APA SPONSORS JUNIOR NATIONAL PLAYERS

APA SPONSORS JUNIOR NATIONAL PLAYERS
World’s Largest Pool League Sends 23 Players to BEF National 9-Ball Championships

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (June 28, 2010) — The American Poolplayers Association (APA) is proud to sponsor 23 players for the upcoming 22nd Annual BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships.  The championship event takes place July 7 – 10 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill.  The event features four divisions: boys age 14 and under, boys 19 and under, girls 14 and under and girls 19 and under.  The winners in each division will earn a spot to represent the U.S. in the 2010 WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championship.

We’d like to wish the following players good luck in the tournament:

TYLER GIBSON
JOSHUA UPTON
NOAH TOSEE
CORY MICHAEL CAIN
KODY WEBSTER
SIERRA PIRTEL
ALEXANDRA GILL
KOLBY OSBORNE
BROOKE STONE
KENDRA BRITT
TYLER BRITT
DALTON THOMAS
GABBY MALDONADO
KATILYN HALL
FRANK RICHARD
MIKE PEREZ
JAKE ALPERT
JULIE POUTRY
TYLER BRANDOM
KEVIN SUN
TASHANNA CLARKE-PHELAN
BRANDT DAVIES
MATT O’SULLIVAN

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is a non-profit charitable organization committed to promoting education and encourages the development of life skills through youth billiard programs. The BEF funds academic scholarships, produces the Junior National Championships and sponsors the players who attend the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships. For more information about the BEF visit their website at www.billiardeducation.org  or email info@billiardeducation.org.

The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States, and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada.  Nearly 270,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9‑Ball League play.  The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.

The APA produces three major tournaments each year—the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship—that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually!

The APA and its championships are sponsored by Aramith, Action Cues and PoolDawg.

For more information on the American Poolplayers Association, visit www.poolplayers.com.