Hewitt and Piercey Score Canadian Sweep at Joss Tour Stop

Ron Casanzio, Premium Billiards Manager Mark Ruzekowicz and Danny Hewitt

Some players will take a first round loss as a sign that it just isn't their event to win. Others will take it as a challenge. Put Danny Hewitt in the latter category as he bounced back from a first round loss to Bucky Souvanthong to stay undefeated the rest of the way and won the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's stop at Premium Billiards in Syracuse, NY on October 25th and 26th.


While Hewitt was winding his way through the one loss side, his countryman Martin Daigle and Ron Casanzio were enjoying runs through the winner's side. They met for the hot-seat, where Casanzio scored a 9-8 win.


On the one loss side, Hewitt had already put together an eight match winning streak and Daigle become win #9 for Hewitt with a 9-7 score.


Hewitt would have to defeat Casanzio twice to win the event, but what are another two matches after already winning nine in a row? The first match went to Hewitt 9-3, but Casanzio wasn't going home in second without a fight. Casanzio came out to a quick 4-1 lead and was doing all he could to hold Hewitt off. Hewitt got back within one rack at 5-4, but Casanzio pushed the lead back out to two racks at 7-5 and 8-6. That would be the last rack for Casanzio though, as Hewitt was the last three racks for the 9-8 win and a successful winning streak of eleven straight matches.


The second chance event on Sunday featured Canadian road partners Jesse Piercey and Randell Truscott facing off three times to determine a winner. Truscott drew first blood with a 3-2 win for the hot-seat, but after sending Dominick Martoccia home in third place, Piercey came back to defeat Truscott 3-1 and 3-0 in the finals.


The next event on the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour is November 1st and 2nd at Salt City Billiards in another $1500/$500 added main event and second chance tournament.


Players looking for a spot in the upcoming Turning Stone Classic XXIII on January 8th - 11th are urged to contact Mike Zuglan as soon as possible at 518-356-7163.