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Host a Junior Nationals Qualifier

The Billiard Education Foundation is pleased to offer you the opportunity to host a qualifying event for the 2019 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships that will allow the top finisher(s) to compete against other billiard student-athletes from all over the United States in the 2019 event.

The BEF Junior Nationals is the most prestigious youth billiard event in North America. Celebrating its 31st anniversary, this year’s event will be held July 23-27, 2019 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Top young cueists will compete for academic scholarships, prizes, and an opportunity to represent North America at the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World Junior 9-Ball Championships.

Qualifiers are held nationwide and we encourage you to participate as a host site or register your junior tour to reserve qualifier spots. Submit your applications to host a qualifier by May 1, 2019.

Submit an Application to Host a Qualifier

National Qualifier


Fee to Host Additional National Qualifiers:

  • $150 per additional qualifier (host package not included)

Tournament Host Benefits

(Receive more value than cost of hosting qualifier):
    • Your choice of (1) cut of Simonis cloth for up to a 9’ table (retail value: $250) or one (1) set of Aramith Tournament Balls (retail value: $340)
    • (1) custom Pechauer jump cue (retail value: $135)
    • (1) gross of Master Chalk (retail value: $35)
    • (12) BEF Winner(s) Certificates
    • Annual subscription to Billiards Digest
    • Room listed in the “Places to Play” section of the 2019 BEF Junior Nationals event program and on our BEF website.
    • Press releases to all billiards print and online media announcing the event and results on but not limited to: BilliardEducation.org, AZBilliards, Pool & Billiards Magazine, Billiards Digest, Inside Pool Magazine, Professor Q Ball Magazine, Cue Times, On The Break News, Billiard & Dart News, American Billiard Radio.
    • Publicity via BEF Facebook page.

Host Package Add-On:

  • Pay for a player to compete in the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships: $80 per player entry fee.

Qualifier Requirements:

    1. All junior participants must be BEF Members. Annual BEF Junior membership is $10.
    2. All events are to be held on a Saturday and/or Sunday by May 31, 2019.
    3. Host room may collect no more than $5 per player for green fees.
    4. Top 25% of field qualifies to compete in BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships.
    5. Qualifier divisions and formats may vary but all players will compete in their respective divisions, on 9-foot tables and will follow the 9-Ball rules set by the World Pool-Billiard Association www.wpa-pool.com. Please inform your players that the divisions at BEF Junior 9-Ball Nationals will be 18UB, 18UG, 16UB, 16UG, 14UB, and 14UG.
    6. A player can only win one (1) berth into the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships. A qualified player is permitted to compete in other qualifier events, but once a player has earned a spot, the next qualifier he/she wins, reverts to the next highest finisher which has not yet qualified. Any awards and prizes remain with that event winner. The intent is to allow junior players to gain tournament competition experience. Any misuse of this privilege or poor sportsmanship may be cause for disqualification into the BEF Junior 9-Ball National Championships.
    7. Player participation in the 18 & under division(s) may NOT turn 19 before December 31, 2019.
    8. Submit tournament results, junior membership forms (if not completed online), write-up of event, and group photo within one week of completing your event. Returning these items in a timely manner will ensure that the winner(s) will have ample time to register for the BEF Junior 9-Ball National Championships.
    9. Invitations to the BEF Junior 9-Ball National Championships or the World Championships event does not bear any cash value.
    10. Deadline for players to register for the BEF Junior 9-Ball National Championships will be June 16, 2019.

Submit an Application to Host a Qualifier

Registration for the 2019 Junior National 9-Ball Championships will begin in March.

Thank you for supporting junior players and junior billiard programs. We look forward to assisting you in hosting a successful junior event!!

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