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Press Release: 9/26/16
Everyone, Congratulations to TJ's Classic Billiards, "Maine Event X" Champion, Mike Dechaine ($1,000), Second Chance winner Jeff Mosimann ($340) & our $1,500 custom engraved Joss Cue raffle winner CJ Farnum!
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour will be at East Ridge Billiards in Rochester NY, on Sat & Sun Oct 1 & 2 for stop # 2 of our 2016/2017 season. The event will be $1,500/$500 added and as always is open to all players. Our generous host at East Ridge is Chris Braiman who deserves our thanks for bringing the tour back to Western NY. FYI, East Ridge is the former home room of some of the best to ever play the game. Irving Crane, Larry Hubbart & Mike Sigel to name a few! At East Ridge we will have 14, 9 footers all covered in 860 Simonis at our disposal. There is also a full kitchen with daily home made specials, and a beer and wine bar to satisfy any thirst. Once again there will be a $1,500 custom, engraved Joss Cue up for grabs in our raffle. Anyone can participate and you do not have to be present to win. You can view this beautiful cue here: https://josscues.com/joss-northeast-9-ball-tour-2016-17/
This event at East Ridge will consist of a $1500 added Saturday and Sunday Main Event (entry fee $120 for pro level - I will decide - or $70 for non pro level) and a $500 added second chance event on Sunday ($20 entry fee) only for those non pro level players eliminated from the main event on Saturday.
For those of you coming to play, please arrive on Saturday Oct.1st BEFORE 11:30 AM in proper dress of NO T-shirts, shorts or sweat clothes please. Jeans, sneakers and a shirt with a collar works just fine at all of our billiard parlor events! If coming to watch, play will begin after sign in on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.
For our complete Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour schedule, results and other pertinent tour info, please go to www.joss9balltour.com or Facebook at - Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour.
Please note that our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXVII 9-Ball Open (January 5-8, 2017) is fast approaching and will fill to capacity before you know it. If you would like to compete in this BCA, WPA & Official Mosconi Team USA ranking event, NOW is the time to enter to avoid being shut out! To enter you must contact me at 518-356-7163 or see me at any of our events Before the event is full. I have been actively collecting entries since our last Turning Stone event so I strongly urge everyone to act now!!
Please remember to spread the word to frequent your local billiard parlors and utilize the world class products of our most generous sponsors. They are the backbone of our sport and deserve our support!! Thank you & I will see you all at East Ridge.
Mike Zuglan
Ivo Linkin and Lukas Fracasso-Verner Joss Junior 9-Ball Champions
Congratulations to the winners of our first ever Joss Junior 9-Ball Championships, 12 year old Ivo Linkin in the 12 & under division, and 14 year old Lukas Fracasso-Verner in the 18 & under division. Each winner received an engraved Joss Cue and case plus trophies for the top 3 finishers in both events. Runners up were 11 year old Zach Hemendinger (2nd) and 12 year old Ralph Ramos (3rd) in the 12 & under division. And 15 year old Peter Abatangelo (2nd) and 16 year old Emily Herpel (3rd) in the 18 & under division. Let me tell you, "these kids can play"! Some of the kids were well versed in the art of tournament play and some were, more than likely, playing in their first event. It was a pleasure hosting this event and watching all of the 22 youngsters having a great time playing pool! Every player even got the opportunity to pick at least 2 of the vast array of donated products, and in addition, we gave away 5 various cue and case combos by way of random raffles.
The events were double elimination races to 7 on the 7 foot Diamond tables for the 12 and under and races to 9 on the 9 foot Diamonds for the 18 and under. Zach Hemendinger defeated Ivo Linkin 7-6 for the hot seat. Ivo then defeated Ralph Ramos 7-3 to get to the finals and avenged his previous loss by wining 2 sets 7-4 and 7-3 for the win. Over on the 9 footers it was Lukas Fracasso-Verner who went undefeated for his title besting Emily Herpel 9-4 for the hot seat. Emily then fell victim to Peter Abatangelo who then lost in the final match 9-4 to Fracasso-Verner. Hopefully it was a great time and learning experience for all of the participants in both events. I will do my very best to make this a regular seasonal event on the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour.
I would like to thank all of these fine companies and people for making this event possible and helping to make it run so smoothly. They are, in no particular order: Tim & Julie Berlin (owners of Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub), Peter & Billie Jo Hemendinger, Debbie, Dan & Stephen Janes of Joss Cues, Verizon, Dan Dishaw, James Sinclair of Rhythm Cues, CJ & Peggi Wilkinson of Baltimore City Cues, Iwan Simonis Cloth, Aramith, Ted Klonowski's Bowling & Billiard Supplies, TAP League, Don Kerns, Mark Kulungian, Bruce Barthelette, Steve Lillis, Andrea Duvall from Hippos The House Of Billiards, Jim Romanowski, Matt Tetreault, Keith Odell, John Babravich, Brian Trinci, all of the kids and parents, and everyone that came to support them!
Mike Zuglan
Jayson Shaw
Shaw Wins Turning Stone Classic Undefeated
He looked unstoppable all week, and in the end he was unstoppable. Jayson Shaw cruised to his fourth (in 5 attempts) Turning Stone Classic title at the Turning Stone Classic XXVI in Verona, NY on August 25th - 28th.
Shaw's path to the hot-seat started with three dominating wins over Korean Champion Lee Kang, Bucky Souvanthong and Ivaylo Petrov. After three matches, Shaw's combined win/loss record was 27 racks won and 4 racks lost. Next up for Shaw was veteran Ernesto Dominguez. Dominguez would win six racks before Shaw got to nine, but Shaw was back to his dominating ways in his next match as he defeated Danny Hewitt 9-3. Shaw's winning streak looked to be in danger in his next match, a true battle with Earl Strickland. Strickland led the match early, but he seemed to lose his focus mid-match and Shaw regained control to cruise to a 9-6 win. The hot-seat match saw Shaw in full "break and run mode", as he defeated Karen Corr 9-2.
While the presence of Corr in the late rounds of a tournament is no real surprise, her bid for the hot-seat here was her best finish at a Turning Stone event. Corr had early wins over Sean Morgan, Dawn Fox, Zion Zvi and Alain Parent. Aside from a hill-hill match with Morgan, Corr was almost as dominating as Shaw with her next three matches won with a combined 27-7 scoreline. Just like Shaw in his match with Strickland, Corr looked to be on her way to the one loss side in her match with 17 year old Russian sensation Maksim Dudanets. Dudanets led the match 8-5, before Corr won four straight racks for the 9-8 win. She capped off her comeback with a 9-ball break at hill-hill to send the Russian youth to the one loss side. Corr then survived another hill-hill match, this time with Donny Mills, to earn her place in the hot-seat match.
After the loss to Shaw in the hot-seat match, she found Earl Strickland waiting on the one loss side. In her long career, Corr had never defeated Strickland in a tournament. She was more than up to the challenge on this day though, as she fought neck and neck with an unusually subdued Strickland. Corr and Strickland went to hill-hill, a place that Corr was becoming comfortable with at this event. and it was Corr that navigated a tough rack to earn the win. "I'm over the moon" Corr said after the match. "Earl is such a genius at the table, and how many times are you going to have the chance to play him?" she continued.
The extended race to 13 final started out close, as Shaw couldn't seem to distance himself from the tenacious Corr. She was within one rack at 5-4, when Shaw found a groove with his break and quickly took control of the match. After multiple table runs by Shaw, he had scored a 13-5 win for his fourth Turning Stone title. When asked after the tournament as to what he attributed his Turning Stone success to, Shaw credited the beautiful arena in Verona. "I just feel really comfortable. There are a lot of people watching, which is good. I feel as if I can play good anywhere, but it’s nice to have a crowd watching. You know what it is like sometimes. Some places you go you don’t have many spectators. I like the fact that it’s open to anyone. I feel really at home here".
Shaw's win earned him $8000 in prize money, while Corr settled for $5000 for second place.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $8,000 Jayson Shaw (Scot)
2nd $5,000 Karen Corr
3rd $3,600 Earl Strickland
4th $2,600 Donny Mills
5/6th $2,000 each - Mike Dechaine & Ernesto Dominguez
7/8th $1,600 each - Danny Hewitt (Can) & Maxsim Dudanets (Rus)
9/12th $1,200 each - Joey Cicero (Can), Brandon Shuff, Shaun Wilkie & Samoth Sam
13/16th $850 each - Hunter Lombardo, Nelson Oliveira, Kevin Guimond & Dan Heidrich
17/24th $550 each - Alain Parent (Can), Jeremy Sossei, Jarrod Clowery, Rick Scarlato, Cleiton Rocha, Redgie Cutler, Rodney Morris & Sourith Thammavong
25/32nd $300 each - Sean Morgan, Bruce Nagle, Norm Pomainville, Ivaylo Petrov, Dave Fernandez, Erik Hjorleifson, Tom D'alfonso & John Moody
33/48 - Bruce Barthelette, Jerry Crowe, Jerome Rockwell, Luc Salvas (Can), Martin Daigle (Can), Ed Abraham, Kevin Ketz, Caroline Pao, Ron Casanzio,
Dave Shlemperis, Jennifer Barretta, Zion Zvi, Mike Yednak, Ed Saur, Dan Milligan, Gregg McAndrews
49/64 - Earl Herring, Jorge Rodriguez, Shawn Jackson, Nicole Fleming, Kyle Pepin, Greg Antonakos, Ed Culhane, Nick Antonakos,
Joe Dupuis, Brian Holmes, Jean Therriault (Can), Tom Zippler, Dawn Fox, Mike Toohig, Jason Michas, Marco Kam
65/96 - Matt Tetreault, Charley Lamarche (Can), Holden Chin, Kang Lee (S. Kor), Richard Miller, Robert Ferry, Frank Gaetani, Jed Jecen,
Kevin Piccinin, Greg Bombard, John Abraham, Tony Antone, Xavier Libby, Rick Matarazzo, Nick Coppola, Tom Gildea,
Mike Wallace, Raphael Balverde (Can), Ray Lee, Paul Rozonewski, Richard Andrews, Rohit Aggarwal, Nick Brucato, Hendrik Drost,
Gary Lloyd, Willie Oney, John Babravich, Bucky Souvanthong, Matt Krah, Dave Mills, Larry Phlegar, Brent Boemmels
97/128 - Stephen Motilal, Josh Harding, Joe Sinicropi, Mike Perhach, Mike Andrews, Tom Peterson, Jerry Markland, Rick Grannis,
Steven W Smith, Patrick Meyer, Paul Pensgen, Steve Lillis, Fred Gokey, Linas Veselka, Ray Buthe, Travis Arias,
Chuck Sampson, Charlie Matarazzo, Frank Delconte, Joe Ziegler, Ira Lee, Cory Payne, Phil Harju, Dave Ricci,
Jim Romanowski, Gene Hunt, Roarke Dickson, Bob Cunningham, Steve Fleming, Spencer Auigbelle, Chris Braiman, Don Reigel
Second Chance Payouts
1st $500 Jean Therriault
2nd $300 Kevin Ketz
3/4th $200 Mike Toohig & Tom Zippler
5/8th $100 Stephen Motilal, Nick Coppola, Steve Fleming & Dave Shlemperis
Press Release 8/5/2016: Turning Stone Classic XXVI - August 25-28, 2016
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, www.joss9balltour.com and Turning Stone Resort Casino are proud to present our 2015-2016 Season Finale, The $25,000 Added, "Turning Stone Classic XXVI 9-Ball Open". This event will take place in Turning Stone's beautiful & spacious Event Center which is known worldwide as one of the best venues ever. There are no bad seats, and the layout allows you to mingle with all of your favorite players and friends, giving you the feeling of being part of the action yourself. There is an aura of intimacy that seems to surround you at these events. If you have never been to Turning Stone, located in Verona NY, you simply don't know what you are missing. Check them out at www.turningstone.com
For an unprecedented 26th time, we will have a full field of players with no shortage of past, present and future Champions. Jayson Shaw, Rodney Morris, Karen Corr, Jennifer Barretta, Immonen, Dechaine, Hohmann, & Sossei are just a few competing in this world class event. Don't think for a minute that any of these players are a "lock" to win. Joss Tour regulars like Souvanthong, Casanzio & Dupuis just might have something to say about that. Then there are the many others that have a legitimate chance of making history, and even more that are very capable of a high finish. So look for anything to happen when the smoke clears on Sunday night. I am pleased to also announce that this event, in addition to being a BCA event, will be a Level Two, Grade One, Mosconi Cup ranking event for 2016! The complete player list (subject to change) can be found below.
There will once again be a "Second Chance" tournament on Sunday August 28 at 10AM running continuously and concurrently with the main event until completed. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 sets, with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.
The equipment for our world class event will once again be 16, 9 foot Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. We will be using the new Aramith Tournament TV Pro Cup balls. Thanks again to Ivan Lee for providing us with the World's best cloth and the World's best balls! All of these items will be for sale in tournament used condition, and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
Being a spectator at Turning Stone is an experience you won't find anywhere else. We always offer fans, Free Admission, Free collectible posters (while supplies last) and once again Turning Stone will be giving away a $10 free play to all players and fans. So you get Free admission, Free posters and Free bets!! No one else does it like Turning Stone and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour! Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of $1,700 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. Thanks again to Danny, Debbie & Stephen Janes for all they do for us!! We will also choose a winning ticket to receive the Pro Cup cue ball used in the final match autugraphed by the winner.
So come to Turning Stone Resort Casino August 25-28 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a Free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsythe( www.azbilliards.com ), Upstate Al Leon, The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort Casino. Match times are Thursday 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm. Friday 10 am, noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm. Saturday 10 am, noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm. Sunday 11 am, 1, 3, 5, and the final match at 7 pm.
As a reminder, our new 2106-2017 season will begin on Sept 17 & 18, 2016 with a first ever "Joss Junior 9-Ball Championship". Also be advised that our next Turning Stone Classic event is scheduled for January 5-8, 2017. I will begin taking entries for that event at this event in August.
Mike Zuglan
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by:
Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Aramith - http://www.aramith.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
Billiards Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://heidrichcustomcues.com
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Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Turning Stone Classic XXVI August 25th-28th, 2016
Final Player List
   
1
Abraham, Ed
2
Abraham, John
3
Aggarwal, Rohit
4
Andrews, Mike
5
Andrews, Richard
6
Antonakos, Greg
7
Antonakos, Nick
8
Antone, Tony
9
Arias, Travis
10
Auigbelle, Spencer
11
Babravich, John
12
Balverde, Raphael
13
Barretta, Jennifer
14
Barthelette, Bruce
15
Boemmels, Brent
16
Bombard, Greg
17
Braiman, Chris
18
Brucato, Nick
19
Buthe, Ray
20
Casanzio, Ron
21
Chin, Holden
22
Cicero, Joey
23
Clowery, Jarrod
24
Coppola, Nick
25
Corr, Karen
26
Crowe, Jerry
27
Culhane, Ed
28
Cunningham, Bob
29
Cutler, Redgie
30
Daigle, Martin
31
D'alfonso, Tom
32
Dechaine, Mike
33
Delconte, Frank
34
Dickson, Roarke
35
Dominguez, Ernesto
36
Drost, Hendrik
37
Dudanets, Maksim
38
Dupuis, Joe
39
Fernandez, Dave
40
Ferry, Robert
41
Fleming, Nicole
42
Fleming, Steve
43
Fox, Dawn
44
Gaetani, Frank
45
Gildea, Tom
46
Gokey, Fred
47
Grannis, Rick
48
Guimond, Kevin
49
Harding, Joshua
50
Harju, Phil
51
Heidrich, Dan
52
Herring, Earl
53
Hewitt, Dan
54
Hjorleifson, Eric
55
Holmes, Brian
56
Hunt, Gene
57
Jackson, Shawn
58
Jecen, Jed
59
Kam, Marco
60
Ketz, Kevin
61
Krah, Matt
62
Lamarche, Charley
63
Lee, Ira
64
Lee, Kang
65
Lee, Ray
66
Libby, Xavier
67
Lillis, Steve
68
Lloyd, Gary
69
Lombardo, Hunter
70
Markland, Jerry
71
Matarazzo, Charlie
72
Matarazzo, Rick
73
McAndrews, Gregg
74
Meyer, Patrick
75
Michas, Jason
76
Miller, Richard
77
Milligan, Dan
78
Mills, Dave
79
Mills, Donny
80
Moody, John
81
Morgan, Sean
82
Morris, Rodney
83
Motilal, Stephen
84
Nagle, Bruce
85
Oliveira, Nelson
86
Oney, Willie
87
Pao, Caroline
88
Parent, Alain
89
Payne, Cory
90
Pensgen, Paul
91
Pepin, Kyle
92
Perhach, Mike
93
Peterson, Tom
94
Petrov, Ivaylo
95
Phlegar, Larry
96
Piccinin, Kevin
97
Pomainville, Norm
98
Reigel, Don
99
Ricci, Dave
100
Rocha, Cleiton
101
Rockwell, Jerome
102
Rodriguez, Jorge
103
Romanowski, Jim
104
Rozonewski, Paul
105
Salvas, Luc
106
Sam, Samoth
107
Sampson, Chuck
108
Saur, Ed
109
Scarlato Jr, Rick
110
Shaw, Jayson
111
Shlemperis, Dave
112
Shuff, Brandon
113
Sinicropi Jr. Joe
114
Smith, Steven W.
115
Sossei, Jeremy
116
Souvanthong, Bucky
117
Strickland, Earl
118
Tetreault, Matt
119
Thammavong, Sourith
120
Therriault, Jean
121
Toohig, Mike
122
Veselka, Linas
123
Wallace, Mike
124
Wilkie, Shaun
125
Yednak, Mike
126
Ziegler, Joe
127
Zippler, Tom
128
Zvi, Zion
Dechaine undefeated for Joss Tour Stop 15 Win
L-R Mike Zuglan, Ron Casanzio and Mike Dechaine
Mike Dechaine completed another undefeated run to capture the final regular season tour stop on the Joss NE 9-Ball's 2015/2016 season at Snookers Pool Lounge in Providence, RI on June 4th - 5th..

Dechaine cruised through a field of 64 players to capture the hot-seat with a dominating 9-4 win over Ron Casanzio.

Casanzio wasn't done though, as he defeated Jorge Rodriguez 9-6 to earn another shot at Dechaine in the finals. Dechaine came out on fire in the finals, and raced to a 7-0 lead. Then it was Casanzio's turn, as he won four straight racks to get back to within three at 7-4. A miss in the next rack was all the opportunity that Dechaine needed as he cleaned up that rack and the next, for the 9-4 win.

The second chance tournament saw 21 players come back to do battle on Sunday, with Mike Salerno coming back from the one loss side for the win. Salerno lost to James Chemaly 3-1 for the hot-seat, but bounced back with a 3-2 win over Joe Darigis to earn his place in the finals. Salerno then defeated Chemaly 3-0 and 3-2 for first place.

As always, the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour raffled off a beautiful $1600 custom engraved Joss Cue at this event, and the lucky winner this time was local player Bob Young.

The next stop on tour will be the Turning Stone Classic XXVI on August 25th - 28th at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. The 2016 - 2017 season will get underway at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam NY on Sept. 17th - 18th.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,000
2 USA CASANZIO Ron 750
3 USA RODRIGUEZ Jorge 600
4 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 450
5 USA TETREAULT Matt 350
5 USA PEPIN Kyle 350
7 USA PERRY Tim 250
7 USA DUPUIS Joe 250
9 USA CLATT Keith 175
9 USA SAM Samoth 175
9 LINEHAM Ryan 175
9 USA POLE Robert 175
13 USA MADENJIAN Robert 100
13 USA CLOWERY Jarrod 100
13 USA SALERNO Mike 100
13 USA DIOGUARDI Joe 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA SALERNO Mike 320
2 USA CHEMALY James 240
3 USA DARIGIS Joe 160
4 USA DEMARCO Mike 100
5 USA TAMBA Ranulf 50
5 USA BELLIVEAU Everett 50
L-R Derrick Beckwith, room owner Frank Delconte, Danny Hewitt, Bucky Souvanthong and Jolie Delconte
Souvanthong over Hewitt in Joss Tour Finals
It took him two sets, but Bucky Souvanthong held off Danny Hewitt to win his first Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop of the season.

Souvanthong raced through the winner's side on Saturday with impressive wins over Martin Daigle, Hendrik Drost and Geoff Montgomery. A sunday morning win over Spencer Auigbelle set Souvanthong up in the hot-seat match against Travis Salvetti. Salvetti had ended Saturday with a 9-6 win over Danny Hewitt, and then started Sunday with a tough 9-7 win over Aaron Greenwood. It would be another close match for the hot-seat, with Souvanthong winning 9-7.

After the loss to Salvetti, Hewitt eliminated Jamie Garrett 9-2 late on Saturday night. Sunday saw Hewitt defeat Ron Casanzio 9-5, Auigbelle 9-4, Daigle 9-7 and then Salvetti 9-7.

Hewitt rode his momentum into the double elimination finals, and scored a 9-4 win over Souvanthong in the first of two sets. The second set was a mirror of the first set though, with Souvanthong taking the match 9-4 for first place.

The second chance event on Sunday saw Jose Mendez defeat Dave Ricci twice in the finals to take first place. Mendez lost to Ricci 3-1 for the hot-seat, but came back to score a 3-1 and then a 3-0 win over Ricci in the finals.

Derrick Beckwith was the lucky winner of the $1700 custom engraved Joss cue at this event.

Players are reminded that the tournament scheduled on April 23rd and 24th at Raxx in West Hempstead had been postponed. The next Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop will be June 4th - 5th at Snookers in Providence, RI.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 1,000
2 CAN HEWITT Danny 700
3 USA SALVETTI Travis 500
4 CAN DAIGLE Martin 400
5 CAN AUIGBELLE Spencer 300
5 USA GREENWOOD Aaron 300
7 USA CASANZIO Ron 200
7 USA MONTGOMERY Geoff 200
9 USA CREAMER Mark 100
9 USA GARRETT Jamie 100
9 USA CAPPOTTO Dick 100
9 USA NAGLE Bruce 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA MENDEZ Jose 330
2 USA RICCI Dave 220
3 USA CREAMER Mark 150
4 USA ENSLIN Paul 100
5 USA COPPOLA Nick 50
5 USA MILLS Dave 50
Sossei Claims Third Joss NE Win for 2016
Jeremy Sossei
Back in January, Bucky Souvanthong was defeated in the second round of the Joss Northeast Tour Stop #9 and won nine on the loss side to face Jeremy Sossei in the finals. Though Souvanthong would win the first set of a double elimination final, Sossei prevailed to chalk up that win. On the weekend of March 12-13, at the $1,500-added, Joss NE Tour Stop #12, Sossei and Souvanthong met again in the finals, and again, Souvanthong came from deep on the loss side to challenge him (seven loss-side wins this time). Sossei opted out of the two-set road to victory this time, defeating Souvanthong in a single set and chalking up his sixth victory on the 2105-2016 tour, dating back to October.

With Souvanthong once again at work on the loss side, Sossei advanced to a winners' side semifinal versus Hendrik Drost. Norm Pomainville squared off against Tom Acciavatti in the other. Sossei sent Drost packing 9-2, and in the hot seat match, faced Pomainville, who'd defeated Acciavatti 9-7. Sossei claimed the hot seat 9-7 over Pomainville and waited, once again, on Souvanthong.

It was Drost who picked up Souvanthong on the loss side. Souvanthong had chalked up loss-side wins #3 and #4 against Joe Ziegler (9-3) and Dave Varano (9-4) to reach him. Acciavatti drew Bruce Carroll, who'd gotten by John Babravitch 9-7, and Angelo Hilton 9-4 (Hilton had upset any plans Souvanthong may have been entertaining about a re-match against Dwight Dixon, who'd sent him to the loss side, by defeating Dixon 9-4). Souvanthong eliminated Drost 9-3 and in the quarterfinals, faced Carroll, who'd downed Acciavatti 9-4.

Souvanthong defeated Carroll in the quarterfinals 9-7, and then eliminated Pomainville in the semifinals 9-6. With visions of the last time in his head, Souvanthong chalked up for the first set of the double elimination final. Sossei took control early and often, defeating Souvanthong 9-2 in the only set necessary.

John Babravich, who finished in the tie for ninth place in the main event, won the $500-added Second Chance tournament that drew 14 entrants. He went undefeated, downing Mike Hurley in the finals. Bob Cunningham finished third, with James Chemaly finishing fourth. Doug Wells and Frank Delconte shared the tie for fifth place.

The next stop on the Joss Northeast Tour, scheduled for April 9-10, will be a $1,500-added ($500-added for Second Chance), hosted by Salt City Billiards in Syracuse, NY.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Jeremy Sossei $1,000
2nd Bucky Souvanthong $650
3rd Norm Pomainville $500
4th Bruce Carroll $400
5th Tom Acciavatti $250
Hendrik Drost
7th Angelo Hilton $150
Dave Varano
Second Chance Payouts
1st John Babravich $300
2nd Mike Hurley $200
3rd Bob Cunningham $120
4th James Chemaly $80
5th Doug Wells $40
Frank Delconte
L-R Winner Jayson Shaw, owner Steve Goulding, and runner-up Shaun Wilkie
Shaw double dips Wilkie to win 7th Annual New England Hall of Fame 9-Ball Open
Jayson Shaw has opened 2016 with a string of victories that have already earned him half of his 2015 earnings. After finishing seventh at Turning Stone XXV in January, he went on, two weeks later, to win the Derby City Bigfoot 10-Ball Challenge (defeating Shane Van Boening in the finals). He finished second in that multi-tournament 9-Ball Banks event, fourth in the One Pocket and 45th in 9-Ball. He added $1,750 to his mounting total by winning the 7th Annual Ray Desell Memorial 9-Ball Tournament, held on the weekend of March 4-6. Also known as the New England Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame 9-Ball Open, the $2,500-added event, held under the auspices of the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, drew 88 entrants to Snookers in Providence, RI.

The event was preceded, on Friday night, by the annual New England Hall of Fame awards ceremony, which inducted eight players into the region's Hall of Fame; Mike Dechaine, Joe Dupuis, Tommy D'Alfonso, Tommy Seminaro, Bobby Hilton, Sal Bevilacqua, Larry Gendler, and Becky Ellsworth-Tucker. Dechaine was inducted into the Hall as a two-time winner of the tournament, and its defending champion. Dupuis had won the event in 2014, defeating Dechaine in the finals.

Dechaine and last year's runner-up, Jorge Rodriguez, ended up meeting in the quarterfinals; Rodriguez, at the time, had lost his opening match and won nine loss-side matches. They'd both survived double hill matches in the battles for 5th/6th to get to those quarterfinals.

It was Shaw and Shaun Wilkie who ended up battling twice to crown a winner. Shaw had sent Ivaylo Petrov to the loss side in a winners' side semifinal 9-5, as Wilkie was sending Jeremy Sossei over 9-6. In what was surely a surprise to Shaw, Wilkie claimed the hot seat 9-4 and waited on Shaw's return.

On the loss side, Petrov and Sossei ran into Dechaine and Rodriguez. Dechaine had picked up a forfeit from Nelson Oliveira, and defeated Kevin Bauccio 9-4 to reach Petrov. Rodriguez had chalked up loss-side wins #7 & #8, downing Ron Casanzio 9-3 and Kyle Pepin 9-1 to draw Sossei. Two double hill wins sent Dechaine and Rodriguez to the quarterfinals, where Dechaine prevailed 9-4 for a shot at Shaw.

Another double hill battle ensued, and the defending champion, Dechaine, finished in third place. Shaw, not pleased to have had to play that extra match against Dechaine, won the opening set of the true double elimination final against Wilkie 9-3. He punctuated his displeasure with a 9-2 second set win that gave him the title.

A $500-added Second Chance Tournament that drew 17 entrants saw Justin Muller defeat Joe Darigis in the finals. Mario Argentino finished third, and Dennis Levesque finished fourth. Mark Creamer and Bob Begey finished in the tie for fifth place. A custom, engraved Joss Cue, valued at $1,700 was raffled off at the event, and won by Joe Duperry.

The next stop on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for March 12-13, will be a $1,500-added event, hosted by Trickshot Billiards and Sports Pub in Clifton Park, NY. Tour director Mike Zuglan noted that the roster for Turning Stone XXVI, scheduled for August 25-28, is two-thirds full. Anyone wishing to sign up should contact Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 GBR SHAW Jayson 1,750
2 USA WILKIE Shaun 1,200
3 USA DECHAINE Mike 900
4 USA RODRIGUEZ Jorge 700
5 USA PETROV Ivaylo 500
5 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 500
7 USA PEPIN Kyle 350
7 USA BAUCCIO Kevin 350
9 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 225
9 USA D'ALFONSO Tom 225
9 USA CASANZIO Ron 225
9 USA POLE Robert 225
13 USA GAVRICH Dave 100
13 USA LEAL Chris 100
13 USA SALERNO Mike 100
13 USA GIURLEO Mike 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA MULLER Justin 300
2 USA DARIGIS Joe 210
3 USA ARGENTINO Mario 150
4 USA LEVESQUE Dennis 100
5 USA CREAMER Mark 40
5 USA BEGEY Bob 40
Sossei undefeated for Sharpshooters Joss Tour Win
L-R Ron Casanzio, Julie Berlin (owner), Jeremy Sossei and Mike Zuglan
Jeremy Sossei displayed his top form again, with yet another Joss NE 9-Ball Tour win at Sharpshooters Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam, NY on February 20-21.
Sossei took the winners side hot-seat, with a 9-6 win over Earl Herring.
Herring moved to the one loss side, with intentions to earn a rematch with Sossei in the finals. Those intentions would be derailed by Ron Casanzio. Casanzio had lost to Bucky Souvanthong in his first match of the weekend, but put together a nine match winning streak (including a 9-4 win over Herring) to earn his place in the finals.
The final match looked to be going to a second set, with Casanzio holding a 6-3 lead in the first set. Five games later, the score was tied at 7-7 and Sossei kept on that hot-seat, winning the next two games for the 9-7 win.
In Sunday's second chance tournament, Bruce Carroll went undefeated with back to back wins over James Garrett in the hot-seat match and again in the finals.
Joe Giuliani was the weekend's winner of the $1,700 custom engraved Joss Cue.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action on March 5th and 6th for the N.E. Pool and Billiard Hall of Fame 9-Ball Open at Snookers in Providence, RI.
Mike Zuglan is already taking sign-ups for the Turning Stone Classic XXVI on August 25th - 28th. This will be a Mosconi Cup point event and the field will be limited to 128 players.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,100
2 USA CASANZIO Ron 750
3 USA HERRING Earl 550
4 USA NAGLE Bruce 450
5 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 350
5 USA RICCI Dave 350
7 USA ZIMMERMAN Jarred 225
7 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 225
9 USA GRAU Dave 100
9 USA DARIGIS Joe 100
9 USA KETZ Kevin 100
9 USA ENSLIN Paul 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA CARROLL Bruce 330
2 USA GARRETT Jamie 220
3 USA DROST Hendrik 150
4 CREAMER Mark 100
5 BRUCATO Nick 50
5 BABAVICH John 50
L-R Frank Delconte, Jennifer Delconte, Bucky Souvanthong, Jeremy Sossei and Mike Delconte
Sossei comes back to win Syracuse Joss Tour Stop
The adage is that the two hardest games to win in a set are the first and last. Bucky Souvanthong found that out the hard way at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse, NY on January 16th - 17th.
Fans in attendance would have been hard pressed to pick Souvanthong to be challenging for first place in the event, after a hill-hill loss to Jamie Garrett in his second match of the day on Saturday, but after nine straight wins he was ready to challenge for the win.
Bucky would have to get by Jeremy Sossei, which no one had managed to do over two days. Sossei cruised to the hot-seat match, where he defeated Ron Casanzio 9-7.
After a 9-8 win over Casanzio in the semi-finals, Souvanthong took complete control of the first set of the finals with an 8-3 lead. Then Sossei turned the tide. Sossei came back from a five rack deficit to win six in a row and take first place by the narrowest of margins at 9-8.
The second chance tournament on Sunday drew fifteen players, and it was Dave Ricci beating Marco Kam two out of three sets for first place. Ricci won the hot-seat match over Kam 3-2, lost the first set of the finals 3-1 and then won the second set 3-0 for first place.
Karen Clark was the lucky winner of the $1700 custom engraved Joss pool cue raffle drawing at this event.
Mike Zuglan is already taking sign-ups for the Turning Stone Classic XXVI on August 25th - 28th. This will be a Mosconi Cup point event and the field will be limited to 128 players.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam NY for their next event on February 20th - 21st.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
2 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 750
3 USA CASANZIO Ron 550
4 CAN AUIGBELLE Spencer 400
5 USA CREAMER Mark 275
5 USA LIPES Brian 275
7 USA KELLOGG Lance 175
7 USA TEXIERA George 175
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA RICCI Dave 300
2 USA KAM Marco 200
3 USA NAGLE Bruce 130
4 USA BRUCATO Nick 90
5 WELLS Doug 40
5 USA SAUR Ed 40
The Iceman Cometh (Again) - Immonen takes Turning Stone XXV
L-R 3rd Ron Casanzio, 2nd Jeremy Sossei, winner Jayson Shaw and Tour Owner Mike Zuglan
He won the first Turning Stone event, 15 years ago. On the weekend of January 7-10, The Iceman (Mika Immonen) came back from the semifinals to defeat hot seat occupant Erik Hjorleifson at Turning Stone XXV. The $25,000-added event drew 128 entrants to the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.
Though his draw through the bracket would allow Immonen to avoid competitors like (among others) Jayson Shaw (looking to chalk up his fourth straight Turning Stone title), Rodney Morris (looking for his second, overall), Johnny Archer (looking for his seventh overall title) and Mike Dechaine (looking for his second) Immonen did have to get by Brandon Shuff, and in a winners' side semifinal, Shaun Wilkie. Hjorleifson, in the meantime, was having his own problems (all solved), including our Player of the Year, Pin-Yi Ko, Mike Davis, Mario Morra (double hill), and in the other winners' side semifinal, Oscar Dominguez, who (looking for his second Turning Stone title since Turning Stone XIII), along the way, had sent (among others) Jeremy Sossei, Jennifer Baretta, Shaw, and Hunter Lombardo to the loss side.
Immonen sent Wilkie to the loss side 9-4, and in the hot seat match, faced Hjorleifson, who'd sent Dominguez over by the same score. Hjorleifson took the first of two against Immonen, also 9-4, and sat in the hot seat, awaiting Immonen's return.
On the loss side, Wilkie ran into Morris, fresh off a sixth, loss-side win that had included the elimination of Jennifer Baretta, Archer, and Hunter Lombardo. Dominguez drew Yu Hsuan Cheng, who'd just finished eliminating Dennis Hatch 9-7 and Shaw, 9-3. Dominguez ended Cheng's weekend, as Morris ended Wilkie's. Dominguez then defeated Morris 9-2 in the quarterfinals, before his own short-lived visit to the loss side came to a 9-5 end in the semifinals versus Immonen.
Immonen, having earned his shot at the re-match versus Hjorleifson, took full advantage. He completed his search for a second Turning Stone title since he'd won the first one by defeating Hjorleifson handily 13-2.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $8,000 Mika Immonen (Fin)
2nd $5,000 Erik Hjorleifson (Can)
3rd $3,600 Oscar Dominguez
4th $2,600 Rodney Morris
5/6th $2,000 each - Cheng, Yu Hsuan (Taiwan), Shaun Wilkie
7/8th $1,600 each - Hunter Lombardo, Jayson Shaw (Scot)
9/12th $1,200 each - Dennis Hatch, Mike Dechaine, Mario Morra (Can), Joey Cicero (Can)
13/16th $850 each - Danny Hewitt (Can), Ko, Pin Yi (Taiwan), Johnny Archer, Luc Salvas (Can)
17/24th $550 each - Ko, Pin Chung (Taiwan), Sylvain Grenier (Can), James Adams, Tom D'alfonso, Brandon Shuff, Mark Creamer, Bucky Souvanthong,
Ernesto Dominguez
25/32nd $300 each - Jeremy Sossei, Karen Corr, Alain Parent (Can), Hendrik Drost, Jean Therriault (Can), Kyle Pepin, Jennifer Barretta, Ron Casanzio
33/48th - Matt Krah, Barry Hetherington, Cleiton Rocha, Tom Zippler, Steve Mack, Tyler Van Wulven
Tony Antone, Brent Boemmels, Dave Mills, Kevin Clark, Angelo Hilton, Yesid Garibello,
Joe Dupuis, Paul Dryden, Sam Hamad, Rob Hart
49/64 - Norm Pomainville, Matt Tetreault, Jason Michas, Kang Lee, Earl Herring, Victor Dabu,
Willie Oney, Tom McGonagle, Kevin Ketz, Caroline Pao, Mike Davis, Sean Morgan,
Steven Winter, Greg Bombard, Marc Dionne, Dave Fernandez
65/96 - Tom Acciavatti, Bruce Carroll, Paul Pensgen, Lee Brett, Jarrod Clowery, Eric Cloutier,
John Babravich, Jamie Garrett, Dave Ricci, Chad Bowling, Mike Giurleo, Redgie Cutler,
Nelson Oliveira, Ira Lee, Ivaylo Petrov, Tom Gildea, Mike Toohig, Ed Saur, Ed Culhane,
Dan Milligan, Mike Donnelly, Rick Matarazzo, Jerry Crowe, Tony Tennant, Mike Yednak,
Brooke Meyer, Phil Davis, James Davis Jr, Devin Buttle, Larry Phlegar, Jed Jecen,
Marco Kam
97/128 - Gerry Sharp, Joe Sinicropi, Steven W Smith, Jerome Rockwell, Mike Andrews, Russ Philp,
Nick Brucato, Frank Gaetani, Clyde Matta, Randy Labonte, Scott Scheur, Joe Dioguardi,
Francisco Cabral, Nick Antonakos, Holden Chin, Rich Connors, Bob Cunningham,
Gregg McAndrews, Eric Kwon, Rick Grannis, Mark Kulungian, Nick Coppola
Dave Shlemperis, Bruce Nagle, Dwight Dixon, Jim Romanowski, Christian Isabelle,
Mark Patten, Fred Gokey, Donald Reigel, Greg Antonakos, Linas Veselka
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Press Release 12/27/2015: Turning Stone Classic XXV - January 7-10, 2016
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Casino Resort are proud to present The $25,000 Added "Turning Stone Classic XXV 9-Ball Open". Turning Stone has once again most generously invited us to compete in their beautiful and spacious Event Center which is one of the best arenas in the world. There is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed comfortably from everywhere. The intimate layout in this world class arena allows you to mingle with your favorite players and lets you feel like you are a part of the action as well. Turning Stone Resort & Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing, fun filled and enjoyable experience. Check them out at www.turningstone.com
Here is a little history of our great events at Turning Stone. To date we have held, in order of added money, one $15,000 added 96 player event, two $20,400 added 32 player Invitationals, twenty-one $25,000 added 128 player and one $50,000 added 128 player events. All fields were filled to capacity with a waiting list. Now for the 25th time, there will again be a full roster of 128 players competing for the title. As always, the field includes a wide range of talent from our regular tour players to some of the best in the game. The complete current list (subject to change) is now available on our site www.joss9balltour.com . There you will also find our current 2015-2016 season schedule, results and all other pertinent tour information. Our next regular season event will be stop # 9 at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse NY immediately following XXV on January 16-17, 2016, and our regular season will continue on from there until June. Our $25,000 added "Turning Stone Classic XXVI 9-Ball Open", Season Finale, will be August 25-28, 2016. I will begin taking entries for that event at this event in January and not before. FYI, there is every reason to believe that the August 2016 Season Finale will fill to capacity many month prior to the event, so seriously interested players need to pay their entry fee to avoid most definitely being shut out.
Once again at Turning Stone there will be a "second chance" tournament on Sunday January 10th at 10AM. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 sets, with the deciding set being a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.
The equipment for our world class event will once again be 16 Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. We will again be using the new Aramith Tournament balls with Pro Cup cue balls. And you can thank Aramith and specifically Ivan Lee for stepping in to most generously provide us with the best balls on the planet! All items are for sale in tournament used condition, and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
As always, fans coming to Turning Stone for our event will be treated to Free Admission, Free collectible posters, which have all the previous winners listed (while supplies last & can be viewed above and on Face Book at Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour page), $10 casino Free Plays to players and fans, and some of the best pool you will ever see. All of this is brought to you courtesy of Turning Stone Resort & Casino and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour!
Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. CJ and Peggi Wilkinson of www.baltimorecitycues.com will be here with their extensive cue, case and supplies display, Dan Dishaw, www.dishawcues.com will be on hand with his cues and expert on site cue repairs, and Ira Lee of www.molinaribilliards.com with his line of Molinari products. There is still time and room for new vendor or two at a mere fraction of what you would pay elsewhere. Interested parties should contact me at 518-356-7163 immediately.
Dan, Debbie and Stephen Janes of Joss Cues, have once again upped the ante and provided us with two gorgeous, custom engraved cues for raffle. The cues are valued at $1,700 each and will be raffled off on Saturday just before the 8 PM matches, and the second will go on Sunday immediately prior to the final match at approximately 7 PM. These beautiful cues can be viewed here:
https://josscues.com/cues/custom/joss-custom-26/
In addition to the cues, I will once again give away the Aramith Pro Cup cue ball used in the final match, autographed by the winner, to some lucky fan by combining all of the Saturday and Sunday raffle tickets and picking the winner from them.
So, we invite everyone to come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino January 7-10, 2016 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream expertly provided by Alan Leon, aka Upstate Al, www.azbilliards.com (Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsythe), The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Unfortunately because Mike and Jerry are unable to make it this time, there will be no live scoring this time. Match times are as follows: Thursday at 4,6,8 & 10pm. Friday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Saturday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Sunday at 11am, 1,3,5 & the final match at 7pm. The second chance tournament on Sunday will begin at 10am and run continuously until completed.
I would like to ask all of you to please publicize our event through social media etc. so more people may be informed about this great and free event. And, as always, I remind all of you how important it is to please frequent your local billiard parlors and promote and utilize the fine products of our most generous sponsors listed below. They are the backbone of our sport!
I hope to see all of you at Turning Stone
Mike Zuglan
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by:
Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Aramith - http://www.aramith.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
Billiards Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
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Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Turning Stone Classic XXV January 7-10, 2016
Final Player List
1
Acciavatti, Tom
2
Adams, James
3
Andrews, Mike
4
Antonakos, Greg
5
Antonakos, Nick
6
Antone, Tony
7
Archer, Johnny
8
Babravich, John
9
Barretta, Jennifer
10
Boemmels, Brent
11
Bombard, Greg
12
Bowling, Chad
13
Brett, Lee
14
Brucato, Nick
15
Buttle, Devin
16
Cabral, Francisco
17
Carroll, Bruce
18
Casanzio, Ron
19
Cheng, Yu Hsuan
20
Chin, Holden
21
Cicero, Joey
22
Clark, Kevin
23
Cloutier, Eric
24
Clowery, Jarrod
25
Connors, Rich
26
Coppola, Nick
27
Corr, Karen
28
Creamer, Mark
29
Crowe, Gerald
30
Culhane, Ed
31
Cunningham, Bob
32
Cutler, Redgie
33
Dabu, Victor
34
D'Alfonso, Tom
35
Davis Jr, James
36
Davis, Mike
37
Davis, Phil
38
Dechaine, Mike
39
Dioguardi, Joe
40
Dionne, Marc
41
Dixon, Dwight
42
Dominguez, Ernesto
43
Dominguez, Oscar
44
Donnelly, Mike
45
Drost, Hendrik
46
Dryden, Paul
47
Dupuis, Joe
48
Fernandez, Dave
49
Gaetani, Frank
50
Garibello, Yesid
51
Garrett, Jamie
52
Gildea, Tom
53
Giurleo, Mike
54
Gokey, Fred
55
Grannis, Rick
56
Grenier, Sylvain
57
Hamad, Sam
58
Hart, Rob  
59
Hatch, Dennis
60
Herring, Earl
61
Hetherington, Barry
62
Hewitt, Danny
63
Hilton, Angelo
64
Hjorleifson, Erik
65
Immonen, Mika
66
Isabelle, Christian
67
Jecen, Jed
68
Kam, Marco
69
Ketz, Kevin
70
Ko, Pin Chung
71
Ko, Pin Yi
72
Krah, Matt
73
Kulungian, Mark
74
Kwon, Eric
75
Labonte, Randy
76
Lee, Ira  
77
Lee, Kang
78
Lombardo, Hunter
79
Mack, Steve
80
Matarazzo, Rick
81
Matta, Clyde
82
McAndrews, Gregg
83
McGonagle, Tom
84
Meyer, Brooke
85
Michas, Jason
86
Milligan, Dan
87
Mills, Dave
88
Morgan, Sean
89
Morra, Mario
90
Morris, Rodney
91
Nagle, Bruce
92
Oliveira, Nelson
93
Oney, Willie
94
Pao, Caroline
95
Parent, Alain
96
Patten, Mark
97
Pensgen, Paul
98
Pepin, Kyle
99
Petrov, Ivaylo
100
Philp, Russ
101
Phlegar, Larry
102
Pomainville, Norm
103
Reigel, Donald
104
Ricci, Dave
105
Rocha, Cleiton
106
Rockwell, Jerome
107
Romanowski, Jim
108
Salvas, Luc
109
Saur, Ed  
110
Scheur, Scott
111
Sharp, Gerry
112
Shaw, Jayson
113
Shlemperis, Dave
114
Shuff, Brandon
115
Sinicropi, Joe
116
Smith, Steven W
117
Sossei, Jeremy
118
Souvanthong, Bucky
119
Tennant, Tony
120
Tetreault, Matt
121
Therriault, Jean
122
Toohig, Mike
123
Van Wulven, Tyler
124
Veselka, Linas
125
Wilkie, Shaun
126
Winter, Steven
127
Yednak, Mike
128
Zippler, Tom
L-R Dave Grau, Room Operator Andrea Duvall and Jeremy Sossei
Jeremy Sossei wins Al Conte Memorial
He may have taken the long route, but Jeremy Sossei still ended up in the winner's circle at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's Al Conte Memorial at Hippo's House of Billiards in Utica NY on December 5th and 6th.
Sossei took a much earlier trip to the one loss side than anyone expected, after losing a hill-hill match to Lyn Wechsler in the second round on Saturday. Sossei made himself comfortable on the left side of the board and started the long trek to the finals.
Back on the winner's side, Dave Grau and Bucky Souvanthong both remained unbeaten and met up for the hot-seat on Sunday. That match would go to Grau 9-7.
Sossei was still mowing them down on the left side of the board, with six straight wins before facing Souvanthong in the semi-finals. Bucky would quickly become win #7 for Sossei, with a 9-5 scoreline.
The finals would go both sets with Sossei easily winning the first set 9-1, and then winning a tougher second set 9-4 for nine straight wins and first place.
Sunday's second chance tournament saw Kevin Ketz taken to the second set of the finals before notching another Joss second chance tournament. It was smooth sailing for the hot-seat, as Ketz defeated Doug Wells 3-0. Wells then dropped another 3-0 match to Dick Cappotto in the semi-finals. The first set of the finals went to Cappotto 3-2, but Ketz came back to take the second set by the same 3-2 scoreline.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour now takes a break until the Turning Stone Classic XXV 9-Ball Open on January 7th - 10th.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
2 USA GRAU Dave 750
3 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 550
4 USA DIXON Dwight 400
5 USA CARROLL Bruce 250
5 USA ONEY Willie 250
7 USA CASANZIO Ron 150
7 CAN AUIGBELLE Spencer 150
Second Chance Payouts
1. Kevin Ketz $280
2. Dick Cappotto $180
3. Doug Wells $120
4. Jamie Garrett $80
5/6. Hendrik Drost & Lyn Wechsler $40 each
Jayson Shaw wins Ocean State Title
L-R 3rd Ron Casanzio, 2nd Jeremy Sossei, winner Jayson Shaw and Tour Owner Mike Zuglan
Jayson Shaw added another title to his already impressive resume with a hard earned undefeated run at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's 27th Annual Ocean State 9-Ball Championship at Snookers in Providence, RI on November 21st - 22nd.
While Shaw went through the field undefeated, it was no cake-walk. In the final four on the winner's side, Shaw had to get by three time defending champion Mike Dechaine. After that win, Shaw sent Ron Casanzio to the left side 9-5 for the hot-seat.
Prior to the loss to Shaw, Casanzio had sent another former winner, Jeremy Sossei, to the one loss side. Sossei was waiting on the one loss side, and he duplicated Shaw's 9-5 win over Casanzio to send Casanzio home in third place.
The final match looked to be an easy one for Shaw, as he raced to the hill at 8-2 in the first set of the double elimination finals. Then Sossei won a game. And then another. And then another. Before Shaw knew what hit him, Sossei had won six straight games to tie the score at 8-8 with Sossei breaking. Sossei made a ball on the break, but couldn't get out in the final rack. A short safety battle ensued, which looked to be won by Sossei, but he missed a tricky 5-ball and Shaw quickly ran out the last five balls for the 9-8 win.
Shaw earned $2700 for the win, while Sossei settled for $2000 in second place prize money.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Hippos House of Billiards in Utica, NY on December 5th - 6th for their next stop, The Al Conte Memorial. This event was originally scheduled for November 7th - 8th, but was rescheduled for the first weekend in December.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 GBR SHAW Jayson 2,700
2 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 2,000
3 USA CASANZIO Ron 1,600
4 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,200
5 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 900
5 USA RODRIGUEZ Jorge 900
7 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 600
7 USA ROCHA Cleiton 600
9 USA DEMALIA Jared 400
9 USA PERRY Tim 400
9 USA HELLMER Mike 400
9 USA MADENJIAN Robert 400
13 USA CUTLER Reggie 250
13 USA BAUCCIO Kevin 250
13 USA MACK Steve 250
13 USA PAYER Corey 250
17 USA D'ALFONSO Tom 125
17 USA CLOWERY Jarrod 125
17 USA MICHAS Jason 125
17 USA BERTRAND Tom 125
17 USA LEAL Chris 125
17 USA TETREAULT Matt 125
17 USA MCGONAGLE Tom 125
17 USA TRAYGIS Sam 125
Mike Dechaine
Dechaine and Desjardins Undefeated at Union Station Joss Stop
Mike Dechaine turned in an undefeated run through a field of 52 players to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's stop at Union Station Billiards (formerly Spot Shot Billiards) in Portland, Me on November 14th and 15th.
Dechaine cruised relatively unchallenge through the winner's side, and took the hot-seat with a 9-4 win over Canadian Martin Daigle. Daigle found a red-hot Nelson Oliveira waiting for him on the one loss side. Oliveira had lost his 2nd match of the event, and put together a seven match winning streak to get to the semi-final match. That streak would come to an end though, as Daigle scored a 9-8 win to send Oliveira home in 3rd place.
The final re-match between Dechaine and Daigle would go one set, as Dechaine scored another 9-4 win to capture first place.
Twenty one players came back to Union Station on Sunday, to compete in the $500 added second chance tournament. This event saw Canadian Mark Desjardins score his first tour win, with an undefeated run. He defeated Bruce Nagel for the hot-seat and then defeated Ashley Nowlin in the finals.
Next week, the Joss NE 9-Ball tour returns to Snookers in Providence, RI for the 28th Ocean State 9-Ball Championship. Players are also reminded that the Al Conte Memorial, at Hippos House of Billiards in Utica, NY, has been rescheduled to December 5th and 6th.
Any players interested in competing in the Turning Stone Classic XXV, on January 7th - 10th, are urged to get their entries in now. There are very few spots remaining.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,050
2 CAN DAIGLE Martin 800
3 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 600
4 USA FRANCIS Cody 450
5 USA PETROV Ivaylo 350
5 CAN HENDERSON Mike 350
7 USA HALL Dave 200
7 USA PEPIN Kyle 200
9 USA LABBE Jordan 100
9 USA LEVESQUE Dennis 100
9 USA RUPARD Josh 100
9 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 $320 Mark Desjardins
2 $220 Ashley Nowlan
3 $160 Bruce Nagle
4 $100 Jim Hayden
5/6 $60 each Jerry Okeefe & Josh Lerner
Nelson Oliveira Captures Joss Event At Raxx
Holden Chin, Nelson Oliveira and Mike Zuglan
Nelson Oliveira of New Bedford Ma. went undefeated to win stop # 5 of the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour at Raxx Pool Room Sports Bar & Grill in West Hempstead NY. Nelson was never really threatened throughout the entire event having bested Hendrik Drost 9-3 for the hot seat and dusting off Raxx owner Holden Chin 9-1 in the final match. Holden Chin lost an early round to Hendrik Drost 9-8 but after 4 wins on the one loss side, got his revenge by a score of 9-3 to reach the finals. Once there though, it was all Nelson Oliveira who was chalking up his first Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour since a couple of years ago. Oliveira picked a cool $1,000 for the win, Holden Chin $650 for 2nd, Hendrik Drost $400 for 3rd and Kevin Ketz $150 for 4th.
Congratulations also to Kevin Ketz who was the winner (his second this season) of Raxx $1,700 custom, engraved Joss Cue raffle.
Our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXV 9-Ball Open scheduled for January 7-10, 2016 is fast approaching and filling fast as well! Serious players are urged to contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 immediately to pay your entry fee and assure yourself a spot. The field is limited to the first 128 paid entries and is currently about 3/4 full.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 1,000
2 USA CHIN Holden 650
3 USA DROST Hendrik 400
4 USA KETZ Kevin 150
L-R Premium Billiards manager Mark Ruzekowicz, Bucky Souvanthong and Danny Hewitt
Hewitt and Ketz win Syracuse Joss Tour Stop
Danny Hewitt and Kevin Ketz were the big winners when the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour found itself at Premium Billiards in Syracuse, NY on the weekend of October 17th - 18th.
Hewitt took the main event with an undefeated run through a field of 48 players. His place in the hot-seat was no gimme though, as he narrowly defeated Marco Kam 9-8 in that match. On the one loss side, the story was Bucky Souvanthong. After losing his second match, Souvanthong had been mowing down opponents on the one loss side. Souvanthong eliminated Kam 9-5 for his spot in the finals. It was Souvanthong's second appearance in the finals in as many weeks, and he took early command with a 3-0 lead in the first set. Souvanthing led the match 5-2, when Hewitt took control and won seven straight games for the 9-5 win and first place. In addition to the $1000 first place prize, Hewitt was also the lucky raffle winner of the $1,700 custom engraved Joss cue for this stop.
Sunday's second chance tournament saw Keviin Ketz return to the winner's circle in a field of 19 players. Ketz defeated Jamie Garrett 3-0 for the hot-seat, and then defeated Dave Mils 3-1 in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Raxx Pool Room, Sports Bar and Grill this weekend (October 24th - 25th), for another $1500/$500 added event. With most of the big guns on the east coast in Virginia for the US Open, the timing is perfect for a newcomer to earn a win on the tour.
Tour director Mike Zuglan said that the upcoming Turning Stone Classic XXV is over 2/3 full, and players are urged to contact him at 518-356-7163 to get their entry fees in.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 CAN HEWITT Danny 1,000
2 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 700
3 USA KAM Marco 550
4 USA CASANZIO Ron 450
5 USA BRUCATO Nick 300
5 USA MARTOCCIA Dominick 300
7 USA RICCI Dave 200
7 USA MONTGOMERY Geoff 200
9 USA NAGLE Bruce 100
9 USA CLARKE Marko 100
9 USA ONEY Willie 100
9 USA CROWE Jerry 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA KETZ Kevin 310
2 USA MILLS Dave 200
3 USA GARRETT Jamie 150
4 USA CREAMER Mark 100
5 USA PAYNE Corey 60
5 USA MARSHALL Nate 60
Sossei repeats and Brucato Earns First Joss Tour wins at Sharpshooters
Jeremy Sossei, Sharpshooters Owner Julie Berlin and Bucky Souvanthong
Jeremy Sossei turned in his second straight Joss NE 9-Ball Tour victory on October 10th - 11th at Sharpshooters Billiards and Sports Pub in Amsterdam, NY.
It was Sossei's second hot-seat in a row, as he once again took the winner's side with a dominating performance. This week, it was Bucky Souvanthong who had no answer for Sossei in a 9-4 match. Souvanthong would be back in the finals though, after he defeated Ron Casanzio in the semi-final match. The final match went one set with Sossei reaching the hill first with a comfortable 8-4 lead. Souvanthong fought back and won two games to cut Sossei's lead in half at 8-6, but that would be as close as he would get, as Sossei won the match 9-6 for his second consecutive tour stop win. It was also his third straight appearance in the finals, including his second place finish two weeks ago at TJ's Classic Billiards in Waterville, Maine.
Although Sossei is a familar face in the winner's circle, Nick Brucato is not as familar in that position. He earned his first Joss Tour second chance win on Sunday, with a come-from-behind win over Lyn Wechsler in the finals.
Once again, the $1700 custom engraved Joss Cue raffle was won by a player in the event. This time it was Kevin Ketz taking home this beautiful cue.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Premium Billiards next week, for their next stop, another $1500/$500 added event.
Tour director Mike Zuglan indicated that the upcoming Turning Stone Classic XXV is now 2/3 full. Players are urged to contact Zuglan at 518-356-7163 to get their entry fees in.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
2 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 700
3 USA CASANZIO Ron 550
4 USA BOEMMELS Brent 400
5 USA NAGLE Bruce 300
5 USA KAM Marco 300
7 USA CARROLL Bruce 200
7 USA DROST Hendrik 200
Second Chance Payouts
1 Nick Brucato $300
2 Lyn Wechsler $200
3 James Chemaly $150
4 Mark Creamer $90
5/6 John Babravich & Joey Darigis $40 each
L-R Bruce Nagle and Jeremy Sossei
Sossei & Wysocki Notch Joss Tour Wins
Jeremy Sossei improved on his second place finish last week, and turned in an undefeated run through a field of 48 players to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's second stop of the 2015/2016 season Salt City Billiards in Syracuse, NY.
Sossei cruised through the winners side and took the hot-seat with a 9-2 win over Ed Saur. Saur would end up settling for second place, after a hill-hill loss to Bruce Nagle in the semi-final match. Nagle had lost to Sossei earlier in the day on Sunday, and was looking good in his bid to revenge in the finals. Nagle stayed close to Sossei until the 6-6 mark, when Sossei took control and rattled off three straight racks for the 9-6 win.
The second chance tournament on Sunday saw Joe Wysocki hold off Kevin Ketz in the finals. Wysocki had the hot-seat, after a 3-2 win over Jamie Garrett. Garrett would then drop another 3-2 match; this time to Ketz. Ketz took the first set of the finals 3-1, but Wysocki righted his ship and scored a 3-0 win in the second set, for first place.
The winner of this stop's $1700 custom engraved Joss cue was Jamie Garrett.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Sharpshooters in Amsterdam, NY next week for their next event; another $1500/$500 added event.
Tour director Mike Zuglan urged all players interested in competing in January's Turning Stone Classic XXV to reach him as soon as possible. The field is half full and will definitely fill up for January. Mike can be reached at 518-356-7163.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
2 USA NAGLE Bruce 750
3 USA SAUR Ed 550
4 USA CROWE Jerry 400
5 CAN AUIGBELLE Spencer 300
5 USA SALVETTI Travis 300
7 USA ENSLIN Paul 200
7 USA CASANZIO Ron 200
9 USA KAM Marco 100
9 USA JOHNSON David 100
9 USA GHOSTINE Peter 100
9 USA DREIDEL Dave 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 WYSOCKI Joe 260
2 USA KETZ Kevin 180
3 USA GARRETT Jamie 120
4 USA KELLOGG Lance 80
5 USA GREENWOOD Aaron 40
5 USA LLOYD Gary 40
Mike Dechaine / Ross Webster kick off new Joss Tour Season with Win
Jeremy Sossei, Mike Zuglan and Mike Dechaine
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour kicked off their 19th season the same way they have kicked off their last four seasons; with a "Maine Event" stop at TJ's Classic Billiards in Waterville, Maine. And just like the last four years, Mike Dechaine was crowned the event winner.
This year's event, "The Maine Event IX", saw a field of fifty seven players in the main event. Dechaine and last season's point winner Jeremy Sossei were the players to beat all weekend as they navigated their halves of the bracket to meet up for the hot-seat. That match would be close, but would eventually go to Dechaine 9-7.
The two players would find themselves meeting again in the finals, after Sossei eliminated Kyle Pepin 9-4 in the semi-final match.
The final match would go one set. Sossei took the hill first at 8-7, but Dechaine quickly joined him at 8-8 and then won the case game for the hill-hill win.
The second chance tournament, on Sunday, drew twenty six players back to compete for their share of over $1000 in prize money. Ross Webster would lose the hot-seat to Dan Couture 3-1, but would come back to defeat Jamie Garrett in the semi-finals, and then double dip Couture 3-0 and 3-1 in the finals.
In addition to his seventh place finish, Colin Maloney was also the lucky winner of the $1700 Joss Custom Cue.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Salt City Billiards next weekend for another $1500/$500 added weekend.
January's Turning Stone Classic XXV is filling fast. This event will be the first Mosconi Cup points event of 2016 and players looking to get an early jump on those Mosconi Cup points are urged to contact Mike Zuglan as soon as possible at 518-356-7163 to get their name on the players list.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,050
2 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 800
3 USA PEPIN Kyle 650
4 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 500
5 USA LABBE Jordan 350
5 USA PAYER Corey 350
7 USA MALONEY Colin 225
7 USA WEBSTER Travis 225
9 USA MURRAY Greg 100
9 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 100
9 USA COTE Bill 100
9 CAN DUBOIS Paul 100
Second Chance Payouts
1st USA WEBSTER Ross $360
2nd USA COUTURE Dan $240
3rd USA GARRETT Jamie $180
4th USA DENNIS Bob $120
5th USA GREENWOOD Aaron $60
6th USA BERRIERE Roger $60
L-R Mike Dechaine, Mike Zuglan and Jayson Shaw
Jayson Shaw 3-Peats The Turning Stone Classic
Jayson Shaw has won the Turning Stone Classic for the third consecutive time and he did so in fine style. He went through the field without a defeat and had to get past some very tough competitors to do so.
Along the way to his victory Shaw sent Scott Frost to the B side 9-3, Richard Young was deposited there 9-1 and Tommy D’Alfonso failed 9-5. Mosconi Cup hopeful Justin Hall put up a great fight but succumbed 9-7 and even the great Shane Van Boening could not hold up under Shaw’s hot cue as he fell on the hill 9-8.
That loss pitted SVB against Mike Dechaine. Dechaine had been on the long road since the first day and was determined to get to the finals. He had been playing extremely well, destroying one opponent after another, and he was ready for Van Boening. He kept control of the table, broke and shot as well as anyone, and won the right to face Shaw in the finals 9-5. Van Boening settled for third place in the event.
Dechaine kept it close until the end of the match. It was then that Shaw caught yet another gear and mastered the table to win the event 13-10.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 GBR SHAW Jayson 8,000
2 USA DECHAINE Mike 5,000
3 USA VAN BOENING Shane 3,600
4 USA D'ALFONSO Tom 2,600
5 PHI GOMEZ Roberto 2,000
5 USA HALL Justin 2,000
7 USA DEUEL Corey 1,600
7 USA SHUFF Brandon 1,600
9 PHI ORCOLLO Dennis 1,200
9 GBR APPLETON Darren 1,200
9 GER HOHMANN Thorsten 1,200
9 USA ARCHER Johnny 1,200
13 USA WILKIE Shaun 850
13 USA GRENIER Sylvain 850
13 USA WOODWARD Skyler 850
13 USA DOMINGUEZ Oscar 850
17 USA SALVAS Luc 550
17 USA YOUNG Richard 550
17 CAN MORRA Mario 550
17 USA BERGMAN Justin 550
17 USA HATCH Dennis 550
17 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 550
17 USA LOUIE Dan 550
17 FIN IMMONEN Mika 550
25 CAN PARENT Alain 300
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25 USA CASANZIO Ron 300
25 USA DUPUIS Joe 300
25 USA RODRIGUEZ Jorge 300
25 CAN HEWITT Danny 300
25 USA HART Rob 300
25 USA FROST Scott 300
25 USA MORGAN Sean 300
Second Chance Payouts
1st $500 Josh Ulrich
2nd $300 Clyde Matta
3/4th $200 each Travis Salvetti, Mike Toohig
5/8th $60 each Paul Pensgen, Greg Bombard, Holden Chin & John Vitale
Press Release 8/17/2015: Turning Stone Classic XXIV - August 20-23, 2015
Everyone,
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour will be giving away the actual Super Aramith Pro Cup cue ball from our upcoming Turning Stone Classic XXIV 9-Ball Open, autographed by the champion. The give away will take place immediately following the conclusion of the final match which is scheduled for Sunday August 23 at 7 pm. Postage will be paid in the continental US only.
Anyone purchasing a raffle ticket for either of our two, $1,275 Joss Cue giveaways will be eligible to win. You do not have to be present to win. We will combine the tickets from both Saturday's and Sunday's cue drawings and draw the winner. Please be sure to tell your friends about this fabulous giveaway.
Once again we thank all of our generous sponsors who make everything possible.
Mike Zuglan
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by:
Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Aramith - http://www.aramith.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
The Billiard Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://heidrichcustomcues.com
World Class Cue Care - http://www.jnj-industries.com
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Turning Stone Classic XXIV August 20-23, 2015
Final Completed List
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Andrews, Mike  
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Antone, Tony  
3
Appleton, Darren  
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Archer, Johnny  
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Arias, Travis  
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Babravich, John  
7
Barretta, Jennifer  
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Bergman, Justin  
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Biasin, Bill  
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Bombard, Greg  
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Braiman, Chris  
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Brown, Doug  
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Brucato, Nick  
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Buttle, Devin  
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Casanzio, Ron  
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Chin, Holden  
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Coppola, Nick  
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Corr, Karen  
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Cote, Bill  
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Creamer, Mark  
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Crowe, Gerald  
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Cunningham, Bob  
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Dabreo, Raphael  
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Daigle, Martin  
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D'alfonso, Tom  
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Dechaine, Mike  
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Deuel, Corey  
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Dickson, Roarke  
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Dionne, Marc  
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Dominguez, Ernesto  
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Dominguez, Oscar  
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Drost, Hendrik  
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Dupuis, Joe  
34
Fernandez, Dave  
35
Fox, Dawn  
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Frost, Scott  
37
Garibello, Yesid  
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Gildea, Tom  
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Gokey, Fred  
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Gomez, Roberto  
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Goulding, Steve  
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Goyer, Jay  
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Grannis, Rick  
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Grenier, Sylvain  
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Hall, Justin  
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Harada, Greg  
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Hart, Rob  
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Hatch, Dennis  
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Heidrich, Dan  
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Herring, Earl  
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Hewitt, Danny  
52
Hilton, Angelo  
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Hjorleifson, Eric  
54
Hohmann, Thorsten  
55
Hunt, Gene  
56
Immonen, Mika  
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Inness, Angelo  
58
Janovsky, Jesse  
59
Jecen, Jed  
60
Kimmett, Dale  
61
Krah, Matt  
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Labonte, Randy  
63
Lakotko, Roger  
64
Lee, Ray  
65
Lewis, Bob  
66
Lombardo, Hunter  
67
Louie, Dan  
68
Lynch, Chris  
69
Matarazzo, Rick  
70
Matta, Clyde  
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McAndrews, Gregg  
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McMinn, Shane  
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Meyer, Brook  
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Michas, Jason  
75
Millar, Don  
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Miller, Roger  
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Mills, Dave  
78
Miosi, Jake  
79
Morgan, Sean  
80
Morra, John  
81
Morra, Mario  
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Oney, Willie  
83
Orcollo, Dennis  
84
Paley, Jim  
85
Pao, Caroline  
86
Parent, Alain  
87
Pensgen, Paul  
88
Pepin, Kyle  
89
Perhach, Mike  
90
Peterson, Tom  
91
Petrov, Ivaylo  
92
Philp, Russ  
93
Phlegar, Larry  
94
Reese, Jason  
95
Rocha, Cleiton  
96
Rockwell, Jerome  
97
Rodriguez, Jorge  
98
Rozonewski, Paul  
99
Saez, Robb  
100
Salvas, Luc  
101
Salvetti, Travis  
102
Saur, Ed  
103
Shaw, Jayson  
104
Shlemperis, Dave  
105
Shuff, Brandon  
106
Simmons, Bob  
107
Simon, Andrew  
108
Simon, Chris  
109
Sleeper, Rick  
110
Smith, Jack  
111
Sossei, Jeremy  
112
Souvanthong, Bucky  
113
Therriault, Jean  
114
Toohig, Mike  
115
Udischas, Jim  
116
Ulrich, Josh  
117
Van Boening, Shane  
118
Vitale, John  
119
Wescott, Shawn  
120
Whitehead, Randy  
121
Wilkie, Shaun  
122
Williams, Naomi  
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Winter, Steven  
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Woodward, Skylar  
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Yednak, Mike  
126
Yero, Ed  
127
Young, Richard  
128
Zvi, Zion  
Press Release: Turning Stone Classic XXIV - August 20-23, 2015
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort Casino are proud to present our 2014-2015 Season Finale, The "Turning Stone Classic XXIV 9-Ball Open". This event will take place in Turning Stone's beautiful & spacious Event Center which is known worldwide as one of the best venues ever. There are no bad seats, and the layout allows you to mingle with all of your favorite players and friends, giving you the feeling of being part of the action yourself. There is an aura of intimacy that seems to surround you at these events. If you have never been to Turning Stone, located in Verona NY, you simply don't know what you are missing. Check them out at www.turningstone.com
For an unprecedented 24th time, we will have a full field of players with no shortage of past, present and future Champions. Shaw, Van Boening, Archer, Karen Corr, Jennifer Barretta, Deuel, Dechaine, Appleton, Dominguez, Bergman, Sossei & Immonen are just a few competing in this world class event. Don't think for a minute that any of these players are a "lock" to win. Joss Tour regulars like Souvanthong, Casanzio & Dupuis just might have something to say about that. Then there are the many others that have a legitimate chance of making history, and even more that are very capable of a high finish. So look for anything to happen when the smoke clears on Sunday night. I am pleased to also announce that this event, in addition to being a BCA event, will be a Mosconi Cup and WPA ranking event!
There will be a "second chance" tournament on Sunday August 23 at 10AM running continuously until completed. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 sets, with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.
The equipment for this world class event will once again be 16, 9 foot Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. We will be using the new Aramith Tournament TV Pro Cup balls. Thanks again to Ivan Lee for providing us with the World's best cloth and the World's best balls! All of these items will be for sale in tournament used condition, and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
Being a spectator at Turning Stone is an experience you won't find anywhere else. We always offer fans, Free Admission, Free collectible posters (while supplies last) and once again Turning Stone will be giving away a $10 free play to all players and fans. So you get Free admission, Free posters and Free bets!! No one else does it like Turning Stone and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour! Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of $1275 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. Thanks again to Danny for all he does for us!!
So come to Turning Stone Resort Casino August 20-23 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsythe( www.azbilliards.com ), Upstate Al Leon, The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort Casino. Match times are Thursday 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm. Friday 10 am, noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm. Saturday 10 am, noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm. Sunday 11 am, 1, 3, 5, and the final match at 7 pm. For more info and updates, please visit the AZBilliards forums
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by:
Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Aramith - http://www.aramith.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
The Billiard Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://heidrichcustomcues.com
World Class Cue Care - http://www.jnj-industries.com
Shaw wins Snookers Joss Stop
Mike Zuglan, Kevin Guimond, Jayson Shaw and Snookers Owner Steve Goulding
Jayson Shaw went undefeated through a massive seventy one player field to the win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Snookers Sports Billiards, Bar & Grill in Providence RI on May 30th and 31st.
Shaw had his hands full with Kevin Guimond in the hot-seat match; which went to hill-hill before Shaw could pull out the win.
Guimond made relatively quick work of Nelson Oliveira in the semi-final match 9-3, but Shaw had no problems in the finals as he ran over Guimond 9-1 in one set.
Finishing in 5th place, Jeremy Sossei ended the season atop the points list and wins Player of the Year status.
The second chance tournament on Sunday brought sixteen players back to see Joe Darigis come back from an early loss to Rob Pole and double dip Pole 3-2 and 3-2 in the finals.
This was the final regular season stop on the 2014/2015 Joss NE 9-Ball Tour. The next event will be Turning Stone Classic XXIV at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY on August 20th - 23rd.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 GBR SHAW Jayson 1,300
2 USA GUIMOND Kevin 950
3 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 700
4 USA RODRIGUEZ Jorge 500
5 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 375
5 USA DUPUIS Joe 375
7 USA PRATHER Jim 250
7 USA DAVIS Phil 250
9 USA DECHAINE Mike 150
9 USA MADENJIAN Robert 150
9 USA BARRETTA Jennifer 150
9 USA MCANDREWS Greg 150
13 USA CASANZIO Ron 100
13 USA BOWMAN Peter 100
13 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 100
13 USA GIURLEO Mike 100
Second Chance Payouts
1st $320 DARIGIS Joe
2nd $200 POLE Robert
3rd $140 HUNT Gene
4th $80 JEVONS Darren
5th $40 BOEMMELS Brent
6th $40 NOTORANTONIO Bill
L-R Ron Casanzio, Frank DelConte (room owner) and Bucky Souvanthong
Souvanthong holds off Casanzio for Joss Tour Win
Bucky Souvanthong avoided a final match double dip with a hard fought win over Ron Casanzio in the second set of the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop finals at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse, NY on April 11th - 12th.
Souvanthong crusied through the field of 40 players and took the hot-seat with a relatively comfortable 9-6 win over Ron Casanzio.
After Cosanzio was taken to the hill in the semi-finals by Jeremy Sossei, fans in attendance had to assume that Souvanthong was a big favorite in the finals. WIth that in mind, Casanzio proceeded to crush Souvanthong 9-1 in the first set of the finals. Bucky regained control in the second set of the finals and held an early 7-4 lead. Casanzio made a run and got back within one rack at 8-7, but failed to get out in the sixteenth rack. Souvanthong took advantage by Casanzio's inability to convert the run-out and won the case rack for the 9-7 victory and first place.
The second set saw Dwight Dixon go undefeated with a 3-0 win over Dave Ricci for the hot-seat , and a 3-2 win in the first set of the finals over Rob Henry.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Snookers in Providence, RI for their regular season finale on May 30th - 31st.
There are still a handful of spots left for the Turning Stone Classic XXIV on August 20th - 23rd. Players looking to participate should contact Mike Zuglan sooner than later.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 1,100
2 USA CASANZIO Ron 750
3 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 550
4 CAN PATROWICZ Mike 400
5 USA DIMEO Dave 300
5 USA SALVETTI Travis 300
7 USA SAUR Ed 150
7 USA DROST Hendrik 150
Second Chance Payouts
1st $300 Dwight Dixon
2nd $200 Rob Henry
3rd $140 Dave Ricci
4th $80 Jerry Crowe
Wilkie wins NE 9-Ball Open 28
Shaun Wilkie
Shaun Wilkie proved that he can dominate multiple tours, as he took a break from his current six tournament winning streak on the Action Pool Tour, to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's NE 9-Ball Open XXVIII at Golden Cue Billiards in Albany, NY on March 28th - 29th.
Wilkie made his way through the field of fifty three players and captured the hot-seat with a 9-4 win over Ron Casanzio.
Casanzio then fell to Yesid Garibello on the one loss side 9-6. Garibello was on a roll, after a second round loss to Rick Sleeper early on Saturday afternoon. Eight matches later, Garibello was gearing up to play Wilkie in the finals.
Just prior to the finals getting underway, the drawing was held to see who would win the $1200 Joss Custom Cue at this event. Sure enough, that winner would be Garibello. Wilkie must have thought the pool gods had it in for him as Garibello went on to win the first set of the double elimination finals 9-5. Wilkie finally cooled off Garibello and scored a 9-5 win of his own in the second set of the finals.
The second chance event on Sunday drew a field of thirty one players looking for their share of over $1000 in prize money. Bruce Carroll would earn the lion's share of that prize money with an undefeated run through the field. Carroll defeated Brent Boemmels 3-1 for the hot-seat, and then defeated Angelo Hilton 3-1 in the first set of the finals.
Joss NE 9-Ball Tour director Mike Zuglan mentioned that he still has spots open for August's Turning Stone Classic XXIV. Interested players should contact Zuglan as soon as possible.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA WILKIE Shaun 1,100
2 USA GARIBELLO Yesid 800
3 USA CASANZIO Ron 600
4 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 450
5 USA DIXON Dwight 350
5 USA KETZ Kevin 350
7 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 200
7 USA SLEEPER Rick 200
9 USA BRUCATO Nick 100
9 USA MIEU Kiet 100
9 USA CARROLL Bruce 100
9 USA SHLEMPERIS Dave 100
Second Chance Payouts
1st $360 Bruce Carroll
2nd $240 Angelo Hilton
3rd $180 Brent Boemmels
4th $120 Mike Toohig
5/6 $70 each Ben Werblow & John Babravich
7/8 $40 each Pete Jorgensen & Tom Acciavatti
L-R Steve Goulding, Jorge Rodriguez, Mike Dechaine and Mike Zuglan
Dechaine double-dips Rodriguez to reclaim New England Pool & Billiards Hall of Fame title
It was almost a storybook ending. The Joss Northeast 9-Ball's 6th Annual New England Pool & Billiards Hall of Fame/Ray Desell Memorial 9-Ball Open, held on the weekend of February 27-March 1, included, on Friday, the induction of nine candidates into the New England Hall of Fame. Among them were Karen Corr, who made it to the semifinals of the $2,500-added 9-ball event that drew 88 entrants to Snookers in Providence, RI. She was defeated in those semifinals by Mike Dechaine, who won five on the loss side to meet and twice defeat hot seat occupant, Jorge Rodriguez, and reclaim the title he'd last won in 2013. It was Dechaine's third win on the tour, dating back to October.
Dechaine's victory carried echoes of the 5th annual event, in which Joey Dupuis came from the loss side and defeated Dechaine in the finals. This time, it was Dechaine on the loss side, after a 9-6 loss to Nelson Oliveira in a winners' side quarterfinal. Oliveira advanced to meet Corr, while Rodriguez and Jeremy Sossei, looking for his third Joss win of the 2014-2015 season, met in the other winners' side semifinal.
Rodriguez and Sossei battled to double hill before Rodriguez prevailed for a spot in the hot seat match. He was joined by Corr, who'd dispatched Oliveira 9-6. Rodriguez sent Corr to the semifinals 9-3 and waited in the hot seat for Dechaine.
Over on the loss side, Dechaine was at work. He defeated Pete Bowman and Cleiton Rocha 9-3 to draw Sossei; they'd met last in the finals of the Ocean State 9-Ball Championship in November. Oliveira picked up Ryan Lineham, who'd gotten by Mark Creamer 9-5 and Paul Dryden 9-7.
Lineham brought Oliveira within a game of double hill, but it was Oliveira advancing to the quarterfinals. Dechaine had somewhat of an easier time against Sossei, defeating him 9-2 for a shot against the man who'd sent him to the loss side. Dechaine chalked up another 9-2 win, dropping Oliveira into fourth place, and turned to face Corr in the semifinals.
Having given up three or less racks during his four loss-side matches, Corr proved to be a little more resilient. She battled Dechaine and chalked up seven, before Dechaine pulled ahead to win it.
It was clear from the outset in the double elimination finals that Dechaine was on a mission. While both players exhibited signs of fatigue as Sunday, March 1, turned into Monday, March 2, Dechaine jumped out of the gate and claimed the opening set 9-5. Rodriguez came out just as determined in the second set, taking an early 4-0 lead. Rodriguez would continue to creep forward, but by rack #12, Dechaine had tied things up. He would go on to win the next two and stood on the brink of claiming the title. Rodriguez, though, battled back to tie things, double hill, and then, just as he stood on the brink of claiming the title, he scratched on the final break. Dechaine closed it out around 2 a.m. to claim the 6th Annual New England Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame/Ray Desell Memorial title.
A $500-added Second Chance tournament, saw Justin Muller go undefeated, downing Bob Madenjian in the finals. Ed Loring finished in third place, after defeating Phil Davis, who finished fourth. Tim Perry and Clyde Matta tied for fifth place.
In addition to Karen Corr, the New England Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame inducted Grace Nakamura, “Upstate Al” Leon, Shayne Cote, Philip Capelle, Steve and Tammy Reynolds, Bart Rivezzi, and Nick Scofield at the ceremonies on Friday evening, February 27. The next stop on the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for March 28-29, will be the Northeast 9-Ball Open XXVIII, and will be hosted by Golden Cue Billiards in Albany.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,700
2 USA RODRIGUEZ Jorge 1,200
3 IRL CORR Karen 900
4 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 700
5 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 500
5 LINEHAM Ryan 500
7 USA DRYDEN Paul 350
7 USA ROCHA Cleiton 350
9 USA SLEEPER Rick 225
9 USA BOWMAN Peter 225
9 USA GIURLEO Mike 225
9 USA CREAMER Mark 225
13 USA CLOWERY Jarrod 100
13 USA COTE Shayne 100
13 USA DEMALIA Jared 100
13 USA BEAVER John 100
Second Chance Payouts
1st $360 Justin Muller
2nd $240 Bob Madenjian
3rd $180 Ed Loring
4th $120 Phil Davis
5/6 $60 each Tim Perry & Clyde Matta
Hewitt Holds Off Souvanthong for Joss Tour Win
Danny Hewitt
Danny Hewitt held off a red hot Bucky Souvanthong in the double elimination finals to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Trick Shot Billiards & Sports Bar in Clifton Park, NY on February 21st and 22nd.
Hewitt & Souvanthong were joined by Dave Fernandez and Angelo Hilton in the winners side final four on Sunday, where Hewitt defeated Souvanthong 9-8, and Fernandez beat Hilton 9-7. Hewitt went on to then defeat Fernandez 9-3 for the hot-seat.
On the one loss side, Souvanthong made his way back through the brackets to eliminate Fernandez 9-2 in the semi-final match.
Souvanthong rode his hot-streak for a quick 9-4 win over Hewitt in the first set of the finals, but Hewitt took control of the second set and scored a 9-3 win for first place.
The second chance tournament on Sunday saw James Chemaly score his first second chance tournament win of his career. Chemaly took the hot-seat with a 3-1 win over Dave Dimeo, but then lost 3-1 to Frank Delconte in the first set of the double elimination finals. Like Hewitt, Chemaly came back to take control of the second set of the finals and scored a 3-1 victory for first place.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Snookers in Providence, RI on February 28th - March 1st for their next event; the 6th New England Pool and Billiard Hall of Fame 9-Ball Open. This event will feature a $2500 added main event and a $500 added second chance event on Sunday.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 CAN HEWITT Danny 1,000
2 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 700
3 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 550
4 USA HILTON Angelo 450
5 USA HURLEY Mike 325
5 USA DROST Hendrik 325
7 USA CARROLL Bruce 200
7 CAN POMAINVILLE Norm 200
Second Chance Payouts
1st $330 James Chamaly
2nd $220 Frank Delconte
3rd $150 Dave Dimeo
4th $100 Tom Acciavatti
5/6 $50 each Dave Ricci & Keith Lauer
L-R Ron Casanzio, Tim Berlin and Jeremy Sossei
Sossei undefeated for another Joss Tour Win
Stop eight on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour went basically as expected with Jeremy Sossei (ranked #1 on tour) defeating Ron Casanzio (ranked #2 on tour) twice to complete an undefeated run and capture first place at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam, NY.
The latter stages of the event couldn't have been closer with all four of the matches between the final eight players on the winners side going hill-hill before a victor was determined. Sossei would defeat Willie Oney in that round of play, before scoring a 9-7 win over Casanzio for the hot-seat.
Casanzio wouldn't stay on the left side of the brackets for long though, as he cruised through his match with Danny Hewitt and won 9-4.
Sossei looked like he would run away with the first set of the finals as he led the match 8-2 before Casanzio made one more push. Down by six racks, Casanzio broke and ran four straight racks to get back within two games at 8-6, but his run would end when he broke dry in the 15th rack and Sossei ran out for the 9-6 victory.
Twelve players came back on Sunday to compete in the second chance tournament that saw Bruce Carroll hold off a late charge from Jorge Teixeira in the finals. Carroll defeated Phil Davis 3-0 for the hot-seat, and Davis then lost 3-2 to Teixeira. Teixeira defeated Carroll 3-1 in the first set of the double elimination finals, but Carroll would come back to win the second set by the same 3-1 scoreline.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action on Feb 21st and 22nd at Trick Shot Billiards in Clifton Park, NY.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
2 USA CASANZIO Ron 700
3 CAN HEWITT Danny 550
4 CAN PARENT Alain 400
5 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 300
5 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 300
7 USA ONEY Willie 200
7 USA GRENIER Sylvain 200
Second Chance Payouts
1st $280 Bruce Carroll
2nd $180 Jorge Teixeira
3rd $120 Phil Davis
4th $80 Hendrik Drost
5/6 $40 each Bob Cunningham & John Babravich
Jayson Shaw Takes Down Second Straight Turning Stone
L-R Winner Jayson Shaw, Tour Owner Mike Zuglan and Runner-up John Morra
Jayson Shaw has won Turning Stone XXIII by defeating a very hot-shooting John Morra 13-11. Morra caused quite a buzz in the room when he dominated Mika Immonen to win the hot seat 9-1 in less than thirty minutes. Morra got out every time that was even a remote possibility and locked Immonen up in a vault when he played safe.
But Shaw had been busy with his warm-ups and came into the finals with his usual confidence and amazing eye. Morra had beaten Shaw earlier in the day 9-8 to send him left. Once there Shaw knocked out Shaun Wilkie 9-3 and then Jeremy Sossei 9-5 before facing Mika Immonen. Immonen had just been beaten badly by Morra and was determined to not let that happen to him again. Against all odds it did. Once again Immonen simply could not gain control of the table at critical moments and Shaw put him down by the same 9-1 score line that Mika had just suffered at the hands of Morra.
So both of our finalists had taken out a multi-time U.S. Open and World Champion by the same dominating score. The match lived up to expectations with both men playing well. Shaw reached the hill first at 12-11 but denied Morra the opportunity to join him there as he took the final rack for a 13-11 victory.
AZB would like to thanks Mike Zuglan and the Turning Stone Resort Casino for their impeccable hospitality and yet another great tournament. Congrats also to both John Morra and Jayson Shaw who have firmly established their positions amongst the top players in the world.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Check out this awesome Turning Stone video by Jerry Tarantola/NYCGrind.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $8,000 Jayson Shaw (Scotland)
2nd $5,000 John Morra (Canada)
3rd $3,600 Mika Immonen
4th $2,600 Jeremy Sossei
5/6th $2,000 each - Ron Casanzio, Shaun Wilkie,
7/8th $1,600 each - Rodney Morris, Brandon Shuff
9/12th $1,200 each - Johnny Archer, Danny Hewitt (Canada), Sylvain Grenier (Canada),
Mike Dechaine
13/16th $850 each - Martin Daigle (Canada), Thorsten Hohmann, Robb Saez,
Stevie Moore
17/24th $550 each - Stephan Doiron (Canada), Gerald Crowe, Karen Corr,
Corey Deuel, Jeffrey Ignacio (Philippines), Cleiton Rocha,
Bucky Souvanthong, Paul Pensgen
25/32nd $300 each - Alain Parent (Canada), Willie Oney, Jason Michas,
Greg Antonakos, Dan Heidrich, Sean Morgan,
Marco Kam, Tom D'alfonso
Second Chance Payouts
1st $500 Raul Alvarez
2nd $300 Phil Davis
3/4th $200 each Stephan Doiron, Redgie Cutler
5/8th $100 each Tom Acciavatti, Aaron Greenwood, Bart Williams, Brian Lipes
PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 29th 2014: JOSS NORTHEAST 9-BALL TOUR TURNING STONE CLASSIC XXiII 9-BALL OPEN - JANUARY 8th THRU JANUARY 11th
Everyone,
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Casino Resort are proud to present The $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXIII 9-Ball Open. Turning Stone has once again generously invited us to compete in their beautiful and spacious Event Center which is one of the best arenas in the world. There is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed comfortably from everywhere. The intimate layout in this world class arena allows you to mingle with your favorite players and lets you feel like you are a part of the action as well. Turning Stone Resort & Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing, fun filled and enjoyable experience. Check them out at www.turningstone.com
For the 23rd time, there will be a FULL roster of 128 players competing for the title. The field includes a wide range of talent from the best of the best to those striving to be the best! The complete current list (subject to change) is now available on our site www.joss9balltour.com . There you will also find our current 2014-2015 season schedule, results and all other pertinent tour information. Our next regular season event will be stop # 8 at Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam NY on Feb 7 & 8, 2015, and our regular season will continue on from there until the end of May. I am currently negotiating another event at Turning Stone which is tentatively scheduled for August 20-23, 2015. I will let everyone know when this event is finalized and I begin to take entries.
Big news just in from the BCA. Our event has been chosen to receive WPA ranking points for 2015. Read on:
Mike,
I want to thank you for once again hosting a first-class event! I would also like to inform you that the top 32 finishers in your tournament will receive WPA ranking points. This is a new program for 2015 whereby the BCA has the option to nominate three national events for WPA ranking points. We are nominating your event as our first event for 2015.
I have copied Ian Anderson from the WPA on this e-mail so he is aware of our decision. If you have any additional questions, Ian can provide additional details on the points to be awarded – this should be a great bonus for your players.
Happy New Year and let me know if I can provide any additional information.
Regards.
Rob J.
Rob Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Billiard Congress of America
303.243.5070, ext. 22
Once again at Turning Stone there will be a "second chance" tournament on Sunday January 11th at 10AM. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 sets, with the deciding set being a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.
The equipment for this world class event will once again be 16 Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. For just the second time we will be using the new Aramith Tournament balls with Pro Cup cue balls. And you can thank Aramith and specifically Ivan Lee for stepping in to most generously provide us with the best balls on the planet! All items are for sale in tournament used condition, and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
As always, and for the 23rd time, fans coming to Turning Stone for our event will be treated to Free Admission, Free collectible posters (while supplies last & can be viewed now at www.joss9balltour.com ), $10 casino Free Plays to players and fans, and some of the best pool you will ever see. All of this is brought to you courtesy of Turning Stone Resort & Casino and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour!
Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. There is still time and room for new vendors at a mere fraction of what you would pay elsewhere. Interested parties should contact me at 518-356-7163 immediately. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of over $1,500 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. The cues can be viewed here:
http://www.josscues.com/html/cues/cus-04.html#logo
So, I invite everyone to come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino January 8-11, 2015, for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Alan Leon, aka Upstate Al, www.azbilliards.com (Mike Howerton), The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Match times are as follows: Thursday at 4,6,8 & 10pm. Friday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Saturday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Sunday at 11am, 1,3,5 & the final match at 7pm. The second chance tournament on Sunday will begin at 10am and run continuously until completed.
I would like to remind all of you how important it is to please frequent your local billiard parlors and promote and utilize the fine products of our most generous sponsors listed below. They are the backbone of our sport!
I hope to see all of you at Turning Stone
Mike Zuglan
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Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Aramith - http://www.aramith.com
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Mike Zuglan's
Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Turning Stone Classic XXIII
Players List - January 2015
(Updated 12/29/14 - Subject to change)
1
ACCIAVATTI, TOM
2
ADDESSI, JAMIE
3
ALVAREZ, RAUL
4
ANDREWS, MIKE
5
ANTONAKOS, GREG
6
ANTONE, TONY
7
ARCHER, JOHNNY
8
ARIAS, TRAVIS
9
AUIGBELLE, SPENCER
10
BABRAVICH, JOHN
11
BARRETTA, JENNIFER
12
BIASIN, BILL
13
BOEMMELS, BRENT
14
BOMBARD, GREG
15
BOWLING, CHAD
16
BRUCATO, NICK
17
BRYANT, BRITTANY
18
CARELLI, MIKE
19
CASANZIO, RON
20
CLOUTIER, ERIC
21
CONNORS, RICH
22
COPPOLA, NICK
23
CORR, KAREN
24
CREAMER, MARK
25
CROWE, JERRY
26
CUNNINGHAM, BOB
27
CUTLER, REDGIE
28
DAIGLE, MARTIN
29
D'ALFONSO, TOM
30
DAVIS, PHIL
31
DECHAINE, MIKE
32
DEUEL, COREY
33
DIMEO, DAVE
34
DIOGUARDI, JOE
35
DIXON, DWIGHT
36
DOIRON, STEPHAN
37
DROST, HENDRIK
38
DRYDEN, PAUL
39
DUPUIS, JOEY
40
DUTY, ALAN
41
DUTY, PAUL
42
EISLAND, MARC
43
FAWCETT, RANDY
44
FERNANDEZ, DAVE
45
FRANCIS, JOHN
46
GARIBELLO, YESID
47
GILDEA, TOM
48
GIURLEO, MIKE
49
GOKEY, FRED
50
GRANNIS, RICK
51
GRAU, DAVE
52
GREENWOOD, AARON
53
GRENIER, SYLVAIN
54
GUIMOND, KEVIN
55
HAMAD, SAM
56
HART, ROB
57
HEIDRICH, DAN
58
HERRING, EARL
59
HEWITT, DANNY
60
HJORLEIFSON, ERIC
61
HOHMANN, THORSTEN
62
HOLMES, BRIAN
63
IGNACIO, JEFFREY
64
IMMONEN, MIKA
65
JAMES, JON
66
JECEN, JED
67
JONES, ROB
68
KAM, MARCO
69
KASPRZAK, KARL
70
KETZ, KEVIN
71
KHAM, CHON
72
KRAH, MATT
73
LABONTE, RANDY
74
LIPES, BRIAN
75
LOMBARDO, HUNTER
76
MACK, STEVE
77
MATTA, CLYDE
78
McANDREWS, GREGG
79
McGONAGLE, TOM
80
McKINNEY, TRAVIS
81
MICHAS, JASON
82
MILLAR, DON
83
MILLIGAN, DAN
84
MILLS, DAVE
85
MONTGOMERY, GEOFF
86
MOORE, STEVIE
87
MORGAN, SEAN
88
MORRA, JOHN
89
MORRIS, RODNEY
90
NGUYEN, DANY
91
OMARA, BILL
92
ONEY, WILLIE
93
PAO, CAROLINE
94
PARENT, ALAIN
95
PAYNE, CORY
96
PENSGEN, PAUL
97
PETROV, IVAYLO
98
PHILP, RUSS
99
PHLEGAR, LARRY
100
PROSS, CHRISTINE
101
REESE, JASON
102
ROCHA, CLEITON
103
ROCKWELL, JEROME
104
SAEZ, HECTOR
105
SAKELL, ROB
106
SAUR, ED
107
SHAW, JAYSON
108
SHLEMPERIS, DAVE
109
SHUFF, BRANDON
110
SINICROPI, JOE
111
SMITH, JONATHAN
112
SOSSEI, JEREMY
113
SOUVANTHONG, BUCKY
114
STASKOWSKI, ROB
115
STOTLER, STEVE
116
TAMBA, RANULF
117
TENNANT, TONY
118
TIRU, CHRIS
119
TOOHIG, MIKE
120
TRUSCOTT, RANDALL
121
UDISCHAS, JIM
122
ULRICH, JOSH
123
VASQUEZ, JUAN
124
WESCOTT, SHAWN
125
WHITEHEAD, RANDY
126
WILKIE, SHAUN
127
WORDEN, ESBON
128
YEDNAK, MIKE
Guimond Double Dips Sossei for Joss Tour Win
Kevin Guimond avenged his only loss of the weekend and double dipped Jeremy Sossei in the finals to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour event at Raxx Pool Room & Grill in West Hempstead NY on November 22nd and 23rd.
Sossei defeated Guimond 9-4 in the finals four of the winners side, but that would not be the last that he would see of Guimond. Sossei went on to capture the hot-seat with a 9-5 win over Jonathan Smith.
On the one loss side, Guimond ran over Michael Yednak 9-1, and then won a hill-hill thriller against Earl Strickland. A 9-6 win over Smith set up the Guimond/Sossei rematch in the finals.
The finals would take both sets, but Guimond scored a 9-6 win followed up by a 9-4 win for his first Joss Tour win of the season. It was Sossei’s fourth straight top two finish on tour this season and he currently holds first place on the tour points list.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA GUIMOND Kevin 1,000
2 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 600
3 USA SMITH Jonathan 450
4 USA STRICKLAND Earl 300
5 USA DAVIS Phil 125
5 USA YEDNAK Michael 125
Salt City Owner Frank Del Conte, Spencer Auigbelle and Jeremy Sossei
Dechaine Three Peats at Ocean State 9-Ball Championship
Mike Dechaine has joined a small crowd of players who have three or more Ocean State 9-Ball Championship banners hanging from the ceiling at Snookers in Providence, RI. In earning his third banner, he also accomplished something that no other player has managed in winning three straight Ocean State titles.
For the third week in a row, it was Jeremy Sossei competing for the hot-seat at a Joss NE 9-Ball Tour event. This time, he would lose the hot-seat to Dechaine 9-6.
On the one loss side, Mike Davis was on a tear. After losing to Earl Strickland in a close match on Saturday, Davis won four straight matches that included revenge over Strickland. Davis had no answer for Sossei though as Jeremy raced to a quick 9-2 win.
Sossei kept his strong play going in the first set of the finals and scored a 9-3 win over Dechaine to force a second set. That second set was a back and forth affair that finally saw Dechaine pull out the 9-7 win for his third straight Ocean State 9-Ball Title.
Dechaine has now won as many Ocean State titles as George San Souci at three, and only trails Mika Immonen's four titles and Mike Zuglan's five titles.
The second place finish moved Sossei to the top of the Joss Tour's Points list, and Dechaine climbed to third on the list with two tournament wins so far this season.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Raxx in West Hempstead, NY next weekend for their next event.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 2,500
2 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,850
3 USA DAVIS Mike 1,450
4 USA STRICKLAND Earl 1,100
5 USA LABONTE Randy 800
5 GBR SHAW Jayson 800
7 USA GUIMOND Kevin 600
7 USA VAN WULVAN Tyler 600
9 USA MADENJIAN Robert 400
9 USA MCGONAGLE Tom 400
9 USA D'ALFONSO Tom 400
9 USA CASANZIO Ron 400
13 USA GRAU Dave 250
13 USA FRANCIS Cody 250
13 USA RODRIGUEZ Jorge 250
13 USA BOWMAN Peter 250
Sossei Wins Second Straight Joss Tour Stop
L-R Bucky Souvanthong, Victor Conte and Jeremy Sossei
A week after Jeremy Sossei's undefeated run through the field at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Salt City Billiards, he came out on top of the Al Conte Memorial at Hippo's House of Billiards in Utica, NY.
The closest anyone came to beating Sossei a week ago was Bucky Souvanthong's 9-5 loss. This time Souvanthong and Sossei faced off in the 4th round, with Sossei scoring a 9-6 win. No one would get any closer to Souvanthong on his way to the hot-seat, which he captured with a 9-5 win over last week's runner up Spencer Auigbelle.
The tournament ended with more rematches from last week as Souvanthong and Auigbelle faced off in the semi-final match to see who would play Sossei in the finals. Auigbelle had won this matchup 9-8 last week, but this week it was Souvanthong scoring the 9-2 win. In the end though, it didn't matter who the opponent was for Sossei as he defeated Souvanthong 9-8 in the first set of the finals.
The second chance event on Sunday went to Willie Oney, who defeated Dwight Dixon 3-0 for the hot-seat, and then fought off Kevin Ketz in two sets in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Snookers in Providence, RI for their next stop - The 26th Ocean State 9-Ball Championship - on November 15th and 16th.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
2 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 700
3 CAN AUIGBELLE Spencer 550
4 USA GRAU Dave 400
5 USA CONTE Victor 300
5 USA CROWE Jerry 300
7 USA ENSLIN Paul 200
7 USA GUIMOND Kevin 200
Second Chance Payouts
1st Willie Oney $300
2nd Kevin Ketz $200
3rd Dwight Dixon $140
4th Brian Lipes $80
Salt City Owner Frank Del Conte, Spencer Auigbelle and Jeremy Sossei
Sossei and Davis earn Joss Tour Wins
Jeremy Sossei turned in a dominating performance going through a field of 37 players undefeated to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse NY.
On his way to the hot-seat match, the closest Sossei allowed an opponent was Bucky Souvanthong who managed five racks before Sossei won the match 9-5. The hot-seat match turned out to be more of the same as Sossei scored a comfortable 9-3 win over Spencer Auigbelle.
On the one loss side, Auigbelle and Souvanthong battled to hill-hill before Auigbelle dropped the case nine ball to earn a rematch with Sossei in the finals.
The finals would go one set with Auigbelle unable to better his three racks from the hot-seat match. Sossei scored another 9-3 win in the first set of the finals.
The second chance event on Sunday saw Phil Davis bounce back from an early loss to Lance Kellogg and not lose a match the rest of the way. Davis won five straight matches on the one loss side to get to the finals, where he defeated hot-seat holder Geoff Montgomery 3-2 and 3-2 in the two set final match.
Next up for the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be the Al Conte Memorial on November 8th and 9th at Hippos House of Billiards in Utica, NY.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
2 CAN AUIGBELLE Spencer 700
3 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 550
4 USA KETZ Kevin 400
5 USA BRUCATO Nick 275
5 USA CROWE Jerry 275
7 USA GRAU Dave 175
7 USA CASANZIO Ron 175
Second Chance Payouts
1. Phil Davis $300
2. Geoff Montgomery $200
3. Mike Carelli $120
4. Jeff Flemming $80
5/6. Dick Cappotto & Lance Kellogg $50 each
Hewitt and Piercey Score Canadian Sweep at Joss Tour Stop
L-R Ron Casanzio, Premium Billiards Manager Mark Ruzekowicz and Danny Hewitt
Some players will take a first round loss as a sign that it just isn't their event to win. Others will take it as a challenge. Put Danny Hewitt in the latter category as he bounced back from a first round loss to Bucky Souvanthong to stay undefeated the rest of the way and won the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's stop at Premium Billiards in Syracuse, NY on October 25th and 26th.
While Hewitt was winding his way through the one loss side, his countryman Martin Daigle and Ron Casanzio were enjoying runs through the winner's side. They met for the hot-seat, where Casanzio scored a 9-8 win.
On the one loss side, Hewitt had already put together an eight match winning streak and Daigle become win #9 for Hewitt with a 9-7 score.
Hewitt would have to defeat Casanzio twice to win the event, but what are another two matches after already winning nine in a row? The first match went to Hewitt 9-3, but Casanzio wasn't going home in second without a fight. Casanzio came out to a quick 4-1 lead and was doing all he could to hold Hewitt off. Hewitt got back within one rack at 5-4, but Casanzio pushed the lead back out to two racks at 7-5 and 8-6. That would be the last rack for Casanzio though, as Hewitt was the last three racks for the 9-8 win and a successful winning streak of eleven straight matches.
The second chance event on Sunday featured Canadian road partners Jesse Piercey and Randell Truscott facing off three times to determine a winner. Truscott drew first blood with a 3-2 win for the hot-seat, but after sending Dominick Martoccia home in third place, Piercey came back to defeat Truscott 3-1 and 3-0 in the finals.
The next event on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour is November 1st and 2nd at Salt City Billiards in another $1500/$500 added main event and second chance tournament.
Players looking for a spot in the upcoming Turning Stone Classic XXIII on January 8th - 11th are urged to contact Mike Zuglan as soon as possible at 518-356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 CAN HEWITT Danny 1,050
2 USA CASANZIO Ron 750
3 CAN DAIGLE Martin 600
4 CAN PARENT Alain 450
5 USA WILKIE Shaun 300
5 USA DIXON Dwight 300
7 USA GRAU Dave 200
7 USA ONEY Willie 200
Second Chance Payouts
1 JESSE PIERCEY 300
2 RANDALL TRUSCOTT 200
3 DOMINICK MARTOCCI 120 ea.
4 NATE MARSHALL 80
5/6 MARK CREAMER/HENDRIK DROST 40 ea.
Daigle Undefeated for Joss Tour Win
Martin Daigle distanced himself from the rest of the field of forty six players to go undefeated and win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour’s second stop of the season, which took place at Sharpshooters in Amsterdam, NY on October 19th.
Daigle looked virtually unstoppable as he took the hot-seat with a 9-2 shellacking of Ron Cosanzio.
Cosanzio was looking for another shot at Daigle, and he would get it after sending Dave Grau to the rail in third place 9-6 in the semi-finals.
Cosanzio had a better showing in the final, but it was still Daigle taking an early lead and holding off Cosanzio in the way to a 9-6 win in the first and only set.
The second chance event on Sunday drew fifteen players and Mike Hurley took the hot-seat with a 3-2 win over Kevin Ketz. Ketz scored a 3-2 win over Brian Lipes in the semi-final match to earn another shot at Hurley in the finals. The finals went two sets with Ketz scoring a 3-1 win in the first set, but dropping the second set 3-1 and settling for second place.
Fred Gokey was the proud winner of the $1275 Joss Custom Cue raffle at the event.
Next week, the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Premium Billiards in Syracuse, NY, followed by stops at Salt City Billiards and Hippos House of Billiards the two weeks after that. Tour director Mike Zuglan has announced that any amateur player who plays in all three of the next Joss Tour events, will be eligible for a drawing to win a free entry into the Turning Stone Classic XXIII on January 8th - 11th.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 CAN DAIGLE Martin 1,050
2 USA COSANZIO Ron 750
3 USA GRAU Dave 550
4 CAN HEWITT Danny 400
5 CAN PARENT Alain 300
5 USA BRUCATO Nick 300
7 USA ACCIAVATTI Tom 200
7 USA DAVIS Phil 200
9 USA DIXON Dwight 100
9 USA GUIMOND Kevin 100
9 USA BOEMMELS Brent 100
9 USA PROVOST Demian 100
Winner Mike Dechaine
Dechaine wins fourth straight Maine Event in his hometown room
It is the traditional opening of the Joss Tour season, the annual Maine Event, and for the past four years, including this recently passed weekend of October 4-5 (Maine Event VIII), it has been won by a homegrown competitor, Mike Dechaine. Dechaine grew up in Waterville, Maine and enjoys coming home to compete in this event annually. The $1,500-added main event drew 40 entrants to TJ's Classic Billiards in Waterville, while a $500-added Second Chance tournament, won by Sam Monroe, drew 23 entrants.
For the fourth year in a row, Dechaine found himself among the winners' side final four; this year, to face Ashley Nowlan. Mike Henderson, in the meantime, squared off against Kyle Pepin. Dechaine got into the hot seat match 9-3 over Nolan and faced Henderson, who'd sent Pepin to the loss side 9-6. Dechaine defeated Henderson 9-4 and waited on what turned out to be the return of Joe Darigis, who'd win seven on the loss side to meet Dechaine in the finals.
Darigis had been sent west by Pepin in the second round, and after four wins on the loss side, including a 9-3 win over Joey Dupuis and a shutout of Cody Francis, Darigis got his re-match, when Pepin came over from the winners' side semifinal. Nowlan drew Dave Dreidel, who'd gotten by Roger Barriere 9-4 and Clyde Matta 9-6.
Darigis eliminated Pepin in their re-match 9-6 and faced Nowlan, who'd finished Dreidel's run 9-4. Darigis then took care of Nowlan in the quarterfinal match 9-3. He and Henderson locked up in a double hill semifinal, before Darigis prevailed to get his shot at Dechaine. Dechaine, though, completed his fourth straight Maine Event run with a 9-5 victory in the finals.
The $500-added Second Chance event saw Sam Monroe go undefeated, getting by Stephan Doiron twice; in the hot seat match and again, in the finals, 3-1. Doiron had moved to the semifinals and shut out Rob Sakell, who had just eliminated Brandon Belding in the quarterfinals.
Art Thibodeau was the winner of the $1,275, custom-engraved Joss Cue in the event's raffle. Stop # 2 on the Joss Tour, scheduled for October 18-19, will be hosted by Sharpshooter's Billiards and Sports Pub in Amsterdam, NY.
Tour director Mike Zuglan reminded potential competitors that Turning Stone XXIII, scheduled for January 8-11 is fast approaching, and urged them to register early, since the event will, as always fill up quickly. Call Zuglan at 518-356-7163 for further information or with any questions.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,000
2 USA DARIGIS Joe 800
3 USA HENDERSON Mike 600
4 USA NOWLAN Ashley 400
5 USA DREIDEL Dave 250
5 USA PEPIN Kyle 250
7 USA MATTA Clyde 150
7 USA FRANCIS Cody 150
Jayson Shaw Excels to Take Turning Stone XXII
L-R Runner-up Mika Immonen, Winner Jayson Shaw and Tour Owner Mike Zuglan
Jayson Shaw captured Turning Stone XXII by taking the long road. He lost his second round match 9-3 to Alain Parent but from then on he was unstoppable as he took on all conceivable shots and his safety play was magnificent.
On the one-loss side he defeated Ed Sauer 9-6, Ron Casanzio 9-0, Matt Krah 9-4, Dan Hewitt 9-3 and Kevin Guimond 9-5. Then he ran into tournament favorite Shane Van Boening, who had just been defeated by Mike Dechaine 9-8. Earlier in the evening Van Boening had pulled off one of the greatest shots this reporter has ever seen. On the hill against Thorsten Hohmann (who only trailed by one rack) Van Boening came to a table that had no pocket for the one ball. The cue ball was in the back of the kitchen, the one was past the side pocket and the nine ball was perhaps a foot outside the left corner pocket. The combination was anything but straight in. Van Boening would have to cut the one ball and then make perfect contact on the nine in order to complete the shot. He fired the one into the nine at rocket pace and made the shot to secure the victory as the crowd, at first stunned, erupted into applause.
Mike Dechaine had a great week. His shotmaking was sharp as a tack and his cue ball seemed more then willing to obey his wishes. Prior to defeating Van Boening he had disposed of John Morra 9-5. In his next match he was mostly just a spectator as Rodney Morris was in his automatic mode where he makes every shot appear very easy. No stress ever shows on Rodney’s face and he approaches each shot as if it were a given that the shot will work. When his confidence is working that well Morris is one tough match. Morris took down Dechaine 9-3 and then had to face new Hall of Fame inductee Mika Immonen.
Immonen had already taken down Donny Mills 9-8, Rob Saez 9-4, and Dan Hewitt 9-5. When Immonen beat Morris 9-7 he relaxed in the hot seat to await his final challenge.
Hunter Lombardo and Mike Dechaine both spoke with me prior to the first round and both expressed their disappointment at not being chosen to be a member of the ‘tryout’ squad for the Mosconi Cup. Four of the eight prospects did not attend Turning Stone, something we found curious as it seems logical that they need to prove themselves to make the cut when the final five players are chosen and they need to keep themselves under fire from champions on the tables. So both Lombardo and Dechaine wanted to send a polite message that they need to be considered next year. Neither voiced any negative comments towards the current squad or coach Mark Wilson, they just want to be on the radar for 2015.
Lombardo sent his message by defeating MC team candidate Brandon Shuff 9-3. To be fair, this was not Shuff’s best effort of the week and he proved his worth by finishing the event in 9th place, the same position as Lombardo and Van Boening. The other Mosconi Cup candidates finished as follows: Oscar Dominguez finished out of the money after he ran into World 8-Ball Champion Huidje See and then, two rounds later, was forced out 9-7 by sharpshooter Donny Mills. Jeremy Sossei finished one slot further back than Van Boening and Shuff at 13th when he was eliminated on the hill by Ernesto Dominquez.
Our final Four wound up as Shaw, Immonen, Morris and Dechaine. Each of these players had a cadre of fans who were convinced no one could beat their man. They all deserved great praise for their play all week as this was one of the strongest fields ever to play at Turning Stone.
Immonen was undefeated and in the hot seat. Morris was awaiting the winner of Shaw and Dechaine to fight for the B side title and a ticket into the finals. Dechaine and Shaw fought tooth and nail all the way until the match stood at double-hill. Early on the match Shaw came to the table with no shot on the one ball. He was inside the head string with the cue ball and he would have to kick off of either the side or foot rail in order to hit the one ball. The nine ball sat in the jaws of the corner pocket. Shaw measured the angle he needed off of the side rail to kick the one ball over toward the nine ball. When he pulled the trigger it appeared at first that the nine ball would not be moved. But the one came off of the rail and brushed the nine ball into the pocket for a thrillingl victory created by a kick-combination shot under extreme pressure. Had the nine ball not fallen Dechaine would have almost certainly run the table.
Shaw then had to face Morris for the semi-finals and the chance to play in the finals. Morris had a lot of momentum on his side and was shooting instinctively as if he could not miss any shot. The crowd favored Morris to take the win simply because he appeared immune to pressure and he was making every shot. But Shaw totally dominated the match. He ran rack after rack and never gave Morris the opportunity to get rolling. Shaw shot his way to the final dance with a 9-2 trouncing of Morris in a match that took less than 30 minutes to complete.
Our finals were contested between Jayson Shaw and Mika Immonen. The room was nearly evenly divided on which player they thought would win but Immonen barely got that nod as his experience in World Championships and major events around the world seemed to give him the edge.
That experience proved to be of little aid to Immonen. They were tied early at one apiece but after that it became the Jayson Shaw show and Shaw moved steadily ahead of Immonen by stringing together racks and denying Immonen good starting points. Immonen did contribute to his own demise, however, by jawing balls on three separate occasions in the lower left pocket, ducks for Shaw to pick off easily. In the end Shaw proved to any doubters that he belongs at the Big Boy’s table whenever dinner is served as he took down the Iceman 13-6.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $8,000 Jayson Shaw
2nd $5,000 Mika Immonen
3rd $3,600 Rodney Morris
4th $2,600 Mike Dechaine
5/6th $2,000 each - Thorsten Hohmann, Earl Strickland
7/8th $1,600 each - Johnny Archer, Ernesto Dominguez
9/12th $1,200 each - Brandon Shuff, Hunter Lombardo, Jerry Crowe,
Shane Van Boening
13/16th $850 each - John Morra, Warren Kiamco, Jeremy Sossei,
Kevin Guimond
17/24th $550 each - Robb Saez, Phil Davis, Alain Parent, Dan Hewitt,
Dave Daya, Esbon Worden, Mike Yednak,
Shaun Wilkie
25/32nd $300 each - Dennis Hatch, Karen Corr, Dave Fernandez,
Caroline Pao, Martin Daigle, Tom D'alfonso,
Damon Sobers, Matt Krah
Second Chance Payouts
1st $500 Holden Chin
2nd $300 James Adams
3/4th $150 each Jim Udischas, Brian Lipes
PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2014: JOSS NORTHEAST 9-BALL TOUR TURNING STONE CLASSIC XXII 9-BALL OPEN - SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2014
Everyone,
I am extremely proud to announce my Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour's 2014-2015 season schedule. This will be our 18th consecutive season of events here in the Northeast. There are currently 13 regular season events plus the $25,000 Added "Turning Stone Classic XXIII 9-Ball Open", to be held January 8-11, 2015. Another Turning Stone event is pending for the summer of 2015. Our first event of the new season will be October 4-5 at TJ's Classic Billiards in Waterville Maine, home of the current girls 18 & under National Junior 9-Ball Champion Taylor Reynolds! Way to go Taylor!!
FYI, there is still one event left from our 2013-2014 season. That is our $25,000 added Turning Stone Classic XXII 9-Ball Open September 18-21, 2014 which is less than 2 weeks away. All spectators to this great event will once again be treated to Free admission, Free posters, a $10 casino Free play, a Free live stream (provided by www.azbilliards.com Upstate Al, Turning Stone Resort Casino and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour) and some of the best pool you will ever see!
All of our events are open to all players. Entry fees vary so please refer to our site www.joss9balltour.com for the details. All of the events with split added money listings such as $1500/$500 etc. will be our usual format of 2 separate events. The first added money is for the Saturday & Sunday main event, and the second is for a second chance event on Sunday only for those non pro level players that were eliminated from the main event. Again, please refer to our site for details regarding format, dress codes, cut off times etc.
Our complete schedule may be found on our site as well as AZBilliards.com, most billiard publications and billiard web sites. I have also attached a copy for your convenience.
Below you will find a complete list, with contact info, of our new season sponsors. All of their donated products go to the host rooms to help offset their added money obligations. I urge you to support and recommend these generous companies whenever you can. A very special thanks goes out to Dan Janes of Joss Cues for all he has done for us since the beginning. FYI, Dan has donated one, sometimes two, $1,000+ custom, engraved cues to each and every stop since the beginning of the tour. That is over 350 cues!! This season's raffle cue is valued at $1,275! and can be viewed here: 2014-25 tour cue
Thanks again to Dan, Steve and Debbie Janes, and ALL of our sponsors from all of us.
I hope to see you all soon, and please remember to spread the word to frequent your local billiard rooms and utilize these great companies who continue to help keep our great sport alive! Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 518-356-7163 or mzjosstour@aol.com
Thank You,
Mike Zuglan
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by:
Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Aramith - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
Cue Shark - http://www.cueshark.com
Tiger Products - http://www.tigerproducts.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
The Billiard Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://heidrichcustomcues.com
World Class Cue Care - http://www.jnj-industries.com
PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 2014: JOSS NORTHEAST 9-BALL TOUR TURNING STONE CLASSIC XXII 9-BALL OPEN - SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2014
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Casino Resort are proud to present our 2013-2014 Season Finale, The $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXII 9-Ball Open. Turning Stone has once again generously invited us to compete in their beautiful and spacious Event Center which is one of the best arenas in the world. There is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed comfortably from everywhere. Spectator admission has always been free, and the intimate layout allows you to mingle with your favorite players and feel like you are a part of the action as well. Turning Stone Resort & Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing, fun filled and enjoyable experience. Check them out at http://www.turningstone.com
For the 22nd time, there will be a FULL field of 128 players competing for the title. The field includes a wide range of talent from the best of the best to those striving to be the best! The complete current list (subject to change) is now available on our site www.joss9balltour.com . There you will also find our upcoming 2014-2015 season schedule, results and all other pertinent tour information. There is still time for interested Billiard Parlors to schedule an event by contacting me directly. Our Turning Stone Classic XXIII 9-Ball Open is scheduled for January 8-11, 2015. I will begin taking entries for that event at this event in September and not before. I urge you to enter this event early to avoid being shut out.
Once again at Turning Stone there will be a "second chance" tournament on Sunday Sept. 21 at 10AM. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 sets, with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.
The equipment for this world class event will once again be 16 Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. For the first time we will be using the new Aramith Tournament balls with Pro Cup cue balls. All items are for sale in tournament used condition, and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
Once again, and for the 22nd time, fans coming to Turning Stone for our event will be treated to Free Admission, Free full size collectible posters (while supplies last & can be viewed now at www.joss9balltour.com ), $10 Free Plays to players and fans, and some of the best pool you will ever see. All of this is brought to you courtesy of Turning Stone Resort & Casino and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour!
Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. There is still time and room for new vendors at a mere fraction of what you would pay elsewhere. Interested parties should contact me at 518-356-7163 immediately. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of over $1,500 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. The cues can be viewed here:
http://www.josscues.com/html/cues/cus-04.html#logo
So why not come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino September 18-21 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Alan Leon, aka Upstate Al, www.azbilliards.com (Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsythe), The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Match times are as follows: Thursday at 4,6,8 & 10pm. Friday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Saturday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Sunday at 11am, 1,3,5 & the final match at 7pm. The second chance tournament on Sunday will begin at 10am and run continuously until completed.
Again, I would like to remind all of you how important it is to please frequent your local billiard parlors and promote and utilize the fine products of our most generous sponsors listed below. They are the backbone of our sport!
I hope to see all of you at Turning Stone
Mike Zuglan
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by:
Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Aramith - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
Cue Shark - http://www.cueshark.com
Tiger Products - http://www.tigerproducts.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
The Billiard Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://heidrichcustomcues.com
World Class Cue Care - http://www.jnj-industries.com
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Turning Stone Classic XXII September 18th-21st, 2014 Player List
Final List
1
ADAMS, JAMES
2
ANDONI, BORANA
3
ANDREWS, MIKE
4
ANDREWS, RICHARD
5
ANTONE, TONY
6
ARCHER, JOHNNY
7
ASCOLESE, DAVE
8
ATTIA, KARIM
9
BABRAVICH, JOHN
10
BARRETTA, JENNIFER
11
BATEMAN, CHRIS
12
BIASIN, BILL
13
BOEMMELS, BRENT
14
BOMBARD, GREG
15
BRUCATO, NICK
16
BRYANT, BRITTANY
17
CAMERON, DON
18
CASANZIO, RON
19
CHIN, HOLDEN
20
CLOUTIER, ERIC
21
CLOWERY, JARROD
22
CONTE, VICTOR
23
COPPOLA, NICK
24
CORR, KAREN
25
COTE, BILL
26
CREAMER, MARK
27
CROWE, JERRY
28
CUDA, GARY
29
CULHANE, ED
30
CUNNINGHAM, BOB
31
CUTLER, REDGIE
32
DAIGLE, MARTIN
33
DALFONSO, TOM
34
DAVIS, PHIL
35
DAYA, DAVE
36
DECHAINE, MIKE
37
DOMINGUEZ, ERNESTO
38
DOMINGUEZ, OSCAR
39
DUDDY, EMILY
40
DUPUIS, JOE
41
DUTY, ALAN
42
EISLAND, MARK
43
ENSLIN, PAUL
44
FERNANDEZ, DAVE
45
FRANCEOUR, RICHER
46
GIBBONS, JOE
47
GILDEA, TOM
48
GOKEY, FRED
49
GOYER, JAY
50
GRANNIS, RICK
51
GREENWOOD, AARON
52
GUIMOND, KEVIN
53
HA, JULIE
54
HART, ROB
55
HATCH, DENNIS
56
HEIDRICH, DAN
57
HEWITT, DAN
58
HOFFMAN, SETH
59
HOHMANN, THORSTEN
60
HU, ERIC
61
IMMONEN, MIKA
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JECEN, JED
63
JONES, KAYLA
64
KETZ, KEVIN
65
KIAMCO, WARREN
66
KIMMETT, DALE
67
KRAH, MATT
68
LABONTE, RANDY
69
LANG, RICH
70
LEBLANC, FRANCOIS
71
LIBERMAN, MICHAEL
72
LIPES, BRIAN
73
LLOYD, GARY
74
LOMBARDO, HUNTER
75
MATARAZZO, RICK
76
McANDREWS, GREGG
77
McGONAGLE, TOM
78
McKINNEY, TRAVIS
79
MICHAUD, AL
80
MILLER, ROGER
81
MILLS, DONNIE
82
MORRA, JOHN
83
MORRIS, RODNEY
84
NORMANDIN, DANY
85
ONEY, WILLY
86
PAO, CAROLINE
87
PARADIS, MARIO
88
PARENT, ALAIN
89
PAYNE, CORY
90
PENSGEN, PAUL
91
PETERS, FRANK
92
PETERSON, TOM
93
PETROV, IVAYLO
94
PICARD, PAUL
95
PIERCEY, JESSE
96
ROCHA, CLEITON
97
ROCKWELL, JEROME
98
ROMANOWSKI, JIM
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SAEZ, ROBB
100
SALVETTI, TRAVIS
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SAN SOUCIE, ED
102
SAUR, ED
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SEE, HUIDJI
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SHAW, JAYSON
105
SHLEMPERIS, DAVE
106
SHUFF, BRANDON
107
SIMONETTI, SCOTT
108
SINICROPI, JOE
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SOBERS, DAMON
110
SOKOLOWSKI, GEORGE
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SOSSEI, JEREMY
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STEVER, PETE
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STOTLER, STEVE
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STRANKO, MICHAEL
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STRICKLAND, EARL
116
TENNANT, ANTHONY
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TOOHIG, MIKE
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UDISCHAS, JIM
119
ULRICH, JOSH
120
VAN BOENING, SHANE
121
VERGARA, MHET
122
VITALE, JOHN
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WHITEHEAD, RANDY
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WILKIE, SHAUN
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WINTER, STEVEN
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WORDEN, ESBON
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YEDNAK, MIKE
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ZIPPLER, THOMAS
 
Mike Dechaine
Dechaine Stays Strong on Joss Tour
Mike Dechaine kept his recent streak of hot play going strong with his third straight win on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour on May 31st and June 1st.
Dechaine emerged from a field of 49 players at Snookers in Providence, RI to take the hot-seat with a hard fought 9-8 win over Jayson Shaw.
On the one loss side, Shaw then dropped a 9-7 decision to Nelson Oliviera. That match was a bit of revenge for Oliviera, as it was Shaw who had sent him to the one loss side on Saturday by the same 9-7 scoreline.
The finals between Dechaine and Oliviera would go two sets, with Oliviera winning set one 9-7 and then Dechaine taking the second set by the score of 9-1.
The second chance tournament saw fifteen players come back on Sunday to play, but this event was all about Mark Creamer. Creamer went undefeated and ended the tournament with a combined game score of 15-1, having only lost one game to Ranulf Tamba in the second round. Creamer defeated Luis Aybar 3-0 for the hot-seat and again 3-0 in the finals.
The Turning Stone Classic XXII is now full, and Mike Zuglan has a waiting list for players who are still interested in playing. Interested players should contact Mike at 518-356-7163 to be added to the list.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,100
2 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 800
3 GBR SHAW Jayson 650
4 USA D'ALFONSO Tom 500
5 USA DAVIS Phil 350
5 IRL CORR Karen 350
7 USA BOEMMELS Brent 200
7 USA CHIN Holden 200
9 USA MACNAMARA Ray 100
9 USA GRAU Dave 100
9 USA DUPUIS Joe 100
9 USA BHATTACHARYA Dev 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA CREAMER Mark 300
2 USA AYBAR Luis 200
3 USA SLEEPER Rick 140
4 USA PENTYCOFE Dave 80
5 USA BAUCCIO Kevin 40
5 USA SUTTON Steve 40
Dechaine over Strickland at Raxx
Mike Dechaine
Mike Dechaine picked up right where he left off two weeks ago on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour with an undefeated run through the field at Raxx Poolroom in West Hempstead NY on April 26th and 27th.
After an undefeated run two weeks ago at The Golden Cue in Albany, Dechaine looked like he would be tested right out of the gate when he drew Earl Strickland in the first round. Dechaine was unphased by the tough draw and sent Earl to the one loss side 9-5 to get his weekend started.
Dechaine would remain undefeated on Saturday and take the hot-seat on Sunday with a 9-7 win over Mosconi Cup hopeful Jeremy Sossei.
On the one loss side, Earl Strickland was looking for a rematch with Dechaine in the finals. Strickland got his chance with a 9-6 win over Sossei.
Dechaine finished off his weekend with a dominating 9-3 win over Earl in the first - and only - set of the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action May 31st and June 1st at Snookers in Providence, RI. Coincidentally, that is Dechaine's home room. The Snookers event will be the final event of the season before The Turning Stone Classic XXII, scheduled for September 18th - 21st at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. There are a few spots open for the Turning Stone event, and players are urged to contact Mike Zuglan at (518) 356-7163 to reserve their spot.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,000
2 USA STRICKLAND Earl 700
3 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 450
4 USA MCKINNEY Travis 350
5 USA DAVIS Phil 250
5 USA VERGARA Mhet 250
L-R Jeremy Sossei, Golden Cue Owner Kate Spinelli and Mike Dechaine
Dechaine and Mieu Score NE 9-Ball Open Wins
Mike Dechaine cruised, relatively untested, through a field of fifty three players to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's NE 9-Ball Open XXVII at Golden Cue Billiards in Albany, NY on April 12th - 13th.
The closest any player got to Dechaine on day one, was a 9-6 win over Dwight Dixon. No one would come close to that on Sunday as Dechaine ran over Jarrod Clowery 9-2 for the hot-seat.
Clowery's return to the Joss Tour would come to an abrupt halt, with Mosconi Cup hopeful Jeremy Sossei scoring a 9-1 win over Clowery on the one loss side.
Sossei's dominating performance over Clowery wasn't enough preperation for Dechaine though, as Dechaine quickly dispatched Sossei 9-3 in the first and only set of the finals.
The second chance tournament drew twenty one players on Sunday, where Steve Greene defeated Mike Hurley 3-2 for the hot-seat, but then fell in two sets to tour newcomer Kiet Mieu in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action at Raxx Billiards in West Hempstead, NY on April 26th and 27th.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,050
2 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 800
3 USA CLOWERY Jarrod 650
4 USA CHIN Chance 500
5 USA DAVIS Phil 350
5 USA CUTLER Reggie 350
7 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 200
7 USA ANTONAKOS Greg 200
9 USA CHIN Holden 100
9 USA HURLEY Mike 100
9 USA SMOLEN Jeff 100
9 USA SOBERS Damon 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA MIEU Kiet 320
2 USA GREENE Steve 220
3 USA HURLEY Mike 160
4 USA TIRU Chris 100
5 USA HOOKER Jefff 60
5 USA CARROLL Bruce 60
Jeremy Sossei Goes Undefeated at Salt City Joss Stop
L-R Danny Hewitt, Jeremy Sossei, Frank and Jennifer Delconte
Jeremy Sossei went undefeated through a field of 45 players at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse, NY to win the April 5th/6th stop on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour.
A fairly routine 9-5 win over Danny Hewitt for the hot-seat, was followed up by a battle for Sossei in the finals.
Hewitt quickly eliminated Gerry Williams 9-2 in the semi-finals, and he geared up to take on Sossei in the finals. Sossei came out of the game on fire and quickly held a 5-1 lead. Sossei extended the lead to 7-2 and that was when Hewitt caught a gear. Hewitt pocketed 9-ball after 9-ball and the two players were soon tied at 8-8. Unfortunately for Hewitt, his streak of wins would come to an end in the 17th rack as Sossei won the case game to earn first place 9-8.
Sunday's second chance tournament saw Phil Davis come back from the one loss side for his second straight second chance win. Willie Oney would beat Ben Werblow for the hot-seat, but Davis came from the left side of the board and beat both players to earn first place and $300 in prize money.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action next weekend for the NE 9-Ball Open XXVII at Golden Cue Billiards in Albany, NY.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
2 CAN HEWITT Danny 700
3 CAN WILLIAMS Gerry 500
4 CAN MILLER Roger 400
5 USA GRAU Dave 300
5 USA GREENWOOD Aaron 300
7 CAN PARENT Alain 200
7 USA CLARKE Marko 200
9 USA CARROLL Bruce 100
9 USA SAUR Ed 100
9 USA GOYER Jay 100
9 USA DIMEO Dave 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 DAVIS Phil 300
2 ONEY Willy 200
3 WERBLOW Ben 120
4 SALVETTI Travis 80
5/6 COPPOLA Nick, ENSLIN Paul 50 ea.
15 players @ $20 + $500 added = $800 Total Prize Fund
L-R Mike Zuglan, Mike Dechaine, Joey Dupuis and Steve Goulding
Dupuis Earns First Ever Joss Tour Win; Davis Wins Second Chance
When Joey Dupuis is on his game, racing around the table as if he doesn't have to even try, he is a sight to behold. He looks almost unstoppable. That was the case for Dupuis after an early stumble at the Joss Tour's 5th Annual NE Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame 9-Ball Open on March 1st - 2nd at Snookers in Providence RI.
Dupuis' stumble came in the second round, when he lost a hill-hill decision to Jeremy Sossei. That would be Dupuis' last time to taste defeat on this weekend. Dupuis won nine straight matches on the left side of the board, to earn a shot at Mike Dechaine in the finals. Dechaine had just defeated Kevin Guimond 9-4 in a lopsided match for the hot-seat. Dupuis would out-do that 9-4 win, with a 9-2 beat down of Guimond in the semi-final match.
In the double elimination finals, Dupuis ran away with the first set to defeat Dechaine 9-4 and force a second set. The second set was much closer, with both players tied at 5-5 before Dupuis took control and won the match 9-6 for his first ever Joss Tour victory. Decahine consoled himself over the second place finish by winning the $1500 Joss Cue raffle, which is held at every event.
The second chance event saw 13th place main event finisher Phil Davis complete an undefeated run through a field of 24 players to pick up the win. Davis beat Snooker's owner Steve Goulding 3-0 for the hot-seat, and then held off Kevin Bauccio 3-1 in the first and only set of the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action on April 5th - 6th at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse, NY for another $1500/$500 added event.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DUPUIS Joe 1,400
2 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,000
3 USA GUIMOND Kevin 800
4 USA D'ALFONSO Tom 650
5 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 450
5 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 450
7 USA MCGONAGLE Tom 325
7 USA STRICKLAND Earl 325
9 USA VITALE John 200
9 USA SENNA Rich 200
9 LINEHAM Ryan 200
9 USA LABONTE Randy 200
13 USA DAVIS Phil 100
13 USA MICHAS Jason 100
13 TAMBA Ranulf 100
13 USA PETROV Ivaylo 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA DAVIS Phil 350
2 USA BAUCCIO Kevin 250
3 USA GOULDING Steve 160
4 USA GORMLY Josh 100
5 USA HURLEY Mike 60
5 USA FRANCALANGIA Mark 60
Hewitt double dips Fernandez to win second consecutive Joss NE Tour stop
Canadian Danny Hewitt chalked up his second consecutive and third overall win on the current Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour with a come-from-the-loss-side win on the weekend of February 22-23. He defeated Ron Casanzio in the finals of the third stop on the tour, back in October, and two weeks ago, defeated Jeremy Sossei in the finals of the February 8-9 stop in Amsterdam, NY. Hewitt played three matches against Dave Fernandez, winning the last two to claim the $1,500-added event title that had drawn 43 entrants to Trick Shots Billiards and Sports Club in Clifton Park, NY.
They met first in a heated battle to claim the hot seat. In the winners' side semifinals, Hewitt had sent Greg Antonakos to the losers' bracket 9-3, as Fernandez was busy sending Keith Lauer over 9-5. Fernandez prevailed in the double hill hot seat match, and waited for Hewitt to come back.
On the loss side, Antonakos met up with Jeff Smolen, who'd survived a double hill fight against Yesid Garibello and eliminated Matt Tetreault 9-5. Lauer drew Esbon Worden, who, after being sent to the loss side by Hewitt, had defeated Jed Jecen 9-8 and Angelo Hilton 9-4. Antonakos defeated Smolen 9-6, and in the quarterfinals, met Worden, who'd shut out Lauer.
Antonakos took the quarterfinal match 9-7, but was stopped by Hewitt in the semifinals 9-2. In all, Hewitt gave up only three racks in the two-set final; two in the opening to force the second set, and only one in the second set to claim his second consecutive Joss Northeast 9-Ball title.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1. $1,000 Danny Hewitt
2. $750 Dave Fernandez
3. $600 Greg Antonakos
4. $450 Esbon Worden
5/6 $300 each Keith Lauer & Jeff Smolen
7/8 $200 each Matt Tetreault & Angelo Hilton
Second Chance Payouts
1. $340 Kevin Ketz
2. $220 Demian Provost
3. $160 Ray Jewett
4. $100 Willie Oney
5/6 $60 each Dave Dimeo & Dwight Dixon
PRESS RELEASE: TURNING STONE CLASSIC XXII 9-BALL OPEN - SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2014
Players & Fans,
I hope all of you had a very joyous and happy holiday season. Now that 2014 is here, I am ready to begin taking entries for my Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour's 2013-2014 season finale, the $25,000 Added "Turning Stone Classic XXII 9-Ball Open. The dates for the event are September 18-21, 2014. The entry fee is $150 for current 2013-2014 season members or $200 for all others. FYI, anyone that pays the $200 entry fee will automatically receive membership for the rest of this 2013-2014 season. That will allow you to compete in any of our regular season events without paying for membership or the one event fee for the remainder of the season. Even though the event is not until September, I urge you to enter now to avoid the possibility of being shut out. This event Always fills to the 128 player max many months in advance of the start date. Paying the full entry fee is the only way to assure yourself of a spot! All players who wish to enter must Call Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 for payment info. DO NOT send me money without calling first! As is always the case, spectator admission will be Free! Turning Stone Casino & Resort is one of the premier facilities of its kind anywhere, and a trip there would be an unforgettable experience. Check them out at www.turningstone.com
Once again I urge you to enter now if you really want to play in one of the best events in pocket billiards.
Please remember to support our host rooms and our most generous sponsors who we are extremely proud to be associated with. These people the backbone of our sport!!
Thank You,
Mike Zuglan
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by;
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Hewitt and Donnelly score Sharp Shooters Joss Tour Wins
L-R Danny Hewitt, room owner Tim Berlin and Jeremy Sossei
Danny Hewitt cruised - unbeaten and relatively untested - through a field of 45 players to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Sharp Shooters Billiards in Amsterdam, NY on February 8th and 9th.
An early Satruday 9-5 win over Paul Rozonewski was the closest any opponent would get to beating Hewitt all weekend. Hewitt wouldn't even break a sweat in the match for the hot-seat, as he defeated Jeremy Sossei 9-0.
On the one loss side, Rozonewski was on a six match winning streak and would have to get by Sossei to earn another shot at Hewitt in the finals. Rozonewski would have to settle for third place though, as Sossei handed him another 9-5 loss.
The final match between Hewitt and Sossei was just a little longer than their first meeting, with Hewitt scoring a 9-2 win in the first and only set of the finals.
The second chance tournament on Sunday drew fifteen players and Mike Donnelly scored an undefeated win, with victories over Demian Provost for the hot-seat and again in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's next stop will be February 22nd and 23rd at Trick Shot Billiards in Clifton Park, NY.
Tour director Mike Zuglan urged players interested in participating in this year's Turning Stone Classic XXII on September 18th - 21st to get their entry fees in to him as soon as possible. The field is roughly 35% full already.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 CAN HEWITT Danny 1,000
2 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 700
3 USA ROZONEWSKI Paul 550
4 USA COSANZIO Ron 400
5 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 300
5 USA CREAMER Mark 300
7 USA MICHAS Jason 200
7 USA KETZ Kevin 200
9 USA ONEY Willy 100
9 ROBIDEAU Bud 100
9 USA SINICROPI Joe 100
9 USA JORGENSON Pete 100
Second Chance Payouts
1st Mike Donnelly $300
2nd Demian Provost $200
3rd Dan Menzies $120
4th Mark Stewart $80
5/6 Bruce Carroll & Karim Attia $50 each
15 players @ $20 + $500 added = $800 Total Prize Fund
Earl Strickland
Strickland Undefeated at Joss Tour Stop
Earl Strickland completed an undefeated run through the field to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY on November 23rd and 24th.
Strickland was just one of the early favorites in this event, with a field that included Mike Dechaine and Europe's Jayson Shaw. By the luck of the draw, Dechaine and Shaw faced off in the first round with Shaw scoring the win and Dechaine taking a very early trip to the left side of the board.
Back on the winners side, it was Strickland scoring a 9-6 win over Shaun Wilkie to capture the hot-seat on Sunday afternoon.
Wilkie made the journey to the one loss side, and found Dechaine waiting. Dechaine had won seven straight matches on the left side of the board and was not planning on settling for third place. Dechaine ran over WIlkie 9-2 to set up a match with Strickland in the finals.
Strickland came out strong in the first set of the finals and raced to a 6-1 lead. Dechaine is not known for crumbling under pressure though, and he came back to win seven straight games and held an 8-6 lead. That would be as close to the finish line as Dechaine would get, as Strickland won the next three racks for the 9-8 victory and first place.
The second place finish was enough to catapult Dechaine to the top of the Joss Tour Points List.
Sunday's second chance tournament saw Larry Ross beat Mike Andrews for the hot-seat and then degeat Joe Gibbons in the finals for an undefeated victory.
As is always the case on the Joss Tour, a beautiful $1500 custom engraved Joss Cue was raffled off, and the winner on this weekend was John Kalski.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will now take a break for the holidays and return to action on February 8th at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam, NY.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA STRICKLAND Earl 1,000
2 USA DECHAINE Mike 650
3 USA WILKIE Shaun 500
4 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 350
5 GBR MONK Liam 150
5 USA ROZONEWSKI Paul 150
Second Chance Payouts
1st $200 Larry Ross
2nd $100 Joe Gibbons
3rd $60 Mike Andrews
Dechaine Tops Shaw for Ocean State Repeat
L-R Mike Zuglan, Martin Daigle, Mike Dechaine, Jayson Shaw, Regina and Steve Goulding
Mike Dechaine won two out of three matches over Jayson Shaw, to defend his title at the 25th Annual Ocean State 9-Ball Championship.
Dechaine topped a field of 67 players at Snookers Sports Bar & Grill in Providence, RI. He took the hot-seat with a one sided 9-4 win over Jayson Shaw on Sunday.
Shaw's tournament looked to be over in the next match as he watched from the chair as Canada's Martin Daigle made the 9-ball on the break at hill-hill. To Shaw's surprise, the cue ball also found the hole on that break shot and he had a reprieve. Shaw won that game for the 9-8 win over Daigle, and another shot at Dechaine in the finals.
While Dechaine, housepro at Snookers, certainly felt comfortable in his home pool room, Shaw took late control of the first set of the finals and won the match 9-5 to force a second match to determine a final winner.
The second set of the finals was highlighted (?) by a handful of uncharacteristic errors and misses by both players as the length of the event had left them both visibly tired. Dechaine would be the first player to break through the daze and take control of the match, which he won 9-6.
After back to back runner up finishes in 2010 and 2011, Dechaine has now won back to back Ocean State 9-Ball Championships and will see a second banner raised in the rafters of Snookers to commemorate his play. Dechaine joins Mike Zuglan, Mika Immonen, Tony Robles, George San Souci and Dennis Hatch and multiple time Ocean State Championship winners.
The win brings Dechaine to second place on the Joss Tour Points list, within striking distance of point leader Ron Casanzio.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Raxx Pool Room in W. Hempstead NY next weekend for another $1500/$500 added tournament and second chance event on Sunday. After the Raxx tour stop, the tour will take a break until February.
Joss Tour director Mike Zuglan will start taking signups for the Turning Stone Classic XXII (taking place Sept 18th - 21st) in early January. As always, players are encouraged to sign up for this event early.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 2,500
2 GBR SHAW Jayson 1,800
3 CAN DAIGLE Martin 1,400
4 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
5 USA BOWMAN Peter 750
5 USA STRICKLAND Earl 750
7 USA D'ALFONSO Tom 550
7 USA MCKINNEY Travis 550
9 USA EMERSON Jordan 375
9 USA DUPUIS Joe 375
9 USA CLOWERY Jarrod 375
9 USA DAVIS Phil 375
13 USA YEDNAK Michael 225
13 USA PROUT Steve 225
13 CAN FRANCOEUR Richer 225
13 USA CABRAL Francisco 225
L-R Shaun Wilkie and Ron Casanzio
Wilkie holds off Casanzio for Al Conte Memorial Win
Shaun Wilkie scored a hard fought win in the second set of the finals to defeat Ron Casanzio and win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's Al Conte Memorial at Hippos House of Billiards in Utica, NY on November 2nd - 3rd.
Casanzio, who finished in second place to Danny Hewitt last weekend, dropped a 9-6 decision to Martin Daigle in the final four on the winners side Sunday. Daigle then lost to Wilkie 9-6 for the hot-seat.
On the one loss side, Casanzio got his revenge over Daigle with a 9-5 victory that sent Daigle to the seats in third place.
The first set of the double elimination finals went to Casanzio 9-8, but Wilkie came back to capture the second set of the finals 9-7 for first place.
Fourteen players came back on Sunday to compete in the $500 added second chance tournament. This event saw Alain Parent bounce back from a loss to Paul Enslin in the winner's side final four to defeat Enslin 3-0 in both sets of the finals for first place.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will take next weekend off, but will be back in action on November 16th and 17th at Snookers in Providence, RI for the 25th Annual Ocean State 9-Ball Championship.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA WILKIE Shaun $1,000
2 USA CASANZIO Ron $650
3 CAN DAIGLE Martin $500
4 USA DONNELY Mike $400
5 USA CHIN Chance $275
5 CAN HEWITT Danny $275
7 USA CROWE Jerry $175
7 USA ZIMMERMAN Jared $175
Second Chance Payouts
1 $300 Alain Parent
2 $200 Paul Enslin
3 $120 Aaron Greenwood
4 $80 Spencer Auigbelle
5/6 $40 each Alan Kiehle & Bruce Carroll
Hewitt and Auigbelle undefeated for Joss Tour Wins
L-R Shane Connors, Dan Hewitt, Ron Casanzio and Frank Connors
Danny Hewitt went undefeated through a field of forty eight players to capture the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's third stop of the season at Premium Billiards in Syracuse, NY on October 26th - 27th.
Hewitt took the hot-seat in a lopsided 9-3 victory over Ron Casanzio, but after a 9-4 match against Chance Chin, Casanzio was right back in the finals looking for another shot against Hewitt.
That rematch would not go much better for Casanzio, with Hewitt running away with a 9-4 victory for first place and $1000 in prize money.
The second chance event on Sunday drew nineteen players and witnessed another undefeated run through the field, this time at the cue of Spencer Auigbelle.
Auigbelle was relatively untested in this one, never allowing an opponent to reach the hill against him. A 3-0 hot-seat victory over Dave Dimeo was followed by a 3-1 win over Travis Salvetti in the finals.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 CAN HEWITT Danny $1,000
2 USA CASANZIO Ron $700
3 USA CHIN Chance $500
4 CAN PARENT Alain $400
5 USA DIXON Dwight $325
5 USA ONEY Willie $325
7 USA CROWE Jerry $225
7 USA MILLS Dave $225
9 KELLOGG Lance $100
9 USA KAM Marco $100
9 USA GRAU Dave $100
9 USA RENSHAW Mike $100
Second Chance Payouts
1 $300 Spencer Auigbelle
2 $210 Travis Salvetti
3 $150 Dave Dimeo
4 $100 Hendrik Drost
5/6 $60 each Aaron Greenwood & Ed Saur
L-R Paul Enslin, Room Owner Tim Berlin and Ron Casanzio
Casanzio goes undefeated to take his second 2013 Joss Tour stop
Were it not for the intervention of one Nelson Oliveira, the finals of Stop # 2 on the 2013-2014 Joss Northeast Tour, held on the weekend of October 12-13, would have been a repeat of Stop #10 on the 2012-2013 tour back in March, pitting Ron Casanzio against Jason Michas. Casanzio defeated Michas in that earlier matchup, and defeated him in a winners' side semifinal in this event. Casanzio had to get by Paul Enslin twice to capture this event title. The $1,500-added main event drew 51 entrants to Sharpshooter's Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam, NY, while a Second Chance event, with an $800 total prize fund and won Marko Clarke, drew 15.
As Casanzio was busy sending Michas west 9-2 in one of the winners' side semifinals, Enslin was at work against Sourith Thammavong in the other. Enslin sent Thammavong after Michas 9-6 to meet up with Casanzio in the hot seat match. Over 21 games in their two meetings, Casanzio gave up only three racks to Enslin; one of them in their first meeting, which left Casanzio in the hot seat.
Michas moved over and met up with Phil Davis, who'd gotten by Dave Shlemperis and Greg Antonakos, both 9-5. Thammavong ran into Oliveira, who, after being defeated by Michas among the winners' side final eight, had defeated Chance Chin 9-1 and Matt Tetreault 9-6. A quarterfinal re-match was set up when Oliveira shut out Thammavong and Michas downed Davis 9-7.
Oliveira ended Michas' hopes for a finals re-match against Casanzio with a 9-6 win in the quarterfinals, and had his own bid foiled by Enslin, 9-6 in the semifinals. Casanzio completed his undefeated run with a 9-2 victory in the opening set of the true double elimination final.
Marko Clarke's victory in the Second Chance tournament went through Aaron Greenwood twice. He shut him out in the hot seat match. Greenwood came back from a 3-1 victory over Demian Provost in the semifinals and battled Clarke to double hill before Clarke prevailed to finish an undefeated day.
Stop # 3 on the Joss Northeast Tour, a $1,500-added event with a $500-added Second Chance tournament, is scheduled for October 26-27 at Premium Billiards in Syracuse, NY.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $1,050 Ron Casanzio
2nd $750 Paul Enslin
3rd $600 Nelson Oliveira
4th $450 Jason Michas
5/6th $350 each Sourith Thammavong & Phil Davis
7/8th $225 each Greg Antonakos & Matt Tetreault
9/12th $100 each Chance Chin, Dave Shlemperis, Dave Fernandez & Dave Grau
Second Chance Payouts
1st $300 Marko Clarke
2nd $200 Aaron Greenwood
3rd $140 Demian Provost
4th $80 Jamie Garrett
5/6th $40 each Greg Bombard & Dan Menzies
Dechaine and LaFlamme Score Joss Tour Wins
L-R Steve Reynolds, Mike Dechaine and Mike Zuglan
Mike Dechaine completed an undefeated run through the field of thirty two players to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's Maine Event VII at TJ's Classic Billiards in Waterville, Maine.
Dechaine was tested for the hot-seat, as he defeated Nelson Oliviera 9-7.
On the one loss side, Tom D'Alfonso had put together a wining streak of five matches after early Saturday loss to Dechaine. D'Alfonso made it six in a row with a 9-5 win over Oliviera, sending Oliviera to the seats in third place.
D'Alfonso was looking for revenge against Dechaine in the finals, but it wasn't meant to be on this day. Dechaine cruised to a 9-2 win in the first match of the finals.
In Sunday's second chance tournament, it was Jeff LaFlamme coming back from a hot-seat loss to Bob Dennis and defeating Dennis 3-0 and 3-2 in the finals for first place.
Sunday also saw the raffle drawing for the $1500 Joss Custom Cue, which was won by tour regular Bill Cote.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam, NY next weekend for another $1500/$500 added event.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $1,000 Mike Dechaine
2nd $700 Tom D'alfonso
3rd $500 Nelson Oliveira
4th $350 Paul Dubois
5/6 $250 each Jordan Labbe & Steve Reynolds
7/8 $125 each Cody Francis & Jeff Robitaille
Second Chance Payouts
1st $300 Jeff LaFlamme
2nd $210 Bob Dennis
3rd $150 Ben Leblanc
4th $100 Gareth Steele
Earl Strickland
Strickland Takes Turning Stone XXI
Earl Strickland has emerged victorious at Turning Stone XXI by defeating Jeremy Sossei 13-7 in the finals. Strickland only tasted defeat once at the hands of Brandon Shuff (9-4), a loss he avenged on the final day by relegating Shuff to fourth place with a 9-3 score line.
No one else could hang with the Pearl. He defeated Ron Cosanzio (9-2) and Jason Klatt (9-8) before Shuff sent him left and once over there he rolled over Mike Dechaine (9-6) in a match where both players challenged one another to a series of mind games over the rack and cue ball break position, Karen Corr (9-6), Joey Dupuis (9-5) and Dany Normandin (9-3) before entering the finals against Sossei who had been undefeated coming into the last match.
Sossei had quite the week. He had a tough row to hoe but he took down Robb Saez (9-8), Chris Bartram (9-7), Thorsten Hohmann (9-8), Joey Dupuis (9-6) and Dany Normandin (9-5) before finding his only loss of the event to Strickland in the finals.
AzBilliards wishes to thank Mike Zuglan of the Joss Northeast Tour, Turning Stone Casino and resort, Pat and Pete Fleming of Accu-Stats, Al Leon, Eddie Culhane, Lucasi Hybrid Cues, the TAP League System, and Master Chalk for making our live stream and scoring as well as the brackets possible.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $8,000 Earl Strickland
2nd $5,000 Jeremy Sossei
3rd $3,600 Dany Normandin
4th $2,600 Brandon Shuff
5/6th $2,000 each - Joe Dupuis, Dennis Hatch
7/8th $1,600 each - Karen Corr, Oscar Dominguez
9/12th $1,200 each - Cleiton Rocha, Dave Fernandez, Thorsten Hohmann,
Mike Dechaine
13/16th $850 each - Ron Casanzio, Jason Klatt, Chris Bartram,
Larry Nevel
17/24th $550 each - Danny Mastermaker, Jeff Blais, Martin Daigle,
Marcel Gilbert, Greg Antonakos, Travis McKinney,
Marco Kam, Ray Lee
25/32nd $300 each - Gregg McAndrews, Ivaylo Petrov, Shaun Wilkie,
Jason Michas, Huidji See, Mike Yednak,
Matt Tetreault, Matt Krah
Second Chance Payouts
1st $450 Phil Davis
2nd $250 Don Steele
3/4th $150 each Chuck Evans, Jim Prather
5/8th $75 each Paul Rozonewski, Anthony Cassaro, Brittany Bryant,
Paul Picard
PRESS RELEASE: TURNING STONE CLASSIC XXI 9-BALL OPEN - SEPTEMBER 19-22, 2013
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino are extremely excited and proud to present our 2012-2013 Season Finale, The $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXI 9-Ball Open. Turning Stone has once again generously invited us to compete in their beautiful and spacious Event Center which is one of the best arenas in the world. Anyone who has ever been there will tell you that there is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed comfortably from everywhere. Spectator admission has always been free and the intimate layout allows everyone to feel like they are a part of the action themselves. Turning Stone Resort & Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Check them out at www.turningstone.com
For an unprecedented 21st time, there will be a FULL field of 128 players competing for the title. The field includes a wide range of talent from the best of the best to those striving to be the best! The complete current list (subject to change) can be viewed below. Also check out a portion of our upcoming 2013-2014 season schedule here. The 2014 portion of our upcoming season will be posted very soon as it is still being finalized.
For the second time at Turning Stone there will be a "second chance" tournament on Sunday Sept. 22 at 10AM. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.
The equipment for this world class event will once again be 16 Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. For the first time we will be using the Aramith Pro Cup cue balls. All items are for sale and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
Also for the 21st time fans coming to Turning Stone for our event will be treated to, Free Admission, Free full size collectible posters as seen above and once again Turning Stone will be giving away $10 free plays or match plays (your choice), EACH day of the event to players and fans. Only one coupon per person per day will be honored. So now you get Free admission, Free posters and Free bets!! All of this is brought to you courtesy of Turning Stone Resort & Casino and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour!
Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of over $1200 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. Danny's son Stephen Janes will be at our event displaying some of the finest cues made proudly in the USA.
So why not come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino September 19-22 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Pat Fleming's Accu Stats Video Productions, www.azbilliards.com (Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsythe), The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Match times are as follows: Thursday at 4,6,8 & 10pm. Friday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Saturday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Sunday at 11am, 1,3,5 & the final match at 7pm. The second chance tournament on Sunday will begin at 10am and run continuously until completed.
Again I would like to remind all of you how important it is to please frequent your local billiard parlors and promote and utilize the fine products of our most generous sponsors listed below. They are the backbone of our sport!
I hope to see all of you at Turning Stone
Mike Zuglan
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by;
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Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
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Cue Shark - http://www.cueshark.com
Tiger Products - http://www.tigerproducts.com
Cameron Custom Cues - http://www.cameroncues.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
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The Billiard Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
Unique Billiard Products by CUE-Z - http://www.cuezctc.com
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://heidrichcustomcues.com
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PRESS RELEASE: JOSS CUES WILL BE DISPLAYING AT TURNING STONE
Once again the season finale of the 2012-13 Joss Northeast 9-Ball tour is being presented by Mike Zuglan and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. See the link below for all information regarding the tournament.
Stephen Janes from Joss Cues will be displaying some new designs. Please stop by for a look and to discuss any ideas you may have for you own custom design. If you unable to attend this great event you can always click on the link below to see our current Joss Cues available now.
This promises to be one of the best events ever. As always we are committed to providing outstanding personal service. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Best regards,
Dan & Stephen Janes
Joss Cues
We hope to see you there.
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Turning Stone Classic XXI september 19th-22nd, 2013 Player List
(Updated 9/11/2013 - Subject to change)
1
ANDONI, BORANA
2
ANTONAKOS, GREG
3
ANTONE, TONY
4
ARIAS, TRAVIS
5
BABRAVICH, JOHN
6
BARRETTA, JENNIFER
7
BARTHELETTE, BRUCE
8
BARTRAM, CHRIS
9
BATEMAN, CHRIS
10
BEDARD, GUY
11
BIASIN, BILL
12
BLAIS, JEFF
13
BOEMMELS, BRENT
14
BRYANT, BRITTANY
15
CASANZIO, RON
16
CASSARO, ANTHONY
17
CHIN, HOLDEN
18
CLARK, KEVIN
19
CLOUTIER, ERIC
20
CLOWERY, JARROD
21
CONTE, VICTOR
22
COPPOLA, NICK
23
CORR, KAREN
24
COTE, BILL
25
CREAMER, MARK
26
CREVIER, FRANCIS
27
CROWE, GERALD
28
CULHANE, ED
29
CUNNINGHAM, BOB
30
CUTLER, REDGIE
31
DAIGLE, MARTIN
32
D'ALFONSO, TOM
33
DAVIS, PHIL
34
DECHAINE, MIKE
35
DIPIETRO, JOE
36
DIXON, DWIGHT
37
DOMINGUEZ, ERNESTO
38
DOMINGUEZ, OSCAR
39
DUPUIS, JOE
40
EISLAND, MARC
41
EVANS, CHUCK
42
FERNANDEZ, DAVE
43
FLEMMING, JEFF
44
FRANCOEUR, RICHER
45
GARIBELLO, YESID
46
GILBERT, MARCEL
47
GILDEA, TOM
48
GINGRAS, SYLVAIN
49
GOKEY, FRED
50
GOULDING, STEVE
51
GRANNIS, RICK
52
GREENWOOD, AARON
53
GREIBESLAND, JESSICA
54
GROOMS, JERRY
55
GUIMOND, NICOLAS
56
GUTHRIE, BRAD
57
HA, JULIE
58
HALL, JUSTIN
59
HATCH, DENNIS
60
HEIDRICH, DAN
61
HERRING, EARL
62
HOHMANN, THORSTEN
63
HOLMES, BRIAN
64
INNESS, ANGELO
65
KAM, MARCO
66
KANTAREVIC, SUAD
67
KETZ, KEVIN
68
KLATT, JASON
69
KRAH, MATT
70
LABONTE, RANDY
71
LAKOTKO, ROGER
72
LANG, RICH
73
LEAL, CHRIS
74
LEE, RAY
75
LESSARD, HUGO
76
LOMBARDO, HUNTER
77
LORING, ED
78
MACK, STEVE
79
MASTERMAKER, GEORGE
80
MATARAZZO, RICK
81
MATAYA LAURANCE, EWA
82
MATTA, CLYDE
83
McANDREWS, GREGG
84
McKINNEY, TRAVIS
85
McNAMARA, RAY
86
MICHAS, JASON
87
MILLS, DAVE
88
MONK, LIAM
89
MORRIS, RODNEY
90
NEVEL, LARRY
91
NORMANDIN, DANY
92
ONEY, WILLY
93
PAO, CAROLINE
94
PARADIS, MARIO
95
PARISIAN, TIM
96
PATELUNAS, JOE
97
PAYNE, CORY
98
PENSGEN, PAUL
99
PERRY, TIM
100
PETERSON, TOM
101
PETROV, IVAYLO
102
PHILP, RUSS
103
PICARD, PAUL
104
PRATHER, JIM
105
PROVOST, DEMIAN
106
ROCHA, CLEITON
107
ROCKWELL, JEROME
108
ROMANOWSKI, JIM
109
ROZONEWSKI, PAUL
110
SAEZ, ROBB
111
SAN SOUCIE, ED
112
SAUR, ED
113
SEE, HUIDJI
114
SELIG, MIKE
115
SHLEMPERIS, DAVE
116
SHUFF, BRANDON
117
SINICROPI, JOE
118
SOSSEI, JEREMY
119
STEELE, DON
120
STRICKLAND, EARL
121
TETREAULT, MATT
122
TONEY, DUANE
123
TOOHIG, MIKE
124
UDISCHAS, JIM
125
WEIMER, NELSON
126
WILKIE, SHAUN
127
WYSOCKI, JOE
128
YEDNAK, MICHAEL
D'Alfonso wins Fast Eddie' Joss Tour Stop
Tom D'Alfonso
Tom D'Alfonso avenged his only loss and defeated Ron Cosanzio twice in the finals to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe in New Milford, Ct.
D'Alfonso and Cosanzio were the last players left standing on the winners side of the board in the 49 player field, but it was Cosanzio who scored a 9-6 win to take the hot-seat and send D'Alfonso to the left side.
D'Alfonso's stay on the one loss side would be a short one as he quickly eliminated Nelson Oliviera 9-4 to earn another shot against Cosanzio in the finals.
The first set of the finals was close all the way, but the match was decided in the 15th game when Cosanzio scratched while running out the rack for an 8-7 lead. Instead, it was D'Alfonso who would take the 8-7 lead and then go ahead to win the match 9-7.
The scratch late in the first match by Cosanzio might have taken the wind out of his sails as he would also fall in the second set of the finals 9-2 and D'Alfonso would be the final event winner
The second chance tournament on Sunday saw eighteen players compete for $860 in prize money.
The event would be won by Eric Tang, who could not be beaten all day. Tang beat Bob Vanduzee 3-2 for the hot-seat and then beat Bill Cote 3-0 in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's next stop will be at Snookers in Providence, RI on June 1st - 2nd. Tour director Mike Zuglan is also still taking sign-ups for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Tom D'Alfonso $1050
2nd Ron Cosanzio $800
3rd Nelson Oliviera $600
4th Scott Ireland $450
5th Redgie Cutler $300
5th Jeremy Sossei $300
7th Mike Dechaine $200
7th Travis McKinney $200
9th Vincent Rocheford $100
9th Bob Vanduzee $100
9th Brent Boemmels $100
9th Vinny Zuniga $100
Second Chance Payouts
1st Eric Tang $300
2nd Bill Cote $210
3rd Bob Vanduzee $150
4th Brent Boemmels $100
5th Vinny Zuniga $50
5th Steve Mack $50
Jayson S haw Wins Joss NE 9-Ball Stop
Jayson Shaw continued his East Coast dominance with a win at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour event at Raxx Pool Room & Grill in West Hempstead, NY on April 20th - 21st.
While Jayson has been virtually unbeatable recently, his winning this event would not be a "gimme" by any means, with a field that also included such notables as Mika Immonen, Mike Dechaine, Jeremy Sossei and Tom D'Alfonso.
After a lopsided 9-2 win over Mika Immonen, Shaw would ride the winners side with wins over Brent Boemmels and Michael Yednak, before a 9-3 win over D'Alfonso for the hot-seat.
Shaw's opponent in the finals, Jeremy Sossei, had dropped his second match of the event to Pete Ziemak, but that hadn't stopped him from running through the one loss side scoring notable wins over Zion Zvi, Mike Dechaine, Nelson Oliveira and D'Alfonso.
The true double elimination finals would see set 1 go to Sossei 9-5, but Shaw came back to take the second set 9-7 for the tournament win.
The second chance event on Sunday saw Dave Shlemperis bounce back from a Brent Boemmels loss and double dip Boemmels in the finals 3-1 and 3-2 for the tournament win.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe in New Milford, CT on April 27th and 28th for their next tour stop.
Tour director Mike Zuglan is also still taking sign-ups for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Jayson Shaw $1050
2nd Jeremy Sossei $750
3rd Tom D'Alfonso $550
4th Nelson Oliveira $400
5th Mike Dechaine $250
5th Michael Yednak $250
Second Chance Payouts
1st Dave Shlemperis $300
2nd Brent Boemmels $200
3rd Ray Lee $100
4th Vikram Dasari $60
5th Scott Murphy $20
5th Alvin Thomas $20
Mike Dechaine
Tetreault Undefeated for Joss Tour Win
Although Tetreault was undefeated, he dodged his fair share of bullets in this event. His first match of the tournament found him trailing Tom Acciavati 7-2 before Tetreault righted his ship and won the match 9-8.
Tetreault dodged another bullet in his final match of the day on Saturday when he saw his 8-4 lead over Dave Bounds get cut to a 8-8 scoreline. Again, Tetreault took control of the match and won the final game to stay undefeated on Saturday.
Sunday play saw Tetreault score a 9-6 win over Jeremy Sossei and then a 9-7 win over Nelson Oliviera for the hot-seat.
Oliviera would fall to Sossei 9-3 on the left side of the board and Sossei would face Tetreault in the finals.
The final match would be another close one with the score tied at 8-8 in the first set of the finals. Tetreault missed a tough 7-ball in the case game, but left Sossei hooked and would get another trip to the table, where he ran the final three balls for the 9-8 win.
Tetreault earned $1200 for first place, with Sossei taking home $900 for second.
The second chance event on Sunday saw 30 players who failed to make it to day two competed for $1100 in prize money.
This event would be won by Redgie Cutler, who defeated Aaron Greenwood 3-0 for the hot-seat and then defeated Tim Parisian 3-2 in the first and only set of the finals.
The next stop on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be Raxx Billiards in West Hempstead, NY on April 20th - 21st. Tour director Mike Zuglan is also still taking sign-ups for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Matt Tetreault $1200
2nd Jeremy Sossei $900
3rd Nelson Oliviera $650
4th Spencer Auigbelle $500
5th Jason Michas $350
5th Tom D'Alfonso $350
7th Bruce Carroll $200
7th Dave Bounds $200
9th Chance Chin $100
9th Martin Daigle $100
9th Redgie Cutler $100
9th Ron Cosanzio $100
Second Chance Payouts
1st Redgie Cutler $320
2nd Tim Parisian $240
3rd Aaron Greenwood $180
4th Hendrick Drost $120
5th Tom Acciavatti $80
5th Dan Menzies $80
7th Ray Jewett $40
7th Brett Fenstermacher $40
Casanzio and Martoccia score Joss Tour Wins
While Joss NE 9-Ball Tour points leader, Jeremy Sossei, was competing in the Predator Tour event in Astoria, Ron Casanzio was defending his position as #2 on the points list.
Casanzio ran through a field of 29 players to compete for the hot-seat against Jason Michas. That match would be a close one, with Casanzio winning the match 9-7.
Michas would have his hands full with Bruce Carroll on the one loss side as the two combatants fought to hill-hill before Michas won the case game to earn another shot at Casanzio in the finals.
The first set of the double elimination finals would be another battle and another 9-7 scoreline, but a different winner as Michas won the match to force a second set to determine the tournament winner. As evenly matched as these two players were, it was another 9-7 scoreline with Casanzio winning the match and taking first place.
The tournament winner moved Casanzio within just 20 points of Sossei for the points lead.
The second chance event on Sunday saw Dominick Martoccia go undefeated through the field for the win. Martoccia defeated Pierre Sauve 3-1 for the hot-seat and then defeated Doug Wells 3-2 in the finals for the tournament win.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Golden Cue Billiards in Albany, NY on April 13th and 14th for their next event; the NE 9-Ball Open XXVI.
Tour director Mike Zuglan is taking signups now for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Ron Casanzio $1,000.00
2nd Jason Michas $650.00
3rd Bruce Carroll $450.00
4th Santo Merlo $350.00
5th Matt Tetreault $200.00
5th David Bounds $200.00
7th Aaron Greenwood $100.00
7th Mike Zuglan $100.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Dom Martoccia $280.00
2nd Doug Wells $180.00
3rd Pierre Sauve $120.00
4th Dave Dimeo $80.00
5th Nick Coppola $50.00
5th Paul Rozonewski $50.00
Pomainville Earns First Joss Tour Win
Norm Pomainville made his way through a field of 41 players at Trick Shot Billiards in Clifton Park, NY to win his first Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop; but it wasn't easy by any means.
Pomainville dropped the hot-seat match in a heartbreaking 9-8 match to Tom Acciavati, but bounced back with a 9-6 win over Ron Casanzio on the one loss side.
Pomainville squared off against Acciavati in the finals, and won the first set in another hill-hill match. The first set appeared to take all of the wind out of Acciavati's sails as Pomainville dominated a 9-2 match to capture first place.
The second chance event on Sunday draw a field of sixteen players and Paul Rozonewski went undefeated to win this event.
Rozonewski came out on fire and won his first three matches 3-0. A 3-2 win over Dan Menzies got Rozonewski into the hot-seat and a 3-1 win over Jeff Smolen in the finals earned Rozonewski the win.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse on March 23rd and 24th for their next event.
Tour director Mike Zuglan is taking signups now for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Norm Pomainville $1,100.00
2nd Tom Acciavatti $800.00
3rd Ron Cosanzio $600.00
4th Jeremy Sossei $450.00
5th Kevin Ketz $325.00
5th Greg Antonakos $325.00
7th Bruce Carroll $150.00
7th Chance Chin $150.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Paul Rozonewski $320.00
2nd Jeff Smolen $210.00
3rd Dan Menzies $130.00
4th Ray Jewett $80.00
5th Paul Picard $40.00
5th Dave Dimeo $40.00
Mike Dechaine
Dechaine over Sossei for Joss Tour Win
Mike Dechaine held off a late run by Jeremy Sossei to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's 4th Annual New England Pool & Billiards Hall of Fame Open on March 2nd and 3rd.
The field of sixty seven players would have their work cut out of them, as Mike Dechaine doesn't lose much on his home turf.
Dechaine found himself facing Jeremy Sossei for the hot-seat, where he scored a 9-8 win.
On the one loss side, Sossei demolished Joeu Dupuis 9-2, to earn a shot at redemption against Dechaine in the finals.
The first set of the finals saw Dechaine race out to a 7-2 lead before Sossei came back to win seven of the next eight games and steal the match 9-8. There would be late heroics for Sossei in the second set as Dechaine kept his foot on the gas throughout the match and won 9-4.
The win catapults Dechaine over Ron Casanzio into second place on the Joss Tour Points List - and well within striking distance of points list leader Jeremy Sossei.
The second chance tournament on Sunday saw twenty two players competing for nearly $1000 in prize money. Paul Dryden was the man to beat, as he defeated Francisco Cabral 3-1 for the hot-seat and then defeated Doug Brown 3-0 in the first set of the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action on March 16th and 17th at Trick Shot Billiards in Clifton Park, NY.
Tour director Mike Zuglan is taking signups now for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Mike Dechaine $1,350.00
2nd Jeremy Sossei $950.00
3rd Joe Dupuis $750.00
4th Joe Tucker $600.00
5th Phil Davis $450.00
5th Tom D'Alfonso $450.00
7th Nelson Oliviera $325.00
7th Karen Corr $325.00
9th Colin Maloney $200.00
9th Matt Tetreault $200.00
9th Ray MacNamara $200.00
9th Tom McGonagle $200.00
13th Paul Cormier $100.00
13th Ivaylo Petrov $100.00
13th Randy Labonte $100.00
13th Choneyi Tenzin $100.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Paul Dryden $340.00
2nd Doug Brown $240.00
3rd Francisco Cabral $160.00
4th Bill Cote $100.00
5th Corey Payne $50.00
5th Jon Berglund $50.00
Sossei wins nine straight for Joss Tour Win
After a first round loss to Matt Tetreault, Jeremy Sossei forged a two day come-back through the one loss side to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's tour stop at Sharpshooters billiards in Amsterdam, NY on February 23rd and 24th.
The story on the winner's side of the bracket was the play of Ron Casanzio and Nelson Oliviera. They both made it through the forty nine player field undefeated and faced off for the hot-seat. The hot-seat would go to Casanzio by a 9-3 scoreline.
On the one loss side, Sossei was mowing down opponents. With the exception of Martin Daigle, not one opponent reached the hill against Sossei. Daigle will only be able to think about what should have been as he led Sossei 8-4, but was unable to win the final game before Sossei won the match 9-8.
After the loss to Casanzio for the hot-seat, Nelson Oliviera dropped a close 9-7 match to Sossei - and the finals between Sossei and Casanzio were underway.
The first set of the finals went to Sossei 9-2, and the second set wasn't much better for Casanzio as Sossei scored a 9-4 victory to complete his 9 match winning streak for first place.
The second chance event went to Brent Boemmels, who defeated Dan Menzies 3-0 for the hot-seat and again 3-0 in the first and only set of the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Snookers Billiards in Providence, RI this weekend for the 4th Annual N.E. Hall of Fame 9-Ball Open
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Jeremy Sossei $1,100.00
2nd Ron Casanzio $750.00
3rd Nelson Oliviera $550.00
4th Jason Michas $450.00
5th Jeff Smolen $325.00
5th Tom D'Alfonso $325.00
7th Dave Grau $200.00
7th Paul Enslin $200.00
9th Kevin Ketz $100.00
9th Mark Creamer $100.00
9th Matt Tetreault $100.00
9th Marco Kam $100.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st $350 Brent Boemmels
2nd $240 Dan Menzies
3rd $150 Cory Payne
4th $100 Norm Vernon
5/6 $50 each Angelo Hilton & Bill Cote
Shane Van Boening
photo by Alison Fischer
Van Boening comes back from semifinals loss to take down Archer at Turning Stone XX
You really couldn't have asked for more in a 21st century pool tournament than the final group of 12 players, out of a full field of 128, who competed in Turning Stone XX, the $25,000-added Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour stop, hosted by the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY from January 10-13. Among them were arguably the best player in the world right now (Shane Van Boening), along with three of his four Mosconi Cup teammates - Mike Dechaine, Johnny Archer and Dennis Hatch. Van Boening's other Mosconi Cup teammate, Brandon Shuff, fell early, in a loss-side double hill battle versus Jason Klatt. Also among the final 12 were Warren Kiamco, Ronnie Alcano, Jayson Shaw (who's won three events on this season's Predator Tour), Corey Deuel, Thorsten Hohmann, Shaun Wilkie, and Jonathon Demet, the 'dark horse' player in the group, who'd been sent to the loss side from among the winners' side final eight by the 12th player on the list, Karen Corr.
In the end, it was Van Boening who prevailed, coming back from a defeat in the hot seat match at the hands of Archer, to take the Scorpion down in the finals. Both finished the tournament with 7-1 records. Van Boening won 65% of his games; 75-35, including two shutouts, one in his opening round against David Mills, and the other against Kiamco in one of the winners' side semifinals. Archer won 58% of his games (68-49).
Van Boening opened the proceedings with the shutout over Mills and then went through Willie Oney, Robb Saez, fellow Mosconi Cup teammate Mike Dechaine (9-7) and survived a double hill battle against Jayson Shaw, which moved him (Van Boening) among the winners' side final four for the match against Kiamco. Archer opened up with a victory over Bob Cunningham, and then went through Manny Chau, fellow Mosconi Cup teammate Dennis Hatch (9-7), Ron Casanzio and Shaun Wilkie, which moved him into the other winners' side semifinal against Karen Corr.
Van Boening did his shutout number on Kiamco, as Archer was busy sending Corr west 9-4. Van Boening took an early 3-0 lead in the hot seat match that followed, but Johnny went on a run that put him out in front by four when he reached the hill. Van Boening came back to force a deciding 17th match, but Archer hung on to sit in the hot seat, having won what proved to be his last match.
Corr moved west to pick up Thorsten Hohmann, who'd survived two straight double hill duels versus Deuel, first, and then Jayson Shaw. Kiamco drew Dechaine, who'd eliminated Shaun Wilkie 9-4 and then, fellow Mosconi Cup teammate, Hatch 9-3. Hohmann put an end to Corr's bid with a 9-5 win, and in the quarterfinals, faced Dechaine, who'd defeated Kiamco 9-7. Dechaine proved to be the third Mosconi Cup team member to go down, falling to Hohmann in those quarterfinals 9-7.
Van Boening got his second crack at Archer with a 9-6 win over Hohmann in the semifinals. The final race-to-13 battle stayed close for a little while, but Van Boening took over once Archer had chalked up his fifth rack. Van Boening had a three-point lead at the time, and he kept it going to the eight-point lead that gave Van Boening the title.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $8,000 Shane Van Boening
2nd $5,000 Johnny Archer
3rd $3,600 Thorsten Hohmann
4th $2,600 Mike Dechaine
5/6th $2,000 each - Warren Kiamco, Karen Corr
7/8th $1,600 each - Dennis Hatch, Jayson Shaw
9/12th $1,200 each - Ronnie Alcano, Jonathan Demet, Shaun Wilkie,
Corey Deuel
13/16th $850 each - Ron Casanzio, John Morra, Hunter Lombardo,
Oscar Dominguez
17/24th $550 each - Jason Klatt, Jessie Engel, Mario Morra, Ivaylo Petrov,
Matt Tetreault, Spencer Auigbelle, Corey Harper,
Tom McGonagle
25/32nd $300 each - Tom D'Alfonso, Brent Boemmels, Zion Zvi,
Cleiton Rocha, Dave Grau, Adam Kielar,
Jessie Piercey, Bill Cote
Second Chance Payouts
1st $500 Holden Chin
2nd $300 Kevin Ketz
3/4th $200 each John Babravich, Gregg McAndrews
5/8th $100 each Mark Creamer, Paul Rozonewski, Jay Plonski, Bruce Carroll
PRESS RELEASE: TURNING STONE CLASSIC XX 9-BALL OPEN - JANUARY 10-13
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino are extremely excited and proud to present our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XX 9-Ball Open. This milestone event marks the 20th time Turning Stone has invited us to compete in one of the best arenas in the world. But you don't have to take my word for it. Just ask anyone who has ever been to one of our events, or better yet, come see for yourself. Spectator admission has always been free and the intimate layout allows everyone to feel like they are a part of the action themselves. There is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed simultaneously from any of them. Turning Stone Resort & Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Check it out at www.turningstone.com
For an unprecedented 20th time, there will be a FULL field of 128 players competing for the title. The field encompasses a wide range of talent from the best of the best to those striving to be the best! The complete current list (subject to change) is now available on our site www.joss9balltour.com . There you will also find our complete current schedule, results and all other pertinent tour information.
Something new for this event will be the addition of a second tournament on Sunday Jan 13 at 10AM. I have decided to hold an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this event as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.
The equipment for this world class event will once again be Diamond Pro tables & 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. All items are for sale and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
Here is what one can expect as a spectator for a Turning Stone Classic event. For the 20th time we offer fans, Free Admission, Free full size collectible posters (while supplies last) and once again Turning Stone will be giving away (this time $10) free plays or match plays (your choice), EACH day of the event to players and fans. Only one coupon per person per day will be honored. So now you get Free admission, Free posters and Free bets!! No one else does it like Turning Stone and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour!
Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of over $1000 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. Thanks again to Danny for all he does for us!!
So come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino January 10-13 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Pat Fleming's Accu Stats Video Productions, www.azbilliards.com (Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsythe), The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino.
Again I would like to remind all of you to please frequent your local billiard parlors and promote and utilize the fine products of our most generous sponsors listed below. They are the backbone of our sport!
I hope to see all of you at Turning Stone
Happy Holidays!!!
Mike Zuglan
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Turning Stone Classic XX January 10th-13th, 2013 Player List
(Updated 1/8/2013 - Subject to change)
1
ACCIAVATTI, TOM
2
ALCANO, RONNIE
3
ANDONI, BORANA
4
ANTONAKOS, GREG
5
ANTONE, TONY
6
ARCHER, JOHNNY
7
ASCOLESE, DAVE
8
AUIGBELLE, SPENCER
9
BABRAVICH, JOHN
10
BAILEY, CARL
11
BARRETTA, JENNIFER
12
BATEMAN, CHRIS
13
BOEMMELS, BRENT
14
BRUCATO, NICK
15
BRYANT, BRITTANY
16
CARROLL, BRUCE
17
CASANZIO, RON
18
CHAU, MANNY
19
CLOUTIER, ERIC
20
CONTE, VICTOR
21
COOK, TED
22
COPPOLA, NICK
23
CORR, KAREN
24
COTE, BILL
25
CRAWFORD, MATT
26
CREAMER, MARK
27
CROWE, JERRY
28
CULHANE, ED
29
CUNNINGHAM, BOB
30
CUTLER, REDGIE
31
D'ALFONSO, TOM
32
DECHAINE, MIKE
33
DEMET, JONATHAN
34
DEPERTO, DARRICK
35
DESERIO, DAVE
36
DEUEL, COREY
37
DIXON, DWIGHT
38
DOMINGUEZ, OSCAR
39
DROST, HENDRIK
40
DRYDEN, PAUL
41
DUNN, MIKE
42
ENGEL, JESSIE
43
FAIRCHILD, KATHRYN
44
FERNANDEZ, DAVE
45
FIRESTER, JEFF
46
FLEMMING, JEFF
47
GARIBELLO, YESID
48
GILDEA, TOM
49
GOTTIER, JIM
50
GRANNIS, RICK
51
GRAU, DAVE
52
HARPER, COREY
53
HART, ROB
54
HATCH, DENNIS
55
HERRING, EARL
56
HILTON, ANGELO
57
HOGUE, GREG
58
HOHMANN, THORSTEN
59
HU, ERIC
60
JAMES JR, JON
61
JECEN, JED
62
KAM, MARCO
63
KETZ, KEVIN
64
KIAMCO, WARREN
65
KIELAR, ADAM
66
KIMMETT, DALE
67
KLATT, JASON
68
KNIGHT, RICHARD
69
KRAH, MATT
70
LABONTE, RANDY
71
LEWIS, BOB
72
LILLIS, STEVE
73
LIPES, BRIAN
74
LOMBARDO, HUNTER
75
MACK, STEVE
76
MATTA, CLYDE
77
McANDREWS, GREGG
78
McGONAGLE, TOM
79
MICHAS, JASON
80
MILLER, ROGER
81
MILLS, DAVE
82
MORRA, JOHN
83
MORRA, MARIO
84
MURPHY, SCOTT
85
NORMANDIN, DANY
86
OLIVEIRA, NELSON
87
ONEY, WILLY
88
PAQUIN, ROGER
89
PENSGEN, PAUL
90
PEREL, MARK
91
PETROV, IVAYLO
92
PHILP, RUSS
93
PIERCEY, JESSE
94
PINKSTON, DAVE
95
PLATONOV, ALEX
96
PLONSKI, JAY
97
PROVOST, DEMIAN
98
RICHARD, KYLE
99
RIVERA, LIONEL
100
ROCHA, CLEITON
101
ROCKWELL, JEROME
102
ROZONEWSKI, PAUL
103
SAEZ, ROBB
104
SAKELL, ROB
105
SAN SOUCIE, ED
106
SAUR, ED
107
SHAW, JAYSON
108
SHLEMPERIS, DAVE
109
SHUFF, BRANDON
110
SINICROPI JR, JOE
111
SMITH, JACK
112
SOSSEI, JEREMY
113
STASKOWSKI, ROB
114
STERNQUIST, PAUL
115
SZUTER, CHRIS
116
TETREAULT, MATT
117
TOOHIG, MIKE
118
TRUSCOTT, RANDALL
119
UDISCHAS, JIM
120
VAN BOENING, SHANE
121
VICKIO, LOUIS
122
WALLACE, MIKE
123
WARD, CODY
124
WAY, STEVE
125
WILKIE, SHAUN
126
WISHWANICK, MIKE
127
YEDNAK, MIKE
128
ZVI, ZION
Dechaine Wins Ocean State 9-Ball Championship
Mike Dechaine has a number of major titles to his credit, already in his career. But one title that has eluded him the last two years was the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's Ocean State 9-Ball Tournament at Snookers Billiards in Providence, RI. In 2010, Dechaine finished in second to Mika Immonen. Dechaine got closer in 2011, when he beat Tom D'Alfonso on the first set of the finals, but lost in the second set.
This year, Dechaine left no doubts as he cruised to an undefeated win over a field of 72 players and will finally be able to see the banner lifted to the rafters with his name on it.
Dechaine took the hot-seat with a 9-0 win over Jeremy Sossei that was finished in roughly 30 minutes.
Sossei went to the one loss side and found Brett Stottlemyer waiting. Stottlemyer had just defeated Ronnie Alcano, but Sossei made it look easy with a 9-3 win over Stottlemyer.
The true double elimination finals wouldn't even come close to a second set as Dechaine cruised to a 9-3 win over Sossei for his first Ocean State title.
Dechaine commented after the tournament, "This event is one I have wanted to win for year. Now my name can hang along side some of the best names in pool.". Dechaine went on to send out his thanks to his sponsors Predator Billiards and Snookers Billiards.
Although he settled for second place, Sossei's finish was enough to move him to the top of the points list. Dechaine moved into second place with Ron Casanzio, Nelson Oliveira and Matt Tetreault filling out the top five places.
The next event on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour is the Turning Stone Classic XX on January 10th - 13th at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Mike Dechaine $2,500.00
2nd Jeremy Sossei $1,800.00
3rd Brett Stottlemyer $1,400.00
4th Ronnie Alcano $1,100.00
5th Joe Dupuis $850.00
5th Jason Michas $850.00
7th Mike Davis $600.00
7th Nelson Oliviera $600.00
9th Earl Herring $400.00
9th Dave Grau $400.00
9th Ron Cosanzio $400.00
9th Jayson Shaw $400.00
13th Noel Bensurto $225.00
13th Steve Mack $225.00
13th Kevin Bauccio $225.00
13th Tom D'Alfonso $225.00
Earl "The Pearl" Strickland
Strickland Over Dechaine at Raxx Joss Tour Stop
Earl Strickland continued his dominance of pool on the East Coast with an undefeated run through the field of 31 other players to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's stop at Raxx Billiards in West Hempstead, NY over the November 10th - 11th weekend.
Strickland was only one of the marquee players in this one, as Mike Dechaine, Jeremy Sossei, Jayson Shaw and Shaun Wilkie were also in the field and would not have been considered surprises to snap this event off.
Wilkie found himself on the left side of the board early Saturday after a second round loss to Nelson Oliveira. Dechaine was sent away from the winners side by Sossei 9-8 in the final eight undefeated players, and Sossei quickly followed 9-7 at the hand of Jayson Shaw.
After Strickland sent Oliveira to the left side, it was down to Earl and Jayson for the hot-seat. Jayson has been taking on just about every world beater on the East Coast lately, but this match went to Earl 9-5 for the hot-seat.
On the one loss side, Wilkie had a nice run of four match wins before being eliminated by Dechaine. Sossei's stay on the left side was a short one as he was quickly eliminated by Mike Badsteubner.
Dechaine's run on the left side was no easy chore as he defeated Mike Zuglan, Wilkie, Oliveira, Badsteubner (a nice 4th place finish) and Shaw to earn his place against Strickland in the finals.
The final match between Strickland and Dechaine would be hard to pick a favorite for, but Earl took control of the first (and only) set to win 9-6 for first place.
Strickland's win puts him at number 8 on the Joss Tour points list. Dechaine's runner-up finish moves him from 5th to 4th on the list. Ron Casanzio remains on top of the list, with Sossei one spot behind in second.
The second chance event on Sunday drew eight players and saw Chris Lazarovitch tested by Brent Boemmels in a two set final.
Lazarovitch took the hot-seat with a 3-2 win over Boemmels, but Boemmels came back and beat Lazarovitch 3-1 in the first set of the finals. Lazarovitch bounced back and took the second set of the finals 3-0 for the tournament win.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Snookers Billiards this weekend for the 24th Ocean State 9-Ball Championship. This will be a $5000 added event with no second chance tournament.
Players are also reminded that the Turning Stone Classic is coming up in January and the field is already 75% full. Interested players are urged to contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 to reserve their spot now.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Earl Strickland $1,000.00
2nd Mike Dechaine $750.00
3rd Jayson Shaw $550.00
4th Mike Fingers $400.00
5th Nelson Oliviera $250.00
5th Jeremy Sossei $250.00
7th Shaun Wilkie $125.00
7th Lionel Rivera $125.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Chris Lazaravitch $300.00
2nd Brent Boemmels $200.00
3rd Scott Murphy $100.00
4th Rich Lang $60.00
Sossei snares Al Conte Memorial Win
Jeremy Sossei
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour celebrated the life of well known east coast table mechanic Al Conte with their Al Conte Memorial Tournament at Hippo's House of Billiards on November 3rd and 4th with a field of 52 players.
While the two day event was all about remembering Conte, the tournament belonged to Jeremy Sossei who cruised through the field undefeated for his first Joss Tour win of the new season.
Sossei Tour points leader Ron Cosanzio 9-5 for the hot-seat and then defeated Adam Keilar 9-3 in the finals after Keilar dispatched Cosanzio 9-7 in the semi-final match.
Cosanzio's third place finish was enough to keep him in the tour points list lead after four events.
The second chance tournament on Sunday drew sixteen players and witnessed another undefeated run as Russ Philp defeated Spencer Auigbelle for both the hot-seat and again in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action this weekend (November 10th - 11th) at Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY.
Players are also reminded that the Turning Stone Classic is coming up in January and the field is already 75% full. Interested players are urged to contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 to reserve their spot now.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Jeremy Sossei $1,150.00
2nd Adam Keiler $800.00
3rd Ron Cosanzio $600.00
4th Nelson Oliviera $450.00
5th Greg Antonakos $325.00
5th Geoff Montgomery $325.00
7th Dave Dreidel $200.00
7th Jerry Crowe $200.00
9th Victor Conte Jr. $100.00
9th Phil Davis $100.00
9th Dwight Dixon $100.00
9th Mike Zuglan $100.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Russ Philp $300.00
2nd Spencer Auigbelle $200.00
3rd Paul Rozonewski $150.00
4th Brian Lipes $90.00
5th Willie Oney $40.00
5th Bill Cote $40.00
Cosanzio undefeated for Joss Tour Win
Ron Cosanzio went undefeated through a field of 31 other players to win the third stop on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's 2012/2013 schedule at Premium Billiards in Syracuse, Ny.
Cosanzio and Russ Philp faced off for the hot-seat on Sunday, which was won by Cosanzio with a 9-8 scoreline.
On the one loss side, Philp found Spencer Auigbelle waiting. Auigbelle had lost his first match of the tournament, but came back through the left side of the board to earn his place in the semi-finals. That match would be another hill-hill battle with the same result for Philp; a hill-hill loss.
The double elimination finals would only go one set, with Cosanzio scoring a 9-5 win in the match.
The win moves Cosanzio to the top of the Joss Tour's points list.
The 2nd chance event on Sunday saw Ed Saur go undefeated with wins over Dave Mills for both the hot-seat and in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Hippo's House of Billiards in Utica, NY for their next stop on November 3rd and 4th.
Players are also urged to get their entries in for January's Turning Stone Classic. Players can contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Ron Casanzio $1,000.00
2nd Spencer Auigbelle $650.00
3rd Russ Philp $500.00
4th Dave Grau $400.00
5th Jerry Crowe $250.00
5th Mike Renshaw $250.00
7th Ed Saur $100.00
7th Dwight Dixon $100.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Ed Saur $300.00
2nd Dave Mills $200.00
3rd Damon Sobers $110.00
4th Dom Martoccia $70.00
Mike Dechaine and Gareth Steele
Dechaine Kicks Off New Joss Tour Season With Win
Mike Dechaine bounced back from a late loss to Gareth Steele, only to avenge that loss in the finals and win the first stop on the 2012/2013 Joss NE 9-Ball Tour on September 29th and 30th at TJ's Classic Billiards in Waterville, Me.
In this field of 41 players, it was Steele who captured the hot-seat with a 9-5 win over Dechaine. Dechaine didn't stay on the one loss side for long, as he defeated Jeremy Sossei 9-6 to set up the rematch with Steele in the true double elimination final match.
The first set was a close one, but Dechaine captured the set 9-7 to force a second set. That second set was all Dechaine with a lopsided 9-3 scoreline.
Dechaine earned $1050 for the win, while Steele settled for $800 in second place prize money.
The second chance tournament on Sunday also saw a comeback winner, as Cleiton Rocha lost to Phil Davis in the final four players on the winners side, but came back to Rick Matarazzo, Bill Cote, Davis and Joe Dupuis in the finals.
The win was worth $320 for Rocha, with Dupuis taking home $240 for second.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Mike Dechaine $1,050.00
2nd Gareth Steele $800.00
3rd Jeremy Sossei $650.00
4th Landon Shuffett $500.00
5th Matt Tetreault $300.00
5th Nelson Oliviera $300.00
7th Cody Francis $150.00
7th Mark Haddad $150.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Cleiton Rocha $320.00
2nd Joe Dupuis $240.00
3rd Phil Davis $160.00
4th Bill Cote $100.00
5th Rick Matarazzo $40.00
5th Mike Bradford $40.00
Tetreault Forges Comeback Win over Casanzio at Joss Tour Stop
Ron Casanzio, Tim Berlin and Matt Tetreault
The old adage goes that the first and the last games in a race are the hardest to win. That was certainly the case for Ron Casanzio in the finals of the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam, Ny.
The event drew a field of 47 players and the winners side came down to Matt Tetreault and Chance Chin for the hot-seat. That match would be fairly one sided with Tetreault winning 9-4 to send Chin to the one loss side.
On the one loss side, Casanzio was on a roll and he kept that momentum going with a 9-5 win over Chin to send Chin to the rail in third place.
The first set of the double elimination finals saw Casanzio score a 9-6 win over Tetreault to force a second set. It wasn't the first game that Casanzio had problems with in the second set. The first game came early and Casanzio raced to an 8-2 lead in the race to nine. The last game proved to be elusive though, as Tetreault won the next seven games for the 9-8 victory and his first Joss NE 9-Ball Tour victory.
The second chance event drew 22 players back to Sharpshooters on Sunday and saw Bruce Carroll bounce back from a loss to Jordan Labbe to double dip Brent Boemmels in the finals. Carroll had wins over John Babravich, James Chemaly and Labbe on the one loss side, and then defeated Boemmels 3-0 and 3-2 in the double elimination finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will now take a break until the end of October with their next event at Premium Billiards in Syracuse on October 27th and 28th.
Players are also encouraged to get their entries in for the Turning Stone Classic XX on January 10th - 13th. Players can contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 to reserve their post in the event.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Matt Tetreault $1,100.00
2nd Ron Casanzio $800.00
3rd Chance Chin $600.00
4th Nelson Oliviera $450.00
5th Joe Dupuis $300.00
5th Tom Acciavatti $300.00
7th Paul Bounds $150.00
7th Jason Michas $150.00
9th Angelo Hilton $75.00
9th Dave Fernandez $75.00
9th Brent Boemmels $75.00
9th Jordan Labbe $75.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Bruce Carroll $340.00
2nd Brent Boemmels $240.00
3rd Jordan Labbe $160.00
4th James Chemaly $100.00
5th John Babravitch $50.00
5th Bill Cote $50.00
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Main Event Entry Fees
Pro Entry Fee: $120
Standard Entry Fee: $70
Sunday Non-Pro Event
Entry Fee: $20
Must have played in Main Event
Tour Membership Fee: $40/yr
Non Member Fee: $15/event
Double Elimination
Races to 9
Finals 2 Races to 9
"When Needed"
(Except Turning Stone Classic events finals which will be One Race to 13.)
Doors open at 10am
Registration Closes at 11:30am
Dress Code for Regular Events:
No T-shirts, Sweats, Tanks or Shorts.
Dress Code for Turning Stone Classic Events:
Dress Pants, Dress or Collared Shirt and Shoes.
NO EXCEPTIONS!
Neat & Clean Appearance
At our discretion!
Greens Fees:
The Total Prize Fund for all added money events has always been calculated as follows:
The total of all entry fees, minus 20% per entry "Greens Fees", plus 100% of the stated added money equals the Total Prize Fund.
("Greens Fees" include $10 per player to the Tournament Director for running the event. All remaining monies go to the host site for use of their facility.)
Upcoming Events
October 1-2
$1500/$500 added
East Ridge Billiards
529 East Ridge Rd.
Rochester, NY 14621
585-270-8215
directions
October 8-9
$1500/$500 added
Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub
35 East Main St
Amsterdam NY 12010
518-627-4634
directions
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