Joey Bourgeois, Jr. Becomes Texas State Junior 9-Ball Champion

Junior pool player Joey Bourgeois, Jr. of Baytown, Texas, went undefeated this past Saturday, May 25th, 2013 to capture the Texas State Junior 9-Ball Championships and a Junior Nationals qualifier spot. The 14 year-old, straight “A” student went undefeated in a field of staunch competitors, ages 13 thru 18, defeating Houstonian Jonathon Romero in the final, 9-4. Bourgeois took home $155 for first, a BEF Finalist Certificate, and a Q-Clip compliments of John Taylor, former South Texas Junior Pool Tour director. Parents and supporters enjoyed a full day of junior billiard competition along with BCA Referee Derrell Montgomery who was on-hand to explain some of the more intricate rules of the game. At this event, four juniors qualified to compete at Junior Nationals being held this July during the 2013 BCA Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Competing alongside Bourgeois in the Junior National’s 14 & under age division will be 13 year old Hunter Gray, while 17 year-old Jonathon Romero and 18 year-old Caleb Ripple will compete in the 18 & under division. 
Thanks to Lucasi Cues, Bogies Billiards, and local player Chuck Adams, the players’ purse totaled $310, money which will come in handy when booking travel plans for Junior Nationals. This qualifying event was sanctioned by the Billiard Education Foundation, hosted by Bogies Billiards in Houston, Texas and directed by Kim Newsome. For more information about Junior Billiard Programs, visit