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Average cost to be a spectator at Turning Stone - 08-21-2019, 07:06 AM

What's the verage cost to be a spectator at Turning Stone???
  
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08-21-2019, 07:43 AM

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08-21-2019, 08:10 AM

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What's the verage cost to be a spectator at Turning Stone???
If you:

1) buy a raffle ticket for the Joss cue (I'm not sure where the money goes, but likely someplace worthy)

2) buy a few drinks and some popcorn while watching matches

3) buy a nice meal or two at one of the Casino's restaurants

Less than 100 bucks! An entire day of great pool matches, snacks, drinks and a good meal or two for less than $100...can't beat that deal with a stick.
  
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08-21-2019, 08:49 AM

How much is the "stay" hotels/motels in the area???
  
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08-21-2019, 08:56 AM

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How much is the "stay" hotels/motels in the area???

There is still room at the host location. $209 a night to be on site with all the action.

https://www.turningstone.com/hotels


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08-21-2019, 11:04 AM

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There is still room at the host location. $209 a night to be on site with all the action.

https://www.turningstone.com/hotels
Thanks,

Want to go next year and need to figure cost of the stay. Don't know if I want to swing more than $120 per night. But don't mind having to drive from hotel to the tournament (like maybe 30 min each way)...
  
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08-21-2019, 12:04 PM

If your planning on doing some driving I recommend the summer version of the classic- winters up there can bring a lot of snow.
  
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08-21-2019, 12:18 PM

There are other hotels across the street
  
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08-21-2019, 12:27 PM

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There are other hotels across the street
Yes, the La Quinta across the street is nice enough and a lot cheaper than Turning Stone. I stayed there once when they ran out of space at the host hotel.
  
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08-21-2019, 08:00 PM

I have a king room at the Hilton at $300 for Friday Saturday check out Sunday afternoon
  
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08-22-2019, 04:34 AM

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If your planning on doing some driving I recommend the summer version of the classic- winters up there can bring a lot of snow.
Summer version?
  
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08-22-2019, 05:21 AM

I went a couple years ago on a tight budget and I stayed at an Airbnb in syracuse (about 40 minutes away) for $40/night. I ate cheap: pizza, sandwiches, and burgers at the casino. The event is free. The parking is free. So you can definitely make this happen on any budget.
  
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08-22-2019, 05:45 AM

The Turning Stone event runs twice each year, in January and in August. Both are free to attend. That includes free parking in the casino lot and free admittance to the event center where the tables are set up for play.

I've been to Turning Stone for the 9-Ball event before, but only as a day trip. The way the tables are set up makes for very good viewing. Between rounds there are players practicing on the tables and most seemed willing to talk and take pictures with people, which was nice.

Have also stayed when a friend's band played at the Tin Rooster club there. The Turning Stone itself is a casino/hotel complex with a few golf courses, a half dozen or so nightclubs, and a handful of restaurants. They also own properties in the area, so some rooms that they list are not actually "on-site" for the casino. I've stayed at a place about 3 miles down the road and it was considered part of the Turning Stone, although much cheaper. There are shuttles that will take you back and forth, but I drove since I didn't want to be on their schedule. If you don't mind being 30 minutes away, I'm sure you can find a number of very nice and inexpensive places to stay.
Restaurants on-site are good, the steakhouse on the top floor was really nice but pricey, and nightlife covers almost every genre of music every weekend.

So to end the long winded reply, you can spend nothing at all if you make it a day trip, or you can spend a ton if you're on-site, gambling, and doing all the other stuff they offer.
  
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08-22-2019, 07:00 AM

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Summer version?
Turning Stone Classic Schedule
Summer Version 2019, August 22-25
Winter Version 2020, January 9-12
Summer Version 2020, August 27-30
  
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08-22-2019, 07:04 AM

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The Turning Stone event runs twice each year, in January and in August. Both are free to attend. That includes free parking in the casino lot and free admittance to the event center where the tables are set up for play.
I've been to Turning Stone for the 9-Ball event before, but only as a day trip. The way the tables are set up makes for very good viewing. Between rounds there are players practicing on the tables and most seemed willing to talk and take pictures with people, which was nice.
Have also stayed when a friend's band played at the Tin Rooster club there. The Turning Stone itself is a casino/hotel complex with a few golf courses, a half dozen or so nightclubs, and a handful of restaurants. They also own properties in the area, so some rooms that they list are not actually "on-site" for the casino. I've stayed at a place about 3 miles down the road and it was considered part of the Turning Stone, although much cheaper. There are shuttles that will take you back and forth, but I drove since I didn't want to be on their schedule. If you don't mind being 30 minutes away, I'm sure you can find a number of very nice and inexpensive places to stay.
Restaurants on-site are good, the steakhouse on the top floor was really nice but pricey, and nightlife covers almost every genre of music every weekend.
So to end the long winded reply, you can spend nothing at all if you make it a day trip, or you can spend a ton if you're on-site, gambling, and doing all the other stuff they offer.
Sounds like a winning hand to me. I will be at the summer version next year.
That's a WHOLE lot better than the conglomerated bunch of stuff at that Super Billiards Expo they have over in Philadelphia.
Thanks for the posting.


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