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We are pleased to announce that the 2024 BEF Junior National Championships will be held July 8 - 13th at the Oakley-Lindsay Convention Center in Quincy, Illinois.  Top young cueists will compete for academic scholarships, prizes, and an opportunity to represent the United States of America at the 2024 World Junior Pool Championships.  

In order to participate in this event, every player MUST be:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Meet the age requirements
  • Become a Billiard Education Foundation member (requires an annual $15 fee)

Players are permitted to play in more than one discipline (if applicable) but are NOT ALLOWED to play in multiple divisions within one discipline. Registration will begin May 1st, 2024.



Oakley - Lindsay Center

300 Civic Center Plaza #237

Quincy, IL 62301

The Oakley-Lindsay Center is only three blocks from the Mississippi

Riverfront in Quincy at the far western edge of Illinois, a stone throw

to Missouri and a short ride to Iowa. Quincy is located on interstate 172

and is only 15 minutes from interstate 72. 


The Oakley-Lindsay Center has three large parking lots dedicated to

event parking. Additionally, there is on-street parking on 4th Street,

Kentucky Street and Maiden Lane.                                                                                                        

Places to stay in Quincy, Illinois...

The Atrium Hotel on Third                       

 201 S. 3rd Street Quincy, IL 62301

 Tel: (217) 222-2666

The Atrium Hotel is located in downtown Quincy,

Illinois and is one of the largest and closest hotels

to the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Approx. a 5 minute

walk to the venue. Reservations MUST be made

over the phone. 

Group code: GMPApool

(you must call to use code)

Hotel Amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Barbecue grill
  • Coffee & Tea in common areas
  • Number of bars & lounges 
  • Restaurants                            
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Exercise room
  • Hot breakfast available daily (6am - 10 am)
  • Free self parking                                                 

Quality Inn & Suites

225 3rd St. Quincy, IL. 62301

Tel: (217) 224-8378

Located within minutes of State Highway 24,

US Route 57 and Interstate 172. Nearby attractions

include historic downtown Quincy, Quincy Regional

Airport and the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Approx. 5

minute walk to the venue. 

Group code: GMPApool  

(you must call to use code)

Hotel Amenities:

  • Premium Free Wi-Fi
  • 100% Smoke Free Hotel
  • Vending Machines
  • Elevator(s)
  • Free Weekday Newspaper
  • Free Outdoor Parking
  • Free Coffee
  • Business Center
  • Computer w/ Internet
  • Sorry, no Pets Allowed

Stoney Creek & Holiday Inn will also accept our group code. 

Things to do in Quincy, Illinois...



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