Frank Spain III & Bryzen Manipula Are Joss 2019 Junior 9-Ball Champions

Congratulations to our new Joss Junior Champions Frank Spain III in the 18 & under division and Bryzen Manipula in the 12 & under. Both players went undefeated in their respective divisions to claim their titles and qualify the to go the the BEF/BCA National Championships in Las Vegas in July. Also qualifying for the nationals was 2nd place finisher in the 18 under, Justin Bogdanffy and 2nd and 3rd finishers in the 12 under, Nico Famiglietti & Dereck Graven. Our formats for the events were, double elimination races to 9/7 on the 9 footers for the 18 under and races to 7/5 on the 7 footers for the 12 under, played at the beautiful Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sposrt Pub in Amsterdam NY.
It was a fun day of pool watching these talented youngsters compete with some as young as 7 years old. Most were playing in their first tournament ever. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves even though they were very serious in trying to win. All players were treated to a table full of donated items to choose from, plus free raffles for the larger items. Many thanks go out to the many people and companies that generously donated products and their time to help. Our generous sponsors are, in no particular order: Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub (Tim & Julie Berlin), Joss Cues (Debbie, Dan & Stephen Janes), James Sinclair (Rhythm Custom Cues), CJ & Peggi Wilkinson (Baltimore City Cues), Don Kerns, Iwan Simonis (Ivan Lee), Aramith (Ivan Lee), Phil Capelle (Billiards Press), Mark Kulungian, Andrea Duvall (Utica Billiards On The Boulevard), Matt Tetreault, Steven W. Smith, Dave Dreidel & Kevin Bauccio. And thank you to everyone else involved.
Here are the official results for both events:
18 & Under:
1st Frank Spain III (Joss Cue & case, trophy, plus Cuetec cue & case from raffle)
2nd Jusin Bogdanffy (trophy)
3rd Dale Graven (LoreeJon Hasson autographed Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
4th Kailey Bombard (Shane Van Boening Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
12 & Under:
1st Bryzen Manipula (Joss Cue & case, trophy, plus Jayson Shaw Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
2nd Nico Famiglietti (trophy)
3rd Dereck Graven (Rhythm Cue & case - raffle)
4th Joey Berlin
5/6th (tie) Skylar Hess (Autographed Efren Reyes painting - raffle)
5/6th (tie) Austin Stewart (LoreeJon Hasson Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
7/8th (tie) Logan Bombard
7/8th (tie) D'angelo "Jawz" Spain (Rhythm Cue & case - raffle)
9th Blake Bombard
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Is Proudly Sponsored By;
Turning Stone Resort Casino - 
Simonis Cloth - - -
Billiards Press -                 
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