Turning Stone Day One Complete

Day one is in the books at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's Turning Stone Classic XXIII, and we already have two surprising upsets.


All 128 players were in action on Thursday, but it was Erik Hjorleifson and Joey Dupuis who turned in the upsets of the night. Canadian sensation Erik Hjorleifson took command of his match with tournament favorite Mike Dechaine and never looked back, on his way to a 9-5 victory. Hjorleifson will face fellow Canadian John Morra on the winners side today. 


Joey Dupuis, whose "fast and loose" style at the table can stymie any opponent, had his way with Stevie Moore in their match late Thursday night. Dupuis controlled the match from the get-go and cruised to a relatively easy 9-3 win. The road doesn't get any easier for Dupuis, as he faces Rodney Morris on Friday.


An early match between Clyda Matta and Mika Immonen looked like it might be heading to an upset, as Matta gave Immonen all that he could handle early on. The players were tied at 3-3, 4-4 and 5-5 before Immonen took command and won four straight for the 9-5 win.


Play continues today with seven rounds of play on both the winners and one loss side. Follow the event with our live scoring, real time brackets and streaming coverage here.