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