BEF Junior National Qualifiers Underway

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) would like to invite junior billiard athletes to participate in qualifying tournaments for the 21st Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships. Qualifying tournaments are currently underway throughout the United States and will continue through June 14th. Junior players that qualify will be eligible to participate in the Junior Nationals which is scheduled this summer at Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal, Illinois. Junior competition at ISU is set for July 23rd-26th, while the ACUI Collegiate 9-Ball Championships will be played July 21st - 23rd.

Junior players advancing to the Junior Nationals will be competing for academic scholarships, prizes, and an invitation to represent the United States at the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) Junior World Championships. The Junior Nationals features 4 divisions: 19 & Under Boys, 19 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Boys, and 14 & Under Girls.  For more information about hosting a qualifier, league guidelines, or upcoming qualifier dates and locations, visit .

Sponsors include Brunswick Billiards, Simonis Cloth, Ozone Billiards, Delta-13 Rack, Aramith Billiard Balls, Illinois State University and Billiard Congress of America (BCA). Event and product sponsor opportunities are available, please contact the BEF.

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.

For more information about the BEF, please visit or contact Laura Smith at 303.926.1039 or e-mail