BCA Junior Nationals Ready To Begin

The 2005 BCA Junior Nationals are ready to kick off on Wednesday morning at the Michigan Union Billiards & Games Room in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

John Morra, who won the 18 & Under Boys division last year, is back to defend his title. He will have to get by last year's runner up Tyler Strawn, Justin Bergman, last year's 14 & Under winner Chris Futrell as well as 72 other players.

With Futrell being bumped to the 18 & Under Boys division, a new champion will be crowned in the 14 & Under Boys division. Landon Shuffett looks to be the favorite in that field of 61 players.

Anna Kostanian, who finished second to Mary Rakin last year in the 18 & Under Girls Division, will not have to deal with Rakin this year. She will still have to deal with Juliette Houtz and 13 other players in the division.

This year sees the addition of a new 14 & Under Girls Division with eight players including Christina Kidd, Chelsea Hardwick and six others.

Complete brackets for all four divisions are online and will be updated all week.