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10-31-2002, 08:46 PM
8 Ball Tournament at Willowbrook Holiday Inn

I-55and Rt-83 (Kingery Highway) Willowbrook, Illinois

For hotel reservations call: (630)-325-6400


Amateurs only

Fri., Jan.10-Sun., Jan., 12, 2003

Player Auction Start time: 10AM

Rooms must be reserved by November 15, 2002 to guarantee these prices for the entire weekend: The hotel is filling VERY quickly so make your reservations before it sells out!

Call for exact payment, cancellation information, and the Thursday/Sunday nights big discount ($49 plus tax)

Room Rates for up to 4 people for the ENTIRE weekend (tax included): $209 (2 double beds)

PER ROOM Receive $120 in Holiday bucks which can be used for food and bar all weekend

which makes the room cost only $20 per person for the entire weekend!



Holiday Bucks are good for these deals too:

$19.95 All you can eat crab legs and rib eye on Friday and Saturday

$13.95 All you can eat prime rib on Saturday

$14.95 Sunday Brunch Buffet

Over $35,000

in payouts based on 256 players (money added) 25% of field will be paid

1st Place $7000

$155 Entry fee (Registration Fee included) for the open division by Dec. 1, 2002 ($20 late entrance fee)

$75 Entry fee (Registration Fee included) for the women’s division by Dec. 1, 2002 ($10 late entrance fee)

1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies awarded in both divisions.

Sponsored by:Budweiser, Bud light, Stoli Vodka, Sauza Tequila and mb Financial Bank.The Bud girls will be there on Friday and Saturday nights to entertain and give away promotional gifts.

Race to 5 for open and 5/4 for women

Double Elimination

2 Player Auctions

Mini Tournaments starting on Thursday night that run through Sunday

Raffles/Prizes/Contests/Booths for Vendors/A la Carte Dining Area

Free Shuttle Bus to local Casino Boat

Run By Chalk Talk Productionson 7 Ft Diamond Smart coin-op tables with red circle cue balls

For more information, call windy city open 888-354-1066

or email windycityopen@aol.com Check out the web site at <a target="_blank" href=http://www.windycityopen.org>www.windycityopen.org</a>

11-01-2002, 07:42 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Bob:</font><hr>
Amateurs only

And exactly how do you define an amateur?

I realize this is a drive-by post and bob won't respond but I'm sincerely curious about this if anybody else would care to enlighten me.

the curious amateur,

11-01-2002, 09:56 AM
It is a sticky point. I got turned away from an amateur only tournament because I had played in the US open. I was just a donator and not of that level of player, but now no longer could play in tournaments I may actually have a chance in. Can be very unfair.

11-01-2002, 09:59 AM
Guilt by association, SUCKS!!

Chris Cass
11-01-2002, 10:23 AM
Hi Wally,

I know Bob from along time ago when I played in the bars for cash. I ran into Bob his wife in Vegas at the BCA event. Considering the cost of Vegas the $155. entry and the room rates and food deal, it doesn't sound bad at all. $7000. for first, is the same as Vegas only cheaper if you don't have to travel and live close, like me.

Anyway, Bob defines amature as being not a AZ listed pro I'm sure. I'll email Bob for the info to double check but more than likely, he'll reply himself. He and his wife are young people and I know he's been working on this tourney forever. I'm thinking there's more undeclared pros then there are declared pros in the amatures. JAT



11-01-2002, 10:28 AM
Whoever declared you ineligible for playing in an OPEN tournamnet is nuts.