Game Time Billiards & Sports Bar in South Carolina Closes Their Doors

On Tuesday June 3rd, 2008 Game Time closed its doors for business. Game Time formally known as Sporty's and GameTime/Riptide owned by former road player Jimmy Hodges was a massive facility with 30,000 square feet of space in Greenville, SC. It housed 18 billiard tables, 3 bars a full restaurant, patio deck and volleyball courts and was home to many pool tournaments from professional to league play.

The owner, Jimmy Hodges was very sad in reporting the news. He sated "We just couldn't afford to stay open any longer." Game Time was know for its excellent tournament tables and nightclub atmosphere. At times you had to stand in line just to get in the door because they were usually filled to capacity. Hodges cited several reasons for the closing, he stated "For many years their yearly revenue exceeded 2.5 million but with the weakened economy, higher expenses and the smoking ban in his region which stated (no smoking on the property) caused the demise of the club and shrank the yearly revenues to under $700,000 and forced him to close his doors."

Hodges additionally stated that he was verry sorry to have to notify all the tours and leagues that all events scheduled at Game Time Billiards will not take place.

Game Time Billiards and Sports Bar will be missed by all. Myself and all the Viking Tour members always enjoyed the events at Jimmy's place. We all wish him the best of luck in the future.

The Viking Tour events scheduled for July 12-13, 2008 at Game Time are cancelled.