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Joss NE 9-Ball Tour Stop 18 in Utica This Weekend

Congratulations to stop # 17 winner Jose Mendez ($1,000 main event), Rick Bentley ($300 second chance) & our $1,500 Joss Cue raffle winner Christine Cockrell

Stop # 18 of our Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s 2023/2024 season will take place at Utica Billiards on the Boulevard in Utica, NY on Sat. & Sun. April 27 & 28. This will be the third of three stops this season in this beautiful room owned by our good friend Andrea Duvall. Andrea has created a modern, bright and welcoming room featuring 10 Brunswick Gold Crowns that will be used for our event. There is also a 10-ft heated billiard table, a 12-ft snooker table, a 9-ft tight pocket table, a ping-pong table, 5, 7-ft tables, darts, foosball and video games making for a varied and fun recreational experience for the family and entire community. Andrea has a wide range of menu selections and snacks as well as a pro shop with a large array of billiard supplies, cues and cases.

Andrea is also the one who provides our results to Fargorate. This is a time consuming process that she does for all of you for FREE. So please take a minute to thank her for all she does for us and come to Utica Billiards on the Boulevard to compete or just watch another great tournament. Be sure to take a chance on winning a beautiful, $1,500 custom engraved Joss cue in the cue raffle. Anyone can participate and you do not have to be present to win! We will draw for the cue just prior to the finals of the main event. This beautiful cue can be viewed here: For more information visit, or call 315-732-3000.

If you will be in need of accommodations, there are many to choose from nearby on Genesee St, just off exit 31 of I90. Or call the room for more info. 315-732-3000.

This event at Utica Billiards on the Boulevard 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) for those non pro players eliminated from the main event on Saturday. All of our billiard parlor main events are races to 9 on the winners side and races to 7 on the one loss side. Please note that I reserve the right to alter the format to accommodate large fields, limited tables or at the direction of the host room owner

For those of you coming to play, please arrive on Saturday April 27 BEFORE 11:00 AM, and in proper dress please. Jeans and sneakers are permitted in our billiard parlor events. But please, No T-shirts, No tanks, No shorts or sweats. Complete tour info can be found on our site

Schedule Updates:
1. Stop #19 at Raxx (W. Hempstead NY) is scheduled for May 18 & 19!! The original date on our paper posters is incorrect.
2. Stop #20 at Snookers Sports Billiards Bar & Grill (Providence RI) will now be the 14th N.E. Pool & Billiard Hall Of Fame 9-Ball Open AND will now be $2500/$500 Added!!!

Please note that our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXXIX 9-Ball Open on Aug 29-Sept 1, 2024 is ALREADY FULL. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please call me at 518-356-7163 (no text)

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 now more than ever!!

Thanks and I hope to see you all at Utica Billiards on the Boulevard.

Mike Zuglan

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

Joss Cues –
Turning Stone Resort Casino – 
Simonis Cloth – –
Aramith –
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Sossei Over Sim For Joss NE 9-Ball Tour Title

Jeremy Sossei Room Owner Bobby Hilton and Del Sim

Jeremy Sossei avenged his only loss to win his second Joss NE 9-Ball Tour title of the year  at Yale Billiards in Wallingford, CT on April 9th – 10th. 

Sossei cruised through Saturday undefeated, with wins over Chad Esposito, Scott Carter, Rick Bentley and Ryan Cullen. Sossei’s biggest scare on Saturday was a 9-3 win over Carter that was part of an overall record of 36-7 for the day. While Sossei’s Saturday performance was impressive, equally impressive was Del Sim’s Saturday record of 36-9 with wins over Trystan Speedwell, Bob Ohashi, Jamie Gauthier and Bill Kiley. Joining Sossei and Sim on the winners side Sunday morning were Aaron Greenwood and Dan Sharlow. 

Greenwood scored a decisive 9-2 win over Greenwood and Sim matched that with a 9-2 win over Sossei. Sim then won a close 9-7 match over Greenwood to take the hot-seat. 

Sossei was put to the test in his first match on the left side of the board, as last week’s winner Lukas Fracasso-Verner took him to hill-hill before Sossei scored the win. Sossei then moved on to score more comfortable wins over Sharlow (7-2) and Greenwood (7-3) to line up a rematch with Sim in the finals. 

Sossei won the first set of the double elimination finals 9-6 and then flexed his 9-ball muscles a little for a 7-3 win in the second set. It was Sossei’s second Joss Tour win of the season, as he also won the Northeast 9-Ball Open XXXIII back in February. 

Sunday’s second chance tournament saw Ryan Cullen take the hot-seat and then hold off a threat from Jamie Gauthier in the finals. Cullen had wins over Sheikh Ahmed, Roger Lakotko and Mike Renshaw on his way to the hot-seat, but dropped the first set of the finals to Gauthier 3-2. Cullen took the second set 3-1, for the win. 

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour is off for the rest of April and will hold their next event on May 14-15 at Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY.

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