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PRESS RELEASE: JOSS NORTHEAST 9-BALL TOUR TURNING STONE CLASSIC XXI 9-BALL OPEN - SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2014
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Casino Resort are proud to present our 2013-2014 Season Finale, The $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXII 9-Ball Open. Turning Stone has once again generously invited us to compete in their beautiful and spacious Event Center which is one of the best arenas in the world. There is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed comfortably from everywhere. Spectator admission has always been free, and the intimate layout allows you to mingle with your favorite players and feel like you are a part of the action as well. Turning Stone Resort & Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing, fun filled and enjoyable experience. Check them out at http://www.turningstone.com
For the 22nd time, there will be a FULL field of 128 players competing for the title. The field includes a wide range of talent from the best of the best to those striving to be the best! The complete current list (subject to change) is now available on our site www.joss9balltour.com . There you will also find our upcoming 2014-2015 season schedule, results and all other pertinent tour information. There is still time for interested Billiard Parlors to schedule an event by contacting me directly. Our Turning Stone Classic XXIII 9-Ball Open is scheduled for January 8-11, 2015. I will begin taking entries for that event at this event in September and not before. I urge you to enter this event early to avoid being shut out.
Once again at Turning Stone there will be a "second chance" tournament on Sunday Sept. 21 at 10AM. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 sets, with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.
The equipment for this world class event will once again be 16 Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. For the first time we will be using the new Aramith Tournament balls with Pro Cup cue balls. All items are for sale in tournament used condition, and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
Once again, and for the 22nd time, fans coming to Turning Stone for our event will be treated to Free Admission, Free full size collectible posters (while supplies last & can be viewed now at www.joss9balltour.com ), $10 Free Plays to players and fans, and some of the best pool you will ever see. All of this is brought to you courtesy of Turning Stone Resort & Casino and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour!
Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. There is still time and room for new vendors at a mere fraction of what you would pay elsewhere. Interested parties should contact me at 518-356-7163 immediately. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of over $1,500 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. The cues can be viewed here:
http://www.josscues.com/html/cues/cus-04.html#logo
So why not come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino September 18-21 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Alan Leon, aka Upstate Al, www.azbilliards.com (Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsythe), The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Match times are as follows: Thursday at 4,6,8 & 10pm. Friday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Saturday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Sunday at 11am, 1,3,5 & the final match at 7pm. The second chance tournament on Sunday will begin at 10am and run continuously until completed.
Again, I would like to remind all of you how important it is to please frequent your local billiard parlors and promote and utilize the fine products of our most generous sponsors listed below. They are the backbone of our sport!
I hope to see all of you at Turning Stone
Mike Zuglan
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by:
Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Aramith - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
Cue Shark - http://www.cueshark.com
Tiger Products - http://www.tigerproducts.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
The Billiard Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://heidrichcustomcues.com
World Class Cue Care - http://www.jnj-industries.com
PRESS RELEASE: JOSS CUES WILL BE DISPLAYING AT TURNING STONE
Once again the season finale of the 2012-13 Joss Northeast 9-Ball tour is being presented by Mike Zuglan and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. See the link below for all information regarding the tournament.
Stephen Janes from Joss Cues will be displaying some new designs. Please stop by for a look and to discuss any ideas you may have for you own custom design. If you unable to attend this great event you can always click on the link below to see our current Joss Cues available now.
This promises to be one of the best events ever. As always we are committed to providing outstanding personal service. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Best regards,
Dan & Stephen Janes
Joss Cues
We hope to see you there.
 
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Turning Stone Classic XXII September 18th-21st, 2014 Player List
(Updated 8/13/14 - Subject to change)
 
1
ADAMS, JAMES
2
ANDONI, BORANA
3
ANDREWS, MIKE
4
ANDREWS, RICHARD
5
ANTONE, TONY
6
ARCHER, JOHNNY
7
ASCOLESE, DAVE
8
ATTIA, KARIM
9
BABRAVICH, JOHN
10
BARRETTA, JENNIFER
11
BATEMAN, CHRIS
12
BIASIN, BILL
13
BOEMMELS, BRENT
14
BOMBARD, GREG
15
BRUCATO, NICK
16
BRYANT, BRITTANY
17
BUSTAMANTE, FRANCISCO
18
CAMERON, DON
19
CASANZIO, RON
20
CHIN, HOLDEN
21
CLOUTIER, ERIC
22
CLOWERY, JARROD
23
CONTE, VICTOR
24
COPPOLA, NICK
25
CORR, KAREN
26
COTE, BILL
27
CREAMER, MARK
28
CROWE, JERRY
29
CUDA, GARY
30
CULHANE, ED
31
CUNNINGHAM, BOB
32
CUTLER, REDGIE
33
DAIGLE, MARTIN
34
DALFONSO, TOM
35
DAYA, DAVE
36
DECHAINE, MIKE
37
DOMINGUEZ, ERNESTO
38
DOMINGUEZ, OSCAR
39
DUPUIS, JOE
40
DUTY, ALAN
41
EISLAND, MARK
42
ENSLIN, PAUL
43
FERNANDEZ, DAVE
44
FRANCEOUR, RICHER
45
GIBBONS, JOE
46
GILBERT, MARCEL
47
GILDEA, TOM
48
GOKEY, FRED
49
GOYER, JAY
50
GRANNIS, RICK
51
GREENWOOD, AARON
52
HA, JULIE
53
HART, ROB
54
HATCH, DENNIS
55
HEIDRICH, DAN
56
HEWITT, DAN
57
HOFFMAN, SETH
58
HOHMANN, THORSTEN
59
HU, ERIC
60
IMMONEN, MIKA
61
JECEN, JED
62
JONES, KAYLA
63
KETZ, KEVIN
64
KIAMCO, WARREN
65
KIMMETT, DALE
66
KRAH, MATT
67
LABONTE, RANDY
68
LANG, RICH
69
LEBLANC, FRANCOIS
70
LIBERMAN, MICHAEL
71
LIPES, BRIAN
72
LLOYD, GARY
73
LOMBARDO, HUNTER
74
MATARAZZO, RICK
75
McANDREWS, GREGG
76
McGONAGLE, TOM
77
McKINNEY, TRAVIS
78
McNAMARA, RAY
79
MICHAS, JASON
80
MICHAUD, AL
81
MILLER, ROGER
82
MILLS, DONNIE
83
MORRA, JOHN
84
MORRIS, RODNEY
85
MURPHY, SCOTT
86
NORMANDIN, DANY
87
PAO, CAROLINE
88
PARADIS, MARIO
89
PARENT, ALAIN
90
PENSGEN, PAUL
91
PETERS, FRANK
92
PETERSON, TOM
93
PETROV, IVAYLO
94
PHILP, RUSS
95
PICARD, PAUL
96
PIERCEY, JESSE
97
ROCHA, CLEITON
98
ROCKWELL, JEROME
99
ROMANOWSKI, JIM
100
SAEZ, ROBB
101
SALVETTI, TRAVIS
102
SAN SOUCIE, ED
103
SAUR, ED
104
SEE, HUIDJI
105
SHAW, JAYSON
106
SHLEMPERIS, DAVE
107
SHUFF, BRANDON
108
SIMONETTI, SCOTT
109
SINICROPI, JOE
110
SOBERS, DAMON
111
SOKOLOWSKI, GEORGE
112
SOSSEI, JEREMY
113
STEVER, PETE
114
STOTLER, STEVE
115
STRANKO, MICHAEL
116
STRICKLAND, EARL
117
TENNANT, ANTHONY
118
TOOHIG, MIKE
119
UDISCHAS, JIM
120
VAN BOENING, SHANE
121
VERGARA, MHET
122
VITALE, JOHN
123
WHITEHEAD, RANDY
124
WILKIE, SHAUN
125
WINTER, STEVEN
126
WORDEN, ESBON
127
YEDNAK, MIKE
128
ZIPPLER, THOMAS
 
Mike Dechaine
Dechaine Stays Strong on Joss Tour
Mike Dechaine kept his recent streak of hot play going strong with his third straight win on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour on May 31st and June 1st.
Dechaine emerged from a field of 49 players at Snookers in Providence, RI to take the hot-seat with a hard fought 9-8 win over Jayson Shaw.
On the one loss side, Shaw then dropped a 9-7 decision to Nelson Oliviera. That match was a bit of revenge for Oliviera, as it was Shaw who had sent him to the one loss side on Saturday by the same 9-7 scoreline.
The finals between Dechaine and Oliviera would go two sets, with Oliviera winning set one 9-7 and then Dechaine taking the second set by the score of 9-1.
The second chance tournament saw fifteen players come back on Sunday to play, but this event was all about Mark Creamer. Creamer went undefeated and ended the tournament with a combined game score of 15-1, having only lost one game to Ranulf Tamba in the second round. Creamer defeated Luis Aybar 3-0 for the hot-seat and again 3-0 in the finals.
The Turning Stone Classic XXII is now full, and Mike Zuglan has a waiting list for players who are still interested in playing. Interested players should contact Mike at 518-356-7163 to be added to the list.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,100
2 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 800
3 GBR SHAW Jayson 650
4 USA D'ALFONSO Tom 500
5 USA DAVIS Phil 350
5 IRL CORR Karen 350
7 USA BOEMMELS Brent 200
7 USA CHIN Holden 200
9 USA MACNAMARA Ray 100
9 USA GRAU Dave 100
9 USA DUPUIS Joe 100
9 USA BHATTACHARYA Dev 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA CREAMER Mark 300
2 USA AYBAR Luis 200
3 USA SLEEPER Rick 140
4 USA PENTYCOFE Dave 80
5 USA BAUCCIO Kevin 40
5 USA SUTTON Steve 40
Dechaine over Strickland at Raxx
Mike Dechaine
Mike Dechaine picked up right where he left off two weeks ago on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour with an undefeated run through the field at Raxx Poolroom in West Hempstead NY on April 26th and 27th.
After an undefeated run two weeks ago at The Golden Cue in Albany, Dechaine looked like he would be tested right out of the gate when he drew Earl Strickland in the first round. Dechaine was unphased by the tough draw and sent Earl to the one loss side 9-5 to get his weekend started.
Dechaine would remain undefeated on Saturday and take the hot-seat on Sunday with a 9-7 win over Mosconi Cup hopeful Jeremy Sossei.
On the one loss side, Earl Strickland was looking for a rematch with Dechaine in the finals. Strickland got his chance with a 9-6 win over Sossei.
Dechaine finished off his weekend with a dominating 9-3 win over Earl in the first - and only - set of the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action May 31st and June 1st at Snookers in Providence, RI. Coincidentally, that is Dechaine's home room. The Snookers event will be the final event of the season before The Turning Stone Classic XXII, scheduled for September 18th - 21st at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. There are a few spots open for the Turning Stone event, and players are urged to contact Mike Zuglan at (518) 356-7163 to reserve their spot.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,000
2 USA STRICKLAND Earl 700
3 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 450
4 USA MCKINNEY Travis 350
5 USA DAVIS Phil 250
5 USA VERGARA Mhet 250
L-R Jeremy Sossei, Golden Cue Owner Kate Spinelli and Mike Dechaine
Dechaine and Mieu Score NE 9-Ball Open Wins
Mike Dechaine cruised, relatively untested, through a field of fifty three players to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's NE 9-Ball Open XXVII at Golden Cue Billiards in Albany, NY on April 12th - 13th.
The closest any player got to Dechaine on day one, was a 9-6 win over Dwight Dixon. No one would come close to that on Sunday as Dechaine ran over Jarrod Clowery 9-2 for the hot-seat.
Clowery's return to the Joss Tour would come to an abrupt halt, with Mosconi Cup hopeful Jeremy Sossei scoring a 9-1 win over Clowery on the one loss side.
Sossei's dominating performance over Clowery wasn't enough preperation for Dechaine though, as Dechaine quickly dispatched Sossei 9-3 in the first and only set of the finals.
The second chance tournament drew twenty one players on Sunday, where Steve Greene defeated Mike Hurley 3-2 for the hot-seat, but then fell in two sets to tour newcomer Kiet Mieu in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action at Raxx Billiards in West Hempstead, NY on April 26th and 27th.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,050
2 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 800
3 USA CLOWERY Jarrod 650
4 USA CHIN Chance 500
5 USA DAVIS Phil 350
5 USA CUTLER Reggie 350
7 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 200
7 USA ANTONAKOS Greg 200
9 USA CHIN Holden 100
9 USA HURLEY Mike 100
9 USA SMOLEN Jeff 100
9 USA SOBERS Damon 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA MIEU Kiet 320
2 USA GREENE Steve 220
3 USA HURLEY Mike 160
4 USA TIRU Chris 100
5 USA HOOKER Jefff 60
5 USA CARROLL Bruce 60
Jeremy Sossei Goes Undefeated at Salt City Joss Stop
L-R Danny Hewitt, Jeremy Sossei, Frank and Jennifer Delconte
Jeremy Sossei went undefeated through a field of 45 players at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse, NY to win the April 5th/6th stop on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour.
A fairly routine 9-5 win over Danny Hewitt for the hot-seat, was followed up by a battle for Sossei in the finals.
Hewitt quickly eliminated Gerry Williams 9-2 in the semi-finals, and he geared up to take on Sossei in the finals. Sossei came out of the game on fire and quickly held a 5-1 lead. Sossei extended the lead to 7-2 and that was when Hewitt caught a gear. Hewitt pocketed 9-ball after 9-ball and the two players were soon tied at 8-8. Unfortunately for Hewitt, his streak of wins would come to an end in the 17th rack as Sossei won the case game to earn first place 9-8.
Sunday's second chance tournament saw Phil Davis come back from the one loss side for his second straight second chance win. Willie Oney would beat Ben Werblow for the hot-seat, but Davis came from the left side of the board and beat both players to earn first place and $300 in prize money.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action next weekend for the NE 9-Ball Open XXVII at Golden Cue Billiards in Albany, NY.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
2 CAN HEWITT Danny 700
3 CAN WILLIAMS Gerry 500
4 CAN MILLER Roger 400
5 USA GRAU Dave 300
5 USA GREENWOOD Aaron 300
7 CAN PARENT Alain 200
7 USA CLARKE Marko 200
9 USA CARROLL Bruce 100
9 USA SAUR Ed 100
9 USA GOYER Jay 100
9 USA DIMEO Dave 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 DAVIS Phil 300
2 ONEY Willy 200
3 WERBLOW Ben 120
4 SALVETTI Travis 80
5/6 COPPOLA Nick, ENSLIN Paul 50 ea.
15 players @ $20 + $500 added = $800 Total Prize Fund
L-R Mike Zuglan, Mike Dechaine, Joey Dupuis and Steve Goulding
Dupuis Earns First Ever Joss Tour Win; Davis Wins Second Chance
When Joey Dupuis is on his game, racing around the table as if he doesn't have to even try, he is a sight to behold. He looks almost unstoppable. That was the case for Dupuis after an early stumble at the Joss Tour's 5th Annual NE Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame 9-Ball Open on March 1st - 2nd at Snookers in Providence RI.
Dupuis' stumble came in the second round, when he lost a hill-hill decision to Jeremy Sossei. That would be Dupuis' last time to taste defeat on this weekend. Dupuis won nine straight matches on the left side of the board, to earn a shot at Mike Dechaine in the finals. Dechaine had just defeated Kevin Guimond 9-4 in a lopsided match for the hot-seat. Dupuis would out-do that 9-4 win, with a 9-2 beat down of Guimond in the semi-final match.
In the double elimination finals, Dupuis ran away with the first set to defeat Dechaine 9-4 and force a second set. The second set was much closer, with both players tied at 5-5 before Dupuis took control and won the match 9-6 for his first ever Joss Tour victory. Decahine consoled himself over the second place finish by winning the $1500 Joss Cue raffle, which is held at every event.
The second chance event saw 13th place main event finisher Phil Davis complete an undefeated run through a field of 24 players to pick up the win. Davis beat Snooker's owner Steve Goulding 3-0 for the hot-seat, and then held off Kevin Bauccio 3-1 in the first and only set of the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action on April 5th - 6th at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse, NY for another $1500/$500 added event.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DUPUIS Joe 1,400
2 USA DECHAINE Mike 1,000
3 USA GUIMOND Kevin 800
4 USA D'ALFONSO Tom 650
5 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 450
5 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 450
7 USA MCGONAGLE Tom 325
7 USA STRICKLAND Earl 325
9 USA VITALE John 200
9 USA SENNA Rich 200
9 LINEHAM Ryan 200
9 USA LABONTE Randy 200
13 USA DAVIS Phil 100
13 USA MICHAS Jason 100
13 TAMBA Ranulf 100
13 USA PETROV Ivaylo 100
Second Chance Payouts
1 USA DAVIS Phil 350
2 USA BAUCCIO Kevin 250
3 USA GOULDING Steve 160
4 USA GORMLY Josh 100
5 USA HURLEY Mike 60
5 USA FRANCALANGIA Mark 60
Hewitt double dips Fernandez to win second consecutive Joss NE Tour stop
Canadian Danny Hewitt chalked up his second consecutive and third overall win on the current Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour with a come-from-the-loss-side win on the weekend of February 22-23. He defeated Ron Casanzio in the finals of the third stop on the tour, back in October, and two weeks ago, defeated Jeremy Sossei in the finals of the February 8-9 stop in Amsterdam, NY. Hewitt played three matches against Dave Fernandez, winning the last two to claim the $1,500-added event title that had drawn 43 entrants to Trick Shots Billiards and Sports Club in Clifton Park, NY.
They met first in a heated battle to claim the hot seat. In the winners' side semifinals, Hewitt had sent Greg Antonakos to the losers' bracket 9-3, as Fernandez was busy sending Keith Lauer over 9-5. Fernandez prevailed in the double hill hot seat match, and waited for Hewitt to come back.
On the loss side, Antonakos met up with Jeff Smolen, who'd survived a double hill fight against Yesid Garibello and eliminated Matt Tetreault 9-5. Lauer drew Esbon Worden, who, after being sent to the loss side by Hewitt, had defeated Jed Jecen 9-8 and Angelo Hilton 9-4. Antonakos defeated Smolen 9-6, and in the quarterfinals, met Worden, who'd shut out Lauer.
Antonakos took the quarterfinal match 9-7, but was stopped by Hewitt in the semifinals 9-2. In all, Hewitt gave up only three racks in the two-set final; two in the opening to force the second set, and only one in the second set to claim his second consecutive Joss Northeast 9-Ball title.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1. $1,000 Danny Hewitt
2. $750 Dave Fernandez
3. $600 Greg Antonakos
4. $450 Esbon Worden
5/6 $300 each Keith Lauer & Jeff Smolen
7/8 $200 each Matt Tetreault & Angelo Hilton
Second Chance Payouts
1. $340 Kevin Ketz
2. $220 Demian Provost
3. $160 Ray Jewett
4. $100 Willie Oney
5/6 $60 each Dave Dimeo & Dwight Dixon
PRESS RELEASE: TURNING STONE CLASSIC XXII 9-BALL OPEN - SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2014
Players & Fans,
I hope all of you had a very joyous and happy holiday season. Now that 2014 is here, I am ready to begin taking entries for my Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour's 2013-2014 season finale, the $25,000 Added "Turning Stone Classic XXII 9-Ball Open. The dates for the event are September 18-21, 2014. The entry fee is $150 for current 2013-2014 season members or $200 for all others. FYI, anyone that pays the $200 entry fee will automatically receive membership for the rest of this 2013-2014 season. That will allow you to compete in any of our regular season events without paying for membership or the one event fee for the remainder of the season. Even though the event is not until September, I urge you to enter now to avoid the possibility of being shut out. This event Always fills to the 128 player max many months in advance of the start date. Paying the full entry fee is the only way to assure yourself of a spot! All players who wish to enter must Call Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 for payment info. DO NOT send me money without calling first! As is always the case, spectator admission will be Free! Turning Stone Casino & Resort is one of the premier facilities of its kind anywhere, and a trip there would be an unforgettable experience. Check them out at www.turningstone.com
Once again I urge you to enter now if you really want to play in one of the best events in pocket billiards.
Please remember to support our host rooms and our most generous sponsors who we are extremely proud to be associated with. These people the backbone of our sport!!
Thank You,
Mike Zuglan
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by;
Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
Cue Shark - http://www.cueshark.com
Tiger Products - http://www.tigerproducts.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
Samsara Cues - http://www.samsaracues.com
The Billiard Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://heidrichcustomcues.com
World Class Cue Care - http://www.jnj-industries.com
Hewitt and Donnelly score Sharp Shooters Joss Tour Wins
L-R Danny Hewitt, room owner Tim Berlin and Jeremy Sossei
Danny Hewitt cruised - unbeaten and relatively untested - through a field of 45 players to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Sharp Shooters Billiards in Amsterdam, NY on February 8th and 9th.
An early Satruday 9-5 win over Paul Rozonewski was the closest any opponent would get to beating Hewitt all weekend. Hewitt wouldn't even break a sweat in the match for the hot-seat, as he defeated Jeremy Sossei 9-0.
On the one loss side, Rozonewski was on a six match winning streak and would have to get by Sossei to earn another shot at Hewitt in the finals. Rozonewski would have to settle for third place though, as Sossei handed him another 9-5 loss.
The final match between Hewitt and Sossei was just a little longer than their first meeting, with Hewitt scoring a 9-2 win in the first and only set of the finals.
The second chance tournament on Sunday drew fifteen players and Mike Donnelly scored an undefeated win, with victories over Demian Provost for the hot-seat and again in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's next stop will be February 22nd and 23rd at Trick Shot Billiards in Clifton Park, NY.
Tour director Mike Zuglan urged players interested in participating in this year's Turning Stone Classic XXII on September 18th - 21st to get their entry fees in to him as soon as possible. The field is roughly 35% full already.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 CAN HEWITT Danny 1,000
2 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 700
3 USA ROZONEWSKI Paul 550
4 USA COSANZIO Ron 400
5 USA FERNANDEZ Dave 300
5 USA CREAMER Mark 300
7 USA MICHAS Jason 200
7 USA KETZ Kevin 200
9 USA ONEY Willy 100
9 ROBIDEAU Bud 100
9 USA SINICROPI Joe 100
9 USA JORGENSON Pete 100
Second Chance Payouts
1st Mike Donnelly $300
2nd Demian Provost $200
3rd Dan Menzies $120
4th Mark Stewart $80
5/6 Bruce Carroll & Karim Attia $50 each
15 players @ $20 + $500 added = $800 Total Prize Fund
Earl Strickland
Strickland Undefeated at Joss Tour Stop
Earl Strickland completed an undefeated run through the field to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY on November 23rd and 24th.
Strickland was just one of the early favorites in this event, with a field that included Mike Dechaine and Europe's Jayson Shaw. By the luck of the draw, Dechaine and Shaw faced off in the first round with Shaw scoring the win and Dechaine taking a very early trip to the left side of the board.
Back on the winners side, it was Strickland scoring a 9-6 win over Shaun Wilkie to capture the hot-seat on Sunday afternoon.
Wilkie made the journey to the one loss side, and found Dechaine waiting. Dechaine had won seven straight matches on the left side of the board and was not planning on settling for third place. Dechaine ran over WIlkie 9-2 to set up a match with Strickland in the finals.
Strickland came out strong in the first set of the finals and raced to a 6-1 lead. Dechaine is not known for crumbling under pressure though, and he came back to win seven straight games and held an 8-6 lead. That would be as close to the finish line as Dechaine would get, as Strickland won the next three racks for the 9-8 victory and first place.
The second place finish was enough to catapult Dechaine to the top of the Joss Tour Points List.
Sunday's second chance tournament saw Larry Ross beat Mike Andrews for the hot-seat and then degeat Joe Gibbons in the finals for an undefeated victory.
As is always the case on the Joss Tour, a beautiful $1500 custom engraved Joss Cue was raffled off, and the winner on this weekend was John Kalski.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will now take a break for the holidays and return to action on February 8th at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam, NY.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA STRICKLAND Earl 1,000
2 USA DECHAINE Mike 650
3 USA WILKIE Shaun 500
4 USA OLIVEIRA Nelson 350
5 GBR MONK Liam 150
5 USA ROZONEWSKI Paul 150
Second Chance Payouts
1st $200 Larry Ross
2nd $100 Joe Gibbons
3rd $60 Mike Andrews
Dechaine Tops Shaw for Ocean State Repeat
L-R Mike Zuglan, Martin Daigle, Mike Dechaine, Jayson Shaw, Regina and Steve Goulding
Mike Dechaine won two out of three matches over Jayson Shaw, to defend his title at the 25th Annual Ocean State 9-Ball Championship.
Dechaine topped a field of 67 players at Snookers Sports Bar & Grill in Providence, RI. He took the hot-seat with a one sided 9-4 win over Jayson Shaw on Sunday.
Shaw's tournament looked to be over in the next match as he watched from the chair as Canada's Martin Daigle made the 9-ball on the break at hill-hill. To Shaw's surprise, the cue ball also found the hole on that break shot and he had a reprieve. Shaw won that game for the 9-8 win over Daigle, and another shot at Dechaine in the finals.
While Dechaine, housepro at Snookers, certainly felt comfortable in his home pool room, Shaw took late control of the first set of the finals and won the match 9-5 to force a second match to determine a final winner.
The second set of the finals was highlighted (?) by a handful of uncharacteristic errors and misses by both players as the length of the event had left them both visibly tired. Dechaine would be the first player to break through the daze and take control of the match, which he won 9-6.
After back to back runner up finishes in 2010 and 2011, Dechaine has now won back to back Ocean State 9-Ball Championships and will see a second banner raised in the rafters of Snookers to commemorate his play. Dechaine joins Mike Zuglan, Mika Immonen, Tony Robles, George San Souci and Dennis Hatch and multiple time Ocean State Championship winners.
The win brings Dechaine to second place on the Joss Tour Points list, within striking distance of point leader Ron Casanzio.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Raxx Pool Room in W. Hempstead NY next weekend for another $1500/$500 added tournament and second chance event on Sunday. After the Raxx tour stop, the tour will take a break until February.
Joss Tour director Mike Zuglan will start taking signups for the Turning Stone Classic XXII (taking place Sept 18th - 21st) in early January. As always, players are encouraged to sign up for this event early.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA DECHAINE Mike 2,500
2 GBR SHAW Jayson 1,800
3 CAN DAIGLE Martin 1,400
4 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
5 USA BOWMAN Peter 750
5 USA STRICKLAND Earl 750
7 USA D'ALFONSO Tom 550
7 USA MCKINNEY Travis 550
9 USA EMERSON Jordan 375
9 USA DUPUIS Joe 375
9 USA CLOWERY Jarrod 375
9 USA DAVIS Phil 375
13 USA YEDNAK Michael 225
13 USA PROUT Steve 225
13 CAN FRANCOEUR Richer 225
13 USA CABRAL Francisco 225
L-R Shaun Wilkie and Ron Casanzio
Wilkie holds off Casanzio for Al Conte Memorial Win
Shaun Wilkie scored a hard fought win in the second set of the finals to defeat Ron Casanzio and win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's Al Conte Memorial at Hippos House of Billiards in Utica, NY on November 2nd - 3rd.
Casanzio, who finished in second place to Danny Hewitt last weekend, dropped a 9-6 decision to Martin Daigle in the final four on the winners side Sunday. Daigle then lost to Wilkie 9-6 for the hot-seat.
On the one loss side, Casanzio got his revenge over Daigle with a 9-5 victory that sent Daigle to the seats in third place.
The first set of the double elimination finals went to Casanzio 9-8, but Wilkie came back to capture the second set of the finals 9-7 for first place.
Fourteen players came back on Sunday to compete in the $500 added second chance tournament. This event saw Alain Parent bounce back from a loss to Paul Enslin in the winner's side final four to defeat Enslin 3-0 in both sets of the finals for first place.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will take next weekend off, but will be back in action on November 16th and 17th at Snookers in Providence, RI for the 25th Annual Ocean State 9-Ball Championship.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 USA WILKIE Shaun $1,000
2 USA CASANZIO Ron $650
3 CAN DAIGLE Martin $500
4 USA DONNELY Mike $400
5 USA CHIN Chance $275
5 CAN HEWITT Danny $275
7 USA CROWE Jerry $175
7 USA ZIMMERMAN Jared $175
Second Chance Payouts
1 $300 Alain Parent
2 $200 Paul Enslin
3 $120 Aaron Greenwood
4 $80 Spencer Auigbelle
5/6 $40 each Alan Kiehle & Bruce Carroll
Hewitt and Auigbelle undefeated for Joss Tour Wins
L-R Shane Connors, Dan Hewitt, Ron Casanzio and Frank Connors
Danny Hewitt went undefeated through a field of forty eight players to capture the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's third stop of the season at Premium Billiards in Syracuse, NY on October 26th - 27th.
Hewitt took the hot-seat in a lopsided 9-3 victory over Ron Casanzio, but after a 9-4 match against Chance Chin, Casanzio was right back in the finals looking for another shot against Hewitt.
That rematch would not go much better for Casanzio, with Hewitt running away with a 9-4 victory for first place and $1000 in prize money.
The second chance event on Sunday drew nineteen players and witnessed another undefeated run through the field, this time at the cue of Spencer Auigbelle.
Auigbelle was relatively untested in this one, never allowing an opponent to reach the hill against him. A 3-0 hot-seat victory over Dave Dimeo was followed by a 3-1 win over Travis Salvetti in the finals.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1 CAN HEWITT Danny $1,000
2 USA CASANZIO Ron $700
3 USA CHIN Chance $500
4 CAN PARENT Alain $400
5 USA DIXON Dwight $325
5 USA ONEY Willie $325
7 USA CROWE Jerry $225
7 USA MILLS Dave $225
9 KELLOGG Lance $100
9 USA KAM Marco $100
9 USA GRAU Dave $100
9 USA RENSHAW Mike $100
Second Chance Payouts
1 $300 Spencer Auigbelle
2 $210 Travis Salvetti
3 $150 Dave Dimeo
4 $100 Hendrik Drost
5/6 $60 each Aaron Greenwood & Ed Saur
L-R Paul Enslin, Room Owner Tim Berlin and Ron Casanzio
Casanzio goes undefeated to take his second 2013 Joss Tour stop
Were it not for the intervention of one Nelson Oliveira, the finals of Stop # 2 on the 2013-2014 Joss Northeast Tour, held on the weekend of October 12-13, would have been a repeat of Stop #10 on the 2012-2013 tour back in March, pitting Ron Casanzio against Jason Michas. Casanzio defeated Michas in that earlier matchup, and defeated him in a winners' side semifinal in this event. Casanzio had to get by Paul Enslin twice to capture this event title. The $1,500-added main event drew 51 entrants to Sharpshooter's Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam, NY, while a Second Chance event, with an $800 total prize fund and won Marko Clarke, drew 15.
As Casanzio was busy sending Michas west 9-2 in one of the winners' side semifinals, Enslin was at work against Sourith Thammavong in the other. Enslin sent Thammavong after Michas 9-6 to meet up with Casanzio in the hot seat match. Over 21 games in their two meetings, Casanzio gave up only three racks to Enslin; one of them in their first meeting, which left Casanzio in the hot seat.
Michas moved over and met up with Phil Davis, who'd gotten by Dave Shlemperis and Greg Antonakos, both 9-5. Thammavong ran into Oliveira, who, after being defeated by Michas among the winners' side final eight, had defeated Chance Chin 9-1 and Matt Tetreault 9-6. A quarterfinal re-match was set up when Oliveira shut out Thammavong and Michas downed Davis 9-7.
Oliveira ended Michas' hopes for a finals re-match against Casanzio with a 9-6 win in the quarterfinals, and had his own bid foiled by Enslin, 9-6 in the semifinals. Casanzio completed his undefeated run with a 9-2 victory in the opening set of the true double elimination final.
Marko Clarke's victory in the Second Chance tournament went through Aaron Greenwood twice. He shut him out in the hot seat match. Greenwood came back from a 3-1 victory over Demian Provost in the semifinals and battled Clarke to double hill before Clarke prevailed to finish an undefeated day.
Stop # 3 on the Joss Northeast Tour, a $1,500-added event with a $500-added Second Chance tournament, is scheduled for October 26-27 at Premium Billiards in Syracuse, NY.
- by Skip Maloney AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $1,050 Ron Casanzio
2nd $750 Paul Enslin
3rd $600 Nelson Oliveira
4th $450 Jason Michas
5/6th $350 each Sourith Thammavong & Phil Davis
7/8th $225 each Greg Antonakos & Matt Tetreault
9/12th $100 each Chance Chin, Dave Shlemperis, Dave Fernandez & Dave Grau
Second Chance Payouts
1st $300 Marko Clarke
2nd $200 Aaron Greenwood
3rd $140 Demian Provost
4th $80 Jamie Garrett
5/6th $40 each Greg Bombard & Dan Menzies
Dechaine and LaFlamme Score Joss Tour Wins
L-R Steve Reynolds, Mike Dechaine and Mike Zuglan
Mike Dechaine completed an undefeated run through the field of thirty two players to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's Maine Event VII at TJ's Classic Billiards in Waterville, Maine.
Dechaine was tested for the hot-seat, as he defeated Nelson Oliviera 9-7.
On the one loss side, Tom D'Alfonso had put together a wining streak of five matches after early Saturday loss to Dechaine. D'Alfonso made it six in a row with a 9-5 win over Oliviera, sending Oliviera to the seats in third place.
D'Alfonso was looking for revenge against Dechaine in the finals, but it wasn't meant to be on this day. Dechaine cruised to a 9-2 win in the first match of the finals.
In Sunday's second chance tournament, it was Jeff LaFlamme coming back from a hot-seat loss to Bob Dennis and defeating Dennis 3-0 and 3-2 in the finals for first place.
Sunday also saw the raffle drawing for the $1500 Joss Custom Cue, which was won by tour regular Bill Cote.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam, NY next weekend for another $1500/$500 added event.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $1,000 Mike Dechaine
2nd $700 Tom D'alfonso
3rd $500 Nelson Oliveira
4th $350 Paul Dubois
5/6 $250 each Jordan Labbe & Steve Reynolds
7/8 $125 each Cody Francis & Jeff Robitaille
Second Chance Payouts
1st $300 Jeff LaFlamme
2nd $210 Bob Dennis
3rd $150 Ben Leblanc
4th $100 Gareth Steele
Earl Strickland
Strickland Takes Turning Stone XXI
Earl Strickland has emerged victorious at Turning Stone XXI by defeating Jeremy Sossei 13-7 in the finals. Strickland only tasted defeat once at the hands of Brandon Shuff (9-4), a loss he avenged on the final day by relegating Shuff to fourth place with a 9-3 score line.
No one else could hang with the Pearl. He defeated Ron Cosanzio (9-2) and Jason Klatt (9-8) before Shuff sent him left and once over there he rolled over Mike Dechaine (9-6) in a match where both players challenged one another to a series of mind games over the rack and cue ball break position, Karen Corr (9-6), Joey Dupuis (9-5) and Dany Normandin (9-3) before entering the finals against Sossei who had been undefeated coming into the last match.
Sossei had quite the week. He had a tough row to hoe but he took down Robb Saez (9-8), Chris Bartram (9-7), Thorsten Hohmann (9-8), Joey Dupuis (9-6) and Dany Normandin (9-5) before finding his only loss of the event to Strickland in the finals.
AzBilliards wishes to thank Mike Zuglan of the Joss Northeast Tour, Turning Stone Casino and resort, Pat and Pete Fleming of Accu-Stats, Al Leon, Eddie Culhane, Lucasi Hybrid Cues, the TAP League System, and Master Chalk for making our live stream and scoring as well as the brackets possible.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $8,000 Earl Strickland
2nd $5,000 Jeremy Sossei
3rd $3,600 Dany Normandin
4th $2,600 Brandon Shuff
5/6th $2,000 each - Joe Dupuis, Dennis Hatch
7/8th $1,600 each - Karen Corr, Oscar Dominguez
9/12th $1,200 each - Cleiton Rocha, Dave Fernandez, Thorsten Hohmann,
Mike Dechaine
13/16th $850 each - Ron Casanzio, Jason Klatt, Chris Bartram,
Larry Nevel
17/24th $550 each - Danny Mastermaker, Jeff Blais, Martin Daigle,
Marcel Gilbert, Greg Antonakos, Travis McKinney,
Marco Kam, Ray Lee
25/32nd $300 each - Gregg McAndrews, Ivaylo Petrov, Shaun Wilkie,
Jason Michas, Huidji See, Mike Yednak,
Matt Tetreault, Matt Krah
Second Chance Payouts
1st $450 Phil Davis
2nd $250 Don Steele
3/4th $150 each Chuck Evans, Jim Prather
5/8th $75 each Paul Rozonewski, Anthony Cassaro, Brittany Bryant,
Paul Picard
PRESS RELEASE: TURNING STONE CLASSIC XXI 9-BALL OPEN - SEPTEMBER 19-22, 2013
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino are extremely excited and proud to present our 2012-2013 Season Finale, The $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXI 9-Ball Open. Turning Stone has once again generously invited us to compete in their beautiful and spacious Event Center which is one of the best arenas in the world. Anyone who has ever been there will tell you that there is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed comfortably from everywhere. Spectator admission has always been free and the intimate layout allows everyone to feel like they are a part of the action themselves. Turning Stone Resort & Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Check them out at www.turningstone.com
For an unprecedented 21st time, there will be a FULL field of 128 players competing for the title. The field includes a wide range of talent from the best of the best to those striving to be the best! The complete current list (subject to change) can be viewed below. Also check out a portion of our upcoming 2013-2014 season schedule here. The 2014 portion of our upcoming season will be posted very soon as it is still being finalized.
For the second time at Turning Stone there will be a "second chance" tournament on Sunday Sept. 22 at 10AM. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.
The equipment for this world class event will once again be 16 Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. For the first time we will be using the Aramith Pro Cup cue balls. All items are for sale and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
Also for the 21st time fans coming to Turning Stone for our event will be treated to, Free Admission, Free full size collectible posters as seen above and once again Turning Stone will be giving away $10 free plays or match plays (your choice), EACH day of the event to players and fans. Only one coupon per person per day will be honored. So now you get Free admission, Free posters and Free bets!! All of this is brought to you courtesy of Turning Stone Resort & Casino and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour!
Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of over $1200 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. Danny's son Stephen Janes will be at our event displaying some of the finest cues made proudly in the USA.
So why not come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino September 19-22 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Pat Fleming's Accu Stats Video Productions, www.azbilliards.com (Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsythe), The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Match times are as follows: Thursday at 4,6,8 & 10pm. Friday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Saturday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Sunday at 11am, 1,3,5 & the final match at 7pm. The second chance tournament on Sunday will begin at 10am and run continuously until completed.
Again I would like to remind all of you how important it is to please frequent your local billiard parlors and promote and utilize the fine products of our most generous sponsors listed below. They are the backbone of our sport!
I hope to see all of you at Turning Stone
Mike Zuglan
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by;
Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
Cue Shark - http://www.cueshark.com
Tiger Products - http://www.tigerproducts.com
Cameron Custom Cues - http://www.cameroncues.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
Samsara Cues - http://www.samsaracues.com
The Billiard Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
Unique Billiard Products by CUE-Z - http://www.cuezctc.com
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://heidrichcustomcues.com
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PRESS RELEASE: JOSS CUES WILL BE DISPLAYING AT TURNING STONE
Once again the season finale of the 2012-13 Joss Northeast 9-Ball tour is being presented by Mike Zuglan and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. See the link below for all information regarding the tournament.
Stephen Janes from Joss Cues will be displaying some new designs. Please stop by for a look and to discuss any ideas you may have for you own custom design. If you unable to attend this great event you can always click on the link below to see our current Joss Cues available now.
This promises to be one of the best events ever. As always we are committed to providing outstanding personal service. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Best regards,
Dan & Stephen Janes
Joss Cues
We hope to see you there.
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Turning Stone Classic XXI september 19th-22nd, 2013 Player List
(Updated 9/11/2013 - Subject to change)
1
ANDONI, BORANA
2
ANTONAKOS, GREG
3
ANTONE, TONY
4
ARIAS, TRAVIS
5
BABRAVICH, JOHN
6
BARRETTA, JENNIFER
7
BARTHELETTE, BRUCE
8
BARTRAM, CHRIS
9
BATEMAN, CHRIS
10
BEDARD, GUY
11
BIASIN, BILL
12
BLAIS, JEFF
13
BOEMMELS, BRENT
14
BRYANT, BRITTANY
15
CASANZIO, RON
16
CASSARO, ANTHONY
17
CHIN, HOLDEN
18
CLARK, KEVIN
19
CLOUTIER, ERIC
20
CLOWERY, JARROD
21
CONTE, VICTOR
22
COPPOLA, NICK
23
CORR, KAREN
24
COTE, BILL
25
CREAMER, MARK
26
CREVIER, FRANCIS
27
CROWE, GERALD
28
CULHANE, ED
29
CUNNINGHAM, BOB
30
CUTLER, REDGIE
31
DAIGLE, MARTIN
32
D'ALFONSO, TOM
33
DAVIS, PHIL
34
DECHAINE, MIKE
35
DIPIETRO, JOE
36
DIXON, DWIGHT
37
DOMINGUEZ, ERNESTO
38
DOMINGUEZ, OSCAR
39
DUPUIS, JOE
40
EISLAND, MARC
41
EVANS, CHUCK
42
FERNANDEZ, DAVE
43
FLEMMING, JEFF
44
FRANCOEUR, RICHER
45
GARIBELLO, YESID
46
GILBERT, MARCEL
47
GILDEA, TOM
48
GINGRAS, SYLVAIN
49
GOKEY, FRED
50
GOULDING, STEVE
51
GRANNIS, RICK
52
GREENWOOD, AARON
53
GREIBESLAND, JESSICA
54
GROOMS, JERRY
55
GUIMOND, NICOLAS
56
GUTHRIE, BRAD
57
HA, JULIE
58
HALL, JUSTIN
59
HATCH, DENNIS
60
HEIDRICH, DAN
61
HERRING, EARL
62
HOHMANN, THORSTEN
63
HOLMES, BRIAN
64
INNESS, ANGELO
65
KAM, MARCO
66
KANTAREVIC, SUAD
67
KETZ, KEVIN
68
KLATT, JASON
69
KRAH, MATT
70
LABONTE, RANDY
71
LAKOTKO, ROGER
72
LANG, RICH
73
LEAL, CHRIS
74
LEE, RAY
75
LESSARD, HUGO
76
LOMBARDO, HUNTER
77
LORING, ED
78
MACK, STEVE
79
MASTERMAKER, GEORGE
80
MATARAZZO, RICK
81
MATAYA LAURANCE, EWA
82
MATTA, CLYDE
83
McANDREWS, GREGG
84
McKINNEY, TRAVIS
85
McNAMARA, RAY
86
MICHAS, JASON
87
MILLS, DAVE
88
MONK, LIAM
89
MORRIS, RODNEY
90
NEVEL, LARRY
91
NORMANDIN, DANY
92
ONEY, WILLY
93
PAO, CAROLINE
94
PARADIS, MARIO
95
PARISIAN, TIM
96
PATELUNAS, JOE
97
PAYNE, CORY
98
PENSGEN, PAUL
99
PERRY, TIM
100
PETERSON, TOM
101
PETROV, IVAYLO
102
PHILP, RUSS
103
PICARD, PAUL
104
PRATHER, JIM
105
PROVOST, DEMIAN
106
ROCHA, CLEITON
107
ROCKWELL, JEROME
108
ROMANOWSKI, JIM
109
ROZONEWSKI, PAUL
110
SAEZ, ROBB
111
SAN SOUCIE, ED
112
SAUR, ED
113
SEE, HUIDJI
114
SELIG, MIKE
115
SHLEMPERIS, DAVE
116
SHUFF, BRANDON
117
SINICROPI, JOE
118
SOSSEI, JEREMY
119
STEELE, DON
120
STRICKLAND, EARL
121
TETREAULT, MATT
122
TONEY, DUANE
123
TOOHIG, MIKE
124
UDISCHAS, JIM
125
WEIMER, NELSON
126
WILKIE, SHAUN
127
WYSOCKI, JOE
128
YEDNAK, MICHAEL
D'Alfonso wins Fast Eddie' Joss Tour Stop
Tom D'Alfonso
Tom D'Alfonso avenged his only loss and defeated Ron Cosanzio twice in the finals to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe in New Milford, Ct.
D'Alfonso and Cosanzio were the last players left standing on the winners side of the board in the 49 player field, but it was Cosanzio who scored a 9-6 win to take the hot-seat and send D'Alfonso to the left side.
D'Alfonso's stay on the one loss side would be a short one as he quickly eliminated Nelson Oliviera 9-4 to earn another shot against Cosanzio in the finals.
The first set of the finals was close all the way, but the match was decided in the 15th game when Cosanzio scratched while running out the rack for an 8-7 lead. Instead, it was D'Alfonso who would take the 8-7 lead and then go ahead to win the match 9-7.
The scratch late in the first match by Cosanzio might have taken the wind out of his sails as he would also fall in the second set of the finals 9-2 and D'Alfonso would be the final event winner
The second chance tournament on Sunday saw eighteen players compete for $860 in prize money.
The event would be won by Eric Tang, who could not be beaten all day. Tang beat Bob Vanduzee 3-2 for the hot-seat and then beat Bill Cote 3-0 in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's next stop will be at Snookers in Providence, RI on June 1st - 2nd. Tour director Mike Zuglan is also still taking sign-ups for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Tom D'Alfonso $1050
2nd Ron Cosanzio $800
3rd Nelson Oliviera $600
4th Scott Ireland $450
5th Redgie Cutler $300
5th Jeremy Sossei $300
7th Mike Dechaine $200
7th Travis McKinney $200
9th Vincent Rocheford $100
9th Bob Vanduzee $100
9th Brent Boemmels $100
9th Vinny Zuniga $100
Second Chance Payouts
1st Eric Tang $300
2nd Bill Cote $210
3rd Bob Vanduzee $150
4th Brent Boemmels $100
5th Vinny Zuniga $50
5th Steve Mack $50
Jayson S haw Wins Joss NE 9-Ball Stop
Jayson Shaw continued his East Coast dominance with a win at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour event at Raxx Pool Room & Grill in West Hempstead, NY on April 20th - 21st.
While Jayson has been virtually unbeatable recently, his winning this event would not be a "gimme" by any means, with a field that also included such notables as Mika Immonen, Mike Dechaine, Jeremy Sossei and Tom D'Alfonso.
After a lopsided 9-2 win over Mika Immonen, Shaw would ride the winners side with wins over Brent Boemmels and Michael Yednak, before a 9-3 win over D'Alfonso for the hot-seat.
Shaw's opponent in the finals, Jeremy Sossei, had dropped his second match of the event to Pete Ziemak, but that hadn't stopped him from running through the one loss side scoring notable wins over Zion Zvi, Mike Dechaine, Nelson Oliveira and D'Alfonso.
The true double elimination finals would see set 1 go to Sossei 9-5, but Shaw came back to take the second set 9-7 for the tournament win.
The second chance event on Sunday saw Dave Shlemperis bounce back from a Brent Boemmels loss and double dip Boemmels in the finals 3-1 and 3-2 for the tournament win.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe in New Milford, CT on April 27th and 28th for their next tour stop.
Tour director Mike Zuglan is also still taking sign-ups for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Jayson Shaw $1050
2nd Jeremy Sossei $750
3rd Tom D'Alfonso $550
4th Nelson Oliveira $400
5th Mike Dechaine $250
5th Michael Yednak $250
Second Chance Payouts
1st Dave Shlemperis $300
2nd Brent Boemmels $200
3rd Ray Lee $100
4th Vikram Dasari $60
5th Scott Murphy $20
5th Alvin Thomas $20
Mike Dechaine
Tetreault Undefeated for Joss Tour Win
Although Tetreault was undefeated, he dodged his fair share of bullets in this event. His first match of the tournament found him trailing Tom Acciavati 7-2 before Tetreault righted his ship and won the match 9-8.
Tetreault dodged another bullet in his final match of the day on Saturday when he saw his 8-4 lead over Dave Bounds get cut to a 8-8 scoreline. Again, Tetreault took control of the match and won the final game to stay undefeated on Saturday.
Sunday play saw Tetreault score a 9-6 win over Jeremy Sossei and then a 9-7 win over Nelson Oliviera for the hot-seat.
Oliviera would fall to Sossei 9-3 on the left side of the board and Sossei would face Tetreault in the finals.
The final match would be another close one with the score tied at 8-8 in the first set of the finals. Tetreault missed a tough 7-ball in the case game, but left Sossei hooked and would get another trip to the table, where he ran the final three balls for the 9-8 win.
Tetreault earned $1200 for first place, with Sossei taking home $900 for second.
The second chance event on Sunday saw 30 players who failed to make it to day two competed for $1100 in prize money.
This event would be won by Redgie Cutler, who defeated Aaron Greenwood 3-0 for the hot-seat and then defeated Tim Parisian 3-2 in the first and only set of the finals.
The next stop on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be Raxx Billiards in West Hempstead, NY on April 20th - 21st. Tour director Mike Zuglan is also still taking sign-ups for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Matt Tetreault $1200
2nd Jeremy Sossei $900
3rd Nelson Oliviera $650
4th Spencer Auigbelle $500
5th Jason Michas $350
5th Tom D'Alfonso $350
7th Bruce Carroll $200
7th Dave Bounds $200
9th Chance Chin $100
9th Martin Daigle $100
9th Redgie Cutler $100
9th Ron Cosanzio $100
Second Chance Payouts
1st Redgie Cutler $320
2nd Tim Parisian $240
3rd Aaron Greenwood $180
4th Hendrick Drost $120
5th Tom Acciavatti $80
5th Dan Menzies $80
7th Ray Jewett $40
7th Brett Fenstermacher $40
Casanzio and Martoccia score Joss Tour Wins
While Joss NE 9-Ball Tour points leader, Jeremy Sossei, was competing in the Predator Tour event in Astoria, Ron Casanzio was defending his position as #2 on the points list.
Casanzio ran through a field of 29 players to compete for the hot-seat against Jason Michas. That match would be a close one, with Casanzio winning the match 9-7.
Michas would have his hands full with Bruce Carroll on the one loss side as the two combatants fought to hill-hill before Michas won the case game to earn another shot at Casanzio in the finals.
The first set of the double elimination finals would be another battle and another 9-7 scoreline, but a different winner as Michas won the match to force a second set to determine the tournament winner. As evenly matched as these two players were, it was another 9-7 scoreline with Casanzio winning the match and taking first place.
The tournament winner moved Casanzio within just 20 points of Sossei for the points lead.
The second chance event on Sunday saw Dominick Martoccia go undefeated through the field for the win. Martoccia defeated Pierre Sauve 3-1 for the hot-seat and then defeated Doug Wells 3-2 in the finals for the tournament win.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Golden Cue Billiards in Albany, NY on April 13th and 14th for their next event; the NE 9-Ball Open XXVI.
Tour director Mike Zuglan is taking signups now for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Ron Casanzio $1,000.00
2nd Jason Michas $650.00
3rd Bruce Carroll $450.00
4th Santo Merlo $350.00
5th Matt Tetreault $200.00
5th David Bounds $200.00
7th Aaron Greenwood $100.00
7th Mike Zuglan $100.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Dom Martoccia $280.00
2nd Doug Wells $180.00
3rd Pierre Sauve $120.00
4th Dave Dimeo $80.00
5th Nick Coppola $50.00
5th Paul Rozonewski $50.00
Pomainville Earns First Joss Tour Win
Norm Pomainville made his way through a field of 41 players at Trick Shot Billiards in Clifton Park, NY to win his first Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop; but it wasn't easy by any means.
Pomainville dropped the hot-seat match in a heartbreaking 9-8 match to Tom Acciavati, but bounced back with a 9-6 win over Ron Casanzio on the one loss side.
Pomainville squared off against Acciavati in the finals, and won the first set in another hill-hill match. The first set appeared to take all of the wind out of Acciavati's sails as Pomainville dominated a 9-2 match to capture first place.
The second chance event on Sunday draw a field of sixteen players and Paul Rozonewski went undefeated to win this event.
Rozonewski came out on fire and won his first three matches 3-0. A 3-2 win over Dan Menzies got Rozonewski into the hot-seat and a 3-1 win over Jeff Smolen in the finals earned Rozonewski the win.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse on March 23rd and 24th for their next event.
Tour director Mike Zuglan is taking signups now for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Norm Pomainville $1,100.00
2nd Tom Acciavatti $800.00
3rd Ron Cosanzio $600.00
4th Jeremy Sossei $450.00
5th Kevin Ketz $325.00
5th Greg Antonakos $325.00
7th Bruce Carroll $150.00
7th Chance Chin $150.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Paul Rozonewski $320.00
2nd Jeff Smolen $210.00
3rd Dan Menzies $130.00
4th Ray Jewett $80.00
5th Paul Picard $40.00
5th Dave Dimeo $40.00
Mike Dechaine
Dechaine over Sossei for Joss Tour Win
Mike Dechaine held off a late run by Jeremy Sossei to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's 4th Annual New England Pool & Billiards Hall of Fame Open on March 2nd and 3rd.
The field of sixty seven players would have their work cut out of them, as Mike Dechaine doesn't lose much on his home turf.
Dechaine found himself facing Jeremy Sossei for the hot-seat, where he scored a 9-8 win.
On the one loss side, Sossei demolished Joeu Dupuis 9-2, to earn a shot at redemption against Dechaine in the finals.
The first set of the finals saw Dechaine race out to a 7-2 lead before Sossei came back to win seven of the next eight games and steal the match 9-8. There would be late heroics for Sossei in the second set as Dechaine kept his foot on the gas throughout the match and won 9-4.
The win catapults Dechaine over Ron Casanzio into second place on the Joss Tour Points List - and well within striking distance of points list leader Jeremy Sossei.
The second chance tournament on Sunday saw twenty two players competing for nearly $1000 in prize money. Paul Dryden was the man to beat, as he defeated Francisco Cabral 3-1 for the hot-seat and then defeated Doug Brown 3-0 in the first set of the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action on March 16th and 17th at Trick Shot Billiards in Clifton Park, NY.
Tour director Mike Zuglan is taking signups now for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Mike Dechaine $1,350.00
2nd Jeremy Sossei $950.00
3rd Joe Dupuis $750.00
4th Joe Tucker $600.00
5th Phil Davis $450.00
5th Tom D'Alfonso $450.00
7th Nelson Oliviera $325.00
7th Karen Corr $325.00
9th Colin Maloney $200.00
9th Matt Tetreault $200.00
9th Ray MacNamara $200.00
9th Tom McGonagle $200.00
13th Paul Cormier $100.00
13th Ivaylo Petrov $100.00
13th Randy Labonte $100.00
13th Choneyi Tenzin $100.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Paul Dryden $340.00
2nd Doug Brown $240.00
3rd Francisco Cabral $160.00
4th Bill Cote $100.00
5th Corey Payne $50.00
5th Jon Berglund $50.00
Sossei wins nine straight for Joss Tour Win
After a first round loss to Matt Tetreault, Jeremy Sossei forged a two day come-back through the one loss side to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's tour stop at Sharpshooters billiards in Amsterdam, NY on February 23rd and 24th.
The story on the winner's side of the bracket was the play of Ron Casanzio and Nelson Oliviera. They both made it through the forty nine player field undefeated and faced off for the hot-seat. The hot-seat would go to Casanzio by a 9-3 scoreline.
On the one loss side, Sossei was mowing down opponents. With the exception of Martin Daigle, not one opponent reached the hill against Sossei. Daigle will only be able to think about what should have been as he led Sossei 8-4, but was unable to win the final game before Sossei won the match 9-8.
After the loss to Casanzio for the hot-seat, Nelson Oliviera dropped a close 9-7 match to Sossei - and the finals between Sossei and Casanzio were underway.
The first set of the finals went to Sossei 9-2, and the second set wasn't much better for Casanzio as Sossei scored a 9-4 victory to complete his 9 match winning streak for first place.
The second chance event went to Brent Boemmels, who defeated Dan Menzies 3-0 for the hot-seat and again 3-0 in the first and only set of the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Snookers Billiards in Providence, RI this weekend for the 4th Annual N.E. Hall of Fame 9-Ball Open
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Jeremy Sossei $1,100.00
2nd Ron Casanzio $750.00
3rd Nelson Oliviera $550.00
4th Jason Michas $450.00
5th Jeff Smolen $325.00
5th Tom D'Alfonso $325.00
7th Dave Grau $200.00
7th Paul Enslin $200.00
9th Kevin Ketz $100.00
9th Mark Creamer $100.00
9th Matt Tetreault $100.00
9th Marco Kam $100.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st $350 Brent Boemmels
2nd $240 Dan Menzies
3rd $150 Cory Payne
4th $100 Norm Vernon
5/6 $50 each Angelo Hilton & Bill Cote
Shane Van Boening
photo by Alison Fischer
Van Boening comes back from semifinals loss to take down Archer at Turning Stone XX
You really couldn't have asked for more in a 21st century pool tournament than the final group of 12 players, out of a full field of 128, who competed in Turning Stone XX, the $25,000-added Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour stop, hosted by the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY from January 10-13. Among them were arguably the best player in the world right now (Shane Van Boening), along with three of his four Mosconi Cup teammates - Mike Dechaine, Johnny Archer and Dennis Hatch. Van Boening's other Mosconi Cup teammate, Brandon Shuff, fell early, in a loss-side double hill battle versus Jason Klatt. Also among the final 12 were Warren Kiamco, Ronnie Alcano, Jayson Shaw (who's won three events on this season's Predator Tour), Corey Deuel, Thorsten Hohmann, Shaun Wilkie, and Jonathon Demet, the 'dark horse' player in the group, who'd been sent to the loss side from among the winners' side final eight by the 12th player on the list, Karen Corr.
In the end, it was Van Boening who prevailed, coming back from a defeat in the hot seat match at the hands of Archer, to take the Scorpion down in the finals. Both finished the tournament with 7-1 records. Van Boening won 65% of his games; 75-35, including two shutouts, one in his opening round against David Mills, and the other against Kiamco in one of the winners' side semifinals. Archer won 58% of his games (68-49).
Van Boening opened the proceedings with the shutout over Mills and then went through Willie Oney, Robb Saez, fellow Mosconi Cup teammate Mike Dechaine (9-7) and survived a double hill battle against Jayson Shaw, which moved him (Van Boening) among the winners' side final four for the match against Kiamco. Archer opened up with a victory over Bob Cunningham, and then went through Manny Chau, fellow Mosconi Cup teammate Dennis Hatch (9-7), Ron Casanzio and Shaun Wilkie, which moved him into the other winners' side semifinal against Karen Corr.
Van Boening did his shutout number on Kiamco, as Archer was busy sending Corr west 9-4. Van Boening took an early 3-0 lead in the hot seat match that followed, but Johnny went on a run that put him out in front by four when he reached the hill. Van Boening came back to force a deciding 17th match, but Archer hung on to sit in the hot seat, having won what proved to be his last match.
Corr moved west to pick up Thorsten Hohmann, who'd survived two straight double hill duels versus Deuel, first, and then Jayson Shaw. Kiamco drew Dechaine, who'd eliminated Shaun Wilkie 9-4 and then, fellow Mosconi Cup teammate, Hatch 9-3. Hohmann put an end to Corr's bid with a 9-5 win, and in the quarterfinals, faced Dechaine, who'd defeated Kiamco 9-7. Dechaine proved to be the third Mosconi Cup team member to go down, falling to Hohmann in those quarterfinals 9-7.
Van Boening got his second crack at Archer with a 9-6 win over Hohmann in the semifinals. The final race-to-13 battle stayed close for a little while, but Van Boening took over once Archer had chalked up his fifth rack. Van Boening had a three-point lead at the time, and he kept it going to the eight-point lead that gave Van Boening the title.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st $8,000 Shane Van Boening
2nd $5,000 Johnny Archer
3rd $3,600 Thorsten Hohmann
4th $2,600 Mike Dechaine
5/6th $2,000 each - Warren Kiamco, Karen Corr
7/8th $1,600 each - Dennis Hatch, Jayson Shaw
9/12th $1,200 each - Ronnie Alcano, Jonathan Demet, Shaun Wilkie,
Corey Deuel
13/16th $850 each - Ron Casanzio, John Morra, Hunter Lombardo,
Oscar Dominguez
17/24th $550 each - Jason Klatt, Jessie Engel, Mario Morra, Ivaylo Petrov,
Matt Tetreault, Spencer Auigbelle, Corey Harper,
Tom McGonagle
25/32nd $300 each - Tom D'Alfonso, Brent Boemmels, Zion Zvi,
Cleiton Rocha, Dave Grau, Adam Kielar,
Jessie Piercey, Bill Cote
Second Chance Payouts
1st $500 Holden Chin
2nd $300 Kevin Ketz
3/4th $200 each John Babravich, Gregg McAndrews
5/8th $100 each Mark Creamer, Paul Rozonewski, Jay Plonski, Bruce Carroll
PRESS RELEASE: TURNING STONE CLASSIC XX 9-BALL OPEN - JANUARY 10-13
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino are extremely excited and proud to present our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XX 9-Ball Open. This milestone event marks the 20th time Turning Stone has invited us to compete in one of the best arenas in the world. But you don't have to take my word for it. Just ask anyone who has ever been to one of our events, or better yet, come see for yourself. Spectator admission has always been free and the intimate layout allows everyone to feel like they are a part of the action themselves. There is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed simultaneously from any of them. Turning Stone Resort & Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Check it out at www.turningstone.com
For an unprecedented 20th time, there will be a FULL field of 128 players competing for the title. The field encompasses a wide range of talent from the best of the best to those striving to be the best! The complete current list (subject to change) is now available on our site www.joss9balltour.com . There you will also find our complete current schedule, results and all other pertinent tour information.
Something new for this event will be the addition of a second tournament on Sunday Jan 13 at 10AM. I have decided to hold an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this event as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.
The equipment for this world class event will once again be Diamond Pro tables & 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. All items are for sale and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
Here is what one can expect as a spectator for a Turning Stone Classic event. For the 20th time we offer fans, Free Admission, Free full size collectible posters (while supplies last) and once again Turning Stone will be giving away (this time $10) free plays or match plays (your choice), EACH day of the event to players and fans. Only one coupon per person per day will be honored. So now you get Free admission, Free posters and Free bets!! No one else does it like Turning Stone and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour!
Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of over $1000 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. Thanks again to Danny for all he does for us!!
So come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino January 10-13 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Pat Fleming's Accu Stats Video Productions, www.azbilliards.com (Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsythe), The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino.
Again I would like to remind all of you to please frequent your local billiard parlors and promote and utilize the fine products of our most generous sponsors listed below. They are the backbone of our sport!
I hope to see all of you at Turning Stone
Happy Holidays!!!
Mike Zuglan
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Turning Stone Classic XX January 10th-13th, 2013 Player List
(Updated 1/8/2013 - Subject to change)
1
ACCIAVATTI, TOM
2
ALCANO, RONNIE
3
ANDONI, BORANA
4
ANTONAKOS, GREG
5
ANTONE, TONY
6
ARCHER, JOHNNY
7
ASCOLESE, DAVE
8
AUIGBELLE, SPENCER
9
BABRAVICH, JOHN
10
BAILEY, CARL
11
BARRETTA, JENNIFER
12
BATEMAN, CHRIS
13
BOEMMELS, BRENT
14
BRUCATO, NICK
15
BRYANT, BRITTANY
16
CARROLL, BRUCE
17
CASANZIO, RON
18
CHAU, MANNY
19
CLOUTIER, ERIC
20
CONTE, VICTOR
21
COOK, TED
22
COPPOLA, NICK
23
CORR, KAREN
24
COTE, BILL
25
CRAWFORD, MATT
26
CREAMER, MARK
27
CROWE, JERRY
28
CULHANE, ED
29
CUNNINGHAM, BOB
30
CUTLER, REDGIE
31
D'ALFONSO, TOM
32
DECHAINE, MIKE
33
DEMET, JONATHAN
34
DEPERTO, DARRICK
35
DESERIO, DAVE
36
DEUEL, COREY
37
DIXON, DWIGHT
38
DOMINGUEZ, OSCAR
39
DROST, HENDRIK
40
DRYDEN, PAUL
41
DUNN, MIKE
42
ENGEL, JESSIE
43
FAIRCHILD, KATHRYN
44
FERNANDEZ, DAVE
45
FIRESTER, JEFF
46
FLEMMING, JEFF
47
GARIBELLO, YESID
48
GILDEA, TOM
49
GOTTIER, JIM
50
GRANNIS, RICK
51
GRAU, DAVE
52
HARPER, COREY
53
HART, ROB
54
HATCH, DENNIS
55
HERRING, EARL
56
HILTON, ANGELO
57
HOGUE, GREG
58
HOHMANN, THORSTEN
59
HU, ERIC
60
JAMES JR, JON
61
JECEN, JED
62
KAM, MARCO
63
KETZ, KEVIN
64
KIAMCO, WARREN
65
KIELAR, ADAM
66
KIMMETT, DALE
67
KLATT, JASON
68
KNIGHT, RICHARD
69
KRAH, MATT
70
LABONTE, RANDY
71
LEWIS, BOB
72
LILLIS, STEVE
73
LIPES, BRIAN
74
LOMBARDO, HUNTER
75
MACK, STEVE
76
MATTA, CLYDE
77
McANDREWS, GREGG
78
McGONAGLE, TOM
79
MICHAS, JASON
80
MILLER, ROGER
81
MILLS, DAVE
82
MORRA, JOHN
83
MORRA, MARIO
84
MURPHY, SCOTT
85
NORMANDIN, DANY
86
OLIVEIRA, NELSON
87
ONEY, WILLY
88
PAQUIN, ROGER
89
PENSGEN, PAUL
90
PEREL, MARK
91
PETROV, IVAYLO
92
PHILP, RUSS
93
PIERCEY, JESSE
94
PINKSTON, DAVE
95
PLATONOV, ALEX
96
PLONSKI, JAY
97
PROVOST, DEMIAN
98
RICHARD, KYLE
99
RIVERA, LIONEL
100
ROCHA, CLEITON
101
ROCKWELL, JEROME
102
ROZONEWSKI, PAUL
103
SAEZ, ROBB
104
SAKELL, ROB
105
SAN SOUCIE, ED
106
SAUR, ED
107
SHAW, JAYSON
108
SHLEMPERIS, DAVE
109
SHUFF, BRANDON
110
SINICROPI JR, JOE
111
SMITH, JACK
112
SOSSEI, JEREMY
113
STASKOWSKI, ROB
114
STERNQUIST, PAUL
115
SZUTER, CHRIS
116
TETREAULT, MATT
117
TOOHIG, MIKE
118
TRUSCOTT, RANDALL
119
UDISCHAS, JIM
120
VAN BOENING, SHANE
121
VICKIO, LOUIS
122
WALLACE, MIKE
123
WARD, CODY
124
WAY, STEVE
125
WILKIE, SHAUN
126
WISHWANICK, MIKE
127
YEDNAK, MIKE
128
ZVI, ZION
Dechaine Wins Ocean State 9-Ball Championship
Mike Dechaine has a number of major titles to his credit, already in his career. But one title that has eluded him the last two years was the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's Ocean State 9-Ball Tournament at Snookers Billiards in Providence, RI. In 2010, Dechaine finished in second to Mika Immonen. Dechaine got closer in 2011, when he beat Tom D'Alfonso on the first set of the finals, but lost in the second set.
This year, Dechaine left no doubts as he cruised to an undefeated win over a field of 72 players and will finally be able to see the banner lifted to the rafters with his name on it.
Dechaine took the hot-seat with a 9-0 win over Jeremy Sossei that was finished in roughly 30 minutes.
Sossei went to the one loss side and found Brett Stottlemyer waiting. Stottlemyer had just defeated Ronnie Alcano, but Sossei made it look easy with a 9-3 win over Stottlemyer.
The true double elimination finals wouldn't even come close to a second set as Dechaine cruised to a 9-3 win over Sossei for his first Ocean State title.
Dechaine commented after the tournament, "This event is one I have wanted to win for year. Now my name can hang along side some of the best names in pool.". Dechaine went on to send out his thanks to his sponsors Predator Billiards and Snookers Billiards.
Although he settled for second place, Sossei's finish was enough to move him to the top of the points list. Dechaine moved into second place with Ron Casanzio, Nelson Oliveira and Matt Tetreault filling out the top five places.
The next event on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour is the Turning Stone Classic XX on January 10th - 13th at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Mike Dechaine $2,500.00
2nd Jeremy Sossei $1,800.00
3rd Brett Stottlemyer $1,400.00
4th Ronnie Alcano $1,100.00
5th Joe Dupuis $850.00
5th Jason Michas $850.00
7th Mike Davis $600.00
7th Nelson Oliviera $600.00
9th Earl Herring $400.00
9th Dave Grau $400.00
9th Ron Cosanzio $400.00
9th Jayson Shaw $400.00
13th Noel Bensurto $225.00
13th Steve Mack $225.00
13th Kevin Bauccio $225.00
13th Tom D'Alfonso $225.00
Earl "The Pearl" Strickland
Strickland Over Dechaine at Raxx Joss Tour Stop
Earl Strickland continued his dominance of pool on the East Coast with an undefeated run through the field of 31 other players to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's stop at Raxx Billiards in West Hempstead, NY over the November 10th - 11th weekend.
Strickland was only one of the marquee players in this one, as Mike Dechaine, Jeremy Sossei, Jayson Shaw and Shaun Wilkie were also in the field and would not have been considered surprises to snap this event off.
Wilkie found himself on the left side of the board early Saturday after a second round loss to Nelson Oliveira. Dechaine was sent away from the winners side by Sossei 9-8 in the final eight undefeated players, and Sossei quickly followed 9-7 at the hand of Jayson Shaw.
After Strickland sent Oliveira to the left side, it was down to Earl and Jayson for the hot-seat. Jayson has been taking on just about every world beater on the East Coast lately, but this match went to Earl 9-5 for the hot-seat.
On the one loss side, Wilkie had a nice run of four match wins before being eliminated by Dechaine. Sossei's stay on the left side was a short one as he was quickly eliminated by Mike Badsteubner.
Dechaine's run on the left side was no easy chore as he defeated Mike Zuglan, Wilkie, Oliveira, Badsteubner (a nice 4th place finish) and Shaw to earn his place against Strickland in the finals.
The final match between Strickland and Dechaine would be hard to pick a favorite for, but Earl took control of the first (and only) set to win 9-6 for first place.
Strickland's win puts him at number 8 on the Joss Tour points list. Dechaine's runner-up finish moves him from 5th to 4th on the list. Ron Casanzio remains on top of the list, with Sossei one spot behind in second.
The second chance event on Sunday drew eight players and saw Chris Lazarovitch tested by Brent Boemmels in a two set final.
Lazarovitch took the hot-seat with a 3-2 win over Boemmels, but Boemmels came back and beat Lazarovitch 3-1 in the first set of the finals. Lazarovitch bounced back and took the second set of the finals 3-0 for the tournament win.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Snookers Billiards this weekend for the 24th Ocean State 9-Ball Championship. This will be a $5000 added event with no second chance tournament.
Players are also reminded that the Turning Stone Classic is coming up in January and the field is already 75% full. Interested players are urged to contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 to reserve their spot now.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Earl Strickland $1,000.00
2nd Mike Dechaine $750.00
3rd Jayson Shaw $550.00
4th Mike Fingers $400.00
5th Nelson Oliviera $250.00
5th Jeremy Sossei $250.00
7th Shaun Wilkie $125.00
7th Lionel Rivera $125.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Chris Lazaravitch $300.00
2nd Brent Boemmels $200.00
3rd Scott Murphy $100.00
4th Rich Lang $60.00
Sossei snares Al Conte Memorial Win
Jeremy Sossei
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour celebrated the life of well known east coast table mechanic Al Conte with their Al Conte Memorial Tournament at Hippo's House of Billiards on November 3rd and 4th with a field of 52 players.
While the two day event was all about remembering Conte, the tournament belonged to Jeremy Sossei who cruised through the field undefeated for his first Joss Tour win of the new season.
Sossei Tour points leader Ron Cosanzio 9-5 for the hot-seat and then defeated Adam Keilar 9-3 in the finals after Keilar dispatched Cosanzio 9-7 in the semi-final match.
Cosanzio's third place finish was enough to keep him in the tour points list lead after four events.
The second chance tournament on Sunday drew sixteen players and witnessed another undefeated run as Russ Philp defeated Spencer Auigbelle for both the hot-seat and again in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action this weekend (November 10th - 11th) at Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY.
Players are also reminded that the Turning Stone Classic is coming up in January and the field is already 75% full. Interested players are urged to contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 to reserve their spot now.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Jeremy Sossei $1,150.00
2nd Adam Keiler $800.00
3rd Ron Cosanzio $600.00
4th Nelson Oliviera $450.00
5th Greg Antonakos $325.00
5th Geoff Montgomery $325.00
7th Dave Dreidel $200.00
7th Jerry Crowe $200.00
9th Victor Conte Jr. $100.00
9th Phil Davis $100.00
9th Dwight Dixon $100.00
9th Mike Zuglan $100.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Russ Philp $300.00
2nd Spencer Auigbelle $200.00
3rd Paul Rozonewski $150.00
4th Brian Lipes $90.00
5th Willie Oney $40.00
5th Bill Cote $40.00
Cosanzio undefeated for Joss Tour Win
Ron Cosanzio went undefeated through a field of 31 other players to win the third stop on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's 2012/2013 schedule at Premium Billiards in Syracuse, Ny.
Cosanzio and Russ Philp faced off for the hot-seat on Sunday, which was won by Cosanzio with a 9-8 scoreline.
On the one loss side, Philp found Spencer Auigbelle waiting. Auigbelle had lost his first match of the tournament, but came back through the left side of the board to earn his place in the semi-finals. That match would be another hill-hill battle with the same result for Philp; a hill-hill loss.
The double elimination finals would only go one set, with Cosanzio scoring a 9-5 win in the match.
The win moves Cosanzio to the top of the Joss Tour's points list.
The 2nd chance event on Sunday saw Ed Saur go undefeated with wins over Dave Mills for both the hot-seat and in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Hippo's House of Billiards in Utica, NY for their next stop on November 3rd and 4th.
Players are also urged to get their entries in for January's Turning Stone Classic. Players can contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Ron Casanzio $1,000.00
2nd Spencer Auigbelle $650.00
3rd Russ Philp $500.00
4th Dave Grau $400.00
5th Jerry Crowe $250.00
5th Mike Renshaw $250.00
7th Ed Saur $100.00
7th Dwight Dixon $100.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Ed Saur $300.00
2nd Dave Mills $200.00
3rd Damon Sobers $110.00
4th Dom Martoccia $70.00
Mike Dechaine and Gareth Steele
Dechaine Kicks Off New Joss Tour Season With Win
Mike Dechaine bounced back from a late loss to Gareth Steele, only to avenge that loss in the finals and win the first stop on the 2012/2013 Joss NE 9-Ball Tour on September 29th and 30th at TJ's Classic Billiards in Waterville, Me.
In this field of 41 players, it was Steele who captured the hot-seat with a 9-5 win over Dechaine. Dechaine didn't stay on the one loss side for long, as he defeated Jeremy Sossei 9-6 to set up the rematch with Steele in the true double elimination final match.
The first set was a close one, but Dechaine captured the set 9-7 to force a second set. That second set was all Dechaine with a lopsided 9-3 scoreline.
Dechaine earned $1050 for the win, while Steele settled for $800 in second place prize money.
The second chance tournament on Sunday also saw a comeback winner, as Cleiton Rocha lost to Phil Davis in the final four players on the winners side, but came back to Rick Matarazzo, Bill Cote, Davis and Joe Dupuis in the finals.
The win was worth $320 for Rocha, with Dupuis taking home $240 for second.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Mike Dechaine $1,050.00
2nd Gareth Steele $800.00
3rd Jeremy Sossei $650.00
4th Landon Shuffett $500.00
5th Matt Tetreault $300.00
5th Nelson Oliviera $300.00
7th Cody Francis $150.00
7th Mark Haddad $150.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Cleiton Rocha $320.00
2nd Joe Dupuis $240.00
3rd Phil Davis $160.00
4th Bill Cote $100.00
5th Rick Matarazzo $40.00
5th Mike Bradford $40.00
Tetreault Forges Comeback Win over Casanzio at Joss Tour Stop
Ron Casanzio, Tim Berlin and Matt Tetreault
The old adage goes that the first and the last games in a race are the hardest to win. That was certainly the case for Ron Casanzio in the finals of the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam, Ny.
The event drew a field of 47 players and the winners side came down to Matt Tetreault and Chance Chin for the hot-seat. That match would be fairly one sided with Tetreault winning 9-4 to send Chin to the one loss side.
On the one loss side, Casanzio was on a roll and he kept that momentum going with a 9-5 win over Chin to send Chin to the rail in third place.
The first set of the double elimination finals saw Casanzio score a 9-6 win over Tetreault to force a second set. It wasn't the first game that Casanzio had problems with in the second set. The first game came early and Casanzio raced to an 8-2 lead in the race to nine. The last game proved to be elusive though, as Tetreault won the next seven games for the 9-8 victory and his first Joss NE 9-Ball Tour victory.
The second chance event drew 22 players back to Sharpshooters on Sunday and saw Bruce Carroll bounce back from a loss to Jordan Labbe to double dip Brent Boemmels in the finals. Carroll had wins over John Babravich, James Chemaly and Labbe on the one loss side, and then defeated Boemmels 3-0 and 3-2 in the double elimination finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will now take a break until the end of October with their next event at Premium Billiards in Syracuse on October 27th and 28th.
Players are also encouraged to get their entries in for the Turning Stone Classic XX on January 10th - 13th. Players can contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 to reserve their post in the event.
- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Payouts
1st Matt Tetreault $1,100.00
2nd Ron Casanzio $800.00
3rd Chance Chin $600.00
4th Nelson Oliviera $450.00
5th Joe Dupuis $300.00
5th Tom Acciavatti $300.00
7th Paul Bounds $150.00
7th Jason Michas $150.00
9th Angelo Hilton $75.00
9th Dave Fernandez $75.00
9th Brent Boemmels $75.00
9th Jordan Labbe $75.00
Second Chance Payouts
1st Bruce Carroll $340.00
2nd Brent Boemmels $240.00
3rd Jordan Labbe $160.00
4th James Chemaly $100.00
5th John Babravitch $50.00
5th Bill Cote $50.00
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Turning Stone Classic XXII
Verona, NY
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