Champions Crowned at New Hampshire Junior State 9-Ball

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Champions Crowned at New Hampshire Junior State 9-Ball
Story & Photos Courtesy of Roy Pastor, New England USA Pool League

April 13, 2016 (Denver, CO): The New Hampshire 2016 State Junior 9-Ball Championships were held March 20 at New Hampshire’s Premier Pool Hall, the Crow’s Nest in Plaistow. Although the competition was fierce, every junior player displayed the highest level of sportsmanship and friendship towards everyone in attendance.

In the 15-18 Bracket, Michelle Jiang of Harvard, MA went undefeated in the winners’ bracket to take her second consecutive State Title in two weeks. Derrick Burnham of Maine took second place honors after two very tough hill/hill matches against Alex Gurevich of Ma.

14-under-champ

In the 14 and under division it was Vivian Liu of Harvard Ma. who won the State Champion Title in that division. She won a tough match against second place winner Tiana Jiang of Harvard Ma. Colin Demilt of Weymouth Ma. also made a terrific showing in the 14 and under division coming in third.

Those who qualified at this event will be invited to compete in the 2016 Junior National Championships this July in Illinois. We would all like to thank the Crow’s Nest for their hospitality and the opportunity to play on their 12 meticulously cared for Diamond Tables. There is no nicer room in New Hampshire. Thank you to the fabulous staff at the Crow’s Nest for their patience and great service. Thank you also to Sylvia for all of her positive energy.

18-under-champs

 

18 & Under Boys Division

1st Place
Michelle Jiang
Harvard, MA
Trophy, Certificate & Paid Entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals
2nd Place
Derrick Burnham

Maine

Certificate & Paid Entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals
18 & Under Girls Division

1st Place
Vivian Liu
Harvard, MA
Trophy, Certificate & Paid Entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals
2nd Place
Tiana Jiang

Harvard, MA

Certificate & Paid Entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals
3rd Place
Colin Demilt

Weymouth, MA

Certificate & Paid Entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals
Special Thanks to Roy Pastor and his staff for bringing so many youth billiard opportunities to the Northeast region!

The BEF recognizes its Premier Sponsors for this year’s BEF Junior State Championship program: Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Pechauer Custom Cues, Masters Chalk and BRAD Scuffers. 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.