Bruce Nagle went undefeated to win a very contested John
Babravich / Jim Romanowski Memorial tournament held by the
Joss NE 9-Ball Tour at Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports
Pub in Amsterdam NY on October 13th - 14th.
While Nagle went undefeated, none of his wins (Jeremy Sossei,
Sam Marranca, Nick Brucato, Tom Haas and Scott Haas for
the hot-seat) were by a margin of more than three racks.
His hot-seat opponent, Scott Haas, only had one match that
could be continued one sided, when he defeated Willie Oney
9-4 on Saturday.
On the one loss side, Ron Casanzio was bouncing back from
a Saturday loss to Brucato. While his Saturday wins on the
left side of the board were pretty dominant, his Sunday
started with back-to-back 7-5 wins (Nicolas Charette, Tom
Haas and Sossei). Casanzio’s semi final win over Scott
Haas was even closer at 7-6.
With all of the close matches that Nagle had, and Casanzio’s
momentum from the one loss side, a close final match was
expected. Surprisingly, Nagle scored his most lopsided win
of the event in the first set of the finals when he defeated
Casanzio 9-5 for first place.
In Sunday’s fourteen player second chance tournament,
Bob Forchilli fought to a 6-7 overall record against Ben
Werblow, but that was still enough for first place. Forchilli
lost to Werblow 3-0 for the hot-seat, but came back to double
dip Werblow in the finals 3-2 and 3-2.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action this weekend,
with another $1500 / $500 added stop at Brick House Billiards
in North Syracuse, NY. Joss Tour director Mike Zuglan says
he is over 2/3 full as far as entries into the Turning Stone
Classic XXXI on January 10 - 13. Interested players are
urged to get their entries into Mike as soon as possible
as this event will fill up.