Junior Players Sponsored by CSI at 25th Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships

Rallying behind the future of pool, CueSports International (CSI) is proud to announce the sponsorship of 24 junior players to the 25th Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships being held July 25-28 at the Convention Center of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. 
The CSI sponsored players are:
Jonathan Alistock
Kyra Avalos
Mark Avalos
Blake Baker
Sheldon Barber
Cheyanne Cevallos
Tory Conley
Madison Dunn
James (Nick) Evans
Mikey Evans
Zachary Hampton
Elizabeth Herpel
Kaiden Hunkins
Clayton Lofgren
Lauren Michaud
Jake Miosi
Isabelle Plumb
Julianna Poutry
Sierra Reams
Tyer Styler
This is the fourth consecutive year CSI has participated in the event as a sponsor and the largest roster of sponsored players to date. 
The Junior National 9-Ball Championships is comprised of four divisions: Boys 14 and Under, Girls 14 and Under, Boys 19 and Under, and Girls 19 and Under, the winners of which are selected to represent the United States in the WPA Junior World 9-Ball Championships. 
The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is the long standing producer of the junior national event. Traditionally, the Junior National 9-Ball Championships has been hosted at college campuses across the United States, however due to the event’s increasing growth a change of venue was needed. 
CSI recently moved their Las Vegas based events: the BCAPL & USAPL National Championships, the US Open 10-Ball Championship, the US Open One Pocket Championship and the US Open 8-Ball Championship to the 163,000 square foot Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Convention Center, which presented an opportunity for the BEF to expand.  Samm Diep-Vidal, the BEF Executive Director, stated on the BEF website (www.billiardeducation.org), 
“Over the past few years, as Junior Nationals has grown, it had become increasingly difficult to find a venue (college campus or pool room) that fit the criteria to host an event of this size, with enough tables, seating, and was affordable to travel to and stay. Thanks to the support from CSI and the Rio, this year’s event will offer world class equipment, a chance to play alongside the pros, pool clinics all week with the pros, live streaming in HD, live scoring, online brackets, and ultimately more fundraising opportunities for the BEF. Opportunities that the BEF otherwise would not have been able to fund alone.”
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. For more information about the Junior National 9-Ball Championships and other BEF programs visit www.billiardeducation.org.