2014 Artistic Champions

2014 Junior Artistic Champs Crowned: Kinney, Lang, Stagner, & Herpel


July 15, 2014 (Englewood, CO): The 21st Annual Junior Artistic Pool Championships was held June 24-26, 2014 alongside the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior National 9-Ball Championships and BCA Summit at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Taking top honors this year were three returning champions: Garrett Kinney in the 18 & Under Boys division, Rachel Lang in the 18 & Under Girls division, and Emil y Herpel in the 14 & Under Girls division. While newcomer Devan Stagner claimed the 14 & Under Boys division.

18 & Under Boys Division

1st Place Garrett Kinney, 16 (Randleman, NC)
2nd Place Manny Perez, 16 (Kansas City, KS)


18 & Under Girls Division

1st Place Rachel Lang, 16 (Catskill, NY)
2nd Place Taylor Reynolds, 16 (Winslow, ME)


14 & Under Boys Division

1st Place Devan Stagner, 14 (Nixa, MO)
2nd Place Vincent Evans, 13 (St. Peters, MO)


14 & Under Girls Division

1st Place Emily Herpel, 13 (Freehold, NY)
2nd Place April Larson, 13 (Bloomington, MN)


A personal note from Mark Dimick, this year’s event director (in the absence of “Dr. Cue” Tom & “Ms. Cue” Marty Rossman): Congratulations to all of the 21st Annual Junior Artistic Pool Champion players! I had the privilege to direct the BCA/BEF Junior National Artistic Pool Championship competition on June 24th-27th in Louisville, Ky. I enjoyed meeting all of the young players and their families. This last week was a lot of fun. I would like to thank Samm Diep-Vidal and the BEF along with Tom “Dr. Cue and Marty “Ms. Cue” Rossman for inviting me to be this year’s Artistic Pool tournament director. A special thanks goes to Tammy Jo and Mel Leonard, Earl Munson, and the other staff members.

Special Thanks go to Mark Dimick for his assistance in making this year’s event possible, and to this year’s Premier Sponsors: Predator/Poison Cues, Diamond Billiard Products, Simonis Cloth, and Aramith Balls.

Any young players interested in participating in next year’s BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships, Junior Artistic Pool Championships or State Championships should contact us.

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