Junior Billiard Champions Take Aim at World Title

Brittany Bryant will represent Canada in the event

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that eight (8) junior players ( 19 years old or younger) will be representing the United States in the XIX WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships, November  29 –December  1, 2010.  The United States Pool Players Association (USPPA) and the Rail Bird Project will produce the World Pool-Billiard Association's (WPA) most prestigious junior event, which will be held at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada.

Almost fifty (50) of the world's best junior billiard players from six (6) continents and over twenty (20) countries will compete for the world title 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 2010 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships, where top finishers also received an expense paid trip, scholarship funds provided by Ozone Billiards and other prizes.

Among the top international players representing the U.S. are:

Boys' Division:

Landon Shuffett of Greensburg, KY
Billy Thorpe of Dayton, OH
Jesse Engel of Columbia Heights, MN
Brendan Crockett of Bell Canyon, CA
Danny Olson of Olathe, KS

Girls' Division:
Liz Lovely of Centerville, OH
Briana Miller of Allentown, PA
Jauslinn Arnold of Bakersfield, CA

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 former world champion of the girls' division, Brittany Bryant, as well as Ryan Spence and Pod Shognosh.