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  • 18 Jun 2018 1:32 PM | Ra Hanna (Administrator)


    We are proud to have The Billiard Congress Of America as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Rob Johnson for his continued support.

    The Billiard Congress of America was established in 1948, with early involvement by players like Willie Mosconi and Willie Hoppe. The objective was to organize the players and promote the sport through qualifying tournaments at the local, regional and national levels in Straight Pool and 3-Cushion billiards (the popular competitive disciplines of the era) and recognize those champions. Organizers were also determined to produce an official rulebook to standardize the sport and help fund the effort; and to involve billiard rooms, retailers and manufacturers in meeting these promotional goals.

    The Billiard Congress of America has the honor of being the North American representative to the World-Pool Billiard Association. As such, the organization is responsible for selecting players for world championships, rules and specifications input and other timely topics paramount to the sport and industry. This position permits the Billiard Congress of America to publish the "Official Rules and Records Book, World-Standardized Rules." The Billiard Congress of America also oversees the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.

    https://bca-pool.com/


  • 18 Jun 2018 1:26 PM | Ra Hanna (Administrator)


    We are proud to have TLP Billiards as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Rick Tempkin for his continued support.

    TLP Billiards started as an idea when owner Rick Tempkin, who had purchased a pool table for his new game room, was looking for accessory stands for his billiard products. Not finding anything satisfactory to his interests he created a prototype 8-ball rack and cue stick holder from an aluminum billet with an aluminum finish.

    Doing some research to find out what the billiard industry had to offer Rick was surprised to find that most accessories where either wood or plastic based products. Metal was something that the industry hadn't taken into consideration over the years.

    So Rick and his team at TLP Metalworks went into research and design for a variety of accessory products such as Wall Racks, Ball Racks, Cone Talc Holders and Floor Racks. A wide variety of colors and textures were added to produce bold new designs for the billiards and gaming industry in general.

    http://tlpbilliards.com/


  • 18 Jun 2018 1:18 PM | Ra Hanna (Administrator)


    We are proud to have Dr Cue as a sponsor for the BEF. He has always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Tom Rossman for his continued support.

    "Tom "Dr. Cue" Rossman started playing at age 10. He has competed in all levels of pocket billiards and 3-cushion billiards—professional 8-ball, 9-ball, bank, one pocket, straight pool, 3-cushion and "artistic pool" disciplines—since 1977.

    Dr. Cue is currently a professional entertainer using Artistic Pool (trick shots and so much more) as his career work. He has been an entertainer for almost 30 years and relates his style to the Harlem Globetrotters in basketball. Dr. Cue is considered a "Table Trotter" in pocket billiards.

    Dr. Cue has been chosen as the APA’s ambassador to promote amateur pool. In addition to exhibitions, Dr. Cue also writes instruction columns for The American Poolplayer magazine, and holds special performances during APA national events!

    Supporter of Artistic Pool youth cue sport programs since 1993.

    Special training programs for all player levels -- 40+ years experience with over a million online hits for Dr. Cue instructional segments from basics to advanced tips.

    Professional Artistic Pool entertainment shows with over 5000 performances worldwide since 1974.

    BCA Hall of Fame inductee -- meritorious category (2017)"

    Email

    drcue@artisticpool.org

    http://www.drcuepromotions.com/

    http://artisticpool.org/


  • 15 Jun 2018 12:22 PM | Ra Hanna (Administrator)


    We are proud to have Tweeten Fibre Company as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Skip Nemecek for his continued support.

    For over 85 years, Tweeten Fibre Co. has supplied the Billiards industry with the finest chalk, cue tips, and other products that make the game so exciting.

    Master has the texture that transforms smoothly and evenly to leather cue tips. It forms the proper coating to prevent miscues and insure player satisfaction. Available in Blue, Green, Gold, Red, Rust, Brown, Gray and Black.



  • 13 Jun 2018 2:31 PM | Ra Hanna (Administrator)


    We are proud to have Simonis Cloth and Aramith Products as sponsors for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Ivan Lee for his continued support.

    333 Years of Simonis Cloth (1680-2013)

    The Cloth of Champions®

    That's right! Simonis has been making our world famous cloth in our own factory in Verviers, Belgium since 1680... that's one-third of a millenium!

    Simonis cloth: The best value in billiard cloth, period!

    Simonis cloth is globally regarded as the best product of its kind.

    Why?

    Cloth is one of the most functional parts of your table. After all, the pool balls roll on the cloth, not the slate. Simonis cloth demonstrates its functional superiority by never interfering with the true roll of the ball, which allows every table covered in Simonis cloth to play better.

    Manufacturing superior quality cloths since 1680, Simonis has been and remains the reference standard for quality billiard cloth. You can rest assured that Simonis will remain at the forefront of billiard cloth manufacturing and technology, and will continue to provide the world with the truest playing cloth for pool, carom, snooker, pyramid or any other cue-sport game!

    Simonis Cloth. A Complete Product.

    The true reference standard for accuracy, consistency & durability

    The only cloth that enhances your enjoyment of the game

    A modern company built on over three centuries of experience

    Environmentally responsible manufacturing practices

    The best value in pool, carom, snooker or pyramid cloth!

    Brand recognition and loyalty earned through generations

    http://www.simoniscloth.com/

    http://www.aramithpoolballs.com/


  • 12 Jun 2018 2:33 PM | Ra Hanna (Administrator)

    We are proud to have Diamond Billiard Products sponsor the BEF.. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Chad Scarlow for his continues support.

    DIAMOND supports the young pool players of today through the great organization known as the BEF. As the youth of today continue to advance in the great sport of billiards, they learn that commitment, determination, and hard work improves their game and better prepares them to become successful adults”. DIAMOND wishes all of the players great success at the upcoming BEF Junior National Championships!


    http://www.diamondbilliards.com/Home.aspx



  • 29 May 2018 10:28 AM | Ra Hanna (Administrator)

    Check out the official BEF 2018 Junior Nationals custom jersey from Ultimate Team Gear!

    Please show your support by ordering yours today!

    The clock is ticking, so don't hesitate!

    Click the link below!

    https://www.ultimateteamgear.com/collections/jerseys/products/bef-junior-nationals



  • 26 May 2018 9:30 AM | Ra Hanna (Administrator)

    RAFFLE TIME!!!!

    We want to say thank you to Steve at J. Pechauer Custom Cues for his amazing generosity for donating this beautiful set of custom cues.

    Each kid who is registered for Nationals receives tickets to raffle off in their state. Just $10 per ticket !!!

    All raffle proceeds help ensure all the kids make it to our 2018 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships, July 10-14 in New Orleans.

    The drawing will be held during our Junior National party on July 12th, 2018.

    For any newly registered juniors who haven’t received your tickets yet, they will be going out over the next week!!


  • 9 Apr 2018 2:22 PM | Ra Hanna (Administrator)


    Contact: The Billiard Education Foundation
    Email:     Carol@billiardeducation.org
    Phone:    (303) 926-1039

    The BEF is currently looking for Junior State Championships Hosts in the following states: Colorado, Ohio and Nevada

    The BEF Junior Nationals is the most prestigious youth billiard event in North America. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this year’s event will be held July 10-14, 2018 at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. 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 State Championships (JSC) are held nationwide and we encourage you to participate as a host site. Please submit your applications to host a JSC by May 16, 2018.

    For over 3 decades, young billiard student-athletes from all over the country compete in local qualifiers for their chance at this prestigious title, scholarship dollars, and prizes. It’s the only junior event in the U.S. that qualifies young players to compete at the WPA (World Pool-Billiard Association) World Junior 9-Ball Championships.

    Between junior leagues, qualifiers and the Junior State Championship program, the BEF is anticipating its largest participation this year. The national championships boast 8 divisions: 18 & Under Boys, 16 & Under Boys, 14 & Under Boys, 11 & Under Boys (non-world-qualifying division), 18 & Under Girls, 16 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Girls, and 11 & Under Girls (non-world-qualifying division). The three upper age divisions for both boys and girls will also all be World Qualifiers.  Those matches will be played on 20 each, 9' Diamonds. Deadline to register is June 30, 2018.

    A special addition to the national tournament continues in the magnetism and competitive challenge of “artistic pool”, says
     ESPN & World Masters Trick Shot Champion Tom “Dr. Cue”® RossmanFor 25 years, this unique and exciting championship has run parallel to the 9-ball event. Each player in 8 youthful divisions of the 2018 BEF National Junior Championships has the opportunity to “take the artistic challenge”. “Everyone has a chance to win the 2018 BEF Junior National“Artistic Pool” Championship title in your respective division. It’s easy, it’s exciting, it’s fun, and it’s an experience you will never forget.”

    The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity committed to promoting a lifelong love of pool and building the next generation of players through youth programs and academic scholarships. The BEF also sanctions Junior State Championships, produces the annual Junior National 9- Ball Championships and qualifies young players each year for the WPA World Junior Championships.

    Tom “Dr. Cue”® Rossman, B.D., ESPN, WMTSC, NAPFSC, USOAPC, WPAWAPC
    (Doctor of Billiardology, ESPN & World Masters Trick Shot Champion, North American Professional Fancy Shot Co-Champion, US Open Artistic Pool Champion, Plus WPA World Artistic Pool Champion, and 2017 BCA Hall Of Fame Inductee.)

    Contact: The Billiard Education Foundation
    Email:     Carol@billiardeducation.org
    Phone:    (303) 926-1039

    Visit www.billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039 if interested in hosting a State Championship



    UPCOMING JUNIOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    New Mexico State Junior 8 ball championships
    04/14/2018
    Slate Street Billiards
    Rio Rancho, NM

    KREWE MI 8 Ball Junior State Championship
    04/21/2018
    Anazeh Sands West Charley's Pub & Grill
    Wyoming, MI

    KREWE MI 10 Ball Junior State Championships
    04/22/2018
    Anazeh Sands West Charley's Pub & Grill
    Wyoming, MI


    Connecticut State 9 Ball Junior Championships
    04/22/2018
    Yale Billiards
    Wallingford, CT


    Indiana State 9 Ball Junior Championships
    05/5/2018
    Bluetip Billiards
    Bloomington, IN


    Arizona State 9 Ball Junior Championships
    05/12/2018
    Bull Shooters
    Phoenix, AZ



    More exciting details to come.

    So be sure to mark these dates on your calendar.


    We will be back with more news soon!


    Best Regards,

    Tom Riccobene,
    President

  • 12 Mar 2018 10:55 AM | Beau Runningen (Administrator)

    BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF BILLIARD PLAYERS. 

    BEF Junior National
    Championships
    Announcement


     March 12, 2018


    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    March 12, 2018. 

    Contact: The Billiard Education Foundation
    Email: info@billiardeducation.org
    Phone: (303) 926-1039

    The 30th Annual BEF Junior Nationals to be Held at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans July 10-14, 2018.

    The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is thrilled to announce its 30th Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships (JNC) to be held July 10-14, 2018 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Junior State Championships and qualifiers are being held across the country for the youth to earn their chance to compete at the JNC.

    “We are so excited to have our 2018 Junior Nation Championship at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. There is nothing quite like watching these young kids compete and have a great time,” said the BEF president Tom Riccobene. “We couldn’t be prouder of the level of intelligence, comradery, and talent these kids bring to this event. Everything we do for these events comes from our hearts and is focused on the kids.”

    For over 3 decades, young billiard student-athletes from all over the country compete in local qualifiers for their chance at this prestigious title, scholarship dollars, and prizes. It’s the only junior event in the U.S. that qualifies young players to compete at the WPA (World Pool-Billiard Association) World Junior 9-Ball Championships.

    Between junior leagues, qualifiers and the Junior State Championship program, the BEF is anticipating its largest participation this year. The national championships boast 8 divisions: 18 & Under Boys, 16 & Under Boys, 14 & Under Boys, 11 & Under Boys (non-world-qualifying division), 18 & Under Girls, 16 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Girls, and 11 & Under Girls (non-world-qualifying division). The three upper age divisions for both boys and girls will also all be World Qualifiers.  Those matches will be played on 20 each, 9' Diamonds. Deadline to register is June 30, 2018.

    A special addition to the national tournament continues in the magnetism and competitive challenge of “artistic pool”, says
    ESPN & World Masters Trick Shot Champion Tom “Dr. Cue”® Rossman. For 25 years, this unique and exciting championship has run parallel to the 9-ball event. Each player in 8 youthful divisions of the 2018 BEF National Junior Championships has the opportunity to “take the artistic challenge”. “Everyone has a chance to win the 2018 BEF Junior National “Artistic Pool” Championship title in your respective division. It’s easy, it’s exciting, it’s fun, and it’s an experience you will never forget.”

    The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity committed to promoting a lifelong love of pool and building the next generation of players through youth programs and academic scholarships. The BEF also sanctions Junior State Championships, produces the annual Junior National 9- Ball Championships and qualifies young players each year for the WPA World Junior Championships.

    Tom “Dr. Cue”® Rossman, B.D., ESPN, WMTSC, NAPFSC, USOAPC, WPAWAPC
    (Doctor of Billiardology, ESPN & World Masters Trick Shot Champion, North American Professional Fancy Shot Co-Champion, US Open Artistic Pool Champion, Plus WPA World Artistic Pool Champion, and 2017 BCA Hall Of Fame Inductee.)

    Contact: The Billiard Education Foundation
    Email: info@billiardeducation.org
    Phone: (303) 926-1039

    Visit www.billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039 if interested in hosting a State Championship or qualifier.



    UPCOMING JUNIOR STATE  CHAMPIONSHIPS

    New Hampshire State Junior 9 Ball Championships
    03/18/2018
    Crows Nest Pub and Grill
    Plaistow, NH

    3rd Annual Florida State 8 Ball Junior Championships
    03/18/2018
    Uncle Waldo's Sports Pub & Billiards
    Daytona Beach, FL


    South Carolina State 9 Ball Junior Championships
    04/7/2018
    Palace Billiards
    Greenville, SC



    Illinois State 9 Ball Junior Championships
    04/7/2018
    Racks On The Rocks
    West Peoria, IL


    Wyoming State 8-Ball Junior Championships
    04/8/2018
    Platte Valley Community Center
    Saratoga, WY


    Massachusetts State Junior 10 ball championships
    04/08/2018
    The Billiards Cafe
    Ayer, MA

    New Mexico State Junior 8 ball championships
    04/14/2018
    Slate Street Billiards
    Rio Rancho, NM

    KREWE MI 8 Ball Junior State Championship
    04/21/2018
    Anazeh Sands West Charley's Pub & Grill
    Wyoming, MI

    KREWE MI 10 Ball Junior State Championships
    04/22/2018
    Anazeh Sands West Charley's Pub & Grill
    Wyoming, MI


    Connecticut State 9 Ball Junior Championships
    04/22/2018
    Yale Billiards
    Wallingford, CT


    Indiana State 9 Ball Junior Championships
    05/5/2018
    Bluetip Billiards
    Bloomington, IN





    More exciting details to come.

    So be sure to mark these dates on your calendar.

    We will be back with more news soon!

    Best Regards,

    Tom Riccobene,
    President
    About the BEF
    The Billiard Education Foundation (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.


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