The Billiard Education Foundation announced the Junior National 9-Ball Championships in pool will be held July 13-16, 2016 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, just outside of Chicago. This event will once again be hosted alongside the BCA Billiard Home & Leisure Expo.

BEFlogoThe BEF Junior Nationals still remains the only youth billiard event in the nation that qualifies student-athletes to compete in junior events all around the world, such as the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships and the newly-created Atlantic Challenge Cup event.

2016 plans to have even more in store for players, guests and the industry. This year’s 28th Junior Nationals qualified its largest group of 16 players to represent the U.S. at the World Junior Championships. “2015 was a great year jam packed with junior state championships and an amazing junior nationals. We’re anticipating full fields of 200 players next year and we hope to see you there!” said BEF Executive Director, Samm Diep-Vidal.

Bids will be accepted for cash and product sponsorships for this prestigious event, as they are available, through March 31, 2016. Through BEF underwriting/sponsorship, you can enhance your corporate image throughout the community with exclusive recognition, while supporting your favorite billiard charity and its junior members. Event production categories include, but are not limited to: tables, cloth, balls, catering, lodging, travel, trophies, shirts, prizes, media, printing, and photography.

Underwriting all or a portion of any one of the event costs enables the BEF to direct more funds to youth billiard programs and academic scholarships. BEF also accepts goods or services to help offset these costs.

To receive the Underwriting & Sponsorship Bid Application for the 2016 BEF Junior Nationals, or to host or participate in a National Qualifier for Junior Nationals, contact Executive Director, Samm Diep-Vidal at (303) 926-1039 or [email protected].

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 or call (303) 926-1039 to learn more about junior billiard programs in your area.

About the Billiard Congress of America

Founded in 1948, the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to growing a united, prosperous and highly regarded billiard industry through BCA leadership. The BCA seeks to enhance the success of its members and promote the game of billiards though educational, marketing and promotional efforts, annual industry trade shows and other programs designed to encourage billiards as a lifestyle and make pool everybody’s game. For more information, visit or call 303.243.5070.

Pool’s 2016 BEF Jr. Nationals in Chicago