Spain Brothers Are 2020 Joss Junior 9-Ball Champions
Mike Zuglan
Jan. 26, 2020
18 & under, Frank Spain III and 12 & Under D'Angelo Spain
18 & under, Frank Spain III and 12 & Under D'Angelo Spain
Congratulations to our new 2020, Joss Junior 9-Ball Champions Frank Spain III in the 18 & under division and D'Angelo Spain in the 12 & under. Both players dominated their respective divisions to claim their titles. Also congratulations to our second place finishers, Amber Kolchew (18 & under) & Alena Hahn (12 & under). Both of these young ladies were very impressive players as well. Frank Spain III and his younger brother D'Aangelo both went undefeted to earn their championships. Our formats for both divisions this year were, round robin group play with the final four playing off in single elimination play to determine the champions. Once again Tim Berlin deserves much thanks for allowing us the use of his beautiful Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sposrt Pub in Amsterdam NY.
 
It was a fun day of pool watching these 32 talented youngsters compete with some as young as 8 years old. There were 18 in the 18 & under division and 14 in the 12 & under. Most were playing in their first tournament ever. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves even though they were very serious in trying to win. Some even made a long weekend out of it by having a pizza, wings & pool (swimming) party at their motel! All players were treated to a table full of donated items to choose from, plus free raffles for the larger items. Many thanks go out to the many people and companies that generously donated products and their time to help. Our generous sponsors are, in no particular order: Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub (Tim & Julie Berlin), Joss Cues (Debbie, Dan & Stephen Janes), James Sinclair (Rhythm Custom Cues), CJ & Peggi Wilkinson (Baltimore City Cues), Don Kerns, Iwan Simonis (Ivan Lee), Aramith (Ivan Lee), Phil Capelle (Billiards Press), Mark Kulungian, Andrea Duvall (Utica Billiards On The Boulevard), Matt Tetreault, Steven W. Smith, Dave Dreidel, Bill Cote, Josh Burbul, Don Kennedy & Steve Lillis. And thank you to anyone I may have missed and everyone else involved. Hopefully we will be doing this for years to come. I am now accepting donations for our 2021 Joss Junior 9-Ball Championships. Product and monetary donations can be made by contacting Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163.
 
Here are the official results for both events:
 
18 & Under:
1st Frank Spain III (Joss Cue & case, trophy)
2nd Amber Kolchew (trophy & Rhythm Cue & case - raffle)
           
Also competed - in no particular order
Tim Svitak (Alex Kazakis autographed Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
Dalton Johnson (Shane Van Boening autographed Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
Samantha Given (Nick Varner cue & case - raffle)
Andrew Wolanske (Nick Varner cue & case - raffle)
Anthony Wolanske (Simonis Crest Banner autographed by top 8 at Turning Stone XXXIII event - raffle)
Michael Floyd (Shane Van Boening autographed Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
Joey Berlin (Mizerak Cue & case - raffle)
Ulysses Taylor Jr. (Mizerak Cue & case - raffle)
Winter Dempsey (Simonis Crest Banner autographed by top 8 at Turning Stone XXXII event - raffle)
Hunter Hallock (Alex Kazakis autographed Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
Adrianna Henderson
Ava Lucas
Kailey Bombard
Courtney Wood
Evan Sternquist
Jeffrie Martinez
 
 
12 & Under:
1st D'Angelo Spain (Joss Cue & case, trophy, plus Alex Kazakis autographed Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
2nd Alena Hahn (trophy) 
 
Also competed - in no particular order
Jacob Sternquist (Rhythm Cue & case - raffle)
Makayla Lettieri (Mizerak Cue & case - raffle)
Olivier Payne (Jayson Shaw autographed Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
Dominick Henderson (Shane Van Boening autographed Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
Alie Thompson (Earl Strickland autographed Pro Cup cue ball - raffle)
Blake Bombard (Mizerak Cue & case - raffle)
Erika Barbera
Daishawn Witchley
Colin Given
Jeremy Wolfe
Logan Bombard
Paul Hahn