While Jeremy Sossei has won the last three Joss NE 9-Ball
Tour stops, he has had to win the last two with one loss.
That was what he did again at Snookers Billiards in Providence,
RI on June 1st - 2nd for the final regular season stop on
Sossei cruised through Saturday’s matches undefeated
with wins over Lida Mullendore, Jim Prather, Ranulf Tamba
and Dev Bhattacharya. The closest any opponent got to Sossei
on Saturday was Tamba at 9-4. Sossei’s undefeated
run came to an end on Sunday morning, as he dropped his
first match of the day to Pat Fleming 9-6. After that match,
Fleming went on to defeat Tom D’Alfonso 9-5 for the
Sossei got by Francisco Cabral 7-4 and Jared Demalia 7-2,
to earn the match against D’Alfonso in the semi-finals.
That match would go hill-hill before Sossei pocketed the
final nine ball. The time in the hot-seat might have proved
to be a negative for Fleming, as Sossei proceeded to win
the first set of the finals 9-4 and then the second set
7-3. The win was Sossei’s 6th of the season and his
4th in a row.
Sunday’s “Second Chance” tournament saw
Bob Madenjian with a 3-1 win over Ray Buthe for the hot-seat
and then facing Nick Coppola in the finals. Coppola won
the first set of the finals 3-2, but Madenjian came back
to take the second set 3-2 for the win.
The stop at Snookers was the final regular season tour stop
and players will now prepare for the Turning Stone Classic
XXXII on August 22nd - 25th at the Turning Stone Casino
in Verona, NY. That event is full, but fans are invited
to watch the action in person with free admission on all
four days of the event.