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4 More BEF Junior State Championships Announced for Florida, Virginia, Indiana & New York. {Pre

January 13, 2015 (Denver, CO): Our nation’s young players are thrilled for all the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior State Championships popping up across the country so far.

Four more events are on the books for 2015. Florida, Indiana, New York and Virginia have all signed up to host junior state championships.

Visit for complete list of juniors events and details.

6th Annual BEF Florida State Junior 9-Ball Championships

Hosted by longtime volunteers and supporters of the BEF. Melvin & Tammy Jo Leonard qualify dozens of kids each year for the BEF Junior Nationals from Florida and surrounding areas.

  1. Sun, February 15, 2015

  2. Boulevard Billiards in Ocala, Florida

  3. Qualifying 3 Spots: 18 & Under Boys, 14 & Under Boys, 18 & Under Girls

  4. Doors Open: 11: 00 AM, Start Time: 12:45 PM

  5. Organizers: Mel & Tammy Leonard, (904) 429-5560,

  6. Indiana Junior State 9-Ball Championships

This event is made possible by the determination of a father of two junior players, Joseph Watson. It will be held alongside the APA 10K Challenge Indiana State 9-Ball Invitational event.

  1. Sat-Sun, March 21-22, 2015

  2. Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana

  3. Qualifying 2 Spots

  4. Doors Open: 8:00 AM, Start Time: 9:00AM

  5. Organizer: Joseph Watson, Jr. (317) 384-7059,

Junior New York State 9-Ball Championships

Owner, Mike Shriver is incredibly passionate about working with the youth and brings billiards to the local high schools in his area. He’s thrilled to be hosting the first of many more Junior State Championships to come.

  1. Sat, March 21, 2015

  2. Bison Billiards in Buffalo, New York

  3. Qualifying min 1 spot (possibility for more based on participation)

  4. Doors Open: 10:00 AM, Start Time: NOON

  5. Organizer: Mike Shriver (716) 632-0281,

Virginia Junior State 9-Ball Championships

Owner, Thomas Dorsey is beyond passionate about promoting billiards to the youth of his beautiful pool room from leagues to tournaments to events. Dorsey is another room owner that breaks the mold when it comes to giving back to the sport and the players.

  1. Sat, June 20, 2015

  2. Diamond Billiards Richmond in Midlothian, Virginia

  3. Qualifying 1 spot & Awarding $150 in Academic Scholarships

  4. Doors Open: 9:30 AM, Start Time: 11:00AM

  5. Organizer: Thomas Dorsey, (804) 794-8787,

For more information on sponsoring, hosting, or participating in a Junior State Championship, visit or call (303) 926-1039. Complete list of nationwide junior events listed here:

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 or call (303) 926-1039 to learn more about junior billiard programs in your area.

Photo: Provided by the BEF Editor: Dana Gornall
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