BEF Launches Nationwide Junior State Championship Program

August 20, 2014 (Denver, CO): The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) proudly announces its nationwide Junior State Championship program. The long awaited national program is an opportunity for each state to showcase their top young billiard stars. Through junior state championships, these student-athletes earn entry into the BEF Junior Nationals where they have the opportunity to compete for academic scholarships and a chance to represent the U.S. at the annual World Championships.


Each state may host up to four junior state championships, one for each of the four age divisions held at junior nationals: 18 & Under Boys, 18 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Boys, and 14 & Under Girls.


There are three ways to get involved! Host, Sponsor, or Compete in a Junior State Championship event.


HOSTS: Help grow the future of our sport by hosting a Junior State Championship. Qualify your local young players for the BEF Junior Nationals and reserve your room as the “home of” your state’s Junior State Championship.


Hosts always receive a sponsored prize package exceeding the value of their commitment, along with first dibs for the next year.


SPONSORS: Sponsors help keep participation costs affordable for the junior players in turn encouraging more participation. Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are still available for this national opportunity. We are a 501(c)(3) so your contribution is tax deductible as permitted by law.


Join the industry’s “smart money” by investing in the future of our sport!


JUNIORS: Compete with the best young players in your state. Qualify for next year’s Junior Nationals and World Championships through your state championship! Earn academic scholarships, prizes, and recognition for your talents.


For more details on the national BEF Junior State Championship program, visit:


Some of the current program sponsors making smart marketing investments and a positive impact on our sport: Aramith, Simonis,, and more to come!


The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity committed to promoting a lifelong love of pool and building the next generation of players through youth programs and academic scholarships. Visit or call (303) 926-1039 to learn more about junior billiard programs in your area.