D’Alfonso wins Fast Eddie’ Joss Tour Stop

Tom D'Alfonso


Tom D'Alfonso avenged his only loss and defeated Ron Cosanzio twice in the finals to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe in New Milford, Ct.
D'Alfonso and Cosanzio were the last players left standing on the winners side of the board in the 49 player field, but it was Cosanzio who scored a 9-6 win to take the hot-seat and send D'Alfonso to the left side.
D'Alfonso's stay on the one loss side would be a short one as he quickly eliminated Nelson Oliviera 9-4 to earn another shot against Cosanzio in the finals.
The first set of the finals was close all the way, but the match was decided in the 15th game when Cosanzio scratched while running out the rack for an 8-7 lead. Instead, it was D'Alfonso who would take the 8-7 lead and then go ahead to win the match 9-7.
The scratch late in the first match by Cosanzio might have taken the wind out of his sails as he would also fall in the second set of the finals 9-2 and D'Alfonso would be the final event winner
The second chance tournament on Sunday saw eighteen players compete for $860 in prize money.
The event would be won by Eric Tang, who could not be beaten all day. Tang beat Bob Vanduzee 3-2 for the hot-seat and then beat Bill Cote 3-0 in the finals.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's next stop will be at Snookers in Providence, RI on June 1st - 2nd. Tour director Mike Zuglan is also still taking sign-ups for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.