Next Stop on the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour

Northeast 9-Ball Open XXXIV
February 18-19, 2023

$1500/$500 Added

Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub
35 East Main St
Amsterdam NY 12010


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2022-23 Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Top 5 Points Leaders
(through stop #9)
1st Ray McNamara 640
2nd Bucky Souvanthong 610
3rd Ron Casanzio 585
4th Nate Marshall 450
5th Dave Hall 390
Full Standings
Connor and Jayson Shaw

With a much tougher field to battle with this time, Jayson Shaw still persevered to win a record 9th Turning Stone Classic as the Turning Stone Classic XXXVI in Verona, NY on January 5th – 8th.

Shaw saw his route to a 9th title getting a bit tougher, early on the final day, after he dropped a 9-6 match to Skyler Woodward. While this match was going on, Jeremy Sossei was making quick work of Joss Tour regular Kevin West. Sossei would find himself on the wrong side of another quick match in the next round, dropping a 9-1 decision to Woodward for the hot-seat.

Shaw got to work on the left side of the board, where he eliminated Japan’s Naoyuki Oi 9-6. It was in the next round that Shaw truly got into his usual dominating style at the table. He beat Fedor Gorst for the second time in the event, this time by a lopsided 9-2 scoreline. In the semi-final match, he handed Jeremy Sossei an identical 9-2 beating, to secure his rematch with Woodward in the finals.

The finals were one race to thirteen and Woodward came out of the gate strong, and quickly held a 3-0 lead. A three rack lead is nothing to players of this level, and Shaw made up the 3 rack deficit to tie the match at 3-3. Woodward scratched on the break at 4-4 and Shaw made him pay for that mistake in a big way as he ran out to a 7-4 lead. Woodward played a great 3-9 combo in the twelfth rack, only to see the cue ball follow the 9-ball into the pocket. That mistake cost him two racks as Shaw extended the lead to 9-4.

Woodward won two racks to claw back within three racks at 9-6, but a missed 2-ball by Shaw in the sixteenth rack led to another three racks for Shaw and he held the lead at 12-6. Woodward got one more opportunity when Shaw failed to get out in the nineteenth rack. He made the most of that opportunity as he ran that rack out for a 12-7 scoreline. Woodward then broke and ran the following rack. And the next. And the next. Before the fans in attendance, and watching the live stream online, knew it, the score was tied at 12-12, with Woodward breaking. Woodward would not be able to complete the comeback though, as he missed a touchy six-ball, leaving Shaw a relatively simple four balls to run for his third straight, and ninth overall, Turning Stone Classic title.

Shaw celebrated with the $10,000 first place price, while Woodward settled for $6,500 in second place prize money, as well as a nice bump on the Nineball Rankings list.

Sunday also included the second chance tournament, that saw Landon Hollingsworth defeat Dave Fernandez in the finals for first place.

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will kick off the second half of the 2022/2023 with the Northeast 9-Ball Open at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam, NY on March 4th – 5th. The next Turning Stone Classic event is scheduled for August 31st – September 3rd, once again at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.

Here is the complete order of finish for Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour's, "Turning Stone Classic XXXVI 9-Ball Open", which was held January 5 - 8, 2023. The event was $25,000 added with a total prize fund of $47,000. There was a full field of 128 players. All players were paid in cash immediately upon their elimination from the event!

Complete Player List

1st $10,000 Jayson Shaw
2nd $6,500 Skyler Woodward
3rd $4,000 Jeremy Sossei
4th $2,700 Fedor Gorst (Rus)
5/6th $2,000 each - Kevin West, Naoyuki Oi (Japan)
7/8th $1,600 each - Mika Immonen, Vitaliy Patsura (Ukraine)
9/12th $1,200 each - Thorsten Hohmann, Billy Thorpe, Dan Hewitt (Can), Johnny Morra (Can)
13/16th $950 each - Hunter Lombardo, Mieszko Fortunski (Pol), Shane Wolford, Dylan Spohr,
17/24th $599 each - Carlin Sanderson (Can), Jesse Engel, Johnny Archer, Nick Charette (Can), Donny Mills, Frank Hernandez, Bart Czapla (Pol), Erik Hjorleifson (Can)
25/32nd $400 each - Matt Krah, Earl Herring, Bucky Souvanthong, Oscar Dominguez, Lukas Fracasso-Verner, Nick Antonakos, Ron Casanzio, Demetrius Jelatis

33/48th - Tony Antone, Jimmy Rivera, Holden Chin, Landon Hollingsworth, Jonathan Smith, Yesid Garibello, Alain Gelinas (Can), Dominic Byrne (Can), Josh Thiele,
Kevin Guimond, Kristina Tkach (Rus), Troy Deocharran, Dave Dreidel, Greg Antonakos, Suad Kantarevic, Tom Zippler

49/64th - Kyle Akaloo (S.A), Kerry McAuliffe, Tom McGonagle, Ray McNamara, Len Gianfrate, Alvin Thomas, Rich Britt, Barry Hetherington (Can), Brian Vu, Caroline Pao, Shawn Wilkie, Drew Herbert, Brent Boemmels, Nick Copploa, Mike Yednak, Randy Labonte

65/96th - Dave Fernandez, Joey Cicero (Can), Willy Oney, Pat Fleming, Ed Culhane, Larry Phlegar, Derek Cunningham, Jerome Rockwell, Paul Rozonewski, Henry Cha, Sean Santoro, Tom Acciavatti, Dave Shlemperis, Del Sim, Gene Hunt, Dave Callaghan, Shawn Jackson, Jed Jecen, Jesse Docalavich, Marko Kam, Fred Gokey, Alan Gordon, Garrett Vaughan, John Vitale, Eric Cloutier (Can), Nate Marshall, Aaron Greenwood, Brad Guthrie (Can), Matt Harricharan, Dave Mills, Paul Dryden, Greg Bombard

97/128th - Andrea Duvall, Brandon Shuff, Tom Brinton, Tom Gildea, Steven W Smith, Jim Kearney, Mike Giurleo, Bobby Hilton, Dave Copperwheat, Ray Carey, Bruce Gordon. Don Polo, Brian Tierney, George Poltorak, Mike Toohig, Jordan Turner, Jim Udischas, Connor Vandreason, Dave Powis, Grayson Vaughan, Jim Prather, Marc Dionne, Shawn Wescott, Rick Bentley, Bob Cunningham, Frank Wolak, Linda Cheung, Suzzie Wong, Glen Van Court, Jacques Bouchard (Can), Rick Miller, Jay Chiu

Our Second Chance event had a field of 21 players with a total prize fund of $1,100.

1st $500 Landon Hollingsworth
2nd $300 Dave Fernandez
3/4th $150 each - Drew Herbert, Tom Zippler

$1,900 Joss Cue raffle winner, Suzzie Wong
$1,900 Joss Cue raffle winner, Tim Spohr

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