Joss Tour Brings $2,500 Added to Snookers This Week

Dear Players & Fans,


Congratulations to stop # 8 winners, Danny Hewitt (Main Event, $1,000, & second consecutive win) & Kevin Ketz (Second chance event, $340)!


Snookers Billiards Sports Bar & Grill (Providence R.I.) and Mike Zuglan"s Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour are proud to present the 5th Annual New England Pool & Billiards Hall Of Fame Ray Desell Memorial 9-Ball Open. Along with the actual tournament which will take place on Saturday March 1 & Sunday March 2, there will be a Hall of Fame presentation ceremony on Friday evening February 28 at 6pm. All inductees will receive plaques in the New England Pool & Billiards Hall Of Fame which is located, maintained and funded by Snookers. This is just one more way that our hosts Regina & Steve Goulding continue to show their devotion and generosity to our sport. Also, Tom McGonagle deserves much credit for his time and effort in gathering the information, pictures and supervising the inductee process. Also on Friday night following the Hall Of Fame ceremony at approximately 9pm, fans will be treated to what is being billed as "The Friday Night Fight", Earl Strickland vs Mike Dechaine!! This will be a challenge match race to 21 and admission is Free. You will also be able to view the entire weekend's events via a Free live stream, courtesy of Snookers. Thanks also to "Upstate Al" (Leon) for providing his expert commentary throughout these great events. The Free stream can be accessed on Snookers home site:


Snookers is also one of the best restaurants in the Providence area. Check them out at and thanks again to Steve & Regina for putting up the $3,000 added, and once again allowing us the use of their great room for our event. Trophies will be awarded to the top 2 finishers in the main event. Also, Whether you come to play, or just watch, you will have the opportunity to win a gorgeous, custom, engraved, Joss Cue valued at over $1,500, by participating in the Snookers cue raffle. Anyone can participate  and you don't have to be present to win! The drawing will be just prior to the final match of the main event on Sunday. The cue can be viewed here:

So come on down and play and win, watch for free, have some great food and drink, and take a chance at a $1,500 Joss Cue. Can it get any better than that? 


Nearby motel accommodations include: 


La Quinta Inn & Suites

36 Jefferson Blvd

Warwick RI 02888


$75 + tax - subject to availability 


This event at Snookers will consist of a $2,500 (yes $2,500) added Saturday and Sunday Main Event (entry Fee $120 for pro level or $70 for non pro level) and a $500 added consolation event on Sunday ($20 Entry Fee) for those non pro players eliminated from the main event on Saturday.


For those of you coming to play, please arrive on Saturday March 1 Before Noon, and in proper dress please. Yes, jeans and sneakers are permitted in our billiard parlor events. But please, no T-shirts, tanks, shorts or sweats. Complete tour info can be found on our site


Our season finale, the $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXII 9-Ball Open is scheduled for       September 18-21, 2014. I am currently accepting entries and strongly suggest that you pay your entry early to avoid being shut out. Entry fee for this prestigious event is only $150 for Current tour members and only $200 for all others. As you can see, membership has it's privileges! If you would like to enter, please contact me at 518-356-7163 or see me at any of our Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour regular season events before it is full!!


I can't stress enough how important it is for all of you to please frequent your local billiard parlors and utilize the services of our most generous sponsors who are the backbone of our sport. These are the ones who keep our sport alive. So get out and play! 


Mike Zuglan


The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is Proudly sponsored by;


Joss Cues -

Turning Stone Casino -

Simonis Cloth -

Pool on the Net - -

Cue Shark -

Tiger Products -

OB Cues -

The Billiard Press -

Heidrich Custom Cues -

World Class Cue Care -