Next Stop on the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
8th Annual
N.E. Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame 9-Ball Open

March 4-5, 2017
Snookers Billiards, Bar & Grill
53 Ashburton St.
Providence, RI

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2016-17 Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Top 5 Points Leaders
(updated 2/21/17)

1st Jeremy Sossei 970
2nd Nelson Oliveira 890
3rd Ron Casanzio 720
4th Bucky Souvanthong 680
5th Bruce Nagle 500
Full Standings
L-R Frank Delconte (owner), Jeremy Sossei, Jorge Teixeira, Mike Zuglan
Jorge Teixeira Wins First Career Joss Tour Stop

They say that pool is a young man’s game, and they are right for the most part. On the other hand, after a 10-year break from the game to play online poker, Connecticut’s Jorge Teixeira says he is playing the best pool of his life and he backed that claim up with a win at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Salt City Billiards on Jan 21st and 22nd.

Teixeira, born in Portugal but now a resident of Connecticut, was just one of the 46 players to pony up their entry fees to compete in this event, but he cruised through the winner’s bracket with Saturday wins over Jason Hall, Tony Antone, Bruce Nagle and Geoff Montgomery. Teixeira came out strong in his Sunday morning match, scoring a 9-2 win over Jose Mendez. One 9-6 win over Jeremy Sossei later, and Teixeira was sitting in the hot-seat awaiting an opponent.

On the one loss side, Sossei took on Spencer Auigbelle. Auigbell had dropped a match to Dave Grau late Saturday night but bounced back with four wins on the left side of the board on Sunday. Auigbelle would settle for third place, though after a quick 9-3 loss to Sossei.

Sossei kept his strong play going and avenged his loss to Teixeira 9-5 in the first set of the finals. The second set was a different story, though with Teixeira scoring the 9-6 for his first career Joss NE 9-Ball Tour win.

Fifty-four year old Teixeira credited his new table at home and his practice regimen for the win. “After I started back up, I learned how to practice better. Winning that tournament meant a lot to me only because of my age and the hard work paid off. It was the best pool day of my life.” said Teixeira. He continued “Right now I'm playing the best pool of my life because of my work ethic. I know I’m going to improve even at 54 because I believe I’m doing the right kind of practice. It's a challenge vs my self. That's the only reason I play pool.”

The second chance tournament brought back fifteen players on Sunday with Hendrick Drost taking the hot-seat with a 3-2 win over Jamie Garrett. Garrett then beat Brian Lipes 3-1 to earn another shot at Drost in the finals. Garrett would get his revenge with a 3-1 win over Drost in the first set of the finals, but it was Drost with an identical 3-1 win in the second set to earn first place.

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam NY on February 18th - 19th for their next stop, another $1500/$500 added event.

Main Event Payouts
1 USA TEIXEIRA Jorge 1,000
2 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 700
3 CAN AUIGBELLE Spencer 550
5 USA MENDEZ Jose 300
5 USA GRAU Dave 300
7 USA CROWE Jerry 200
9 USA SAUR Ed 100
9 USA NAGLE Bruce 100

Second Chance Payouts
1 Hendrik Drost 300
2 Jamie Garrett 200
3 Brian Lipes 140
4 Josan Oot 80
5 Lance Kellogg 40
5 Nate Marshall 40

Story by AZB Staff

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