April 8, 2015 (Denver, CO): The 2015 Connecticut Junior State 9-Ball Championships concluded with great success. Everyone had a wonderful time.
22 junior players competed for State titles, trophies, some scholarship money and an opportunity to compete in the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships this August. In the 14 and under division Lukas Fracassa-Verner played a very close match with Michelle Jiang to win the Connecticut State title. Franky Richard took the title in the 15-18 year old division playing the final round against Alex Gurevich. Everyone played with great determination, lots of heart and terrific sportsmanship.
18 & Under Division
|1st Place||Franky Richards, age 18||Lunenburg, MA||Trophy, Scholarship Award|
|2nd Place||Alex Gurevich, age 15||Millburg, MA||Trophy|
|3rd Place||Jason Denison, 15||Stoniston, CT||Trophy, Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals|
|4th Place||Rachel Lang, age 18||Catskill, NY|
|5th Place||Emily Herpel, age 15||Freehold, NY|
|6th Place||Andy Poutry, age 15||Ayer, MA||Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals|
|7th Place||Rebecca Hilton, age 17||Wallingford, MA||Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals|
14 & Under Division
|1st Place||Lukas Fracasso-Verner, age 13||Wallingford, MA||Trophy, Scholarship Award, Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals|
|2nd Place||Michelle Jiang, age 14||Harvard, MA||Trophy|
|3rd Place||Brandon Coley, age 14||East Windsor, CT||Trophy, Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals|
|4th Place||Tiana Jiang, age 10||Harvard, MA|
|5th Place||Jack Passamano, age 11||Middleton , CT||Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals|
|6th Place||Lonnie Lee, age 11||Wallingford, CT||Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals|
For more information on sponsoring, hosting, or participating in a Junior State Championship, visit billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039. Complete list of nationwide junior events listed here: http://billiardeducation.org/events/
About the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF)
The 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. Visit billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039 to learn more about junior billiard programs in your area.