Hatch Cruises to Joss Win

Hatch Cruises to Joss win

Dennis Hatch cruised to a relatively easy tournament win at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Adirondack Billiards in Glens Falls, NY.

Hatch made his way to the hot-seat match without allowing an opponent to get more than 5 games against him. The match for the hot-seat was no different as Hatch defeated Mike Zuglan 9-3.

On the one-loss side, Zuglan looked poised to earn the rematch with Hatch as he jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead against Teddy Garrahan. Zulgan extended that lead to 8-2 before Garrahan mounted a comeback. A couple missed opportunites for Zuglan and a couple great run-outs by Garrahan were all it took for Garrahan to comeback and win the match 9-8.

As good as Garrahan played to get to the finals, it was still not enough to get by Hatch in the finals. Hatch took command early and took a 9-2 win in the finals.

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Boston Billiard Club in Danbury, CT next weekend for a $2000 added event. The $15,000 added Turning Stone Casino Classic is filling up fast. To reserve your spot in the field, call Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163. Also please disregard any schedules posted that list Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill, PA on November 6-7. The correct date is November 27-28.

Complete Payouts:
1st Dennis Hatch $1300
2nd Teddy Garrahan $1000
3rd Mike Zuglan $740
4th Dave Varano $500
5th-6th Mike Hurley, Norm Pomainville $350
7th-8th Dick Cappotto, Pete Jorgenson $200

Photo courtesy of Pete Jorgenson