Orme leads Canadian Joss Tour Invasion

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour made it's way to Classic Billiards in Rochester NY this weekend with a field of 42 players competing for the total purse of $5360.

Chris Orme was just one of the players visiting from north of the border and he took full advantage of his first appearance on tour this season as she cruised relatively untested to the hot-seat match where he defeated Howard Vickery 9-4.

On the one-loss side, Vickery fell victim to another Canadian player as Bob Chaperon eliminated Vickery sending him to the bleachers in third place. This setup an all Canadian finals between Orme and Chaperon, but Orme was too strong in this one. Orme cruised to a dominating 9-2 win in the finals.

Orme pocketed $1460 for first place, while Chaperon took home $1000 for second. Vickery and Bucky Souvanthoung filled out the top four spots.

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Snooker's Cafe & Billiards in Providence, RI next weekend for a $3000 added event. Last week, tour director Mike Zuglan announced the Joss Tour Season Finale at The Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY on August 18th - 21st. This $25,000 added event will be open to the first 128 paid players. Entry fees for the season finale are as follows: $135 for members who have competed in at least 3 regular 04-05 season events. (There are still 3 regular events left!!) And $335 for ALL others. Mike Zuglan can be reached at 518-356-7163 or by using our online player contact feature.

Complete Results:
1st Chris Orme $1460
2nd Bob Chaperon $1000
3rd Howard Vickery $750
4th Bucky Souvanthoung $550
5th/6th Kirk Rutherford, Dan Kolacz $375
7th/8th DJ McGinley, Hongsavady Vongxay $225
9th/12th Mike Petrie, Dan Doerner, Ernie Pugsley, Mike Houppert $100

Photo courtesy of Fred Vacarro