Shin Young Park Tops at Diamond Eight Billiards

The Joss Northeast Tour dropped into Diamond Eight Billiards in Latham, New York, the weekend of January 19th and 20th with yet another fantastic $2000 added season event. Included in the field of forty-five players that made their way through the brackets were not only many top northern regional players, but a few from outside of the area as well.

The weekend came to an end with Shin Young Park sitting pretty atop the winners side hot seat after sending Tony Chohan to the one-loss side in a close ending of 9-7. On the one-loss side, Mike Zuglan was sending players home one at a time after losing his first match to Marc Vidal. In his quest to reach the final round, Zuglan eventually ran into Vidal yet again, but ensured a different outcome as he bested him 9-5 which pitted him against Chohan in the semi-finals. With a win over Chohan of 9-7, Zuglan matched up with Park in the true double elimination final round, where he then took the first set from Park 9-7. Park fought back against Zuglan in the second set and ended the event with a 9-5 win to settle into first place.

The next tour stop will be January 26th-27th at Comet Billiards in Parsippany, New Jersey. Also, just a quick reminder – the Turning Stone Classic X will be held February 21-24, 2008. If you have not already sent in your entry, time is running out as there are only fifteen spots remaining. For more information on this or any Joss Northeast Tour event, please contact Mike Zuglan at (518) 356-7163 or via email