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  • 20 Jun 2018 9:58 AM | Anonymous

    We are proud to have J.Pechauer Custom Cues as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Steve Douglas for his continued support.

    2013 marked our 50 year anniversary here at J. Pechauer Custom Cues... But how did we begin?

    Our story begins with a single cue repair. In 1961 Jerry Pechauer was working under a truck mechanic apprenticeship for the International Harvester Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. A fellow employee there shared an interest in pool and they played a match. A wager was made and Jerry was victorious. But rather than accepting money he received a broken Willie Hoppe cue as his prize.

    Not knowing any better, Jerry purchased a wood lathe to make a shaft. With some creative alterations he was able to make a shaft fit that Hoppe cue. Next a drill press along with a lathe chuck allowed him to install joints. An avid pool player, Jerry took his love for the game and developed a hobby that would become a passion and a family business for himself and his son Joe.

    Through the years Jerry and Joe continued to expand the shop, adding CNC machines and custom designed equipment to efficiently produce their own parts including a patented quick release joint screw and shaft insert, making Pechauer cues 100% made in-house.

    In 2007, Joe Pechauer took over as President of the company while Jerry continues offering support and expertise on a regular basis.

    A dealer base of 58 dealers in 1993 expanded to over 400 around the world in 2013 making J. Pechauer Custom Cues one of the top brands in the industry beginning with that broken Willie Hoppe cue in 1961.


  • 18 Jun 2018 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    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.


  • 18 Jun 2018 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    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.


  • 18 Jun 2018 1:18 PM | Anonymous

    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)"





  • 15 Jun 2018 12:22 PM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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.


    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



  • 12 Jun 2018 2:33 PM | Anonymous

    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!


  • 29 May 2018 10:28 AM | Anonymous

    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!


  • 26 May 2018 9:30 AM | Anonymous


    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 | Anonymous

    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


    New Mexico State Junior 8 ball championships
    Slate Street Billiards
    Rio Rancho, NM

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

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

    Connecticut State 9 Ball Junior Championships
    Yale Billiards
    Wallingford, CT

    Indiana State 9 Ball Junior Championships
    Bluetip Billiards
    Bloomington, IN

    Arizona State 9 Ball Junior Championships
    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,

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