Ultimate Team Gear Continues Partnership With the BEF Junior National Championships

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) today announced Ultimate Team Gear has again agreed to partner with the BEF Junior National Championships by providing a jersey for all players registered before the June 1st registration deadline.

“All the competitors really like the Ultimate Team Gear jerseys,” said Shane Tyree, BEF associate director. “To work and partner with UTG again this year and see all the junior players wearing the same jersey on the floor of the BEF Junior National Championships is a really special experience for everyone in attendance. UTG has been a fantastic partner of the BEF”

In addition to the complimentary jersey every player who signs up before the June 1, 2021 deadline will get, players are also eligible to receive 100 tickets for the J. Pechauer Custom Cue Fundraiser upon request. Tickets can then be sold by the player for a $10 donation. The player is then permitted to keep $9 and the remaining $1 will go towards the Billiard Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit association.

To requests tickets to help offset your player’s travel expenses for this year’s BEF Junior National Championships, please contact Carol LaRatta at carol@billiardeducation.org.

This year’s event will feature an “open” registration for any junior competitor wanting to compete in the country’s BEF National Junior Pool Championship and will take place at the South Point, Hotel, Casino and Convention Center in Las Vegas, July 27 – 31.

This year, the BEF Junior National Championships will have three categories in the 9-Ball division, presented by Iwan Simonis for boys and girls. The categories include: 14&U* (cannot turn 15 in 2021); 16&U* (cannot turn 17 in 2021); and, 18&U (cannot turn 19 in 2021). *Divisions are based on minimum field or players will participate in the open divisions.

Allocations for the prestigious 2021 Predator World Junior Pool Championship, September 9 – 11, at the Rio in Las Vegas, will be provided to the top three finishers in the boys open 18&U 9-Ball division, the top five finishers in the boys 16&U 9-Ball division, and in the girls open 18&U 9-Ball division.

The 2021 BEF Junior National Championship will also include two new events: a 22&U 10-Ball National Championship (min. age 18), and an 18&U Junior National 8-Ball Championship. Both of these new events will feature an open field of male and female competitors.

Due to overwhelming interest in both the 8-Ball and 10-Ball events we have increased the size of the field to 32 players (10-Ball) and 48 players (8-Ball).

Please register today as there is less than 20 days left to register and ensure you receive this year’s free 2021 Ultimate Team Gear jersey and Predator pool glove. Registration for this year’s event will be open until June 1, 2021. No late or onsite registrations will be accepted.

To register for this year’s events please visit BilliardEducation.org or use one of the following links below:

Register for 2021 Junior National 9-Ball Championships presented by Iwan Simonis
Register for 2021 Junior National 8-Ball Championships
Register for 2021 22&U National 10-Ball Championships

About Billiard Education Foundation
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. The BEF also sanctions Junior State Championships, produces the annual BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships and qualifies young players each year for the WPA World Junior Championships. Visit BilliardEducation.org to learn more about junior programs in your area.