Let The Kids Play - 1st Junior Invitational 9-Ball Partners with International 9-Ball Open
Press Release
Aug. 29, 2019
Pat Fleming and Ra Hanna (Erwin Dionisio)
Pat Fleming and Ra Hanna (Erwin Dionisio)
Pat Fleming (Accu-Stats Productions) and Ra Hanna (On The Wire Creative) are thrilled to announce the first Junior Invitational 9-Ball Championship (JIC), to be held in conjunction with the International 9-Ball Open, Nov. 1-2, 2019, at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va. The four-player event will take place in the Simonis-Aramith Arena and will be livestreamed.
 
“We are excited to showcase the Junior Invitational during the International,” said Fleming, owner and producer of the major pro 9-ball championship. “There is nothing quite like giving these young adults much-needed exposure and a chance to compete and have a great time. These young players bring a level of commitment, comradery and talent that we can all be proud of.”
 
“I’m so proud of our junior players, it’s about giving them the platform they need to succeed,” said Hanna, who will co-produce the junior event with Fleming. “The JIC was born out of one mission: to provide a high-level platform for young cueists to learn how to navigate the high pressures of competitive cue sports.”
 
The JIC will feature 2019 Billiard Education Foundation Junior National Champions Kaiden Hunkins (18-Under Boys) of Waukesha, Wis., and Kodi Allen (16-Under Boys) of Tampa, Fla., as well as Junior National runners-up Lukas Francasso-Verner (18-Under Boys) of Wallingford, Conn., and Matthew Wiseley (16-Under Boys) of Poplar Bluff, Mo.
 
“We hope to grow this event every year, and we are looking forward to expanding every year,” added Hanna.
 
For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact:
 
Ra Hanna     Email: Ra@Otwpromotions.com  Phone: (818) 809-4316
Pat Fleming Email: patscue@yahoo.com          Phone: (973) 838-7089