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 13TH
First Juniors (ages 8-18) 9-Ball tournament of the season next
Sunday, August 20th! Practice time starts at 2:00. Tournament
starts at 2:30. Races to 4. Single elimination. $5 entry
Great way for the younger players to learn the rules, etiquette
and play some real matches. Bring 'em out to play!

AUGUST 8TH
Tuesday Night 9-Ball Tournament results...
J. Zimmerman (12) def. A. Van Marter (8)
Score: 6-3
Six players helped to keep our streak going and provided some
good matches tonight in the process! Once again, Zimmerman
rolled into town and beat up on me in the first round to move
forward. He then did battle with Zadarozny (7) and prevailed to
return to the final. Meanwhile on the other side of the bracket,
Van Marter aka Van Heusen aka Van Diesel or whatever his
name is (inside joke) shut out Mr. Bye in the first round and got
through Podogrosi (7) to meet JZ in the final. Having played
some longer, safety-play dominated matches, these guys
decided to shorten their match to 6 to 4. In a very entertaining
hill-hill match-up with great color commentary by both men,
JZ took it down...again. I think I'm going to apply for disaster
relief for our economy, tired of paying his tolls. LOL!

AUGUST 8TH
It's finally here...only took me a year and a half...
In a world dominated by fake news, you can count on the new
Hippos newsletter to be loosely based on a true story. HAHA!
Should help keep our non-onliners a little more in the loop!


AUGUST 7TH
New marketing materials on the way! When you find a mistake,
don't tell me! LOL!!!!!



AUGUST 6TH
Did you know the bottle and can deposits from the beverages
you buy at Hippos are donated to a local youth group to help
them buy supplies for their own fundraisers and helps them
take part in positive social activities and community service in
Greater Utica?
One more reason to get your beverages here and properly
recycle them! Thank you for your support!