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Hudson Valley Fall Classic II comes to The Spot in Nanuet

Congratulations to our stop # 1, "Maine Event XII" winner, Jeremy Sossei ($1,000), second chance winner Dan Couture ($300) & $1,500 Joss Cue raffle winner Steve Therrien
I am excited to announce stop # 2 of my Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, "The Hudson Valley Fall Classic II", Sat & Sun Oct. 6 & 7, 2018 at "The Spot Billiards Cafe & Lounge" in Nanuet NY.  The Spot has quickly become one of the east coasts premier rooms. Owners, Rhys & Lenore Donavan Chen, have succeeded in opening a very upscale room which caters to the needs of everyone. The Spot has 13 9 foot Diamond Pro Ams, 8 Diamond 7 footers and a Gold Crown for those Brunswick fans. There are pool and dart leagues 5 nights a week. There is also an arcade with all the latest games, a full bar, full pub menu with additional home made specials. They host live bands and events and even have an upper loft for special events, parties and pool action viewing from above. So please come down to show your appreciation to The Spot, to play or just watch another world class event. While you are there you could even win a $1,500 custom engraved Joss Cue in the raffle. Anyone can participate and you do not have to be present to win! The cue can be viewed here: 
There are many nearby motels for those in need. Please call The Spot at 845-623-7768 or check out their Facebook page listing for The Hudson Valley Fall Classic post for a list of motels in the area.
This event at 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. All of our billiard parlor main events are double elimination, races to 9 on the winners side and races to 7 on the one loss side. 
For those of you coming to play, please arrive on Saturday Oct. 6, 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 those of you who can't make it, there will be a free live stream provided by Upstate Al and The Spot Billiards Cafe & Lounge on Upstate Al's Facebook page.
For our complete Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour schedule, results and other pertinent tour info, please go to    
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. If you would like to offer any sponsorship items for this event, please contact me soon. Thank you in advance!
Please note that our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXXI 9-Ball Open (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, WPA official ranking event NOW is the time to enter to avoid being shut out! Our last Turning Stone event saw 35 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 The Spot. Mike Zuglan
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Tapley stops loss-side challenge from Porell to win Lucasi Hybrid NE 9-Ball Tour stop

Ernest Porell fell victim to a low handicap in a battle among the winners’ side final four and missed a chance to face Corey Tapley for the hot seat. He chalked up three on the loss side and faced him in a true double elimination final, winning the opening set. Tapley, though, came back to win the second set and won the Sunday, May 6 stop on the Lucasi Hybrid New England 9-Ball Tour, which had drawn 21 entrants to Buster’s Billiards in Somersworth, NH.

As Tapley was busy sending Steve Therrien west 6-2 in the winners’ side semifinals, Porell was wrapped up in a handicap battle versus Sina Brown, who needed to win only three games to his eight. Brown got the three necessary, advancing to the hot seat match. Tapley, needing eight games, as well, defeated Brown, double hill (8-2) and sat in the hot seat, waiting for Porell.

Porell moved over to pick up Dan Simoneau, who’d defeated Stan Rupard 7-5 and Laddie Mills, double hill, to reach him. Therrien drew Terry McDermott, who, with a handicap advantage, had gotten by Gary Columbie and Gil Stadig in two, identical 3-5, double hill victories.  Porell advanced to the quarterfinals 6-2 over Simoneau, while McDermott chalked up his third straight double hill win – 3-7 over Therrien – and joined him.

The quarterfinal proved to be McDermott’s fourth straight (and last) double hill battle. Porell prevailed 8-2 and turned to his re-match against Brown in the semifinals. He allowed Brown only a single rack in those semifinals for a chance against Tapley.

In the straight-up, race-to-7, double elimination final, Porell took the opening set 7-3. They battled to double hill in the second set, before Tapley prevailed to claim the event title.

Therrien goes undefeated to win Lucasi Hybrid NE 9-Ball stop

Steve Therrien stopped a three-match, loss-side challenge by Austin Roberts to go undefeated at a stop on the Lucasi Hybrid New England 9-Ball Tour, on Sunday, April 22. The event drew 20 entrants to Legends Billiards in Portsmouth, NH.

Therrien and Roberts were among the winner’s side final four, but didn’t face each other. Therrien took on Steve Kaptan, while Roberts battled Jason Deangelo. It was Therrien and Deangelo advancing to the hot seat battle; Therrien with a 7-3 win over Kaptan, and Deangelo, 5-3 over Roberts. Therrien then sent Deangelo to the semifinals, 7-2, and waited in the hot seat for Roberts.

Roberts moved over to meet Will McDonald, who’d defeated Sara Kaplin 6-2 and Charlie Matarazzo 5-2. Kaptan picked up Jeff Scott, who’d given up only two racks, total, defeating Patty Jackson and Randy Marcotte (sp?). Roberts and Kaptan returned to their winning ways immediately, downing McDonald and Scott, both 6-2.

Roberts used two straight 6-3 victories, over Kaptan in the quarterfinals and Deangelo in the semifinals, to complete his loss-side trip and face Therrien in the finals. Therrien completed his undefeated day with a 7-3 victory that captured the event title.