ACUI Collegiate 9-ball Championships Information
ACUI collegiate championships are designed to contribute to the social, physical, mental, and emotional development of students and professionals. ACUI further promotes its core value of community through its recreation and leisure activities program. This is one of the longest running programs in the Association's history. View the men and women who have won since 1937.
Students who would like to participate in this program must first compete in a 9-ball qualifying tournament and receive an invitation to the championships. ACUI regions may be conducting a 9-ball qualifying tournament, typically in the February or March timeframe, and other institutions or organizations may be as well. To see if your region is holding a qualifying tournament, contact your region. To see if there are other qualifying tournaments in your area, contact Jake Dawes.
We are excited to announce that the 2013 9-Ball International Championships will be held June 27–30 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. The championships will be held in Sparky's Den, located in the Arizona State University Memorial Union. Contact Jake Dawes for more information.
We are continuing the search process for institutions to host the 2014 championships. Institutions may submit to host co–located Table Tennis and 9-Ball Championships if space and resources are available to them. Please view the 2014 championships request for proposals [pdf], and contact Jake Dawes if you are interested or would like more information.
The 2012 championships were held at Indiana University–Bloomington in Bloomington, Ind. on June 29–July 1. Find out more.
Host an Independent Tournament
If you're interested in hosting a qualifying tournament, you must meet certain requirements, and then become an approved qualifying tournament by the program director. Download the requirements and fill out the form [pdf]. With questions, please contact Jake Dawes NOTE: All ACUI regional tournaments are approved qualifying tournaments.
College and University Programs
Interested in playing billiards in college? Continue to hone your skills and compete competitively on campus, against other schools, and even qualify for an international level 9-ball tournament. Once you've decided on a school, take a look at their website for information about students playing billiards on campus. It might be a recognized club sport that travels to tournaments and is funded by student fees organized by the student activities office, or it could be coordinated by the recreational sports department on campus. Even if it is not yet on your campus, you can be the impetus to getting a club started. All you need is a few friends and some help from the appropriate department on campus.
Here are a few tips from the folks at Pool & Billiard Magazine written by collegiate pool guru Betsy Sundholm along with a list of schools with programs.
ACUI sponsored the annual Collegiate 9-Ball Championships for those students who qualified at either the regional competition or at one of the independent qualifiers. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburgh, Va. hosted the 2011 Collegiate 9-Ball Championships on July 15–16, 2011. All meetings, registration, and dinner/banquet activities were held in the Squires Student Center. More about the championships.
The 2010 Collegiate 9-Ball Championships were held at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. The final press release was written by tournament host and long–time ACUI volunteer Betsy Sundholm. Thank you to our sponsors and host for an incredible event. For participant and sponsor information, please view the Tournament Program.
The 2010 scholarships were supported by:
ACUI held the annual Collegiate 9-Ball Championships for those students who qualified at either the regional competition or at one of the two independent qualifiers. Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. hosted the 2009 BEF Junior & ACUI Collegiate 9-Ball Championships on July 21–26, 2009. Results and other information follow in pdf format.
Regional and Independent Qualifying Tournament Eligibility
Recognizing that the primary purpose of student life on campus is academic achievement, to further underscore the importance of continuing academic progress, students participating in ACUI tournaments must be enrolled as a student in good standing at the institution they represent. To that end, ACUI hereby establishes the eligibility requirements for regional or independent qualifying events.
Because there is a great deal more at stake, and substantially more financial commitment required by the school, the individual, and the Association, eligibility requirements at the championship level for 9-ball and table tennis are necessarily more stringent. Proof of academic eligibility is required. Please see the eligibility requirements above for more details.
Prior to participating in championships or independent qualifying events, students must complete the ACUI Academic Eligibility Form and acquire official verification of eligibility status from their school registrar, including official school seal and/or signature of registrar, prior to the deadline established by the championship event director, generally three to four weeks before the championship tournament.
Recreation and Leisure Activities Coordinator
Updated May 17, 2013