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Joss NE 9-Ball Tour Season 23 Kicks Off with The Main Event XIII

Congratulations to our Turning Stone Classic XXXII 9-Ball Open Champion, Shane Van Boening ($8,000), & our second chance winner Steve Fleming ($400). Also, to both of our $1,500 custom, engraved Joss Cue raffle winners, Scott Brown & D. Nixon as well as our autographed Aramith Pro Cup cue ball used in the final match winner Bill Keymel.
 
Now it's time for our Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour's 23nd continuous regular season of events beginning on September 21 & 22 with "The Main Event XIII" at TJ's Classic Billiards in beautiful Waterville Maine. TJ's owners Steve Reynolds and Steve Claude are most deserving of our thanks for not only adding $2,000 to our event, but also allowing us the use of their beautiful room for the weekend. Why not show your thanks by coming to TJ's to participate in or just watch this great event, and also take a chance at winning a beautiful custom, engraved, collectible Joss Cue valued at $1,600! You don't even need to be present to win!! Also while at TJ's you can enjoy some great home cooked specials and a beer or two if you like. For additional info about TJ's please call them at 207-877-7665, and check out TJ's Classic Billiards on Facebook. 
 
The beautiful $1,600 custom engraved Joss raffle cue may be seen here: https://josscues.com/product/joss-northeast-9-ball-tour-cue-model-2019-20/
 
TJ's has arranged a special rate of $99, including free breakfast, (while they last) at Best Western just up the Interstate at 25 Main St, Waterville Me 04901, 207-873-0111. Make sure to mention the pool tournament at TJs to get this special rate. Also, there are 2 motels just down the street from TJ's. Budget Host Airport Inn, 207-873-3366 and Hampton Inn Waterville, 207-873-0400. 
  
This event at TJ's will consist of a $1500 added Saturday and Sunday Main Event (entry fee $120 for pro level – I will decide – 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. All of our billiard room events are double elimination, races to 9 on the winners side and races to 7 on the one loss side! All of our events are open to all players in good standing.
 
For those of you coming to play, please arrive on Saturday September 21 BEFORE 11:30 AM in proper dress of NO T-shirts & NO shorts or sweat clothes please. Jeans, sneakers and a shirt with a collar works just fine at all of our billiard parlor events! If coming to watch, play will begin after sign in on Saturday and promptly at 11am on Sunday. 
 
For our complete Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour schedule, results and other pertinent tour info, please go to www.joss9balltour.com    
 
Our 4th "Joss Junior 9-Ball Championship" will again be hosted by Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam NY on Jan. 25, 2020. There will be an 18 & under division and a 12 and under division. Please contact Mike Zuglan regarding entry and sponsorship opportunities at 518-356-7163.
 
Our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXXIII 9-Ball Open on January 9-12, 2020 is fast approaching and will fill to capacity before you know it. FYI, I just began taking entries 2 weeks ago and we are already OVER 1/2 FULL of paid entries! If you would like to compete in this BCA ranking event, NOW is the time to enter to avoid being shut out! Our last TS event saw over 40 players shut out! To enter you must contact me at 518-356-7163 or see me at any of our events Before the event is full. I strongly urge serious player to act now everyone to act now!! 
 
SCHEDULE NOTE: We have added a new event to this season's schedule. Stop # 6.5 will be November 2 & 3, $1,500/$500 Added, at Diamond Billiards Bar & Grill (585-491-6261) in Rochester NY. Please spread the word about this newly added event as it is not included on our previously distributed paper schedules. More info at www.joss9balltour.com
 
Please do not use this gmail address to contact me. Use mzjosstour@aol.com or 518-356-7163 only.
 
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!! Thank you & I hope to see you all at TJ's, Mike Zuglan
 
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Is Proudly Sponsored By;
 
Joss Cues – http://www.josscues.com
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
Aramith – http://www.aramith.com
Billiards Press – http://www.billiardspress.com                 
World Class Cue Care – http://www.jnj-industries.com

 

Sossei over Charette for Joss Tour Season Opener Win

Nicolas Charette, TJs manager Steve Claude and Jeremy Sossei

Mike Zuglan’s Joss NE 9-Ball Tour kicked off their 2018-1019 season at TJ’s Classic Billiards on September 22nd – 23rd for “The Maine Event XXII”, and this event came down to a Joss Tour veteran against a player in their first ever regular season Joss Tour stop.
 
The veteran player was Jeremy Sossei, winner of over sixteen Joss Tour titles, who has been winning tour stops for over 10 years. Sossei has been away from the game for most of this year, with a win at the NE 9-Ball Open XXX back in February as his only appearance on the AzBilliards money list. Sossei has been spending his time on a new business that he opened, but hopes to be getting out to regularly compete again very soon. 
 
The newcomer was Quebec’s Nicolas Charette, who got his Joss Tour feet wet at the Turning Stone Classic XXIX, but was in Waterville Maine for his first regular tour stop. Charette credited his appearance on this weekend to his love for the game. “I just enjoy playing tournaments, competing, traveling, experiencing different conditions. But really, I love the game” he said. 
 
The players kept pace with each other all weekend until the hot-seat match. Sossei scored wins over Bill Cote, Steve Reynolds, Joe Darigis, Cody Francis and Kyle Pepin on his way to the match, while Charette had wins over Samoth Sam, Emily Cady, Jorge Teixeira, Chad Bizinet and Rich Kravitz. 
 
The first meeting between Sossei and Charette went to the veteran 9-7 and he waited to see who he would play in the finals. Charette would face off against fellow countryman Tom Theriault in the semi-finals, but he would score a quick 7-3 win to earn another shot at Sossei in the finals.
 
Anyone expecting another close match between these two competitors was shocked to see the Canadian cueman score a decisive 9-2 win over Sossei in the first set of the finals. With the players now tied at one set each, a third set was played to determine a winner and Sossei pulled out a tight 7-5 win for Joss Tour Stop title #17. 
 
Nine players came back on Sunday to compete in the second chance tournament where Dan Couture defeated Steve Reynolds two sets out of three for first place. 
 
The Joss NE 9-Ball tour will be back in action on October 6th – 7th for the Hudson Valley Fall Classic at The Spot in Nanuet, New York. 

Joss NE 9-Ball Tour Season 22 Kicks Off With Maine Event XII

Congratulations to our Turning Stone Classic XXX 9-Ball Open Champion, Shane Van Boening ($8,000), & our second chance winner Brent Boemmels ($500). Also, to both of our $1,200 custom, engraved Joss Cue raffle winners, Jean Therrialut & Marcus Noe as well as our autographed Aramith Pro Cup cue ball used in the final match winner John Ross.
 
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour will kick off it's 22nd continuous regular season events on September 22 & 23 with "The Main Event XII" at TJ's Classic Billiards in beautiful Waterville Maine. TJ's owners Steve Reynolds and Steve Claude are most deserving of our thanks for not only adding $2,000 to the event, but also allowing us the use of their beautiful room for the weekend. Why not show your thanks by coming to TJ's to participate in or just watch this great event, and also take a chance at winning a beautiful custom, engraved, collectible Joss Cue valued at $1,500! You don't even need to be present to win!! Also while at TJ's you can enjoy some great home cooked specials and a beer or two if you like. You could even make this a mini vacation as it will be approaching optimum leaf viewing season up here. For additional info about TJ's please call them at 207-877-7665, and check out TJ's Classic Billiards on Facebook. 
 
The $1,500 custom engraved Joss raffle cue may be seen here: https://josscues.com/joss-tour-2018-19-cue/
 
TJ's has arranged a special rate of $89 (while they last) at Best Western just up the Interstate at 25 Main St, Waterville Me 04901, 207-873-0111. Make sure to mention the pool tournament at TJs to get this special rate. Also, there are 2 motels just down the street from TJ's. Budget Host Airport Inn, 207-873-3366 and Hampton Inn Waterville, 207-873-0400. 
  
This event at TJ's will consist of a $1500 added Saturday and Sunday Main Event (entry fee $120 for pro level – I will decide – 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. Please note that all of our billiard room events will now be double elimination, races to 9 on the winners side and races to 7 on the one loss side! All of our events are open to all players in good standing.
 
For those of you coming to play, please arrive on Saturday September 22 BEFORE 11:30 AM in proper dress of NO T-shirts & NO shorts or sweat clothes please. Jeans, sneakers and a shirt with a collar works just fine at all of our billiard parlor events! If coming to watch, play will begin after sign in on Saturday and promptly at 11am on Sunday. 
 
For our complete Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour schedule, results and other pertinent tour info, please go to www.joss9balltour.com    
 
Our third "Joss Junior 9-Ball Championship" will be played at Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam NY on Jan. 26 & 27, 2019. There will be an 18 & under division and a 12 and under division. Please contact Mike Zuglan regarding entry and more details. 518-356-7163.
 
Our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXXI 9-Ball Open on January 10-13, 2019 is fast approaching and will fill to capacity before you know it. If you would like to compete in this BCA ranking event, NOW is the time to enter to avoid being shut out! Our last TS event saw 36 players shut out! To enter you must contact me at 518-356-7163 or see me at any of our events Before the event is full. I have been actively collecting entries since our last Turning Stone event so I strongly urge everyone to act now!! 
 
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!! Thank you & I will see you all at TJ's, Mike Zuglan
 
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Is Proudly Sponsored By;
 
Joss Cues – http://www.josscues.com
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
Aramith – http://www.aramith.com
Billiards Press – http://www.billiardspress.com                 
World Class Cue Care – http://www.jnj-industries.com
FargoRate – http://www.fargorate.com

 

Joss NE 9-Ball Tour’s Upcoming Maine Event XI

Players & Fans,
 
Congratulations to our Turning Stone Classic XXVIII 9-Ball Open Champion, Shane Van Boening ($8,000), & our second chance winner Brent Boemmels ($400). Also, our custom, engraved Joss Cue raffle winners Raphael Balverde ($1,500 Joss Cue) & Bob Stickles ($1,200 Joss Cue) as well as our autographed Aramith Pro Cup cue ball used in the final match winner Al (sorry Al, I lost the ticket with the full name).
 
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour will kick off it's 21th continuous regular season events September 23 & 24 with "The Main Event XI" at TJ's Classic Billiards in beautiful Waterville Maine. TJ's owner Steve Reynolds is most deserving of our thanks for not only adding $2,000 to the event, but also allowing us the use of his beautiful room for the weekend. Why not show your thanks by coming to TJ's to participate in or just watch this great event, and also take a chance at winning a beautiful custom, engraved, collectible Joss Cue valued at $1,200! You don't even need to be present to win!! Also while at TJ's you can enjoy some great home cooked specials and a beer or two if you like. You could even make this a mini vacation as it will be approaching optimum leaf viewing season up here. For additional info about TJ's or for nearby motel info please call them at 207-877-7665, and check out TJ's Classic Billiards on Facebook. 
 
The $1,200 custom engraved Joss raffle cue may be seen here: https://josscues.com/cues/custom/joss-custom-26/  
 
FYI, I previously emailed all of you about 2 motels just down the street from TJ's. Budget Host Airport Inn, $75.95, 207-873-3366 and Hampton Inn Waterville, (special rate $149.95 expired-but try anyway) 207-873-0400. Mention TJ's Classic Billiards.
  
This event at TJ's will consist of a $1500 added Saturday and Sunday Main Event (entry fee $120 for pro level – I will decide – 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. All of our events are open to all players in good standing.
 
For those of you coming to play, please arrive on Saturday September 23 BEFORE 11:30 AM in proper dress of NO T-shirts & NO shorts or sweat clothes please. Jeans, sneakers and a shirt with a collar works just fine at all of our billiard parlor events! If coming to watch, play will begin after sign in on Saturday and at 11am on Sunday. 
 
For our complete Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour schedule, results and other pertinent tour info, please go to www.joss9balltour.com    
 
Our second "Joss Junior 9-Ball Championship" will be played at Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam NY on Oct 21 & 22. There will be an 18 & under division and a 12 and under division. Please contact Mike Zuglan regarding entry and more details. 518-356-7163.
 
Please note that our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XIX 9-Ball Open (January 4-7, 2018) is fast approaching and will fill to capacity before you know it. If you would like to compete in this BCA, WPA & Official Mosconi Cup Team USA ranking event, NOW is the time to enter to avoid being shut out! To enter you must contact me at 518-356-7163 or see me at any of our events Before the event is full. I have been actively collecting entries since our last Turning Stone event so I strongly urge everyone to act now!! 
 
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!! Thank you & I will see you all at TJ's, Mike Zuglan
 
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Is Proudly Sponsored By;
 
Joss Cues – http://www.josscues.com
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
Aramith – http://www.aramith.com
Billiards Press – http://www.billiardspress.com                 
World Class Cue Care – http://www.jnj-industries.com