Empire State 9-Ball Championship this weekend

I am very proud to announce stop # 14 of the Blatt Billiards Predator 9-Ball Tour as the Seminole Tribe of Florida 2009 Empire State 9-Ball Championship which will be taking place this Saturday & Sunday September 12th-13th at Raxx Pool Room, Sports Bar & Grill in West Hempstead, NY and as always, we will be using the beautiful Delta-13 racks provided by www.delta-13.com.  Please read through the BCD information below and the Attire Request!
NYCGrind.com will be covering the event & Go4Pool.net will be streaming the Matches LIVE from Raxx!!
This will be a $6,500 added event!
This is the first time our two tours have joined forces to create a tournament that will count as points towards both tours! I would like to personally thank the Seminole Tribe of Florida for adding $5,000 and Raxx owner and player Holden Chin for adding $1,500!
“With the fantastic events that Tony Robles and the Predator 9 Ball Tour have put on this season, The Seminole Tribe of Florida is looking forward to being a part of the action and coming up to see the talent that the Northeast has to offer!” -- Kevin Pickard, Tour Director of the Seminole Pro Tour.
The champion of this event will make New York history and enjoy the continued recognition of their championship win with a banner placement bearing their name and year they've won. It will hang in Raxx Pool Room, Sports Bar and Grill for years to come.
I consider this a special event because when I was a teenager, I always read a lot about players that had won state championships. I always said to myself how great it would be to win a New York State Championship. Little did I know that a pool room in upstate New York had one for many years but I unfortunately discovered the tournament after it ceased to exist.
I've won two Ocean State Championships in my career and I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences I've encountered as a pro.
With the expected turnout for this event, race adjustments will inevitably be made.  We are expecting 90-100+ players for this event & with such a large turnout, we must close the field at 12 noon and start play by 12:30. I suggest that everyone get there between 10-11am to guarantee their spot! The field for this tournament is limited to 128 players.

B-C-D Players!
We are not sure if we will host a B-C-D event on Sunday, September 13 at Raxx. Given we don't know how many players from the Open will come back on Sunday, we should have a better idea late Saturday night. Please feel free to call Tony Robles at 917-202-2750 or William Finnegan at 917-232-5069 late Saturday night for more information.
Very Important - Remember collared shirts required! No T-Shirts!  We are requesting a more professional look for this particular tournament as it is the Empire State Championship.  Slacks & Dress Shoes would be appreciated.

C/D Handicaps - The top finishing C/D handicap player will receive $100. (Note: Minimum 10 C/D players must participate in the tournament). Player must get past first 2 rounds. In the event of a tie, the fewest racks earned by the C/D's opponents will be the winner. Reporting scores to the tour director is the player's responsibility. Please be certain Finnegan records your score.

For the Ladies - Again, we will also be awarding the top finishing female an additional $100 so ladies, come out and represent! (Note: Minimum of 6 women must participate in the tournament. Not applicable to Top 10 ranked WPBA members.  Women can only win the highest finishing female or highest finishing C/D. Not both).

Note: Finishing in the money, disqualifies a C/D and/or a female from receiving the highest finisher award.

Looking forward to seeing you all there! 

Tony Robles

Blatt Billiards Predator 9-Ball Tour
Stop # 14
Seminole Tribe of Florida
Empire State 9-Ball Championship
Banner Event
September 12-13
$6,500 Added
Raxx Pool Room, Sports Bar & Grill
510 Hempstead Turnpike
West Hempstead, NY 11552

Entry Fees
$100 Open/Pro
$75 A/A+
$60 B/B+
$50 C/D
$40 Juniors

Registration: There is an annual registration fee of $25 for all new players

Double Elimination
Race depends on size of field and table availability
Rack Your Own
Alternate Breaks
No Soft Breaks Allowed
Finals one race to 9
Collared Shirt Required
Doors Open at 10am
Registration Closes at Noon
Matches Start at 12:30