Gearing Up for the BEF Junior Nationals!

Gearing Up for the BEF Junior Nationals!

Play. Sponsor. Get Involved

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior National 9-Ball Championships is the most prestigious junior event in North America. Young billiard athletes, ages 18 & under, will be competing for academic scholarships,  prizes and an opportunity to represent North America at the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World Junior 9-Ball Championships. The 23rd annual event will be held at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Illinois, July 6th-10th, 2011.


Juniors are encouraged to play in qualifiers that are currently underway throughout the United Stated. Be a part of over 120 junior competitors in the 4 division event at Junior Nationals: 18 & Under Boys, 18 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Boys, and 14 & Under Girls. View upcoming qualifier dates and locations at


Junior leagues, junior tours, billiard rooms, schools and other junior billiard programs are invited to get involved and host a qualifier or send a junior representative to the 2011 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships.


If you are interested in providing an educational experience to juniors and would like to support junior billiards, become a sponsor and/or product donor. For more information about the BEF, visit or call Laura Smith at 303-926-1039.


The 2011 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship sponsors include: Simonis Cloth, Billiard Congress of America (BCA), Northern Illinois University (NIU), CueSport College International, Aramith Billiard Balls, 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 to attend the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships and promotes “Pool In School” programs. For more information, please visit or call 303.926.1039.

You may also like...