Northern Illinois University (NIU) To Host The BEF Junior Nationals

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that Northern Illinois University (NIU) will host the 23rd Annual BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships on July 6 -10, 2011.

Over 150 young billiard athletes are expected to qualify for the BEF Junior Nationals which will be held at the Huskies Den located in the Holmes Student Center on the NIU campus in DeKalb, Illinois. The seventeen (17) 9-foot billiard tables will be draped with Simonis Cloth and will set the stage where junior players will be competing for scholarships, prizes and an invitation to represent the United States at the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World Junior 9-Ball Championships.

To participate in the BEF Junior Nationals, players must earn an entry through a BEF qualifier or must be appointed by their local junior league. The national event features 4 divisions: 18 & Under Boys, 18 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Boys, and 14 & Under Girls. Qualifiers will be held throughout the United Stated and are currently being scheduled through May. For more information about hosting a qualifier, sending a player representative through your league, or viewing a list of upcoming qualifier dates and locations, visit

The 2011 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship sponsors include: Simonis Cloth, Northern Illinois University's Huskies Den, Billiard Congress of America (BCA), CueSport College International and the BEF supporters.