22nd Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships Kicks Off
The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) 22nd Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships has kicked off. The event is being hosted by Northern Illinois University (NIU) and will run through July 11, 2010.
The event will crown national champions in four separate divisions. The divisions include:
To participate in the BEF Junior Nationals, players earned an entry through a BEF qualifier or they were appointed by their local junior league.
The Huskies Den in the Holmes Student Center, located on the NIU campus in DeKalb, IL, has seventeen (17) 9- foot billiard tables that will be the stage to an expected 150 young billiard athletes. 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.
Qualifiers were held throughout the United States through the month of June. The BEF is accepted nominations and offered player invitations for the girls’ division.
For more information, please contact the BEF office at 303.926.1039.
The 2010 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship sponsors include, Ozone Billiards, Simonis Cloth and Delta-13 Rack.
BEF Junior Nationals – LIVE Streaming
The Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships is considered the most prestigious junior pool tournament in North America and is hosted by the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) every year.
The 22nd Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships will provide LIVE Streaming sponsored by CueSport College International on Saturday and Sunday, July 10th & 11th.
BEF JUNIOR NATIONAL 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS FACTSHEET
Where: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL at the Huskies Den, Holmes Student Center
When: We began the event Thursday at 11am and will continue until about 4pm Sunday
Players: 14 & Under Girls (8 players) 14 & Under Boys (35 players) 19 & Under Girls (11 players) 19 & Under Boys (39 players)
Banquet: Was held Thursday night after the day rounds. 250 people attended, Ivan Lee from Iwan Simonis Cloth was the guest speaker. There were 20 BEF Academic All-Americans that were awarded for their accomplishments. 2009 Winners and World Championship participants were recognized. Donated product was given as prizes throughout the banquet. Volunteers and NIU were recognized.
After the banquet, Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman gave an exhibition that was a show stopper. Sarah Rousey and Dawn Hopkins did challenge matches.
Mini tournaments will be held throughout the weekend.
There will be streaming of matches on Saturday and Sunday, go to billiardeduction.org and click on Live Streaming on the homepage.