Erie to Host 2016 VNEA World Juniors Pool Championship
20 Mar, 2015
More than 500 Youth to Compete at Bayfront Convention Center
The Erie Sports Commission (ESC) is pleased to announce that Erie has been selected as the host site for the 2016 VNEA World Juniors Pool Championship. The event will be held at the Bayfront Convention Center June 16-19, 2016.
More than 500 youth are expected to participate in the championship, many of whom have already committed to attend from across the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and more. The 2015 Championship will be held in Rochester, Minnesota.
Warner Coin Machine, which hosts the annual PA State Pool Tournament, will host the World Juniors event. Eleven former World Juniors Champions have come from Erie.
“This is a great opportunity for Erie,” said Ed Borgia, First Vice President of the VNEA and Partner of locally owned Warner Coin Machine. “To have all these people descend on Erie truly makes it an international destination.”
“Erie has been hosting exceptional pool players for years, we are happy to be able to take that to another level,” said Rod Didion, the Tournament Event Coordinator from Warner Coin Machine. “We’re honored to have been given the chance to host an event of such a high caliber.”
“It’s truly thrilling to have a world-level event take place in Erie,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “I hope the community will pull together to show these young athletes from around the world what a spectacular place Erie truly is.”
For more information, call Warner Coin at 814-454-1587.
The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.