Joss NE 9-Ball Tour at East Ridge Billiards This Weekend
Mike Zuglan
Feb. 19, 2019
Congratulations to our stop # 8, "Northeast 9-Ball Open XXXI" champion, Jeremy Sossei ($1,050), second chance winner Ben Werblow ($300) & $1,500 Joss Cue raffle winner Joey Berlin.
 
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour will be at East Ridge Billiards in Rochester NY, on Sat & Sun Feb. 23 & 24 for stop # 9 of our 2018/2019 season. The event will be $1,500/$500 added and as always is open to all players and is now a Banner Event. All winners will have their names hanging high on a beautiful banner at East Ridge forever. Our generous host at East Ridge is Chris Braiman who deserves our thanks for bringing the tour back to Western NY. East Ridge is the former home room of some of the best to ever play the game. Irving Crane, Larry Hubbart & Mike Sigel to name a few! East Ridge has recently completed renovations of a brand new bar and kitchen with fantastic food to meet all of our needs. The room now includes 8 of the Diamond pro tables used at one of our recent Turning Stone events, 2 Gold Crowns, 10 Diamond 7 footers, 9 Valley 7 footers. East Ridge will also be live streaming some of our matches and you can access them on Facebook at their group East Ridge Billiards Sports Bar & Lounge. Please join the group and share the stream. For more info, please contact East Ridge directly at 585-270-8215. So why not come on down and check us out and you might even win a $1,500 custom, engraved Joss Cue in our raffle. Anyone can participate and you do not have to be present to win. You can view this beautiful cue here:       https://josscues.com/joss-tour-2018-19-cue/
 
I have been asked to let you know that East Ridge will also be holding 8-man $50 mini tournaments on Friday night preceding our event. Start time is 7pm and early arrival is strongly suggested as there are already players entered. There will be as many minis as time and amount of players allows. Call 585-270-8215.
 
There is a reasonably priced Super 8 about 10 minutes away for those in need of accommodations. 2450 Empire Blvd, Webster NY 14580, 585-347-5983. No special rate has been negotiated but it is reasonable.
 
This event at East Ridge 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 second chance event on Sunday ($20 entry fee) only for those non pro level players eliminated from the main event on Saturday. 
 
For those of you coming to play, please arrive on Saturday February 23, BEFORE 11:30 AM, and in proper dress please. Jeans and sneakers are permitted in our billiard parlor events only. But please, NO T-shirts, tanks, shorts or sweats. Complete tour info can be found on our site    www.joss9balltour.com
 
Our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXXII 9-Ball Open, Season Finale, will be held on August 22 - August 25, 2019. I began taking entries just last month and it is already close to 3/4 full!! To enter you must contact me at 518-356-7163 or see me at any of our events Before the event is full at 128. I strongly urge everyone to act now if you are at all serious about playing in this great event!! 
 
Please remember to spread the word to frequent your local billiard parlors and utilize the world class products of our most generous sponsors. They are the backbone of our sport and deserve our support!! 
 
Thanks and I hope to see you all at East Ridge.
 
 
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Is Proudly Sponsored By;
 
Turning Stone Resort Casino - http://www.turningstone.com 
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Poolonthenet.com - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
Billiards Press - http://www.billiardspress.com                 
World Class Cue Care - http://www.jnj-industries.com