2008 BEF Junior Nationals & ACUI Collegiate 9-Ball Championships Head to the University of Arizona, Tucson

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) has scheduled the 20th Annual Junior Nationals to be played in conjunction with the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate 9-Ball Championships for the 4rd consecutive year. The University of Arizona, Tucson, will host this prestigious tournament July 8th – 13th, 2008. ACUI competition will be held July 8th- 10th, while the junior excitement will take place Thursday thru Sunday, July 10th – 13th.

The Student Union Memorial Center (SUMC) will be the stage to an expected 250 young athletes competing for scholarships, prizes and invitations to represent the United States at the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) Junior World Championships.

To participate in the BEF Junior Nationals, players must earn an entry through a BEF qualifier or must be appointed by their local junior league. Qualifiers for the 4 divisions: 19 & Under Boys, 19 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Boys and 14 & Under Girls will be held through May 2008. For more information about hosting a qualifier, league guidelines or upcoming qualifier dates and locations, visit www.BilliardEducation.org . Collegiate participants must be invited to participate through an ACUI regional tournament, visit www.acui.org for more information.

A warm thanks to all the contributors and supporters of the BEF and junior programs. In addition, thanks to the event sponsors: Brunswick Billiards, the official table sponsor; Iwan Simonis, the official cloth sponsor; Billiard Congress of America (BCA) and Predator Products.

The Billiard Education Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization committed to furthering the standard of excellence and leadership within the billiard community by engaging in activities related to the education and cultural advancement of tomorrow's leaders.

To become a sponsor, make a donation or inquiry, please visit www.BilliardEducation.org or contact Laura Smith at 303.926.1039 or LauraSmith@BilliardEducation.org