Next Stop on the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
June 2-3, 2018
$1500/$500 Added
Snookers Billiards, Bar & Grill
53 Ashburton St.
Providence, RI

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2017-18 Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Top 5 Points Leaders
(including Stop #14 - updated 4/30/18)

1st Bruce Nagle 1075
2nd Ron Casanzio 820
3rd Matt Tetreault 815
4th Jeremy Sossei 730
5th Bucky Souvanthong 695
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L-R Holden Chin, Alex Kazakis and Eklent Kaci
 
Kazakis over Kaci on Joss Tour

Sometimes, getting that first match win is the key to tournament success. That looked to be the case on April 7th - 8th at Union Station Billiards in Portland Maine where Dany Normandin earned his first career Joss NE 9-Ball Tour win.

Normandin’s first match was against the always dangerous Kyle Pepin. Pepin approaches the table with a confidence that can affect many opponent’s games and this match was a close one with Normandin pulling out a 9-7 win. After that win though, no opponent would put up much of a challenge to keep Normandin from the winner’s circle. Xavier Libby, Jim Hayden and Samoth Sam all fell to Normandin on Saturday, by a total score of 27-11.
Two of Europe’s hottest young players took advantage of being in the states to drop in on stop 14 of the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour on April 28th - 29th at Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY.

All eyes were on Albania’s Eklent Kaci and Greece’s Alex Kazakis (fresh off of his runner-up finish at the World Pool Series event) and fans in attendance were wondering who would be able to challenge them on this day. Kaci would start off his tournament with two quick wins, but a hill-hill loss to Bruce Nagle sent him packing to the one loss side on Saturday. Kazakis would get by Nagle 9-3 and then defeat Zion Zvi 9-6 for the hot-seat.

Kaci got acclimated to the left side of the board pretty quickly, and other than a close 9-7 win over Holden Chin, would score convincing wins over everyone put in front of him. Zvi fought hard in his semi-final match with Kaci, but lost 9-6 to send Kaci to the finals against Kazakis.

The final match was another close one, but it was Kazakis scoring a 9-6 win in one set for first place.

Sundays second chance tournament saw Holden Chin drop his first match of the day (3-2 to Ray Lee) and then bounce back with five straight wins, including 3-0 and 3-1 wins over Lee in the finals for first place.

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will take off the month of May, but will be back on June 2nd - 3rd at Snookers in Providence RI for another $1,500 added main event and $500 added second chance tournament.
Normandin picked up where he left off when Sunday play got underway, as he took the hot-seat with a 9-4 win over Ivaylo Petrov.

On the one loss side, Pepin had made it through five straight matches on Saturday and opened Sunday play with a 9-2 win over Josh Rupard. Pepin’s run would finally be brought to a close by Michael Yednak in the next round as Yednak scored a 9-7 win to earn his spot in the semi-final match against Petrov. Yednak’s only loss in the event up to this point had been a loss to Petrov mid-day on Saturday, but he would avenge that loss with a 9-5 win over Petrov to send Petrov to the seats in 3rd place.

The finals would go only one set and would continue Normandin’s dominant play as he beat Yednak 9-3 for first place and $1000 in prize money.

Sundays second chance tournament saw Ross Webster drop his second match to Xavier Libby, but come back with five match wins for first place. After the win over Webster, Libby then dropped the hot-seat match to Gary Bryant 3-0. After eliminating Libby 3-0, Webster came out of the one loss side to defeat Bryant 3-0 and 3-1 in the finals for first place and $300 in prize money.

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action on April 28th - 29th at Raxx Pool Room, Sports Bar and Grill in West Hempstead, NY.

Main Event Payouts
1 GRE KAZAKIS Alexandros 1,000
2 ALB KACI Eklent 700
3 ISR ZVI Zion 500
4 USA NAGLE Bruce 400

Second Chance Payouts
1 USA CHIN Holden 300
2 USA LEE Ray 200
3 USA CHEMALY James 100
 
 
 
 
 
 
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