WPA and SHBA Announce World Championships for Juniors

The WPA and the “Shanghai Billiards Association” (SHBA) are very pleased to announce that the 2014 WPA World 9-Ball Championships for Juniors will take place between 14 – 18 åNovember at the Shanghai Huimin Middle School.

The competitors will be divided into three groups of 24 players each:

1    Girls under 19
2    Boys aged 17 & 18
3    Boys under 17

The champions that will emerge form this Official Event will be awarded Medals and Certificate and our Champions will carry the Title of World Champion for the rest of their lives.

Players from more than 20 countries will participate and all players will gain greatly from the experience of competing against the world’s best young players. Being played in China also gives the visiting players an ideal opportunity to explore some of the history of one of the world’s oldest civilizations after the competition has ended.

WPA President Ian Anderson announced that while he expects the competition to be fierce in all divisions, there is an extra incentive courtesy of SHBA. The SHBA has graciously offered to send the winners of the girls division and the 17 & 18 boy’s division to their respective 2015 world championship event. The women’s WC will be played in Guilin, China while the men’s WC will once again be played in Doha, Qatar. Their travel and accommodation expenses will be met by SHBA.

SHBA deserve to be congratulated on this most magnanimous initiative. These two players will benefit so much for the opportunity to compete against their peers in the most competitive of all tournaments, the men’s or women’s World Championship. Good luck to both of them and indeed for all players.