When we heard that Johnny Archer was named as the captain for Team USA at the 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup, we were so excited! Not only do we carry his Scorpion Cues, but also Johnny is one of our favorite all-time players and he's such a great ambassador for our sport. For those who don't know, the Atlantic Challenge Cup is like the Mosconi Cup for junior players, and Johnny's experience as a 4-time world 9-ball champion and 17-time Mosconi Cup participant makes him perfect for this job.
"This is truly a great honor," said Archer. "Having an opportunity to give back to the game and work with these outstanding young individuals and players is a blessing. The game has given so much to me and without some special individuals in my life helping me as a junior I wouldn't be where I am today. I want to be a part of the current rejuvenation of junior play in the US. The BEF (Billiards Education Foundation) Junior Nationals are setting participation records, other national junior events are seeing increased participation and now with the Atlantic Challenge Cup junior players have so many opportunities to benefit from their efforts. What a honor to be a part of this effort."
PoolDawg also partners with the BEF and we love when someone steps up to support junior pool. We want to wish Johnny Archer and all of Team USA the best of luck in the upcoming tournament! The 2017 Cup will take place July 5-8 in Klagenfurt, Austria.