About the VNEA Junior Pool Championships

The VNEA Junior Pool Championships will be held in Erie, Pennsylvania for the second time on June 15-18, 2017 at the Bayfront Convention Center. Since the tournament’s inception in 1990, Erie has been home to 11 World Junior champions.This event is expected to host nearly 300 participants from the around the world looking to show off their skills.

The VNEA Junior Pool Championships was held for the first time in 1990, in Rochester, Minnesota. Each year, the tournament welcomes more than 300 junior pool players from around the world to its chosen host site. The event’s 25th Anniversary event was also held in Rochester in 2015, where participants represented Canada, New Zealand, and more than a dozen states. Eighty Valley Pool Tables were set up at the event for the sanctioned junior league players, who ranged from ages 7-20.

More information on the tournament and registration forms are available here.



About Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania was founded in the 1800s on the edge of Lake Erie, rooting this city in a strong maritime history that is still a big part of Erie today. As Pennsylvania’s fourth largest city, Erie offers fun for everyone, on the water and off. Erie is just a short drive from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo, giving visitors even greater access to places to visit and sites to see. The Erie International Airport is only minutes from downtown, allowing quick travel across the United States, as well as internationally.

With its position on the Great Lakes, Erie offers its visitors both the natural beauty and access to the great outdoors that come with a small town, coupled with all the diversity and urban amenities of a city. Here you’ll find varied dining options to suit any palette, locally-owned and big-brand shopping opportunities (not to mention all clothing and shoes purchases are tax-free!), and enough festivals and events to enrich and entertain any crowd, at any time of the year. You’ll never run out of things to do while you’re in Erie.

Learn more about all that Erie has to offer at http://www.visiteriepa.com/, and while you’re in town, download their App!


Bayfront Convention Center

About The Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507 

The Bayfront Convention Center opened in 2007 on Erie’s Bayfront. With more than 100,000 square feet of space and a ceiling height of 25 feet, it is the perfect venue for many types of events! The fact that the waterfront location of the venue and floor-to-ceiling windows offer guests a spectacular view of Presque Isle Bay is just a bonus.

The facility offers more than 470 free parking spaces, and its adjoining 200-room Sheraton Bayfront Hotel, easily accessible by a Skybridge, has a 300-space parking garage. A second adjoining hotel, the Courtyard Erie Bayfront Hotel, opened in June 2016 with 192 rooms, and features another adjoining parking facility. The location of the complex along Erie’s Bayfront makes it readily accessible from Interstate 79 and Interstate 90.

For more information visit http://www.bayfrontconventioncenter.com/