CSI / BCA Sponsor Players to 2010 Junior Nationals

CSI / BCA Pool League Proudly Sponsor Players to 2010 Junior Nationals

CueSports International (CSI), under its BCA Pool League division, is proudly sponsoring 13 young players to participate in the 22nd Annual Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior National 9-Ball Championships. This prestigious event is being held July 7-11, 2010 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and includes 4 divisions: Boys 14 and Under, Boys 19 and Under, Girls 14 and Under and Girls 19 and Under. The winners in each of the national divisions will be guaranteed a spot to represent the U.S. to the 2010 WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships.

In addition to the following list of 12 qualifier winners, Brendan Crockett last year’s Junior National Boys 14 and Under winner is also being sponsored by the BCA Pool League to this year’s Junior Nationals. Brendan Crockett and one of the 19 and Under CSI / BCAPL qualifier winners, Chad Behnke, are both recognized as members of Team CSI – Next Generation.

Boys 14 and Under

  • Sean Hughes, Nevada (age 10)
  • Alex Rathjen, North Dakota (age 14)
  • Joey Torres, Texas (age 14)

Boys 19 and Under

  • Chad Behnke, Iowa (age 15)
  • Chris Byers, Oregon (age 15)
  • Devon Cataldi, Pennsylvania (age 18)
  • Malek Haj-Hussein, Colorado (age 18)
  • Hunter Hayes, Texas (age 15)
  • Michael Perron Jr., Minnesota, (age 17)
  • Cory Pointon, Oklahoma (age 19)
  • Juan Torres, Texas (age 16)
  • Jarod Williams, Oklahoma (age 19)

WPBA Professional, Sarah Rousey, generously worked with CSI / BCAPL on this effort by organizing the qualifier process for CSI and acting as the point of contact for the qualifier winners, their families and the BEF. For more information about the CSI / BCAPL qualifier program for the BEF Junior Nationals please email SarahR@playcsipool.com.

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 emailinfo@billiardeducation.org.

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League, the National Championship Series (NCS), and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the U.S. Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial and the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.com,www.playbca.com and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.

Harada Halts Harper for U.S. Open 10-Ball Qualifier Spot

A special one day qualifier for the 2010 U.S. Open 10-Ball was held Saturday, March 20 at Butera’s Billiards in Moorpark, California. The unique single elimination qualifier was highly competitive as it attracted several top players traveling from the Southern California region towards Reno, Nevada for the U.S. Bar Table Championships.

In the finals, Redondo Beach player Greg Harada, who recently finished 5th-6th at the 14th Jay Swanson Memorial, narrowly beat out pro player Corey Harper to win the paid spot to the $25,000 added U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. The Butera’s qualifier is the second in a limited number of qualifiers being held across the U.S. for the inaugural U.S. Open 10-Ball event. The first qualifier, held at Bullshooters in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the Desert Classic Tour where Gus Briseno won the paid spot.

U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship Qualifiers:
April 3-4, 2010
Nevada
Pool Sharks
3650 S. Decatur
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 222-1011
$300 Added
Entry: $55
Open: 10 am
Start: 12 noon
Contact: John Kutcher
www.poolsharks.net

April 10-11, 2010
Northern Virginia
First Break Café
46970 Community Plaza #200
Sterling, VA
(703) 444-2551
$1000 Added
Entry: $65
Open: 10 am
Start: 12 Noon
Contact: Anthony Luong
April 10-11, 2010
Washington
The Golden Fleece
7804 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore,WA
(425) 908-7332
$1000 Added (based on 64 field)
Entry: $50
Open: 9 am
Start: 11 am
Contact: Askar or Sam
www.goldenfleecebilliards.net

April 17-18, 2010
Colorado
The Wynkoop
(303) 297-2700
1634 18th Street
Denver, CO
Entry: $50
Open: 10 am
Start: 12 Noon
Contact: Melissa Little
www.wynkoop.com

Additionally, the Ozone Billiards Predator 9-Ball Tour will award their U.S. Open 10-Ball spot to the tour point leader at the conclusion of its 6th stop of the 2010 season. Visit their website for the tour 2010 schedule at www.predator9balltour.com or contact tour organizer Tony Robles at (917) 202-2750.

For more information about the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship call CueSports International (CSI) at 702-719-7665 or email holly@playcsipool.com.

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League, the National Championship Series (NCS), and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the U.S. Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial and the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.comwww.playbca.com and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.