The Girls Dominate Massachusetts Junior State 9-Ball Championships

April 6, 2015 (Denver, CO): It was another successful annual Massachusetts Junior State 9-Ball championships. Everyone had a great time.

22 junior players competed for State titles, trophies, some scholarship money and an opportunity to compete in the National Junior 9-Ball Championships this August. It was a clean sweep by the girls today. Michelle Jiang won her second consecutive Junior State title in the 14 and under division. Rachel Lang, from New York, won the Massachusetts State Championship in the 15 to 18 year old division. Both young women went undefeated in their respective coed divisions. Everyone played with great determination, lots of heart and terrific sportsmanship.

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18 & Under Division

1st Place Rachel Lang, age 18 Catskill, NY Trophy, Scholarship Award
2nd Place Alex Gurevich, age 15 Millburg, MA Trophy, Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals
3rd Place Sam Hoffman, age 15 Hillsborough, NJ Trophy, Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals
4th Place Emily Herpel, age 15 Freehold, NY Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals

18under-winner

14 & Under Division

1st Place Michelle Jiang, age 14 Harvard, MA Trophy, Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals, Scholarship Award
2nd Place Lukas Fracasso-Verner, age 13 Wallingford, CT Trophy, Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals
3rd Place Keila Perez, age 14 Waltham, MA Trophy, Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals
4th Place Vivian Liu, age 12 Harvard, MA Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals
5th Place Iris Alvarenga, age 11 Waltham, MA Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals
6th Place Juan Perez, age 7 Waltham, MA Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals

 14under-winner

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.

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