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Hustlers welcome

The Newcomb Hall Gameroom is sponsoring an 8-ball tournament for all the pool sharks on Grounds and for those folks who've seen "The Color of Money" one too many times.

So far about 15 people have signed up for the ladder tournament, which began yesterday and will continue until Dec. 5.

"We expect that about 25 or so people will end up in the tournament," said Kenji Bohlin, a tournament organizer and third-year College student.

"People can sign up, up until Oct. 28 and I've gotten some e-mails from people who are interested," Bohlin said.

He said out of the current entries, only a couple of the entrants are women.

"Traditionally, girls don't come out as much," said Won Kang, a tournament organizer and a graduate Education student. "It would be great if we could get some more girls to enter. If we get eight girls, then we'll have a separate girls division."

Prizes for the tournament either will be $50 or $75 worth of merchandise out of a billiards catalogue.

All aspiring hustlers should head to the new gameroom located on the second floor of Newcomb Hall. The entrance fee for the tournament is -- what else -- eight dollars.

Step right up

Last night the Pav hosted the return of amateur night. The showcase featured students performing musical numbers, comedy routines and dramatic and poetry readings.

"It's a great opportunity to get up and make a fool out of yourself in front of your friends and just kind of do whatever you want. We only ask that you keep a certain level of respect for the audience," said Alana Malick, chairwoman of the University Union Spotlight Committee.

Students interested in entertaining their friends signed up ahead of time.

Malick said last year students also put on impromptu performances.

"Amateur night's really been building an audience," she said. "There's a pretty good crowd from last year, probably about 50 or 60 people would come out to the shows."

University Union will be holding a coffeehouse series that will bring musicians, comedians and student performers to the Pav all semester long.

Splash for charity

Delta Gamma Sorority is holding a charity event that could make participants all wet.

"Anchor Splash," an annual charity event to raise money for the Conservation of Sight for the Blind, lets representatives from organizations swim in relays or perform in goofy synchronized swimming performances.

"We're trying to get more organizations involved," Delta Gamma Sorority member Megan Benton said. "Last year it was primarily Greek organizations."

The sorority also is raising money on the Lawn this week through t-shirt sales and through "The Most Beautiful Eyes" contest, where student organizations submit pictures of a member's eyes for judging.

Students can watch the big splash at the Aquatic Fitness Center at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Compiled by Kate White and Mary Rekas

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