Chau wins first Joss Tour stop of New Year

Manny Chau went undefeated to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Cue Nine in Levittown, NY over the weekend of January 8th and 9th.

Chau's journey through the brackets on Sunday included a 9-8 win over tour director Mike Zuglan and then a 9-6 win over Jeremy Sossei for the hotseat.

Sossei went to the left side of the board where Zuglan had bounced back from his loss to Chau and was looking to earn another shot at Chau in the finals. The Sossei/Zuglan match was short though, as Sossei scored a lopsided 9-3 win.

Sossei knew he would have to defeat Chau twice in the finals to earn first place, but that was not to happen as Chau duplicated his earlier 9-6 win over Sossei to finish the final match in one set.

Chau earned $900 for first, while Sossei settled for $650 in second place prize money.

The next Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop will be January 29-30 at Diamond Eight Billiards in Latham (Albany), NY.

Mike Zuglan is already accepting entries for Turning Stone XVII, which will take place August 11-14. Interested players are urged to call Zuglan at 518-356-7163.