Al Conte Memorial Comes to Hippo's House of Billiards
Mike Zuglan
Oct. 27, 2017
Everyone,
 
Congratulations to Stop # 5 winners Dan Hewitt ($1,000), second chance winner Billy Arquette ($340) & our $1,200 Joss Cue raffle winner Joey Berlin. 
 
Stop # 4, the 9th annual Al Conte Memorial tournament will take place on November 4 & 5 at Hippo's The House Of Billiards in Yorkville NY, just outside of Utica NY. Our host Andrea Duvall deserves our thanks for generously adding $2,000 and allowing us the use of her room for the weekend. Since taking over at Hippo's Andrea has added her own touch with a new web site www.hipposyorkville.com, a new Facebook page, delicious homemade food specials and  free WiFi. Hippos has 12, 9 foot Gabriel tables and 8, 7 footers, all covered in 860 Simonis (The Cloth Of Champions). She has made Hippo's a true family fun destination spot, and has even held many events and functions for our junior players! So come to Hippo's to show your support and be treated to yet another great 9-ball event. You may even win a $1,200 custom, engraved Joss Cue in Hippos cue raffle, Anyone can participate and you do not have to be present to win! We will draw the winner of the cue on Sunday just before the final match. The Joss raffle cue can be viewed here:    https://josscues.com/cues/custom/joss-custom-26/
  
For more information about Hippo's and nearby motels, please contact them directly at 315-768-0218.
 
This event at Hippo's will consist of a $1500 added Saturday and Sunday Main Event (entry Fee $120 for pro level or $70 for non pro level) and a $500 added second chance event on Sunday ($20 Entry Fee) for those non pro players eliminated from the main event on Saturday. 
 
For those of you coming to play, please arrive on Saturday Nov. 4, BEFORE 11:30 AM, and in proper dress please. Yes, jeans and sneakers are permitted in our billiard parlor events. But please, NO T-SHIRTS, TANKS, SHORTS OR SWEATS. Complete tour info can be found on our site www.joss9balltour.com
 
Our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXIX 9-Ball Open (January 4-7, 2018) is fast approaching and will fill to capacity before you know it. If you would like to compete in this world class event, NOW is the time to enter to avoid being shut out! To enter you must contact me at 518-356-7163 or see me at any of our events Before the event is full at 128. I have actively been collecting entries since our last Turning Stone event so I strongly urge everyone to act now!! The event is currently about 2/3 full as of this writing.
  
Please remember to frequent your local Billiard Parlor and to promote and utilize the products and services of our most generous sponsors who remain the backbone of our sport!
 
I hope to see all of you at Hippo's.
 
 
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Is Proudly Sponsored By;
 
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