Joss Tour Rides to Hippos

Congratulations to stop 13 winners Bruce Nagle ($1,000 main event), Frank Sorriento ($330 second chance event) & David Dumas ($1,500 Joss Cue raffle winner)

Stop # 14 will be at Hippo's The House Of Billiards in Utica NY on April 8 & 9. This event was originally scheduled to be at Salt City Billiards, but do to the recent fire there it has been moved to Hippo's. We would all like to thank both Andrea Duvall at Hippo's and Frank Delconte at Salt City for keeping this event alive on our schedule.

Andrea has elevated Hippo's to the next level with a new web site, a new Facebook page, delicious homemade food specials and now free Wi Fi. Hippos has 12, 9 foot Gabriel tables and 8, 7 footers, all covered in 860 Simonis (The Cloth Of Champions). She has made Hippo's a true family fun destination spot, and has even held many events and functions for our junior players! So come to Hippo's to show your support and be treated to yet another great 9-ball event. You may even win a $1,500 custom, engraved Joss Cue in Hippos cue raffle, Anyone can participate and you do not have to be present to win! We will draw the winner of the cue on Sunday just before the final match. The Joss raffle cue can be viewed here:
For more information about Hippo's and nearby motels, please contact them directly at 315-768-0218.


This event at Hippo's will consist of a $1500 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 April 8, BEFORE 11:30 AM, 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 XXVIII 9-Ball Open, is scheduled for August 31 - September 3, 2017. I am currently accepting entries and strongly suggest that you pay your entry early to avoid being shut out. Entry fee for this prestigious WPA, BCA and Mosconi Cup ranking event is only $150 for Current tour members and only $200 for all others. As you can see, membership has its privileges! If you would like to enter, please contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 or see me at any of our Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour regular season events before it is full. Currently we are already over 2/3 full!

Finally, I can't stress enough how important it is for all of you to please frequent your local billiard parlors and utilize the services and products 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! 


I hope to see everyone at Hippo's.


The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Is Proudly Sponsored By;

Joss Cues - 
Turning Stone Resort Casino - 
Simonis Cloth - - -

Aramith - 
Billiards Press - 
Heidrich Custom Cues -                 
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