2016 Wisconsin Junior State 9-Ball Champs Crowned
Story by Ben Zeman, WI APA League Operator / Photos by Rob Brumm, Shoot to Thrill
March 3, 2016 (Denver, CO): It was a great day for youth billiards as Jacoby Custom Cues played host to the 2016 Junior 9 Ball State Championship, January 31st in Nekoosa Wisconsin. 36 young players ranging from age of 5 to 18 participated in the festivities.
The format was BCA 9 ball for the 10-14 and 15-18 age divisions. The 9 and under division played a game called Spider Ball 7. This is a game where the balls numbered 1 through 6 are placed about 6 inches out of each pocket and the 7 ball is placed on the spot. The players run the table in order just like in 9 ball, and ball in hand rules apply.
After the tournament started to wind down a free Adult/Child Scotch Doubles tournament was offered to anyone who wanted to participate.
A special thank you goes out to Dave and Brandon Jacoby of Jacoby Custom Cues, Janet of Janet’s Pool Tour, TV Mike, Rob Brumm of Shoot to Thrill Photography, Garret Troop and Jason Mckee of Sneaky Pete Mafia Magazine, Chad Howell of the Quad Cities APA, James Goodnight of Sharky’s Young Guns, and Ben Zeman of the Central Wisconsin APA and World Artistic Pool Player Association. Without ALL of your support the 2016 Junior 9 Ball State Championship would not have been as successful as it was.
1st Mason Koch (Oshkosh, WI)
2nd Austin Hill (Oshkosh, WI)
3rd Tyler Howell (Davenport, IA)
1st Kamron Fuller (Davenport, IA)
2nd Tyler Beyer (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)
3rd Josh Goodknight (Davenport, IA)
9 & Under Division
1st Travis Pettis (Ettrick, WI)
2nd Austin Czappa (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)
3rd Trinity Zeman (Wisconsin Rapidsk WI)
4th Aaron Jacoby (Nekoosa, WI)
The top three winners of each division received a trophy. The 1st place winners of the 10-14 and the 15-18 age divisions will also receive $250 in travel Assistance to the BEF National Championships. The 1st place winner received a $150 college scholarship upon admittance to a credible university.
The BEF is grateful for the continued support of its premier sponsors for helping to make the 2016 Junior State Championships (JSC) program possible: Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Pechauer Cues, BRAD Scuffer and Tweeten Fibre. Special Thanks also goes to all the national tournament directors and hosts.
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/
About the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF)
The 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. Visit billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039 to learn more about junior billiard programs in your area.