Turning Stone Classic Begins Next Week

Next week, Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort Casino are proud to present our 2014-2015 Season Finale, The "Turning Stone Classic XXIV 9-Ball Open". This event will take place in Turning Stone's beautiful & spacious Event Center (see picture below) which is known worldwide as one of the best venues ever. There are no bad seats, and the layout allows you to mingle with all of your favorite players and friends, giving you the feeling of being part of the action yourself. There is an aura of intimacy that seems to surround you at these events. If you have never been to Turning Stone, located in Verona NY, you simply don't know what you are missing. Check them out atwww.turningstone.com
For an unprecedented 24th time, we will have a full field of players with no shortage of past, present and future Champions. You may view the current official payers list (subject to change) here: www.joss9balltour.com . I am also pleased to announce that this event, in addition to being a BCA event, will be a Mosconi Cup and WPA ranking event! 

There will be a "second chance" tournament on Sunday August 23 at 10AM running continuously until completed. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 sets, with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.


The equipment for this world class event will once again be 16, 9 foot Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. We will be using the new Aramith Tournament TV Pro Cup balls. Thanks again to Ivan Lee for providing us with the World's best cloth and the World's best balls! All of these items will be for sale in tournament used condition, and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing. 
Being a spectator at Turning Stone is an experience you won't find anywhere else. We always offer fans, Free Admission, Free collectible posters (while supplies last) and once again Turning Stone will be giving away a $10 free play to all players and fans. So you get Free admission, Free posters and Free bets!! No one else does it like Turning Stone and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour! Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved, Made In The USA, Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm andSunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of $1275 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. Thanks again to Danny for all he does for us!!
So come to Turning Stone Resort Casino August 20-23  for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsythe(  www.azbilliards.com ), Upstate Al Leon, The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort Casino. Also, Phil Capelle, pool’s leading instructional author, will be covering our event at www.facebook.com/pcapelle1 so be sure to check out his updates, which will be appearing throughout each day. Capelle’s books are available at  his web site,billiardspress.com, and from leading billiard retailers. At Turning Stone Capelle’s Practicing Pool and his latest, Play Your Best 9 &10 Ball, will be available for purchase. Both are spiral bound, which is a big plus for practicing your game. 
Match times for the event are Thursday 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm. Friday 10 am, noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, &10 pm. Saturday 10 am, noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm. Sunday 11 am, 1, 3, 5, and the final match at 7 pm. For more info and updates, please visit the AZBilliards forums here:http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?p=5235513&posted=1#post5235513 .  
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is Proudly sponsored by; 
Turning Stone Resort Casino - http://www.turning-stone.com                                                                                                                   
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com                       
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com                       
The Billiard Press - http://www.billiardspress.com                      
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://www.heidrichcustomcues.com                                                
World Class Cue Care - http://www.jnj-industries.com