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"Weenie Beenie" Memorial 9-Ball to be Held in Virginia Beach
May 15, 2007, 10:37 AM

The Bill "Weenie Beenie" Staton Memorial 9-Ball Tournament will be held at Q-Master Billiards in Virginia Beach, Va., on June 22-24.

The $20,000 prize fund and $7,200 added is based on a maximum field of 64 players. The entry fee is $200, and the field is open to all players.

Staton, known as "Weenie Beenie" after the multiple hot dog stands he owned, was a well-known business man and pool hustler in the Arlington, Va., area.

Taking up the game after he was into his twenties, Staton often used his business earnings to support his poolroom education. Later in life, after his game and table savvy improved, he would use his winnings to support his businesses.

Traveling around the country in search of action, Staton played with many of the greats, often stopping in Johnson City, Ill. He also made several appearances on ABC's "Wide World of Sports" and "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson."

He died on February 18, 2006 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., at the age of 77.

For information on the tournament, contact Q-Master Billiards at (757) 499-8900.