View Full Version : Today, 5/22, Sun.-$1,000-added Hampton Ridge in NJ

05-22-2005, 05:07 AM
Top of the morning to y'all! Today, Sunday, there is a $1,000-added Hampton Ridge Tour event at Castle Billiards, 349 Route 17 South, East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Hampton Ridge is a regional tour which is growing with many one-day events in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York vicinity. Hampton Ridge Tour website (http://www.ec9ball.com)

It begins at 1:00 p.m. today, Sunday, May 22nd. The entry fee is a $70, and the format double-elimination 9-Ball.

Lee Holt won it last weekend. Today, it is rumored that Josh Brothers, Lee Holt, Maryland Young Gun Shaun "The Shirt" Wilkie, and maybe Ryan McCreesh will be in attendance. I have a feeling that Frankie Hernandez will show up, too, as he lives close by.

The regional tournaments are the best bang for the buck (IMO), and Hampton Ridge is very economically convenient, since it is always a one-day event.

The tournament director's name is Jose. He is very passionate about pool and this tour, which is only in its third season, and plans to make it bigger and better each year. EVERYBODY is welcome, including the ladies, and you don't need to be a member of any organization to compete.

Jose will be assisting Master's Billiards at the end of September and beginning of October for the Big Apple, a $15,000-added tournament where, again, everybody is welcome and you do not need to be a member of any organization to compete.

Pool is alive and well in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, thanks to Hampton Ridge Tour and all of the rest of the wonderful events which take place on the East Coast.

Just FYI, the August-September time frame is going to be JAM-packed [pun intended /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif] with tournaments. Aside from the wonderful regional events, here's a listing of the biggies:

Orlando Open
Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, FL
August 3-7, 2005
Orlando Open website (http://orlandoopen.com)

Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Season Finale
Turning Stone Casino, $25,000 added
Verona, NY
Call TD Mike Zuglan for more info: (518) 356-7163
August 18-21, 2005
RailbirdJAM's picture page of $15,000-added Joss Tour event at Turning Stone Casino (http://hometown.aol.com/railbirdjam/jossturningstone.html)
RailbirdJAM's Pictures of Joss Tour Season Finale in Portland, Maine (http://hometown.aol.com/jamalloy/jossfinale.html)

Carolinas Open
Fast Eddies
Goldsboro, NC
September 6-11, 2005
$20,000 added
RailbirdJAM's picture page of 2003 Carolinas Open (http://hometown.aol.com/jamalloy/CarolinasOpen2003.html)

30th Annual U.S. Open
Chesapeake Conference Center
Chesapeake, VA
September 19-25, 2005
$50,000 added
U.S. Open website (http://usopen9ballchampionships.com)

Master Billiards
Long Island, NY (718) 706-6789
September 29-October 3, 2005
$15,000 added