Jul. 11, 2017
Players & Fans,
I am very proud to announce my Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour's upcoming 2017-2018 season schedule. This new season will mark our 21st consecutive year in business! I estimate that we have held well over 400 regular season events, as well as 40+ major industry events. This season will be no exception as I have already scheduled the $25,000 added Turning Stone Classic XXIX 9-Ball Open for January 4-7, 2018 and a second Turning Stone event is currently in negotiations for the Summer of 2018. Our 2nd "Joss Junior 9-Ball Championship" tournament will be held on October 21 & 22 at Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam NY with 2 divisions, 18 & under and 12 & under. No cash will be awarded but there will be many valuable prizes for the kids. We are always open to any donations for this event for the new generation of our game. All donated items will go directly to the participants. If interested in making any kind of donation, please contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163. Players and parents are urged to pre register with me early so we may properly plan our event.
In addition to the Turning Stone event(s) and the Junior event, There will be 15 regular season billiard parlor events. All events will feature a minimum of $2,000 to $5,000 added money. All events, with the exception of the $5,000 added Ocean State 9-Ball Championship at Snookers, will consist of a Saturday and Sunday main event and a $500 added second chance event on Sunday for those non pro level players eliminated from the main event.
Our great line up of generous host rooms this season will include (in no particular order): TJ's Classic Billiards (Waterville ME), East Ridge Billiards (Rochester NY), Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub (2 events plus Junior event - Amsterdam NY), Raxx Pool Room & Grill (W. Hempstead NY), Hippo's House Of Billiards (Utica - Yorkville NY), Snookers Billiards Bar & Grill (3 events - Providence RI), Union Station Billiards (2 events - Portland ME), Trick Shot Billiards & Sports Pub (Clifton Park NY), King Smiley Billiards (Fort Edward NY) & we welcome 2 new rooms, The Spot Billiards-Cafe Lounge (Nanuet NY) & Brickhouse Billiards (N. Syracuse NY - at the old Salt City location). I would like to personally thank each and every one of our host facilities for being a part of the tour, allowing all of us the use of there great rooms, and for helping to keep our great sport alive and kicking.
I would also like to thank all of our most generous sponsors this season for their continued support. This season's sponsors (see links below) include (in no particular order): Iwan Simonis Cloth, "The Cloth Of Champions", Aramith, Billiards Press, AZBilliards.com, Poolonthenet.com, World Class Cue Care, Turning Stone Resort Casino & Joss Cues. An extra special thank you to Debbie, Dan & Stephen Janes of Joss Cues for 21 years of donating more than $500,000 worth of their beautiful custom engraved cues for the juniors and for raffle at all of our events!
Please note that once again this season in an effort to speed things up, final registration on Saturdays will be at 11:30 am Sharp. Please pass this important information on so we may try to conclude at a reasonable hour. Our simple billiard parlor dress code will once again be: NO T-shirts, tanks, sweats or shorts! Jeans, sneakers and a collared shirt will be just fine. Entry fees (excluding the Ocean State and Turning Stone Events) will once again be $70 for non pro level players and $120 for pro level players. I alone will make the determination between pro and non pro level. Tour membership will again be $40 seasonal or $15 single event (TS excluded). A $40 seasonal membership would save the player $50 on thier Turning Stone entry fee at least once and possibly twice, so to coin a phrase "membership has its privileges".
The complete 2017-2018 season schedule has been posted on our site www.joss9balltour.com, AZBilliards.com and many other popular sites and magazines in the billiard world. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me at 518-356-7163.
As of this writing, we still have our 2016-2017 season finale coming up on August 31 - September 3, 2017. The $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXVIII 9-Ball Open promises to be another great world class event. Come see us in The Event Center at Turning Stone and be treated to Free admission, Free posters, $10 Casino Free plays, all in the most comfortable world class arena anywhere.
Please remember to get out and play at your local rooms as much as possible. They are year round businesses and need our support as much as they support us!
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Is Proudly Sponsored By;
Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Resort Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Poolonthenet.com - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
Aramith - http://www.aramith.com