Another Legendary Billiard Room Falls Victim To The New Ohio Smoking Laws

The Viking Tour events at Michael's Billiards in Fairfield, OH scheduled for May 17-18, 2008 have been canceled. At this time we are not expecting to reschedule any events for this location.

Mike Janis, the President of the Viking Tour stated: "After several conversations with the owner of Michael's Billiards, Mike Medley, it became very apparent the Michael's Billiards will be closing its doors at its current location in the near future.

Michael Medley, the owner of Michael's Billiards stated "It's an unfortunate situation right now. We have been here since 1992 and have held many Viking Tour events since 1995 and always had phenomenal turnouts. In fact, some of the best Viking Tour events ever have been right here in Michael's Billiards." Medley what on to state: "The current outlook for a non-smoking, alcohol free pool room in Ohio is very dim right now. With rising lease costs and the normal price of doing business going up and up and our customer base cut in half from the new smoking laws we simply can not stay in the huge location we are in."

Mike Janis added: "Michael's Billiards and the Viking Tour have been partners in events since 1995 at Medley's location. During our conversation Medley and I agreed that we would cancel this event at Michael's current location since its demise is inevitable and when the time comes for Michael's to re-open at a new location the Viking Tour would host the Grand Opening event for that new location".