Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Season 2006-07 Archives
Mike Zuglan with winner Lee Vann Corteza
|| Corteza wins Joss Turning Stone IX
|Filipino Lee Vann Corteza is
the Turning Stone Classic IX Champion.
This event, held at Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY on August
16-19, boasted an all star field of players including Johnny
Archer, Thorsten Hohmann, Ralf Souquet, Karen Corr, Jasmin Ouschan,
Julie Kelly, Dennis Hatch, Mike Davis, Liz Ford, Stevie Moore,
Jose Parica, Dennis Orcollo, Mika Immonen, Shane Van Boening,
Tony Robles, Tony Crosby, Allen Hopkins, Ronnie Wiseman, Ronnie
Alcano, Niels Feijen. But in the end, it was Corteza who put
on a dominating performance to win the event.
Corteza had wins over Tony Chohan and Tony Robles on the winners
side, but fell to fellow Filipino Dennis Orcollo 9-6 on Sunday.
Orcollo then lost to Louie Ulrich 9-6 for the hot-seat. Ulrich
usually flies under the radar on the pro pool circuit, but that
was not the case in this event. Ulrich had wins over Jasmin
Ouschan, Allen Hopkins, Shane Van Boening, Stevie Moore and
Karen Corr on his way to the match against Orcollo for the hot-seat.
On the one loss side, Corteza bounced back with a 9-3 win over
Niels Feijen. That win was revenge for Feijen's win over Corteza
a little over a week ago in the finals of the International
Challenge of Champions. The win over Feijen was not enough to
satisfy Corteza though. He went on to score a 9-5 win over Ralf
Souquet, which set up a rematch with Orcollo. The rematch was
very short, as Corteza ripped through Orcollo 9-2 in all of
twenty two minutes.
In the final race to thirteen match, Corteza came out firing
and cruised to a 12-2 lead over Ulrich. A scratch on the break
by Corteza let Ulrich back to the table and he took full advantage
by winning running five straight racks to narrow the margin
to five games at 12-7. Then it was Ulrich whose break deserted
him as he came up dry. That was Ulrich's last shot as Corteza
ran the last rack for the 13-7 win.
|1st Lee Vann Corteza $8,000.00
2nd Louis Ulrich $5,300.00
3rd Dennis Orcollo $3,800.00
4th Ralf Souquet $2,700.00
5th Karen Corr $2,000.00
5th Niels Feijen $2,000.00
7th Tony Robles $1,600.00
7th Mika Immonen $1,600.00
9th Ronnie Wiseman $1,200.00
9th Jimmy Jusman $1,200.00
9th Stevie Moore $1,200.00
9th Mike Davis $1,200.00
13th Thorsten Hohmann $800.00
13th Eddie Abraham $800.00
13th Tony Chohan $800.00
13th Shane Van Boening $800.00
17th Jay McCaughey $500.00
17th John Morra $500.00
17th Jose Parica $500.00
17th Ray MacNamara $500.00
17th Ignacio Chavez $500.00
17th Dave Grau $500.00
17th Mike Zuglan $500.00
17th Carmen Lombardo $500.00
25th Allen Hopkins $300.00
26th Ronnie Alcano $300.00
27th Dan Heidrich $300.00
28th Chris Biddle $300.00
29th Mike Dechaine $300.00
30th Brian Brekke $300.00
31st Johnny Archer $300.00
32nd Steve Goulding $300.00
TO FILM UPCOMING TURNING STONE CLASSIC IX 9-BALL OPEN
| Mike Zuglan of the Joss NE 9-Ball
Tour has announced that Accu-Stats
Video Productions will be filming feature 9-ball matches
at the upcoming Turning Stone Classic IX event , uncut, in their
This will be the first time that Accu-Stats has taped one of
the Turning Stone events.
The Turning Stone Classic IX will take place in the Event Center
on August 16-19 at the beautiful Turning Stone Resort &
Casino in Verona NY.
Once again Mike Zuglan has arranged for spectator admission
to be FREE OF CHARGE! Featuring $25,000 in added prize money,
the Turning Stone Classic always draws a field of top players
and this event will be no exception.
Players already signed up include Johnny Archer, Thorsten Hohmann,
Ralf Souquet, Karen Corr, Jasmin Ouschan, Julie Kelly, Dennis
Hatch, Liz Ford, Stevie Moore, Francisco Bustamante, Jose Parica,
Dennis Orcollo, Mika Immonen, Shane Van Boening, Warren Kiamco,
Tony Robles and Tony Crosby.
The 128 player field is full, but Zuglan is adding players names
to a waiting list. Interested players should contact Zuglan
at 518-356-7163.Next season's schedule for the Joss NE 9-Ball
Tour, including the next two Turning Stone events is available
Accu-Stats produces and markets videos of professional pool
matches using such innovations as multiple camera angles and
the telestrator with Professional Players commentating on their
Accu-Stats Video Productions has long been known as the best
way to witness world class pool action when you can't be there
|Corr comes back
for Joss Tour Win
| The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour held their final event
of the regular season this weekend with a field of 49 players
at Comet Billiards in Parsippany, NJ.
Sunday play started with four players on the winners side. Al
Lapena defeated Karen Corr 9-5 and Bucky Souvanthong beat Jonathan
Smith 9-3. The match for the hot-seat was a close one, but Al
Lapena pulled out the hill-hill win.
On the one loss side, Karen Corr scored a hill-hill win over
Santos Sambajon and then started rolling through opponents.
Joey Korsiak fell 9-5, Bucky Souvanthong was next and he fell
9-4 to put Corr in the finals and a rematch against Lapena.
The first set of the double elimination finals saw Corr score
a 9-4 win and the second set was not much different with Corr
scoring a 9-5 win.
Corr earned $1420 for first, while Lapena settled for $1000
in second place prize money.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour is now done until the Turning Stone
Classic IX 9-ball Open on August 16th - 19th at Turning Stone
Casino in Verona, NY. Spots in that tournament are filling fast
and players are urged to reserve their spot now.
File photo courtesy of Roberta Case
| 1st Karen Corr $1,420.00
2nd Al Lapena $1,000.00
3rd Bucky Souvanthong $800.00
4th Joe Korsiak $600.00
5th Santos Sambajon $450.00
5th Jonathan Smith $450.00
7th Chris Lynch $300.00
7th Ray MacNamara $300.00
9th Shin Young Park $150.00
9th Paul Raval $150.00
9th Lyn Wechsler $150.00
9th Joey Kong $150.00
|| Mike Zuglan wins Northeast 9-Ball Open XIX
|The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour drew
a field of 54 players to Golden Cue Billiards in Albany NY for
the $3000 added Northeast 9-Ball Open XIX.
Early favorite Dennis Hatch fell early and ended up settling
for 7th place. Mike Zuglan and Tim Parisian rode the winners
bracket to the match for the hot-seat, which was won by Zuglan
Thing got worse for Parisian in his next match as Danny Hewitt
handed him a 9-1 loss to force him to settle for 3rd place.
The final match between Zuglan and Hewitt started out close
with both players tied at 1-1, 2-2 and 3-3. From there, Hewitt
won five straight racks to get to the hill at 8-3. The five
racks would not be enough though, as Zuglan won the next six
racks for the 9-8 victory.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Comet Billiards in Parsippany,
NJ on April 28th and 29th for their next event. Tour director
Mike Zuglan says entries are going fast for the tour finale
at Turning Stone Casino on August 16th - 19th. Interested players
are urged to contact Zuglan at 518-356-7163.
|1st Mike Zuglan $1,900.00
2nd Danny Hewitt $1,400.00
3rd Tim Parisian $1,000.00
4th Kevin Ketz $750.00
5th Bucky Souvanthong $535.00
5th Mike Hurley $535.00
7th Dennis Hatch $300.00
7th Dave Dreidel $300.00
9th Frank Sorriento $150.00
9th Jack Smith $150.00
9th Matt Tetreault $150.00
9th Chance Chin $150.00
|Hatch back in
Joss winners circle
| The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour was at Ball Busters
Billiards in Binghampton, NY for a $1500 added event with 26
Making their way through the winners side were tour regulars
Dennis Hatch and Joey Korsiak. The match for the hot-seat was
won by Hatch with a 9-6 score.
Korsiak went to the left side of the board to find Bucky Souvanthong
waiting. Souvanthong had just beaten Karen Corr 9-1, but was
no match for Korsiak. Korsiak won this match 9-3 to earn the
rematch with Hatch in the finals.
While the first set of the finals was close, it was still Hatch
with a 9-8 win for first place.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Golden Cue Billiards in Albany
Billiards in two weeks for the $3000 added Northeast 9-Ball
| 1st Dennis Hatch $1,100.00
2nd Joey Korsiak $780.00
3rd Bucky Souvanthong $550.00
4th Karen Corr $400.00
5th Daryl Osborne $250.00
5th Angelo Innes $250.00
7th Mike Renshaw $125.00
7th Victor Conte Jr. $125.00
|Klatt leads Canadian
Invasion on Joss Tour
|Mike Zuglan brought his Joss NE
9-Ball Tour to Classic Billiards in Rochester, NY over the weekend
for a $2000 added event that drew 45 players.
With Rochester's proximity to Canada, the Canadian contingent
was well represented at this event. Roughly a dozen Canadian
cue warriors set their sights on the first prize and at the
end of the day, it was two Canadian fighting it out for the
Jason Klatt and John Morra were the last two Canadians standing
on the winners side and they put on a show in their match for
the hot-seat. Klatt took this match by the score of 9-8.
On the one loss side, Morra defeated Dan Doerner to earn a rematch
with Klatt in the finals. Morra still didn't have an answer
for Klatt in the finals though, as Klatt scored the 9-6 win.
Klatt earned $1500 for first place, while Morra settled for
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Ball Busters Billiards in
Binghampton, NY next weekend for a $1500 added event.
|1st Jason Klatt $1500
2nd John Morra $1000
3rd Dan Doerner $800
4th Bucky Souvanthong $600
5th/6th Chris Orme, Walter Szydlowski $450
7th/8th Dave Grau, Lyn Wechler $250
9th/12th Kirk Rutherfoed Jr, Tom DiMatteo, Hongsavady Vongxay,
Randy Fawcett $100
Karen Corr, owner Holden Chin, and Mike
|| Corr undefeated for Joss Tour Win
|The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour resumed
their season over the weekend with a $2000 added event at Raxx
Pool Room & Grill in West Hempstead, NY.
This event came down to tour director Mike Zuglan and WPBA sensation
Karen Corr for the hot-seat. The hot seat went to Corr in a
tight 9-6 match.
On the one loss side, Zuglan faced off against Shin Park for
the right to play in the finals. Shin held an early 5-2 lead
in this match, but Zuglan came back to score a 9-7 win.
The true double elimination finals between Corr and Zuglan started
off close with both players tied at 4-4 before Corr made a run
and got to the hill at 8-4. Next it was Zuglan's turn to make
a run and he ran four straight racks to get even at 8-8. Zuglan
needed one more rack to force a second set in the finals, but
it was not meant to be as he came up dry on the break and was
unable to stop Corr from running out the final rack.
|1st Karen Corr $1,260
2nd Mike Zuglan $900
3rd Shin Park $700
4th Rob Pole $500
5th/6th Santos Sambajon $350
7th/8th Mhet Vergara $250
wins Turning Stone Classic VIII
| John Morra’s Cinderella-story run at the
Turning Stone Classic VIII ended on a sour note when his game
turned into a pumpkin and Johnny Archer fitted himself for the
After 17-year-old Morra scuttled tough Filipinos Santos Sambajon,
9-5, and Jose Parica, 9-8, to take the hot-seat, he met Archer
in the final of the $25,000-added 9-ball event. A little stiff
from a two-hour layoff, Morra failed to capitalize on the few
chances Archer gave him and quickly fell into an 8-2 hole. Archer,
39, took his time in dismantling his young opponent, eventually
emerging with a 13-4 victory.
“I could have used a couple more rolls, but he played
better than me,” said Morra, a former BCA juniors champion
who hails from Toronto.
Archer avenged his one loss in the 128-player tournament by
beating Parica, 9-6, in the losers’ bracket final. He
put an exclamation point on the victory by snapping in the 9
on his final break. Playing loose, gabbing with the crowd, and
feeling confident after surviving the one-loss side, Archer
seemed the sharper player from the start of the final.
“I think my experience played a part there,” said
Archer, the consensus 1990s Player of the Decade and the most
dominant American of the last 20 years.
“[Archer] is the toughest guy to beat in a final,”
said Parica, who took home $3,800 for his third place finish.
Morra won $5,300 for his best-ever finish in a major pro event,
and Archer pocketed $8,000 for first.
Archer’s victory was his second in a row at the Joss Northeast
Tour’s Turning Stone event, held twice a year at the Turning
Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y. He successfully defended
his title from the Classic VII in fall 2006.
1st Johnny Archer $8,000.00
2nd John Morra $5,300.00
3rd Jose Parica $3,800.00
4th Joey Korsiak $2,700.00
5th/6th Steve Moore $2,000.00
Santos Sambajon $2,000.00
7th/8th Rodolfo Luat $1,600.00
Warren Kiamco $1,600.00
9th-12th Shawn Putnam $1,200.00
Tony Crosby $1,200.00
Jeff Kennedy $1,200.00
Paul Song $1,200.00
13th-16th Chris Szuter $850.00
Mika Immonen $850.00
Randy Labonte $850.00
Lyn Wechsler $850.00
17th-24th Joe Tucker $550.00
Mike Zuglan $550.00
Eric Hjorliefson $550.00
Richard Broumpton $550.00
Walter Szydlowski $550.00
Alan Duty $550.00
Eddie Vazquez $550.00
Dennis Hatch $550.00
25th-32nd Scott Ireland $300.00
Ray Mcnamara $300.00
Gandy Valle $300.00
Dick Cappotto $300.00
Dan Heidrich $300.00
Mike Davis $300.00
Mike Petrie $300.00
Ivaylo Petrov $300.00
Mike Zuglan, Gandy Valle and Steve Goulding
|| Gandy Valle Wins Ocean State
|The Ocean State 9-Ball Championship
is always a big event on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour schedule, and
this year's 18th running of the event was no exception. A field
of 76 players threw their names in the hat to take their shot
at $12,600 in prize money ($5000 added).
As a testament to the talent on display at this event, top players
including Karen Corr, Mike Zuglan, Joey Korsiak and Dave Fernandez
didn't even make it into the cash rounds.
On the winners side Sunday, Gandy Valle started his day with
a 9-4 win over Joe Tucker and Kevin Guimond started with a 9-8
win over Tom McGonagle. Valle's win earned him his second straight
hot-seat match on the Joss Tour and this time, he made sure
there would be no close calls as he rolled over Guimond 9-2
to take the hot-seat.
On the one loss side, Tucker bounced back from his loss to Valle
with a 9-6 win over Eddie Vazquez while McGonagle dropped a
9-3 match to Santos Sambajon. Sambajon went on to score a 9-5
win over Tucker, sending Tucker home in 4th place.
Sambajon's didn't have much time to celebrate his win over Tucker
as Guimond scored a quick 9-3 win over Sambajon to set up a
rematch between Guimond and Valle in the finals.
The first match of the double elimination finals started close
at 2-2, with Guimond taking a brief lead at 3-2. Five straight
racks won by Valle put him ahead 7-3 before Guimond won another
rack to get back to 7-4. Valle won the next two games to win
the match and tournament.
Valle earned $2500 for first place, while Guimond settled for
$1900 in second place prize money.
|1st Gandy Valle $2,500.00
2nd Kevin Guimond $1,900.00
3rd Santos Sambajon $1,500.00
4th Joe Tucker $1,200.00
5th/6th Tom McGonagle $900.00
Eddie Vazquez $900.00
7th/8th Dan Heidrich $650.00
Joe Dupuis $650.00
9th-12th Chris Leal $400.00
Matt Tetreault $400.00
Jay McCaughey $400.00
Mike Dechaine $400.00
13th-16th Reggie Cutler $200.00
Robb Saez $200.00
Ivaylo Petrov $200.00
Tony Ruberto $200.00
for Joss Tour Win
| The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour was at Comet Billiards
in Parsippany, NJ on January 20th and 21st for a $2000 added
stop. Early favorites for this event included Santos Sambajon,
George San Souci, Gandy Valle, Ignacio Chavez and Karen Corr.
The final four undefeated players on Sunday were Chavez, Sambajon,
Valle and Steve Lillis. Sambajon and Lillis fell to Chavez and
Valle by identical 9-4 scores. This left Chavez and Valle fighting
it out for the hot-seat. That was won by Chavez with a 9-8 victory.
On the one loss side, Sambajon eliminated Joey Kong 9-2 and
Lillis fell to Ken Kerner 9-6. Sambajon then eliminated Kerner
The match between Sambajon and Valle on the one loss side was
at 7-7 when Sambajon snapped back to back 9-balls for a 9-7
The finals match between Chavez and Sambajon started out close
at 1-1, but Chavez quickly cruised to a 5-1 lead. Sambajon clawed
back to 5-4, but would not win another game as Chavez won the
final four racks for the 9-4 win.
1st Ignacio Chavez $1,360.00
2nd Santos Sambajon $900.00
3rd Gandy Valle $700.00
4th Ken Kerner $500.00
5th/6th Steve Lillis $350.00
Joey Kong $350.00
7th/8th Jonathan Smith $200.00
Mike Zuglan $200.00
9th-12th Karen Corr $100.00
George San Souci $100.00
Mike Yednak $100.00
Chris Taormina $100.00
Owner Dick Cappotto and Dennis Hatch
|| Hatch Runs Over Syracuse Joss
|The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour started
the second half of the season the same way it ended the first
half; with Dennis Hatch in the winner's circle.
Hatch followed up his first place finish at last week's Windy
City Open 8-Ball event, by going undefeated and untested through
a field of thirty one other players at Capp's Cue Club in Syracuse,
Hatch started Sunday play with a 9-3 win over Gary Empey and
followed that up with a 9-3 win over room owner Dick Cappotto
for the hot-seat.
On the one loss side, Cappotto found Karen Corr waiting with
revenge on her mind. Cappotto had sent Corr to the one loss
side earlier Sunday with a 9-8 victory. The rematch was not
as close though as Cappotto handed Corr loss #2 by the score
The rematch between Hatch and Cappotto in the finals was another
one sided match as Hatch cruised to a 9-2 win for his third
win of the season and second in a row.
|1st Dennis Hatch $1,100.00
2nd Dick Cappotto $800.00
3rd Karen Corr $600.00
4th Gary Empy $460.00
5th/6th Bucky Souvanthong $350.00
Mario Morra $350.00
7th/8th Lyn Wechsler $200.00
Eric Hildebrand $200.00
For Joss Tour Win
| The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour ended the first half
of their 06/07 season with a $2000 added event at Diamond Eight
Billiards in Latham, NY.
Dennis Hatch made his way undefeated through the 37 player field
to face Joey Korsiak for the hot-seat. Hatch dominated that
match with a 9-4 win sending Korsiak to the left side of the
Korsiak was just as dominating in his next match as he defeated
Chance Chin 9-4 to earn another shot at Hatch in the finals.
The final match between Hatch and Korsiak was closer than their
first meeting with the players going back and forth until late
in the match when Hatch took control and won 9-7.
Hatch earned $1500 for first, while Korsiak took home $1000
for second. Chin and Norm Pomainville filled out the top four
1st Dennis Hatch $1500
2nd Joey Korsiak $1000
3rd Chance Chin $750
4th Norm Pomainville $550
5th/6th Tom Acciavatti, Mike Zuglan $380
7th/8th Redgie Cutler, Lyn Wechsler $200
Steve Goudling, Jay McCaughey, Dave Fernandez
and Mike Zuglan
|| McCaughey Scores First Joss
|A field of forty four players
made their way to Snookers Cafe and Billiards in Providence,
RI for the latest stop on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour.
The winners side came down to Dave Fernandez and Jay McCaughey.
The match for the hot-seat was close by McCaughey pulled it
out 9-7 to earn his first Joss tour hot-seat.
On the one loss side, Fernandez made quick work of Paul Dryden
9-4 and make his way to the finals against McCaughey.
The first set of the finals went to Fernandez 9-6, but McCaughey
came back to win the second set 9-7 for his first Joss Tour
|1st Jay McCaughey $1500
2nd Dave Fernandez $1000
3rd Paul Dryden $770
4th Mike Dechaine $550
5th/6th Tony Ruberto, Bob Begay $400
7th/8th Sean Morgan, Shin Park $250
9th/12th Steve Goulding, Mike Keith, Tony Masi, Matt Tetreault
Off Slivka For Joss Win
| The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour was in action this weekend
at Hippo's House of Billiards in Yorkville, NY with a field
of 26 players at a $1500 added event.
From the start of the event, it looked like favorites Dennis
Hatch and Jerry Slivka were on a collision course for the hot-seat.
Both players made it through Saturday undefeated, but Slivka
found himself on the wrong side of a hill-hill match with Dan
Heidrich to start the day on Sunday.
Hatch started his day Sunday a little better with a 9-3 win
over Gary Empey. Hatch went on to score a dominating 9-4 win
over Heidrich for the hot-seat.
Slivka rebounded nicely with a 9-4 win over Seth Delvillano
on the one loss side and then followed that up with a 9-5 win
over John Morra. Slivka then defeated Empey 9-5 to set up a
rematch with Heidrich. The rematch was another hill-hill battle,
but this time it was Slivka on the right side of the score.
The fans finally got to see the matchup between Hatch and Slivka,
and it was everything thay they expected. The first set of the
true double elimination finals was close the entire way, with
Slivka pulling out a hill-hill win. Hatch took an early lead
in the second set and looked safe at 7-3 ahead. Slivka trailed
8-5, when he won three straight games to knot the match at hill-hill
again. This time though, it was Hatch pocketing the final 9-ball.
Hatch earned $1150 for first place, and Slivka pocketed $780
for second. Heidrich and Empey filled out the top four spots.
1st Dennis Hatch $1150
2nd Jerry Slivka $780
3rd Dan Heidrich $550
4th Gary Empey $400
5th/6th John Morra, Seth Delvillano $250
7th/8th Mike Zuglan, Erik Hjorliefson $100
|| McCreesh Holds Off Hernandez For Joss Win
|The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour hosted
a field of fifty one players at Comet Billiards in Parsippany,
NJ this weekend for a $2000 added event.
Saturday play saw early favorites Frankie Hernandez and Karen
Corr fall to the one loss side, while Ryan McCreesh, Mike Zuglan,
Sean Morgan and Chris Lynch remained undefeated.
Sunday matches got underway as McCreesh defeated Zuglan 9-5
and Morgan beat Lynch 9-6. This left McCreesh and Morgan fighting
it out for the hot-seat and McCreesh scoring a 9-7 win.
On the one loss side, Frankie Hernandez was on a tear. Hernandez
scored win over Karen Corr, Mike Zuglan, Eddie Abraham and Sean
Morgan to earn his place in the finals against McCreesh.
The first set was a close one, with Hernandez scoring the 9-7
win. The second set was even closer as the match went to hill-hill
before McCreesh pocketed the final 9-ball.
McCreesh pocketed $1500 for first place, while Hernandez settled
for $1080. Sean Morgan and Eddie Abraham filled out the top
|1st Ryan McCreesh $1500
2nd Frankie Hernandez $1080
3rd Sean Morgan $800
4th Eddie Abraham $600
5th/6th Chris Lynch, Mike Zuglan $450
7th/8th Dan Heidrich, Karen Corr $300
9th/12th Ray McNamara, Zion Zvi, Liz Ford, Matt Daspin $150
Second Straight Joss Tour Stop
| The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour was at Trick
Shot Billiards & Sports Pub in Clifton Park, NY this weekend
with 36 players competing for a $4,880 total prize fund. Notable
players in the field included Ryan McCreesh, Jason Michas, Frankie
Hernandez, Eric Hjorliefson, John Morra, Bucky Souvanthong,
Dan Heidrich and last week's winner Jerry Slivka.
Slivka's hopes for another undefeated run to match last week's
run were quickly shot down as he lost a match to Ryan McCreesh
early on Saturday. McCreesh remained undefeated until Sunday
morning, when he lost to last week's runner-up Jason Michas
9-5. Michas went on to score a hill-hill win over Sean Graham
to take the hot-seat.
On the one loss side, Slivka was not giving up the hopes for
a repeat win. He started the day with a 9-3 win over Canadian
Eric Hjorliefson and then got his revenge on McCreesh with a
9-0 win. Dan Heidrich and Sean Graham were next to fall as Slivka
earned his spot in the finals against Michas.
The first set of the true double elimination finals saw Slivka
take an early lead and fight off a comeback attempt by Michas
for the 9-6 win. The second set was much closer with both players
tied at 7-7 before Michas missed a ball during a run-out. That
was the chance Slivka needed as he won that game and the next
for the 9-7 victory and his second straight Joss NE 9-Ball Tour
1st Jerry Slivka $1400
2nd Jason Michas $950
3rd Sean Graham $700
4th Dan Heidrich $550
5th/6th Ryan McCreesh, Gary Poulton $400
7th/8th Seth Delvillano, Eric Hjorliefson $240
|| Slivka Cruises At Glen Falls Joss Tour Stop
|The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour was at
Adirondack Billiards in Glen Falls, NY this weekend for a $2000
added event. Early favorites in this one included Joey Korsiak,
Karen Corr, Mike Zuglan and Jerry Slivka who has been playing
exceptionally well lately.
Slivka caught a first round bye, but had his hands full in the
next round as Evan Broxmeyer took him to hill-hill before Slivka
won the match.
After the match with Broxmeyer, it was smooth sailing as no
opponent would come that close to beating Slivka again. Slivka
cruised to the match for the hot-seat, where he crushed Jason
Michas took out his frustration on Bucky Souvanthong on the
one loss side with a 9-2 victory, but he would have to be satisfied
with that as Slivka strolled to a relatively easy 9-4 win in
the first set of the finals
|1st Jerry Slivka $1360
2nd Jason Michas $900
3rd Bucky Souvanthong $700
4th Dave Pinkston $500
5th/6th Mike Zuglan, Karen Corr $350
7th/8th Dave Fernandez, Joey Korsiak $200
9th/12th Matt Tetreault, Angelo Hilton, Redgie Cutler, John
Joss season opener
| The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour kicked off their 06/07
season with a $2000 added event at Drexeline Billiard Club in
Drexel Hill, PA.
On Sunday, the winners side came down to tour director Mike
Zuglan and Ryan McCreesh. Both players were playing well and
coming off dominating wins in their previous matches. As expected,
the match for the hot-seat was a close one with the players
fighting it out to a 4-4 tie before McCreesh took over and cruised
to a 9-4 win.
On the one loss side, Jerry Slivka was knocking down opponents
on a hopeful path to the finals. On Sunday alone, Slivka eliminated
Bill Smith 9-2, Dave Abraham 9-4 and Billy Kirshner 9-5. That
run would come to a screeching halt as Zuglan defeated Slivka
9-5 to send Slivka home in 3rd place.
The true double elimination finals got underway the same way
the previous match did with both players clawing it out. This
time, Zuglan pulled ahead 5-4 before McCreesh took over and
won five straight games for the 9-5 victory and first place.
McCreesh pocketed $1300 for first, while Zuglan settled for
$830. Slivka and Kirshner filled in the final four spots.
1st Ryan McCreesh $1300
2nd Mike Zuglan $830
3rd Jerry Slivka $600
4th Billy Kirshner $450
5th/6th Dave Abraham, Ed Abraham $300
7th/8th Bill Smith, Shawn Wilkie $150
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