Over the consecutive weekends of April 25-26 and May 2-3, Lindenwood University held its inaugural Missouri Junior State 9-Ball Championships to qualify top young players to compete in the 2015 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships.
Pool personality and Lindenwood Billiards Coach, Mark Wilson was present both weekends to host this series of events. “This was a remarkably positive response regarding the future of billiards, a genuine quality group,” said Wilson, who also added, “We had a great turn-out today in terms of enthusiasm and energy despite only having one player from the St. Louis area. One from Des Moines (6 hours away) and three from Decatur, Illinois (3 hours away) with parents and friends,”
Wilson looks forward to hosting the event again next year with hopes of drawing even larger numbers in each division. Complete results below.
18 & Under Boys Division
|1st Place||Josh Franklin, age 17||Creve Couer, IL||Certificate, $150 Scholarship to Lindenwood University|
|2nd Place||Dylan Harmon, age 16||Wichita, KS||Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals|
18 & Under Girls Division
|1st Place||Serena Black, age 17||Warrensburg, IL||Certificate, $150 Scholarship to Lindenwood University|
|2nd Place||Katelin Ballou, age 15||Granite City, IL||Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals|
14 & Under Boys Division
|1st Place||Connor Miller, age 12||Highland, IL||Certificate, $150 Scholarship to Lindenwood University, Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals|
14 & Under Girls Division
|1st Place||Katlin Schilling, age 14||Decatur, IL||Certificate, $150 Scholarship to Lindenwood University, Paid Entry to 2015 BEF Jr Nationals|
For more information on sponsoring, hosting, or participating in a Junior State Championship, visit billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039. Complete list of nationwide junior events listed here: http://billiardeducation.org/events/