Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Current 2018-19 Season

L-R Qays Kolee, Room Owner Andrea Duvall and Bucky Souvanthong
Souvanthong Over Kolee for Joss Tour Win

Bucky Souvanthong came through a field of 46 players to win his first Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop of the new season at Utica Billiards on the Boulevard on October 27th - 28th.

Souvanthong had Saturday wins over Ray Carey, Paul Rozonewski, Alvin Thomas and Ron Casanzio. A Sunday morning win over Jorge Teixeira set Souvanthong up to face Qays Kolee for the hot-seat.

Kolee’s final three matches before the hot-seat match couldn’t have been much closer as he defeated Nick Brucato 9-8, Hendrick Drost 9-7 and Spencer Auigelle 9-8.

Souvanthong took the hot-seat with a fairly routine 9-5 win. Kolee scored a more convincing 7-4 win over Auigbelle on the one loss side, but dropped the first set of the finals against Souvanthong 9-3.

Twenty one players came back to Billiards on the Boulevard on Sunday for the $500 added second chance tournament. Fred Gokey defeated Mike Sykes for the hot-seat 3-2, and then defeated Nick Coppola in the second set of the finals (after a 3-0 loss in the first set) 3-2 for the win.

Joss NE 9-Ball Tour Director Mike Zuglan is urging players interested in playing in the Turning Stone Classic XXXI to contact him as soon as possible. He has “a handful of spots left”, and the event will certainly fill up.

- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Results
1 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 1,000
2 USA KOLEE Qais 700
3 CAN AUIGBELLE Spencer 550
4 USA TEIXEIRA Jorge 400
5 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 300
5 USA CARROLL Bruce 300
7 USA MARSHALL Nate 200
7 USA DROST Hendrik 200
9 USA HURLEY Mike 100
9 USA CASANZIO Ron 100
9 USA COPPOLA Nick 100
9 USA MCCONNELL Jon 100

Second Chance Results
1 USA GOKEY Fred 320
2 USA COPPOLA Nick 220
3 USA SYKES Mike 160
4 WYSOCKI Joe 100
5 USA MCCONNELL Jon 60
5 USA CREAMER Mark 60
Casanzio Earns Revenge Against Nagle in Syracuse
L-R Ron Casanzio and Bruce Nagle

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.

- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Results
1 USA CASANZIO Ron 1,000
2 USA NAGLE Bruce 700
3 USA DONNELLY Mike 550
4 USA KOLEE Qais 400
5 USA SOUVANTHONG Bucky 300
5 USA THAMMAVONG Sourith 300
7 USA KAM Marco 200
7 USA DREIDEL Dave 200
9 USA JECEN Jed 125
9 CAN AUIGBELLE Spencer 125
9 USA KEARNEY Jim 125
9 USA GOYER Jay 125

Second Chance Results
1 USA CREAMER Mark 300
2 USA LEBRUN Dave 200
3 USA HURLEY Mike 140
4 USA WERBLOW Ben 80
5 USA MONTGOMERY Geoff 40
5 WELLS Doug 40
L-R Bruce Nagle and Ron Casanzio
Nagle Wins Joss Tour's Babravich / Romanowski Memorial

Bruce Nagle went undefeated to win a very contested John Babravich / Jim Romanowski Memorial tournament held by the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour at Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam NY on October 13th - 14th.

While Nagle went undefeated, none of his wins (Jeremy Sossei, Sam Marranca, Nick Brucato, Tom Haas and Scott Haas for the hot-seat) were by a margin of more than three racks. His hot-seat opponent, Scott Haas, only had one match that could be continued one sided, when he defeated Willie Oney 9-4 on Saturday.

On the one loss side, Ron Casanzio was bouncing back from a Saturday loss to Brucato. While his Saturday wins on the left side of the board were pretty dominant, his Sunday started with back-to-back 7-5 wins (Nicolas Charette, Tom Haas and Sossei). Casanzio’s semi final win over Scott Haas was even closer at 7-6.

With all of the close matches that Nagle had, and Casanzio’s momentum from the one loss side, a close final match was expected. Surprisingly, Nagle scored his most lopsided win of the event in the first set of the finals when he defeated Casanzio 9-5 for first place.

In Sunday’s fourteen player second chance tournament, Bob Forchilli fought to a 6-7 overall record against Ben Werblow, but that was still enough for first place. Forchilli lost to Werblow 3-0 for the hot-seat, but came back to double dip Werblow in the finals 3-2 and 3-2.

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action this weekend, with another $1500 / $500 added stop at Brick House Billiards in North Syracuse, NY. Joss Tour director Mike Zuglan says he is over 2/3 full as far as entries into the Turning Stone Classic XXXI on January 10 - 13. Interested players are urged to get their entries into Mike as soon as possible as this event will fill up.

- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
Main Event Results
1 USA NAGLE Bruce 1,050
2 USA CASANZIO Ron 750
3 USA HAAS Scott 600
4 USA SOSSEI Jeremy 450
5 USA HAAS Thomas 300
5 CAN HEWITT Danny 300
7 USA KEARNEY Jim 175
7 CAN CHARETTE Nicolas 175

Second Chance Results
1 USA FORCHILLI Bob 300
2 USA WERBLOW Ben 200
3 USA HALL Jason 120
4 USA TURNER Jordan 80
5 USA CARROLL Bruce 40
5 USA BRUCATO Nick 40
Wilkie Holds Off Sossei For Joss Tour Win
L-R Jeremy Sossei, Lenore Donovan Chen (room owner)
and Shaun Wilkie

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.

- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
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
L-R Nicolas Charette, TJs manager Steve Claude and Jeremy Sossei
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 soon.

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.

- by AzB staff
AZBilliards.com
Complete Results:
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
 
 
 
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