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10-25-2003, 04:17 PM
Hey everyone I was just wondering if anyone knew of any events or tournaments that a 17 year old could sign-up for. I'm tired of beating family and friends, and I would like to start playing some higher competition. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
10-25-2003, 05:40 PM
Hey, I'm 17 too. I play in college tournaments and local poolhall tournaments, but nothing that big. A lot of poolhalls will let you in if you just play in the tournament. There is the junior nationals in the spring. There will be qualifiers for it (9-ball) across the nation and if you win any one of those you go to junior nationals. This is all at bca-pool.com Hope that helps.
10-26-2003, 04:58 AM
There was kid -- reportedly only twelve or so -- entered in the Joss tour tournament at Quincy MA this weekend. I know he got by one match, as I watched it. What with Parica, Zuglan, Hernandez and other top northeast players in there, he's up against some tough company.
He shot very straight, and I liked that he 'shadow marked' the table to visualize his desired position, but he seemed to rush his shots once in a while, and easily got frustrated -- but hey, the kid is only twelve?!?! Wow, that's really all I can say, if he keeps up with the game, and hopefully gets some good coaching he certainly will be a top contender -- maybe sooner rather than later. I only hope he gets responsible coaching, and doesn't fall into some of the shenanigans and worse distractions that some young players seem to see their careers get derailed by...
10-26-2003, 06:23 AM
I believe you could enter many of the Open tournaments around, however, a parent would have to go with you and stay with you during the tournament.
Check with the management of the room and the tournament, before going.
10-26-2003, 08:14 AM
Im 19 years old and play in every event that is held on Estonian soil /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
10-26-2003, 01:27 PM
You can play in any tournament that is in your area. The more tournaments you get to, whether they are big or small, the better your game will get. I started playing in somewhat bigger tournaments when I was about 13. The BCA junior nationals is a good tournament too. Hopefully they will get the scholarship fund back sometime soon. Playing in that tournament for 9 years helped me pay for college. Good luck.
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