The NYC pool player landscape continues to grow in participation, as more and more amateurs and aspiring players are playing the game. One of the city’s strongest proponents of the game, Amsterdam Billiards, recently hosted the 2nd Annual George “Ginky” Memorial, which brought three tours and the pool world together to honor the NY legend.
You can read our coverage of the Ginky Memorial here: Amateur Coverage (Daniel Dagotdot Wins) + Pro Coverage (Earl Strickland Wins). NYCgrind.com and InsidePool.tv co-produced live streaming video for the event.
While many different pool rooms in the NYC area contribute to the increase in participation of pool, Amsterdam Billiards continues to stand out as a leader for pool in Manhattan.
It’s tagline is “Not just a pool room”, and in my opinion, it’s much more… it’s a ‘third place’, a community or tribe of like-minded individuals getting together and enhancing the experience.
ABC has the strongest mix of leagues in the NYC area, and boasts a wide variety of players, from beginners, to local champions, to world champions.
The pool room in Union Square, NYC has different leagues for its members to choose to be part of. As Amsterdam Billiards’ Summer League has come to an end, a new season for fall begins.
ABC’s Summer League winners were:
Team 9-ball: Out of 38 teams with a total of 250 players, “Ruder Still” defeated “Sucios” in the finals. The Fall Season of Team 9-Ball also recently kicked off with a total of thirty-eight teams once again.
ABC’s Summer League also featured their Team 8-Ball Division, which was championed by “Nice Rack”.
Legendary straight pool player and Amsterdam’s Straight Pool league director Danny Barouty welcomed an impressive 120 players to their Summer Season.
ABC’s Saturday Straight Pool league winner was Marcus Jefferson.
ABC’s Straight Pool Monday night league winner was Michael Cotler.
Chris Olsen was the champion of the Individual 9-Ball League, as he defeated Joseph Perrotta in the league final. Congratulations to all of the top finishers in Amsterdam’s 2012 summer leagues!
On Thursday, September 20th, Amsterdam Billiards Club or ‘ABC’ kicked off their fall season, and there are a lot of really great teams in the mix.
To learn more about ABC’s leagues, visit Amsterdam Billiards Website at www.amsterdambilliards.com.
Along with many league opportunities for players, Amsterdam Billiards is offering an exclusive chance to be part of an intimate 10-person intensive pool school with Jeanette Lee. “The Black Widow” Jeanette Lee is the most recognizable pool player in the game today, and ABC is rolling out the red carpet for her and her students. The Queens, NY native is in town to show some love, and do her part to increase the level of killer pool in the area.
“Jeanette Lee has what it takes to not only break down the fundamentals and help you build from a solid foundation, but she will give you the tools to carve out your own destiny on the table.” – Jerry T
Jeanette Lee “The Black Widow” Exclusive Intensive/Exhibition:
When: Friday, October 20 OR Saturday, October 21
Where: Amsterdam Billiards
Cost: $400 per student
Maximum Class Size: Limited to 10 students/day
Schedule: 10-11am: Registration/Warm-up
11-1pm: Group lessons.
1-2pm: Lunch and visit with Jeanette
2-4pm: Group lessons
4-5pm: Challenge matches & photo ops with the Black Widow. For more info or to register, email: IndyBlackWidowExperience@gmail.com
Amsterdam Billiards is also getting geared up for its Halloween party and costume contest, which is always a big draw for both players and those looking to go out for some Halloween fun. You can learn more about it on the flier below, or visit ABC’s facebook page.