob Turpin has signed your completed form, scan this and your Blue Card proof and email these to QBSA Secretary Garvin Gray.
  • Your application will be emailed to the ABSC via QBSA and you will be notified directly by the ABSC on coaching accreditation approval.

Please note coaches need to renew their coaching accreditation each year, following the steps above each time (in full).


Should you have any questions about this process, please call Bob Turpin on 0452 033 193.

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