Around 270 junior pool league players from nine states, Canada and New Zealand convened at Delta Hotels in South Sioux City, Neb., from July 25-28 for VNEA’s 29th Annual World Junior Pool Championships.
Competition was had in 28 unique divisions in three age groups: youth (ages 7-11), minor (ages 12-15) and major (ages 16-20). Among the team winners were the youth team champs, The Minnesota Sharp Shooters from AAA in Minnesota; the minor team champions, You Got Action Jr. of Cox Music in Iowa; and minor female singles winners Madisan Rudd, Alexandria Endres, Leslie Earles and Hailey Mercado. A full rundown of the event is available at www.vnea.com.
Winning players went home with cash prizes up to $600, and championship plaques and certificates. Next year’s 30th anniversary event will be held in Rochester, Minn.