Indiana Junior 9-Ball Champions Crowned. ~Joseph Watson, Jr {Press Release}

March 24, 2015 (Denver, CO): Let me start off saying, what a great bunch of young pool players. Not only did they show off some excellent sportsmanship, but they showed off some really great talent. There were many young guns coming for sure. We’d like to thank the sponsors of the event, Joe Tucker (, CDX Supershaft, Bullseye Billiards, Break Time Billiards, PhatGuy Sports Bar & Grill and, last but not least, the APA10KChallenge for hosting the event.

The event brought in 28 of the toughest juniors from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Minnesota. We had two events; 14 and under division, and 18 and under division. Each event was limited to 16 player fields, but we had nineteen 14 and under players, so we let the other three play as well so no one was left out. I mean, this is who the events were for right? The 18 and under division only had 10 players, and tough ones at that.

There was Zach Lafferty, 16, from East Alton, Illinois, tearing through the competition and going undefeated through the tournament to take first place—and earning a spot in the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships in Las Vegas.

Zach Lafferty