Coach Background Information
Name: Robby Foldvari
Area: Melbourne Australia (available to coach anywhere in the world)
Details of current coaching activities: Coaching many people at a variety of billiard sports. This includes the elite Melbourne High School and Australian Junior Snooker Champion Arthur Lim.
Hobbies and Interests: I love cue sports so that is a hobby but is also my profession. In 2012 I played in The World 9 Ball Championship and World Pool Team Championship which was my 43rd world title appearance, which included WPBSA professional Billiards and WSA professional Snooker championships and IBSF Billiards and Snooker events. Other interests include Australian Rules Football, cricket and most of all interested in my children.
Why did you get involved in coaching Coming back from my pro snooker and billiards commitments from the UK every year it was a natural progression to help people in Australia. The man who made the first 147 ever, Murt O’Donoghue took me under his wing and showed me the benefit of coaching and mentorship at the start of my playing career.
Brief summary of your coaching experience.
I coach beginners to advanced levels, juniors to seniors, male and females. I also have a Graduate Diploma of Education from Monash University so I know how to transfer my knowledge.
Initially coached people in Australia and after doing the course with Terry Griffiths coached people in England and then was the National Coach of Singapore, when they won their first ever Gold Medal in the South East Asian Games. I was also sent by the WPBSA as an official coach in China travelling to Beijing and the North East Border. I have also coached in Europe.
I have coached many top players in Australia including pro Vinnie Calabrese. I spent alot of time with Neil Robertson in his formative years discussing the game and travelling to tournaments together.
Having played for so long I have a unique array of titles, achievements and mishaps which I now understand why they happended so can help others not to make the same mistakes:
On Main World Snooker Tour for 13 years
Captain of Australian World Cup Snooker Team – Quarterfinalists
Australian Titles at Snooker, Billiards, 8 Ball, 9 Ball and 10 ball
Clacton Professional Snooker Champion
Winner Willie Thorne Open (formerly Everards biggest Pro Am Snooker event in UK)
USSR Snooker Champion 1990
World Professional, World Matchplay and World IBSF Billiards Champion
First Overseas player to win UK professional Billiards Championship
Only person to play a professional ranking billiards and snooker tournament on the same day
How to contact Robby
Mobile +61 (0)418178574 or