HIPPOS-THE HOUSE OF BILLIARDS
5160 COMMERCIAL DR. EAST
YORKVILLE, NY 13495        
315/768-0218
ABOUT US
IT SURE FEELS GREAT TO BE REGULAR!
Ha!

We love seeing new faces and making new friends, but we
definitely appreciate our Regulars, the people who show up
day after day, night after night and make this place into a
special little family! Hopefully, this page, our
Facebook
community and the new things we've added will make your
home-away-from- home an even more fun and special place!
TAP YOUR CUES!
WE REMEMBER THOSE HIPPOS PLAYERS WHO
HAVE PASSED ON BEFORE US...

THEY ARE IN OUR HEARTS AND WE MISS THEM!
We recognize that pool player monikers are not always
"politically correct," but if they're listed by that name, they
were known by it in love and answered to it in love.
JOHN AIELLO
AL CONTE
ARMAND JACQUES, JR.
BILL GERSTNER
BOB MOSCA
"CANNONBALL"  ED KIENOWSKI
DAVE (YOKE) "THE CHINAMAN" GOON
FRANK MARELLO                   (spelling?)
HERB  "THE HAMMER"  GUERTIN
JACK KAST
JAMES "JIMMY BANKS" MCMANN
NORM WILLIAMS
RAY ROMANUS, JR
RONALD  "PONCHO"  GUMINIAK
ROSS ROBINSON
RUDY SCALISE                       (spelling?)
SAM ABERNATHY
IF YOU NOTICE SOMEONE WE'RE MISSING OR HAVE A
FULL NAME
,  SPELLING CORRECTION OR POOL
MONIKER TO ADD, PLEASE LET US KNOW BY USING
THE FORM BELOW.
IF YOU SEE YOUR OWN NAME ON THIS LIST, YOU
CLEARLY HAVEN'T BEEN IN FOR A LONG TIME!
SORRY, WE CAN'T STAY SERIOUS FOR TOO LONG.
Your name:
Your email address:
Name and/or
updated info you
are submitting:
UPDATE FOR REMEMBRANCE LISTING
NEED A REASON WHY YOU
MISSED YOUR SHOT?
Here are some ideas so you can change them up
from time to time. We're tired of hearing  your
same excuses over and over!
Someone walked through my shot.
My phone rang.
Long day at work.
Not used to my glasses.
Really hungry.
Argument with spouse.
Using new cue stick.
Lights went off and on.
Opponent talking to me.
Music too loud.
Chalk dust on table.
Kids at next table in my way.
Hands are cold.
Humidity slowed the ball.
Cushions are dead.
Had to use the bridge.
Table not level.
Contacts are dry.
Had to go to bathroom.
Used to different tables.
House cue is warped.
Sweaty hands.
Partner left bad position.
Cue ball is not perfectly round.
Need a new tip on cue.
Shadow over table.
Rushed my shot.
Caught sleeve on table.
Sore shoulder.
That ought to last you a couple of weeks! Haha!
SOME HIPPOS FEATURES...

12 GABRIEL 9-FOOT TABLES

5 GABRIEL 7-FOOT TABLES

SIMONIS 860 TOURNAMENT GREEN CLOTH

COIN-OP FOOSBALL MACHINE

FREE WI-FI

FLAT RATE PLANS! PLAY WITHOUT WATCHING THE CLOCK.

DAILY MENU OPTIONS AND SPECIALS AT A GREAT PRICE

LED LIGHTING OVER THE TABLES TO BETTER ILLUMINATE YOUR SHOTS
COME EARLY, COME OFTEN, STAY LONGER!
WHEN YOU'RE AT HIPPOS, YOU'RE HOME!
New felt is slippery.
Choked on my soda.
So opponent won't quit.
Didn't sleep well.
Ball skidded.
Camera flashed.
Jumped up.
Ball caught the crease.
Not feeling well.
Haven't been playing.
Had a hair in my eye.
Ball rolled off.
Heavy cue ball.
Cracked ferrule.
Hang nail.
Took my eye off the ball.
Fly landed on table.
English didn't take.
Hair on the cue ball.
Cheap felt.
Table plays short.
Opponent moved in line of sight.
Gotta be playing for something.
Took it for granted.
Lotion on hands.
Forgot to chalk up.
Got too straight.
Opponent racked for me.
Had to rack for myself.
JUST FOR LAUGHS...
In-House Weekly Tournament at HIPPOS!

All skills levels are welcomed to give it a try!


Free practice time starts at 6:00 PM for entrants
Entries close at 7:00 PM
$15 entry

For more information, call or pop in!
WE'RE FOR EVERYONE, BUT WE MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE!

If your ideal mental image of a pool hall is a smoke-filled room of scowling
hustlers and hushed spectators afraid to breathe, uh.....we're not really that!

We play 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball, Straight Pool, One Pocket, Banks and have some
guys in our room who can compete with just about anyone, but at the end of the
day, we do our best to remember that it's a game and it's meant to be fun.

We play, but we also watch the game, cheer for our teams, eat, laugh, joke, trash
talk, breakout in song when our favorites come on (picture..."Sweet
Caroline...bah, bah, bah...)  and dance like no one's watching even when
everyone's watching! Sometimes we're loud, sometimes we're silly. Come in
more than once and you're probably going to leave with a nickname.

We love our game at all levels and want to see it grow, so we welcome casual
players, families, and especially, kids.  We're a smoke-free, alcohol-free,
relatively drama-free environment that the whole family can enjoy. So, leave the
drama in the movies, the stress at the workplace and come hit some balls.

We like to think we're not just a pool hall, we're a family that meets around the
pool table. We'll laugh at you, but when we're done, we'll show you how to play,
teach you the rules and welcome you in our tournaments and leagues. Looking to
hang out, make friends of all ages and play one of the greatest games there is?
Then, though we may not be for everyone, we're definitely for you!
A FEW OF OUR RECENT SPECIAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

KIDS' DAY!

VETERANS & FIRST RESPONDERS DAYS

DR. CUE ARTISTIC POOL EXHIBITION

GOSPEL TRICK SHOT SHOW

JUNIORS TOURNAMENT

STRAIGHT POOL TOURNAMENT

FANTASY FOOTBALL & BASEBALL LEAGUES

KIDS' DAY VIDEO
WORD IN THE ROOM...

AUGUST 23RD
Some of you probably remember Damir Ćatović who was a
regular at Hippos before heading to NYC. Check out his
website. His photography is mindblowing!
http://damircatovic.com

Are you ready to cover "A Lotta Green" this NFL season? Just a
reminder, owners, the draft is THIS FRIDAY at 5AM!!! I didn't
even know there were two 5 o'clocks so I definitely won't be up
at that time of morning. HAHA!!! So, be sure to log in today or
tomorrow and set your position strategy and player rankings....
(Maybe we should try to do this live next time???) Good luck
and thanks for playing! Remember top finishing Hippos team
gets a $30 gift card to the undisputed number one pool room
in Yorkville, NY!!! (In case you were wondering, I write all of
this material myself...I know it sounds like a professional
comedian and all, but nah...) LOL!!!

AUGUST 22ND
Tuesday Night 9-Ball results...
A. Duvall (4) def. B. Studd (4)
Score: 4-3
Five people risked being whisked away in a tornado to come
out for our tournament tonight. That's dedication. Maybe
others were coming, but {gulp} didn't make it. HA! Oh well, I
won! Haha! I shot pretty well tonight, especially after being
lowered due to several weeks of patheticism. I guess I'm a 4.5.
I battled my way through Khuoc (8) and Kulalic (4) to make it
to the final. Bill and I played our best matches ahead of the
final but just rolled the balls into the rails until we actually
accidentally pocketed the balls. It wasn't pretty but it's over. I'm
undefeated in weeks with a total eclipse--so I guess I'll win
again in seven years.

AUGUST 19TH
The first in a series of Juniors Tournaments is this Sunday at
2pm! If you are considering bringing a child, please select
Interested or Going in the event posting. You are not obliged
to show up; it will just help with preparation. Thanks!!! Hope to
see some juniors trying their hands at 9-ball this Sunday!!!

AUGUST 16TH
New merchandise! No this is not a reprint! More new
merchandise! Pool in-season is right around the corner. I'm
excited! A few nice starter cues...shaft smoothers from Tiger...
rosin bags and liquid powder to help keep your hands dry
without the mess...righty gloves of those pink ones you ladies
loved so much...nice looking wood triangles for your home
table...More to come!

AUGUST 15TH
Tuesday Night 9-Ball results...
W. Zadarozny (7) def. Studd (4)
Score: 7-3
We actually had seven tonight! Whoever you are that was
planning to come and didn't, you messed up our bracket!
Haha! Zimmerman rolled in but we duct taped him and stuffed
him in a trunk this week...Gee, I probably shouldn't have said
that publicly!!! Oh well, crazy matches with some upsets that
sent JZ and Oney packing. Even I made it out of the first
round! This final was a back and forth battle as Studd hung in
there but he couldn't stop The Waz tonight! Thanks for playing!
See you next Tuesday???