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Junior National Qualifiers

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  • 5 Apr 2020 10:00 AM Decatur Conference Center - 4191 US-36, Decatur, IL 62522

Would you like to host a qualifier in your area?

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to offer you the opportunity to host a qualifier for the 32nd Annual 2020 Junior National 9-Ball Championships, which will be held at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 28-August 1, 2020. The BEF Junior Nationals is the most prestigious billiard event in North America for youth athletes. Top young cueists will compete for academic scholarships, prizes, and an opportunity to represent North America at the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World Junior 9-Ball Championships. Junior National Qualifiers are held nationwide and we encourage you to participate to reserve qualifier spots. Entries are limited so please submit your application to host an event in a timely manner. 

National Qualifier:  


  • Your event will be advertised on our website and on our facebook page.

  • Room will be listed in the “Places to Play” section of the 2020 BEF Junior Nationals event program and on the BEF website.

  • BEF Junior National entries may be reserved @ $80 each

National Qualifier with Host Package:

$300.00 for BCA members or PBIA Instructors
$400.00 for non-BCA members                                                        

                                                                Host Package

  • BCA membership

  • Free admission to BCA Expo  – a $200 value

  • (2) Free entries to Nationals (retail value: $160.00)

  • (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.

Qualifier Requirements:

  1. All junior participants must be BEF Members in order to participate in the Jr Nationals. Annual BEF Junior membership is $10.00 and may be renewed or obtained here at become a Junior member, 

  2. Host room may collect no more than $5 per player for green fees.

  3. Top 25% of field qualifies to compete in BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships.

  4. Qualifier divisions and formats may vary but all players will compete in their respective divisions, on nine-foot tables and will follow the 9-Ball rules set by the World Pool-Billiard Association www.wpa-pool.com . Please inform your players. The divisions at Nationals will be 18UB, 18UG, 16UB, 16UG, 14UB, and 14UG. 

  5. 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 spot, the next qualifier he/she wins, reverts to the next highest finisher which has not yet qualified. 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. 

  6. Player participation in the 18 & under division(s) must NOT turn 19 before December 31, 2020. 

  7. 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. 

  8. Invitations to Nationals or the World Championships event does not bear any cash value. 

  9. Requests to host an event must be received by June 1, 2020. 

  10. All events are to be held on a Saturday and/or Sunday by June 28, 2020.

  11. Deadline for players to register for the Junior National Championships will be July 12, 2020.

Registration for the 2020 Junior National 9-Ball Championships will begin in March.

Thank you for supporting junior players and junior billiard programs! We look forward to assisting you in hosting a successful junior event!!

                                                    Building the Next Generation of Billiard Student-Athletes!

Complete the form below to schedule your event. Requests must be received by June 1, 2020.

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