January 26, 2016 (Denver, CO): The first annual Wisconsin Junior State 8-Ball Championships boasted 23 players, representing 3 states. The event took place Saturday, January 23 at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center during the Badger State Games. This event was not possible without the efforts of American CueSports Alliance (ACS) Executive Director, John Lewis.
The winners from each of the three divisions received paid entry into the 2016 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships, including the runner-up from the 14 & Under Boys division. The top three finishers from each division received medals and other prizes, including BRAD Scuffers. Each of the participants also received 2-packs of Masters chalk provided by Tweeten.
18 & Under Boys Medalists:
Gold – Brandon Van Overbeke (Marshall, MN)
Silver – Dakota Knutson (Green Bay, WI)
Bronze – Jared Johnson (Jacob, WI)
14 & Under Boys Medalists:
Gold – Kaiden Hunkins (Waukesha, WI)
Silver – Ethan Laughlin (Monticello, MN)
Bronze – Parker Jakubczak (Grand Rapids, MI)
14 & Under Girls Medalists:
Gold – Alice Adams (Eau Claire, WI)
Silver – Jayda Resch (Birnamwood, WI)
Bronze – Magdalene Jacoby (Nekoosa, WI)
Complete Results can be found at this link:
The BEF is grateful for the continued support of its premier sponsors for helping to make the 2016 Junior State Championships (JSC) program possible: Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Pechauer Cues, BRAD Scuffer and Tweeten Fibre. Special Thanks also goes to all the national tournament directors and hosts.
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.