Players & Fans,
Congratulations to Stop # 11 winners, Zion Zvi ($1,700 main event), Al McGuane ($360 second chance event), Seamus Sweeney ($1,500 Joss cue raffle winner), Jeremy Sossei (entry into the Super Billiards Expo pro event provided by Allen Hopkins for being our 2015/2016 Tour Point Champion) & all of this years New England Pool & Billiard Hall Of Fame Inductees.
Congratulations as well to Stephen Janes of Joss Cues for being named “Cue Maker Of The Year” by the American Cue Makers Association!!!
On March 11 & 12, stop # 12 of The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, the “Northeast 9-Ball Open XXIX” will be at Trick Shot Billiards & Sports Pub in Clifton Park (near Albany) NY. This event will also serve as a memorial and is dedicated to the memory of our recently departed friend Kevin Ketz, who passed away suddenly last December at the very young age of 53. He is missed already.
Our hosts Tim & Julie Berlin deserve many thanks from all of us for their continuing support and having already hosted 2 events this season at their other room, Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub!!! Thanks again Tim & Julie!! Tim has even arranged to have all of the tables recovered in 860 Simonis (The Cloth Of Champions) just in time for our event! Trick Shot is a full service room with everything needed for a great time of pool and fun anytime. It is complete with a delicious full food menu and a separate full service bar where you can watch all of your favorite teams in action. You could even win a gorgeous, custom, engraved, Joss Cue valued at $1,500 by participating in Trick Shot’s cue raffle. Anyone can participate and you don’t have to be present to win! The drawing will be just prior to the final match of the main event on Sunday. This amazing cue that will be given away at Trick Shot can be viewed here: https://josscues.com/joss-northeast-9-ball-tour-2016-17/
For more info about Trick Shot, or to get directions and nearby motel info, please call them directly at 518-383-8771. Or visit their site at www.trickshotbilliardsny.com
This event at Trick Shot will consist of a $1500 added Saturday and Sunday Main Event (entry Fee $120 for pro level or $70 for non pro level) and a $500 added consolation event on Sunday ($20 Entry Fee) for those non pro level players eliminated from the main event on Saturday.
For those of you coming to play, please arrive on Saturday, March 11, BEFORE 11:30 AM, and in proper dress please. Yes, jeans and sneakers are permitted in our billiard parlor events. But please, no T-shirts, tanks, shorts or sweats. Complete tour info can be found on our site www.joss9balltour.com
A reminder that stop # 14 will now be at Hippo’s The House Of Billiards on April 8 & 9, 2017, due to the fire at Salt City Billiards.
Our season finale, the $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXVIII 9-Ball Open, is scheduled for August 31 – September 3, 2017. I am currently accepting entries and strongly suggest that you pay your entry early to avoid being shut out. Entry fee for this prestigious WPA, BCA and Mosconi Cup ranking event is only $150 for Current tour members and only $200 for all others. As you can see, membership has its privileges! If you would like to enter, please contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 or see me at any of our Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour regular season events before it is full. Currently, we are already about 2/3 full and it is still only March!
Finally, I can’t stress enough how important it is for all of you to please frequent your local billiard parlors and utilize the services and products of our most generous sponsors who are the backbone of our sport. These are the ones who keep our sport alive. So get out and play!
I hope to see you all at Trick Shot.
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
Heidrich Custom Cues – http://www.heidrichcustomcues.com
World Class Cue Care – http://www.jnj-industries.com