Bucky Souvanthong held off a late charge from Ron Casanzio
to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at East Ridge Billiards
in Rochester NY over the October 5th - 6th weekend.
Souvanthong’s Saturday consisted of three wins, 9-4
over Dan Sharlow and then back to back 9-3 wins over Sean
Zeng and Dave Mills.
Joining Souvanthong on the winner’s side on Sunday
were Lyn Wechsler, Casanzio and Sourith Thammavong. Casanzio
made quick work of Wechsler 9-1, while Souvanthong had a
slightly closer 9-4 win over Thammavong. That left Souvanthong
and Casanzio to battle for the hot-seat, which Souvanthong
Thammavong had two tough 7-5 wins on the left side of the
board (Brad Guthrie and Sharlow), but wasn’t ready
for Casanzio as Casanzio ended Thammavong’s day in
third place 7-2.
The first set of the double elimination finals went to Casanzio
9-7 in another close match, but Souvanthong took control
of the second set and cruised to a 7-2 win for first place.
Sunday’s second chance tournament saw Mark Creamer
come back from a first round loss to Marco Kam and win seven
straight matches to take first. Creamer got his revenge
over Kam 3-2 on the one loss side, and that match would
contain the last rack he would lose in this event. He defeated
Nick Coppola 3-0 and then proceeded to double dip Steve
Winter 3-0 twice to take first place.
The next stop on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be this weekend
(October 12th - 13th) at Utica Billiards on the Boulevard
in Utica, NY. Tour director Mike Zuglan is busy taking entries
for January’s Turning Stone Classic XXIII and players
are urged to contact him to get their entries fees paid