The BEF is currently looking for Junior State Championships Hosts in the following states: Colorado, Ohio and Nevada
Billiard Education Foundation
Apr. 9, 2018
The BEF Junior Nationals is the most prestigious youth billiard event in North America. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this year’s event will be held July 10-14, 2018 at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Top young cueists will compete for academic scholarships, prizes, and an opportunity to represent North America at the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World Junior 9-Ball Championships.
 
Junior State Championships (JSC) are held nationwide and we encourage you to participate as a host site. Please submit your applications to host a JSC by May 16, 2018.
 
For over 3 decades, young billiard student-athletes from all over the country compete in local qualifiers for their chance at this prestigious title, scholarship dollars, and prizes. It’s the only junior event in the U.S. that qualifies young players to compete at the WPA (World Pool-Billiard Association) World Junior 9-Ball Championships.
 
Between junior leagues, qualifiers and the Junior State Championship program, the BEF is anticipating its largest participation this year. The national championships boast 8 divisions: 18 & Under Boys, 16 & Under Boys, 14 & Under Boys, 11 & Under Boys (non-world-qualifying division), 18 & Under Girls, 16 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Girls, and 11 & Under Girls (non-world-qualifying division). The three upper age divisions for both boys and girls will also all be World Qualifiers.  Those matches will be played on 20 each, 9' Diamonds. Deadline to register is June 30, 2018.
 
A special addition to the national tournament continues in the magnetism and competitive challenge of “artistic pool”, says ESPN & World Masters Trick Shot Champion Tom “Dr. Cue”® Rossman. For 25 years, this unique and exciting championship has run parallel to the 9-ball event. Each player in 8 youthful divisions of the 2018 BEF National Junior Championships has the opportunity to “take the artistic challenge”. “Everyone has a chance to win the 2018 BEF Junior National “Artistic Pool” Championship title in your respective division. It’s easy, it’s exciting, it’s fun, and it’s an experience you will never forget.”
 
The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity committed to promoting a lifelong love of pool and building the next generation of players through youth programs and academic scholarships. The BEF also sanctions Junior State Championships, produces the annual Junior National 9- Ball Championships and qualifies young players each year for the WPA World Junior Championships.
 
Tom “Dr. Cue”® Rossman, B.D., ESPN, WMTSC, NAPFSC, USOAPC, WPAWAPC
(Doctor of Billiardology, ESPN & World Masters Trick Shot Champion, North American Professional Fancy Shot Co-Champion, US Open Artistic Pool Champion, Plus WPA World Artistic Pool Champion, and 2017 BCA Hall Of Fame Inductee.)
 
Contact: The Billiard Education Foundation
Email:     Carol@billiardeducation.org
Phone:    (303) 926-1039
 
Visit www.billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039 if interested in hosting a State Championship
 
 
 
UPCOMING JUNIOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
 
 
New Mexico State Junior 8 ball championships
04/14/2018
Slate Street Billiards
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KREWE MI 8 Ball Junior State Championship
04/21/2018
Anazeh Sands West Charley's Pub & Grill
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KREWE MI 10 Ball Junior State Championships
04/22/2018
Anazeh Sands West Charley's Pub & Grill
Wyoming, MI
 
 
Connecticut State 9 Ball Junior Championships
04/22/2018
Yale Billiards
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Indiana State 9 Ball Junior Championships
05/5/2018
Bluetip Billiards
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Arizona State 9 Ball Junior Championships
05/12/2018
Bull Shooters
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