Come Join the Al Conte Memorial at Hippo’s House of Billiards

Players & Fans,
 This weekend, Nov 6 & 7, the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour will be at Hippo's House Of Billiards (Utica NY) for the 2nd annual "Al Conte Memorial" 9-ball open. In case you didn't know, Al Conte was one of our sports most famous and beloved pool table mechanics. So good was Al that even Brunswick would consult with him regarding any improvements to their famous line of Gold Crown pool tables. But above all of that, Al was one of our sports most well liked and respected people. He was a friend to everyone who came to know him. He is dearly missed! The Conte family deserves our thanks for hosting what promises to be another great event in memory of "Big Al". Why not come and be a part of it!
 Hippo's is one of upstate New York's premier rooms. They have everything from great equipment, home made food specials and beer and wine if you so choose. For more info about Hippo's including directions and nearby motels, please call them directly at 315-768-0218.
 This event will be played in our popular new format once again which is as follows:
 There will be a Sat & Sun $1,500 Added main event with entry fees of $120 for pro level players, or $70 for non pro level players. The tournament director will make the determination of pro vs non pro. I can tell you this much, if you have ever won a Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour or similar event, you amongst others, will definitely be pro level! On Sunday we will have a $500 added, double elimination, race to 3 tournament for only those non pro level players that were eliminated from the main event on Saturday. The entry fee for this Sunday event is only $20!! Both events will run simultaneously on Sunday. The remaining events this season, with the exception of The "22nd Ocean State 9-Ball Championship" & Both "Turning Stone Classic" events, will be played in this same format.
 For those of you coming to play, please arrive on Saturday Nov. 6 before noon in proper dress please. Yes, jeans and sneakers are permitted in our billiard parlor events. But please, no T-shirts, tanks, shorts or sweats! If coming to watch, spectator admission will once again be free for what promises to be another great event! Complete tour info can be found on our site
 Our first of 2, $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic events will be held this Dec 16-19, 2010. I strongly urge those of you that wish to play to enter NOW to avoid being shut out! These events Always fill to capacity and the only way to be sure of a spot is to pre-pay your entry fee to me. The entry fees for Turning Stone are $150 for 2010-2011 season tour members and $200 for all others.  Also, once again, spectator admission at Turning Stone will be FREE OF CHARGE. Check out Turning Stone resort And Casino at .
 Once again I want to remind all of you to please frequent your local rooms and purchase products from any or all of our most generous sponsors who are the backbone of our great sport!! See you all at Hippo's.                                       Mike Zuglan 518-356-7163
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by;

Joss Cues -
Webb Custom Cues -
Cameron Custom Cues -
Samsara Cues -
Tiger Products -
The Billiard Press -
Simonis Cloth -
World Class Cue Care - - -
Pool on the Net -
Turning Stone Casino -
Owen-Bunnell, Inc -
Unique Billiard Products by CUE-Z -
Cue Shark - -