Billiards Tours Join Efforts for Ginky Memorial Event

I am very proud to announce a special collaboration of three tours to honor the late George “Ginky” Sansouci!

The Amsterdam Billiard Club in NYC will be hosting the 1st Annual George “Ginky” Sansouci Memorial Tournament on Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26, 2011. The Predator Pro Am Tour, Mezz Tour & Tri-State Tour will be joining forces to honor New York City’s greatest champion!

Many thanks to Gail Glazebrook, William Finnegan and the Predator Tour along with John Leyman, Todd Fleitman, Bill Focaccia, Mark & Patti Ursel of the Tri-State Tour as well as Jose Burgos, Caroline Pao and Mika Immonen of the Mezz Tour for helping to put this soon to be a classic memorial tournament together!

Ginky logo Billiards Tours Join Efforts for Ginky Memorial Event

The Amsterdam Billiard Club in NYC will be hosting the 1st Annual George “Ginky” Sansouci Memorial Tournament on Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26, 2011.

A special thanks goes out to Rob Staskowski of for creating the Ginky Memorial logo as well as a special tournament chart that will be used for this amazing event! A special thanks also goes out to Jamie Wollens for printing these beautiful charts.

As most of you know, the ABCD field is now full with 96 players! The player list can be viewed on our site

I have 8 open spots left for the Open/Pro event which is limited to 32 players and starts on Sunday, June 26th. If anyone is interested in playing in the Open/Pro, please contact me immediately at or call me on my cell at 917-202-2750.

The entry for this event is $110 regardless of your skill level. All entries should be dropped off at Amsterdam Billiards & Bar in NYC in a sealed envelope with your name on it addressed to:

“Ginky Memorial”
Attn: Tony Robles

The following Open/Pro players are confirmed to attend the Ginky memorial:

Jennifer Barretta, Zion Zvi, Mike Fingers, Jeremy Sossei, Dennis Hatch, Mike Dechaine, Shaun Wilkie, Jun Almonte, Matt Krah, Sean Morgan, Flaco Rodriguez, Joey Korsiak, Frankie Hernandez, Oscar Bonilla, Mike Miller, Jorge Rodriguez, Jeff Beckley, Ray Romanski, Mhet Vergara, Rob Omen, Steve Lillis, Dave Ascolese, Ramon Mistica & Tony Robles.

Please make sure to get in touch with me first before you drop off your entry at Amsterdam to confirm that I have a spot for you. Entries will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Entries are due by no later than Wednesday morning.

VERY IMPORTANT: The draw for the ABCD event will be done at Amsterdam on Wednesday, June 22nd between 6-7PM. Once the draw is done, entry fees are non-refundable! Due to limited table availability, all matches will start at 10AM sharp on Saturday, June 25 as well as Sunday, June 26! Please do not pre-pay your entry if you know that you can’t play at 10AM sharp on both days. If you do pay your entry and do not show up on time you will forfeit your match. If you try to call and cancel, you will forfeit your entry fee. No Exceptions! So please do not pay your entry fee unless you know that you will be there to play on Saturday & Sunday at 10AM sharp.

The draw for the Open/Pro will be done as soon as the field is full.

Here’s what everyone involved had to say about George Sansouci:

“George Ginky Sansouci was not only a great friend and godfather to my son. He was an inspiration to players of all levels and taught us that there is no limit to what we can achieve on the green felt as long as we are willing to go that extra mile. I am truly honored to do this for George and his family as he always was and always will be a legend and an inspiration to all of us.”

Tony Robles – Predator Tour

“Amsterdam Billiards is proud to join the Predator, Tri-State, and the Mezz tours in announcing the 1st Annual George “Ginky” Sansouci Memorial Tournament. With at least $5,000 Added, this tournament may be the biggest tournament held in NYC in years. George “Ginky” Sansouci was not only a great player, he was also smart, witty, supportive, loyal, and a great ambassador for the game of pool. This tournament will be a fitting tribute Read more ...