Junior Billiards Champions Compete for World Title in Reno
The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that nine(9) junior players will be representing the United States in the 2008 World-Pool Billiard Association (WPA) Junior World 9-Ball Championships, November 30th thru December 3rd in Reno, Nevada.
The Billiard Congress of America (BCA), the North American member to the WPA, has made plans for the USPPA to host this prestigious event at the Sands Regency Hotel. Over 50 players from 6 continents and over 20 countries will compete for the world title in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions.
The junior players that earned an entry by virtue of their performance in the 2008 BEFJunior Nationals and are part of the US contingent are:
Austin Murphy of Folsom, CA – 2008 BEF Junior Nationals Champion, 19-and-under boys’ division
Landon Shuffett of Greensburg, KY – 2008 BEF Junior Nationals Champion, 14-and-under boys’ division
Allison Hardwick of Evansville, IN- 2008 BEF Junior Nationals Champion, 19-and-under girls’ division
Briana Miller of Allentown, PA – 2008 BEF Junior Nationals Champion, 14-and-under girls’ division
Nick Tafoya of Albuquerque, NM- 2008 Junior Nationals, runner up, 19-and-under boys’ division
Chelsea Hardwick of Evansville, IN-2008 Junior Nationals, runner up, 19-and-under girls’ division
Billy Thorpe of Dayton, OH -2008 Junior Nationals, runner up, 14-and-under boys’ division
Richard Barney of Hagerstown, MD- 2008 Junior Nationals, third place, 19-and-under boys’ division
Chuckie Holyoke of Mt Vernon, WA-2008 Junior Nationals, fourth place, 19-and-under boys’ division
For more information, visit www.wpa-tour.com.
The Billiard Education Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization committed to furthering the standard of excellence and leadership within the billiard community by engaging in activities related to the education and cultural advancement of tomorrow’s leaders.