D’Alfonso tops Joss Action Field

Tom D'Alfonso survived a scare in the double elimination finals and won the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour event at Action Billiards in Hamden, CT.

D'Alfonso cruised untouched to the quarter-finals where he defeated tour director Mike Zuglan 9-5 for the hot-seat.

Zuglan dominated Chuck Altomare in the semi-finals 9-4 to earn another shot at D'Alfonso in the finals.

The first set went Zuglan's way with a 9-5 win over D'Alfonso but Zuglan ran out of gas and D'Alfonso turned the pressure up a notch on his way to a 9-7 win in the final set.

D'Alfonso took home $1100 for first, while Zuglan settled for $780 in second place prize money. Altomare and 'Bristol' Bob Begay filled out the top four spots.

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Snooker's Cafe & Billiards in Providence, RI on November 19th-20th for their next event. Tour director Mike Zuglan is taking sign-ups for the upcoming Turning Stone Classic VI 9-Ball Open on February 16th - 19th at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. Mike can be contacted at 518-356-7163 for players who want to sign up now.

Complete Payouts:
1st Tom D'Alfonso $1100
2nd Mike Zuglan $780
3rd Chuck Altomare $550
4th Bob Begay $400
5th/6th Tony Ruberto, Kevin Guimond $275
7th/8th Marty Herman, Pete Ziemak $100