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.
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|
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|
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.