Antonakos holds off Chin for Joss Tour Win

Chance Chin, Tim Berlin (owner) and Greg Antonakos

One of the stories coming out of the Joss Tour's Turning Stone Classic XVII was the outstanding play of two tour regulars, Bucky Souvanthong and Greg Antonakos. Both players were in action over the October 8th and 9th weekend at Trick Shot Billiards in Clifton Park New York, and both players once again showed that they can hang with the best of them.

Antonakos was the better of the two on this day, and he took the hot-seat with a one-sided 9-4 win over tour director Mike Zuglan

Zuglan then found himself on the wrong end of another 9-4 score, this time to Chance Chin. Chin had lost to Antonakos early Saturday, but had come back with seven straight wins on the one loss side.

Chin took that momentum into the final match with Antonakos and won the first set of the double elimination finals 9-4. Antonakos didn't get this far in the event just to roll over to a challenge from Chin though. He gathered himself in the second set and scored an equally lopsided 9-3 win over Chin in the second set of the finals.

Antonakos pocketed $1000 for the win, while Chin took home $750 for second.

The second chance event on Sunday saw Spencer Auigbelle defeat Kevin Ketz in the finals for first place. 

Auigbelle earned $300 for first, while Ketz winning $200 for second.

Tour newcomer Dennis Scarbro was the winner of the $1200 collectible Joss Cue.

The Joss NE 9-Ball tour now takes a two week break and will be back in action in three weeks at Camelot Billiards in Rochester, NY.

Tour director Mike Zuglan, once again, urges players to sign up now for the Turning Stone Classic XVIII as space is getting short in the event.