Steve Mifsud Awarded Life Membership
14 Oct 2016
Steve Mifsud has been awarded Life Membership of the Australian Billiards & Snooker Council at the 2016 Annual General Meeting. In recognition of his outstanding contribution and commitment to the sport over more than 30 years, Steve was felt by the delegates at the meeting to be truly deserving of this honour.
Steve won the IBSF World Snooker Championship in Cairo, Egypt in 2002, and was runner up in 2004. He dominated the Australian Snooker rankings for the best part of 20 years, winning virtually every national ranking event at least once, including the National Snooker Championship 6 times with a record 4 in a row from 2001-2004. He has also won the National Billiards Championship twice, in 2003 and 2012.
In accepting the Life Member badge, Steve spoke of what the sport meant to him personally, starting from the age of 7 years old. "I feel the people in this sport are my community" Steve said. The announcement came as a surprise to Steve, having been called into the meeting without notice immediately before playing his first round match in the Australian Open Snooker, but it apparently did not dent his concentration - he went out and won 4-0 with breaks of 74 and 62.
In other news from the AGM, Frank Dewens was elected unopposed to the position of President for his second three year term, Adam Wyard was elected Vice President, and all incumbent state members were re-elected to their respective positions on the Executive - Chris Wignall (SA), John Osterman (QLD), Mark O'Neill (ACT), Rex Swain (TAS). Theresa Whitten was returned as Secretary and John Osterman as Treasurer.