BEF Nationwide Junior State Championship Program

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What is the BEF Junior State Championship Program?

The BEF Junior State Championship program is an opportunity for each state to showcase their top young billiard stars. Through junior state championships, these student-athletes earn entry into the BEF Junior Nationals where they have the opportunity to compete for academic scholarships and a chance to represent the U.S. at the annual World Junior Championships.

Each state may host up to four junior state championships, one for each of the four age divisions held at junior nationals: 18 & Under Boys, 18 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Boys, and 14 & Under Girls.
NOW! States may also host Jr State 8-Ball, 9-Ball or 10-Ball Championships, based on the demand.

How do we participate?

The BEF is offering opportunities for Sponsors, Hosts, and Juniors to get involved. Receive local, regional, and national recognition! Support an organization devoted to building the future of our sport. Click below for moreĀ information onĀ each:


Why Support the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF)?

The BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships is the only way billiard student-athletes can earn entry to the prestigious WPA (World Pool-Billiard Association) World Junior 9-Ball Championships. Each year, 150 juniors from all over the country participate in the BEF junior nationals where only the top eight finalists receive the honor of representing North America at the world event.

Also, through supporters like you, the BEF has awarded over $200,000 in academic scholarships and continues to fulfill the academic dreams of deserving young adults every year.

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2nd Annual Wisconsin Junior State 8-Ball Champs Crowned

2nd Annual Michigan Junior State 9-Ball Champs Crowned

The 2016 Kansas Junior State Championships Sends Qualifiers to Junior Nationals

Thurman Wins West Virginia Junior State Championships – Qualifies for Junior Nationals