Junior 9-Ball Champions Contend for the Gold in Europe

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF)is pleased to announce that six (6) junior players (18 years old or younger) will be representing the United States in the World Pool-Billiard Association's (WPA ) prestigious junior event,  XX WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships held August 31 –September 4, 2011 in Kielce, Poland.

Almost fifty (50) of the world's best junior billiard players from six (6) continents and over twenty (20) countries will compete for the gold, silver and bronze in both the boys' and girls' divisions.The Billiard Congress of America (BCA), as the North American member of the WPA, provides the invitations that make it possible for North American players to participate in this esteemed event. 

The U.S. junior delegates earned an entry by virtue of their performance in the 2011 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships, where top finishers also received, scholarship funds and prizes. 

The following are among the top international players who are representing the United States:
Boys' Division:
Danny Olson of Brookings, SD 
Brendan Crockett of Bell Canyon, CA 
Tyler Styer of Brookfield, WI
Shawn Begay of Gallup, NM

Girls' Division:
Briana Miller of Allentown, PA 
Taylor Reynolds of Waterville, ME

In addition to the U.S. junior players representing North America, the Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association (CBSA) has named three (3) players to represent Canada. Attending the event will be Jeff Robson, Cheng Peng  and Kayla Roloson of Ontario.

For more information about this event and to view the live streaming, visit:

World Pool-Billiard Association
Formed in 1987, the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) is the international governing body for pocket billiards. For more information, visit www.wpa-pool.com .

Billiard Congress of America
Founded in 1948, the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to growing a united, prosperous and highly regarded billiard industry through BCA leadership. For more information, visit www.bca-pool.com.

Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association 
The Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association (CBSA) is the governing body of cue sports for Canada. For more information, visit www.cbsa.ca.

Billiard Education Foundation 
The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization and is committed to the growth and promotion of billiards among youth. The BEF supports youth billiard programs by funding academic scholarships, produces the Junior National 9-Ball Championships and supports billiard athletes to attend the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships. The BEF encourages youth to stay in school and further their education while building and maintaining a lifelong love of billiards through the “Pool In School” program, which promotes billiard clubs, teams and bias part of the physical education “Lifetime Sports” class. more information, visit www.BilliardEducation.org or call 303.926.1039.