2021 BEF Junior National Qualifiers are on hold until further notice due to the pandemic.
The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to offer you the opportunity to host a BEF Junior National Qualifier (JNQ). Top finisher(s) from each qualifying event may then advance to compete against other billiard student-athletes from all over the United States and its Territories. The BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships is the only junior event in the U.S. that qualifies young players to compete at the WPA (World Pool-Billiard Association) World Junior 9-Ball Championships. The host venue for this exciting world championship moves from country to country every year.
Event will be advertised on our BEF website and on our Facebook page.
Room will be listed in the “Places to Play” section of the 2021 BEF Junior Nationals event program and BEF website.
25% of playing field will qualify (this is not a free entry) to participate in the 2021 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships.
$400 for non-BCA members
$300 for BCA/PBIA Instructors
Free admission to BCA Expo – ($200 value)
Pechauer Jump Cue (retail Value: $150)
(1) Gross of Master Chalk (retail value: $35)
(6) BEF Winner(s) Certificates (upon request)
Annual subscription to Billiards Digest
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)
Room listed in the “Places to Play” section on our BEF website.
Press releases to all billiards print and online media announcing the results of your event on but not limited to: BilliardEducation.org, BEF Newsletter, BEF Facebook, 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 and Sneaky Pete Mafia.
All events are to be held on a Saturday and/or Sunday.
All junior participants must be BEF Members. Annual BEF Junior membership is $10.00 and may be renewed or obtained here at become a Junior member.
Host(s) room may collect no more than $5 per player for green fees.
Every player that competes in a BEF qualifier will qualify to attend Nationals. Entry fees will apply. Qualified $90 and non-qualified $150.
Qualifier divisions may vary but when competing at Nationals, every player will compete in their respective divisions.
Formats and rules may also vary but when competing at Nationals we play on 9 ft Diamond tables and we follow the World Pool-Billiard Association www.wpa-pool.com . Please inform your players.
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 "FREE" spot to Nationals, the next qualifier he/she wins, reverts to the next highest finisher. 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 Junior Nationals.
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 Nationals.
Registration for the 2021 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships will begin in March.
Many things come in to play when selecting our team for the World's Championships. Invitations to Worlds will NOT be solely based on your participation at Nationals. We take many things into consideration.
Invitations to Nationals or the World Championships event does not bear any cash value.
Thank you for supporting our junior athletes and our junior billiard program.
We look forward to assisting you in hosting a successful junior event!!
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