Erie, Pa: The 2021 VNEA Junior Pool Championships return to Erie County for the first time since 2017 this week, with the competition running July 22-25 at the Bayfront Convention Center. The event will feature players between age 7 and 20 playing on more than 50 pool tables.
The tournament was last hosted in Erie in June 2017 as the VNEA World Junior Pool Championships. The tournament was adjusted for 2021 due to ongoing travel restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including teams from Canada who will be unable to participate.
Erie was selected to host both the 2021 and 2022 junior championship.
Participants will compete in three divisions – Youth (ages 7-11), Minor (ages 12-15), and Major (ages 16-20). Competition will be held in male and female division singles, teams, and scotch doubles formats with several artistic and speed pool challenges taking place throughout the weekend.
Competition schedule is as follows:
Thursday, July 22
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Singles Check-In
2 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Singles Competition
Friday, July 23
9 a.m. – 11 p.m.: Singles Competition
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Players Reception
Saturday, July 24
8:30 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies
9 a.m.: Regular Team Competition Begins
7:30 p.m.: Jr. Scotch Doubles Begins
Sunday, July 25
9 a.m.: Team Competition Finals
For more information, visit http://www.vnea.com/2021-vnea-junior-championships.aspx.