Dec. 21, 2012
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino are extremely excited and proud to present our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XX 9-Ball Open. This milestone event marks the 20th time Turning Stone has invited us to compete in one of the best arenas in the world. But you don't have to take my word for it. Just ask anyone who has ever been to one of our events, or better yet, come see for yourself. Spectator admission has always been free and the intimate layout allows everyone to feel like they are a part of the action themselves. There is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed simultaneously from any of them. Turning Stone Resort & Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Check it out at www.turningstone.com
For an unprecedented 20th time, there will be a FULL field of 128 players competing for the title. The field encompasses a wide range of talent from the best of the best to those striving to be the best! The complete current list (subject to change) is now available on our site www.joss9balltour.com . There you will also find our complete current schedule, results and all other pertinent tour information.
Something new for this event will be the addition of a second tournament on Sunday Jan 13 at 10AM. I have decided to hold an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this event as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.
The equipment for this world class event will once again be Diamond Pro tables & 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. All items are for sale and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
Here is what one can expect as a spectator for a Turning Stone Classic event. For the 20th time we offer fans Free Admission, Free full size collectible posters (while supplies last) and once again Turning Stone will be giving away (this time $10) free plays or match plays (your choice), EACH day of the event to players and fans. Only one coupon per person per day will be honored. So now you get Free admission, Free posters and Free bets!! No one else does it like Turning Stone and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour!
Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of over $1000 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. Thanks again to Danny for all he does for us!!
So come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino January 10-13 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Pat Fleming's Accu Stats Video Productions, www.azbilliards.com (Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsyth), The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino.
Again I would like to remind all of you to please frequent your local billiard parlors and promote and utilize the fine products of our most generous sponsors listed below. They are the backbone of our sport!
I hope to see all of you at Turning Stone
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by;
Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turning-stone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
Cue Shark - http://www.cueshark.com
Tiger Products - http://www.tigerproducts.com
Cameron Custom Cues - http://www.cameroncues.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
Samsara Cues - http://www.samsaracues.com
The Billiard Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
Unique Billiard Products by CUE-Z - http://www.cuezctc.com
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://heidrichcues.com
World Class Cue Care - http://www.jnj-industries.com