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Chuck Markulis Memorial Tournamet

6th AnnualvChuck Markulis Memorial Tournament
The 6th Annual Chuck Markulis Tournament will be held February 19-23, 2014. Starting February 19, 2014 with a $2,000 ADDED one-pocket tournament, $60 entry fee, race to 2/Finals 4. Double Elimination. Limited to 64 players. Then beginning Friday February 21, 2014 approximately 1pm our $5,ooo ADDED 9-ball tournament will begin. Entry fee is $60 with Race to 8W/7L, double elimination. We are expecting a strong field in both events and recommend sending your entry fee in early to secure your spot. Make checks payable to Hard Times Billiards and mail to 5536 Garfield Ave. Sacramento, Ca. 95841. Questions can be answered at (916)332-8793 ask for tournament director Brian. This event brings out the BEST players in the country and our specatator seating is always free. Mark your calendar and plan to be at Hard Times Billiards of Sacramento February 19-23, 2014.

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Weekly and Monthly Tournament Schedule

Weekly Events:

  • Tuesday  “LINE”  8 Ball tournament. 7pm sign-ups 7:30pm start time. $10 Entry fee to play 2 1/2 hours! $40.00 Added
  • Wednesday “B” tournament 9 ball. 7pm sign-ups 7:30pm start time. $5 Entry fee. Single Elimination race to 4  $75.00 added each week.
  • Thursday Beginner to Intermediate 9 ball  7pm    APA League Night 7pm
  • Sunday“Open” 9 ball $15 entry, double elimination. Noon for signups, 1pm start time. $5 per player added up to $150.00 max      APA Leagues 3pm

Monthly Events:
First Full Weekend

1st Saturday of each month, One Pocket, $300 added (with 30+ players) DE race to 2 on each side. $20 entry fee. Signups start at NOON and play begins at 1pm.

1st Sunday of each month, “Open” 9 Ball DE  $20 entry fee for “B” players $30 for all others. $10 added per player up to 50 players. Signups start at NOON and play begins at 1pm.



Click Here to see photos of the August 1st One Pocket Tournament

Recent News Article

(Published: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 01:21:01 -0400)
Ahola Undefeated at Hard Times Billiards
class=summary>USPPA / Sacramento, CA
by Rick Davis
Billiard News – The Untied States Pool Players Association (USPPA) took over Hard Times Billliards in Sacramento, CA, where Gene Ahola bested the 102-player field through the 3-day event that began June 15. With 32 Gold Crown tables available for
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Author: Pool Billiard News
Directory: Billiard News



Chuck Markulis

In Memory of …
Charles “Chuck” Markulis


Charles “Chuck” Markulis died June 26 in Grass Valley. He was 71. He was a fullback for San Pedro High School Football and made All City. He went on to play football for Everette Junior College in Washington where he made All American. He then went on to work in the music business where he produced several hit records including the song “Love You So” by Ron Holden which spent several weeks at number one on the Billboard Charts. He owned several restaurants in Southern California and became a Billiard Tournament Promoter at Varsity Billiards in Norwalk, Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, Hard Times Billiards in La Habra, Hard Times Billiards in San Diego and Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento. He was deeply loved by the many, many people he touched in the billiard world and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Karen Markulis of Grass Valley; granddaughters, Rachel and Sarah Markulis; brother and sister-in-law, John and Anita Markulis of Palos Verdes; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Alicia Markulis of San Pedro; brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Nina Markulis of Costa Mesa; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Debra Markulis of San Pedro; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, George Markulis; his mother, Terpsihori Markulis; and his wife, Marquita Markulis.

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