Blackmore and Bonilla hold off late charges for Joss Tour wins

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour drew a field of 39 players to Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY over the weekend of April 2 - 3, to compete for the $3650 available in total prize money.

With both Tour Points leader Bucky Souvanthong and tour terror Dennis Hatch skipping this event, the field was wide open for almost anyone to take home first place in this one.

Bobby Blackmore made his case for that prize with a 9-5 win over Chris Lynch for the hot-seat. Prior to the match with Blackmore, Lynch had beaten Joey Korsiak 9-8 to send Korsiak to the left side of the board; and Korsiak was waiting for him when Lynch made the trip west. In the Lynch/Korsiak rematch, the score was the same with a different winner as Korsiak scored a 9-8 win to send Lynch to the rail in third place.

The true double elimination final saw Korsiak win the first set 9-4, but the second set saw Blackmore come back and win an "eventful match" 9-5.

The second chance tournament on Sunday saw Oscar Bonilla take the hot-seat with a 3-0 win over Phil Davis and then fight off a charge from Yesid Garibello in the finals. Garibello won the first set of the finals 3-0, but Bonilla recovered and won the second set 3-1 for the tournament win.

Bob Talbot was the winner of the random drawing for the $1200 custom engraved collectible Joss cue.

The tour will be off next week so that tour director Mike Zuglan can attend the wedding of his niece, but he will back in two weeks at the Golden Cue in Albany, NY.

Zuglan is still taking entries for the Turning Stone Classic XVII, which takes place September 8 - 11 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.

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