June 29, 2016 (Denver, CO): The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a member of its “family.” Brendan Crockett and his brother Jeff tragically lost their lives in a fatal car accident on June 28th, 2016. Brendan was only 21 years old, and his brother was 24.
Brendan was a large part of our Junior Programs for many years. He won the 14 & Under Boys Division his first year competing in the 2009 Junior National 9-Ball Championships, and followed up with top three finishes the following four years. He proudly represented the BEF on the U.S. Team at the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships for five consecutive years from 2009 to 2013.
Brendan was more than just a talented young player. He grew from an eager teenager to an intelligent, charming gentleman with true character and humility. His humor, willingness to work hard and ability to lead have been an important part of our programs. The BEF Family wishes to express their heartfelt condolences to Brendan’s family, friends and colleagues. He will be greatly missed by many.
In an effort to memorialize Brendan and all that he stood for, action is in place to commemorate him during Junior Nationals by changing the name of the annual sportsmanship award to the Brendan Crockett Character Award presented by Lindenwood University.
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.