Colorado Qualifiers for 2013 Junior Nationals Made Possible by Str8 Shots


One Colorado Springs couple is determined to leave no child behind. Marc and Kimberly Griffiths, the owners of Str8 Shots Darts & Billiards online store are sponsoring a series of qualifiers for this year’s Junior National 9-Ball Championships, presented by the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF).

Their mission is to make it possible for any young player in the state that’s interested in attending Junior Nationals, to have the opportunity to do so. They’ve schedule three qualifiers for the 2013 Junior Nationals, each with a money-added adult tournament held alongside. They understand that having something for the parents/adults to do will draw more attendance for the youth events.

Complete Schedule of Events:

March 23
Qualifier for Junior Nationals
$500 Added Open 8-Ball Tournament
(Felt Billiards in Englewood, CO)

April 20
Qualifier for Junior Nationals
$1,000 Added Open 8-Ball Tournament
(Antique Billiard Museum in Colorado Springs, CO)

May 4-5
Qualifier for Junior Nationals
$3,000 Added Finale 8-Ball Tournament
(Classic Q’s in Pueblo, CO)

For complete details or to sign up for the events, visit

Each qualifier will include the same four divisions as Junior Nationals: 18 & Under Boys, 18 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Boys, and 14 & Under Girls. All qualifiers are also FREE TO ENTER. “Str8 Shots is committed to doing whatever it takes to promote billiards for the youth nationwide, starting with Colorado,” said the Griffiths.

The 2013 BEF Junior Nationals will be held July 25-28, 2013 at the Convention Center of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s the only junior event in the U.S. that qualifies young athletes to compete at the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships. Each year, the BEF sends six or more junior players to represent North America and vie for the prestigious title of Jr. World Champion.