Wilkie Holds Off Sossei For Joss Tour Win

Jeremy Sossei, Lenore Donovan Chen (room owner) and Shaun Wilkie
The second stop of the 2018 Joss NE 9-Ball Tour drew a field of 38 players to The Spot in Nanuet, NY on October 6th - 7th for the “Hudson Valley Classic II”. 
Shaun Wilkie and Bucky Souvanthong made their way through the winner’s side on this weekend to face off for the hot-seat. That match went to Wilkie 9-5. 
Just prior to his match against Wilkie, Souvanthong had sent stop 1 winner Jeremy Sossei to the one loss side 9-7. Sossei bounced back with three wins on the left side of the board (Mike Yednak, Zion Zvi and Souvanthong), to earn his place in the finals against Wilkie. 
Two weeks ago, Sossei was taken to two sets in the finals before getting the win. This weekend, he was one game shy of forcing a second set against Wilkie, but Wilkie ended up with the 9-8 win for first place. 
The second chance tournament on Sunday drew eleven players with Victor Nau dropping a 3-2 decision to Dylan Spohr for the hot-seat, but coming back to defeat Spohr twice in the finals for first place. 
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour is back at it again this weekend, with a $1500 added main event and $500 added second chance tournament at Sharpshooters in Amsterdam, NY.