Diehl, Montano and Mast crowned Colorado Junior State Champions


The 16th Annual Colorado Junior State Championships took place at Felt Billiards in Englewood, Colorado on Saturday, March 9th, 2024. This year’s event attracted 20 young players from all over Colorado, along with a familiar face in the girls division. One young billiard-athlete from each of the 10-Ball Divisions, along with the top boy and girl in the 14.1 divisions all earned paid entry to the 2024 Junior Nationals. “It was great to see so many new faces this year,” said Samm Diep, House Pro @ Felt, “I hope to see more young players from neighboring states next year!”


  • 18 & Under Boys 10-Ball: *Henry Diehl
  • 16 & Under Boys 10-Ball: *Noel Montano
  • 18 & Under Girls 10 Ball: *Sofia Mast
  • 14.1 Boys: *Zach Bryan (sponsored by the Denver Straight Pool League)
  • 14.1 Girls: *Sofia Mast
  • 12 & Under Coed 8-Ball: Rylan Terry
  • 22 & Under Coed 8-Ball: Sofia Mast

* Earned paid entry to the Billiard Education Foundation’s Junior National Championships in Quincy, Illinois July 7-13.


Special Thanks to the volunteers who helped make the day possible:

  • Hayley Schulz (Tournament Director)
  • James Bennett (Live Streamer)
  • Brett Colbert (Ref)
  • David Sheesley (14.1 Ref)
  • Larry Young (14.1 Ref)

Notable mention also to the goody bag and prize sponsors:

Salotto, Mint Billiards, Infinity Hope Awards, PoolDawg, Aramith, A Shortstop on Pool, Denver Straight Pool, Kutea Boba and Menchie’s.

Photo Credit: Alison Chang (Taiwanese Passion for Pool) and Hayley Schulz

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