The Predator, Tri-State, and Mezz Tours Present the 3rd Annual Ginky Memorial at Steinway Billiards – Live Streaming from NYC Grind & Inside Pool

Posted on by Alison Fischer

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Pool players from around NYC and the Northeast will again celebrate the memory and legacy that that was made by one of the greatest New York players of a generation… at the 3rd Annual George “Ginky” SanSouci Memorial, on August 31-September 2, 2013 at Steinway Billiards in Astoria, NY.

The Ginky Memorial is being co-produced for the third year by three of the New York area’s top pool tours, The Tri-State Tour, The Predator Tour, and The Mezz Tour.

Ginky was known as being one of the most dominant pool players in the Northeast in the 90′s, and some of his top accolades include winning the 2000 Derby City Classic 9-Ball Championship, 1999 BCA 9-Ball Championship, and the 1999 National Straight Pool Championship.

George "Ginky" Sansouci in 2009 - Photo by Alison M. Fischer

The impact Ginky had on the pool community in NYC was a significant one, and the players who carry on his love of the game are coming together at Steinway to fight for the title named after him.

To follow up the Predator Tour’s Steinway Classic and the World Tournament of 14.1, NYC Grind and Inside Pool Magazine are again teaming up to live stream feature matches  from the Ginky Memorial at Steinway Billiards. The live stream can be viewed in the video player above, or on

Updates throughout the tournaments can be followed on NYC Grind’s Facebook page and on Twitter @alison_fischer.

The event will begin with the Amateur 9-Ball division, and matches will begin at 10:00am on Saturday, August 31. The first live stream match will be between “Devil Dave” Ascolese and Jimmy Acosta. On Sunday, September 1, the Open/Pro 10-Ball event will begin.

For more details on both events, including the opening round tournament draw, read on in the announcement from Tony Robles of the Predator Tour.

3rd Annual George “Ginky” SanSouci Memorial Tournament

There is a dress code for both the amateur and pro events. Dress slacks, shoes and a collared shirt are required. Women can substitute a collared shirt for a women’s dress shirt. No jeans, no sneakers or flip flops. 

See Amateur Player List Here 

The draw is complete!

We have the 1st round matches already decided.  We highly recommend players arrive by 10am to guarantee if their match is called, they are ready to play.  We will forfeit any players that do not start their matches 15 minutes after it’s called.

Even though not everyone will play at 10am, we still recommend you arrive no later than 10am just in case you play right away if there is a forfeit and we happen to call out your match.

Open/Pro Event

We do still have spots left in the Open/Pro event which begins Sunday, September 1st.

Open/Pro Player List Here

1st Round 10am matches for the Ginky Memorial Amateur Event at Steinway Cafe-Billiards this Saturday, August 29th:

Table 2: Nigel Francis vs Thomas Rice
Table 4: Gabriel Palacios vs Tommy Rivera
Table 10 (TV match): Devil Dave vs Jimmy Acosta
Table 11: Ron Mason vs Noel Bensurto
Table 12: Andrea Shiffman vs Tony Liang
Table 13: Jose Cruz vs Jonathan Robles
Table 14: Diana Snooky Rojas vs Kim Meyer-Gabia
Table 15: Jin Gong vs Debra Pritchett
Table 16: Nicholas Chan vs Brian Russell
Table 17: Matthew Harricharan vs Ron Gabia
Table 18: Rasta Lidio vs Gary O’Callahan
Table 19: Tom Hagan vs Earl Leacraft
Table 20: Kevin Falco vs Patrick Meyer
Table 21: Keith Jawahir vs Rene Villalobos
Table 22: Ray Feliciano vs Arturo Reyes
Table 23: Ross Lacy vs Dennis Lake
Table 24: Yomaylin Feliz vs Shawn Sookhai
Table 25: Wilfredo Albay vs Jamiyl Adams
Table 26: Meshak Daniel vs Bryon Singh
Table 27: Dave Shlemperis vs Bob Toomey

George ‘Ginky’ Sansouci Memorial Tournament - $5,000 Added

August 31st – September 2nd at Steinway Billiards

Dress code required: Dress slacks, shoes and collared shirt for men. (No jeans or sneakers)

This is a $5,000 added event and will be played over 3 days during Labor Day weekend (August 31st – September 2nd) at Steinway Billiards.

The only way to guarantee your spot is to pay your entry ahead of time.

As this is a collaboration of the Tri-State, & Predator Pro/Am Tour, the entry fees are an additional $10 above the normal entry fee that will go to the directors.

In addition, if you are not currently a Predator Tour or Tri-State Tour member, there will be a $15 non-member fee.  Any non-member that plays in any Predator Tour or Tri-State Tour stop after this event will still have to pay the tour’s respective yearly membership.

Please visit the Predator Pro/Am Tour and Tri-State Tour sites for more information on both tours.

Cue to Go will also be on site for any cue repair and maintenance you may need.  Cue to Go is run by Predator & Tri-State Tour player Raphael Dabreo.

Thanks so much for your support of the tour and I look forward to seeing everyone at the George Sansouci Memorial Tournament this weekend!


Tony Robles

About Alison Fischer

NYC Grind Editor & Contributor
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