Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Current 2018-19 Season
Charette, TJs manager Steve Claude and Jeremy Sossei
over Charette for Joss Tour Season Opener Win
Mike Zuglan’s Joss NE
9-Ball Tour kicked off their 2018-1019 season at TJ’s
Classic Billiards on September 22nd - 23rd for “The
Maine Event XXII”, and this event came down to a Joss
Tour veteran against a player in their first ever regular
season Joss Tour stop.
The veteran player was Jeremy Sossei, winner of over sixteen
Joss Tour titles, who has been winning tour stops for over
10 years. Sossei has been away from the game for most of this
year, with a win at the NE 9-Ball Open XXX back in February
as his only appearance on the AzBilliards money list. Sossei
has been spending his time on a new business that he opened,
but hopes to be getting out to regularly compete again very
The newcomer was Quebec’s Nicolas Charette, who got
his Joss Tour feet wet at the Turning Stone Classic XXIX,
but was in Waterville Maine for his first regular tour stop.
Charette credited his appearance on this weekend to his love
for the game. “I just enjoy playing tournaments, competing,
traveling, experiencing different conditions. But really,
I love the game” he said.
The players kept pace with each other all weekend until the
hot-seat match. Sossei scored wins over Bill Cote, Steve Reynolds,
Joe Darigis, Cody Francis and Kyle Pepin on his way to the
match, while Charette had wins over Samoth Sam, Emily Cady,
Jorge Teixeira, Chad Bizinet and Rich Kravitz.
The first meeting between Sossei and Charette went to the
veteran 9-7 and he waited to see who he would play in the
finals. Charette would face off against fellow countryman
Tom Theriault in the semi-finals, but he would score a quick
7-3 win to earn another shot at Sossei in the finals.
Anyone expecting another close match between these two competitors
was shocked to see the Canadian cueman score a decisive 9-2
win over Sossei in the first set of the finals. With the players
now tied at one set each, a third set was played to determine
a winner and Sossei pulled out a tight 7-5 win for Joss Tour
Stop title #17.
Nine players came back on Sunday to compete in the second
chance tournament where Dan Couture defeated Steve Reynolds
two sets out of three for first place.
The Joss NE 9-Ball tour will be back in action on October
6th - 7th for the Hudson Valley Fall Classic at The Spot in
Nanuet, New York.
|Main Event Results
1 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 1,000
2 CAN CHARETTE Nicolas 750
3 CAN THERIAULT Tom 600
4 USA PEPIN Kyle 450
5 USA DARIGIS Joe 275
5 USA KRAVETZ Rich 275
7 USA FRANCIS Cody 150
7 USA NICKERSON Dillon 150
Second Chance Results
1 Dan Couture 300
2 Steve Reynolds 200
3 Jim Hayden 120
4 Bill Cote 60
Holds Off Sossei For Joss Tour Win
L-R Jeremy Sossei, Lenore
Donovan Chen (room owner)
and Shaun Wilkie
Jeremy Sossei, Lenore Donovan Chen (room
owner) and Shaun Wilkie
Jeremy Sossei, Lenore Donovan Chen (room owner) and Shaun
The second stop of the 2018 Joss NE 9-Ball Tour drew a field
of 38 players to The Spot in Nanuet, NY on October 6th - 7th
for the “Hudson Valley Classic II”.
Shaun Wilkie and Bucky Souvanthong made their way through
the winner’s side on this weekend to face off for the
hot-seat. That match went to Wilkie 9-5.
Just prior to his match against Wilkie, Souvanthong had sent
stop 1 winner Jeremy Sossei to the one loss side 9-7. Sossei
bounced back with three wins on the left side of the board
(Mike Yednak, Zion Zvi and Souvanthong), to earn his place
in the finals against Wilkie.
Two weeks ago, Sossei was taken to two sets in the finals
before getting the win. This weekend, he was one game shy
of forcing a second set against Wilkie, but Wilkie ended up
with the 9-8 win for first place.
The second chance tournament on Sunday drew eleven players
with Victor Nau dropping a 3-2 decision to Dylan Spohr for
the hot-seat, but coming back to defeat Spohr twice in the
finals for first place.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour is back at it again this weekend,
with a $1500 added main event and $500 added second chance
tournament at Sharpshooters in Amsterdam, NY.
|Main Event Results
1 USA WILKIE Shaun 1,000
2 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 750
3 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 600
4 ISR ZVI Zion 450
5 USA POLE Robert 300
5 USA YEDNAK Michael 300
7 CAN CHARETTE Nicolas 150
7 USA ACCIAVATTI Tom 150
Second Chance Results
1 USA NAU Victor 300
2 USA SPOHR Dylan 200
3 USA DARIGIS Joe 140
4 USA KEARNEY Jim 80