Turning Stone Classic Day Two Underway
AzB Staff
Jan. 5, 2018
Billy Thorpe (File photo courtesy of Karl Kantrowitz)
Billy Thorpe (File photo courtesy of Karl Kantrowitz)

Day one is complete at the Turning Stone Classic XXIX, held at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. All 128 (with a couple no show forfeits) players played on Thursday, and the 64 first round losers are playing at 10:00 and 2:00 today. Those matches will eliminate 32 players and the Thursday winners will play at noon and 4:00. 


Thursday matches went mostly according to plan, with the biggest surprise Ron Casanzio's loss to Kerry McCauliffe. Billy Thorpe was in for a fight in his first round match as Thomas Wan gave him all that he could handle in a 9-7 match. 


Winner's side matches on Friday include Matt Krah vs Martin Daigle, Danny Hewitt vs Bucky Souvanthong and Jorge Rodriguez vs Hunter Lombardo


Matches run all day, with the final round at 10pm EST, and AzBilliards will have all of the coverage with online streaming, online brackets and real time scoring all weekend. Your hub for following this event is at http://www.azbilliards.com/tours_and_events/1-joss-northeast-9-ball-tour/7953-turning-stone-classic-xxix-9-ball-open/live/.