Top young pool players from around the U.S. are preparing for the annual BEF – Billiard Education Foundation Junior National Championships, set for July 11-15. This year’s National Championships will be held at the famed pool room Romine’s High Pockets near in Greenfield, WI (near Milwaukee).
While the BEF one of the nation’s premier youth billiard organizations, they do more than just help educate kids in the sport. The BEF also provides scholarships to reward young players for their academic achievements and help them further their education. The BEF also sends their top female and male champions on to compete in the annual WPA Junior World Championships, which will be held on September 3-9, 2012 in Fujairah, UAE.
To learn more about this year’s Junior National Championship, read on in the press release from the BEF…
The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that Romine’s High Pockets in Greenfield, Wisconsin will host the 24th Annual BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships on July 11 -15, 2012.
The stage is set for over 150 young billiard athletes, ages 18 and under, who will qualify to participate in the most prestigious junior tournament in North America. Romine’s High Pockets is one of the premier billiard rooms in the country, featuring forty-two (42) pool tables, eighteen (18) of which are nine-foot Brunswick tables that will be draped with pristine Simonis Cloth to make a grand arena for the event.
“We are honored to have the best junior billiard players from throughout the United States playing at Romine’s,” says Terry Romine, owner of Romine’s High Pockets and Schon Cues. “We look forward to an exciting event.”
Junior players will be competing for prizes and an invitation to represent the United States at the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World Junior 9-Ball Championships.?To participate in the BEF Junior Nationals, players must earn entry through a BEF qualifier, or must be appointed by their local junior league. The national event features four divisions: boys 18 and under, girls 18 and under, boys 14 and under and girls 14 and under. Qualifiers will be held throughout the United States and are currently being scheduled through May.
For more information about hosting a qualifier, sending a player representative through your league, viewing a list of upcoming qualifier dates and locations, or getting involved, visit www.BilliardEducation.org.
2012 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship sponsors include: Simonis Cloth, Billiard Congress of America (BCA), Romine’s High Pockets and BEF supporters.
About Billiard Education Foundation?The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which is committed to promoting education and encourages the development of life skills through youth billiard programs. The BEF funds academic scholarships, produces the Junior National 9-Ball Championships, supports billiard athletes attending the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships and promotes “Pool In School” programs. For more information, please visit www.BilliardEducation.org, e-mail info@BilliardEducation.org or call 303.926.1039.