Joss Northeast 9-Ball

Burford crushes D'Alfonso in Joss Tour Finals

Phil Burford made the most of his pool playing trip to the US, as the British import redefined the word “dominating” in the finals of the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Snookers Billiards in Providence, RI.

Phil Burford
Burford and Tom D’Alfonso made their way untouched through the field of 65 other players, to face off for the hot-seat late on Sunday. Burford already had a lopsided win over Mike Dechaine to his credit in this event, but he came up short in the match against D’Alfonso with a scoreline of 9-5. That would not be the last that D’Alfonso would see Burford on this day though.
Burford went to the left side of the board and eked out the closest of 9-8 win over Jeremy Sossei to earn another shot at D’Alfonso in the finals.
Having already lost once, Burford would have beat D’Alfonso twice in the finals, and he got off to a great start with a 9-1 win over D’Alfonso in the first set of the finals. Just to prove that the first set was no fluke, Burford did himself one better with a 9-0 win over D’Alfonso in the second set of the finals.
Twenty players who had already been eliminated on Saturdya, came back on Sunday to compete in the second chance event. That event saw Josh Gormly come back from an earlier loss to defeat Chris Coviello 3-1 twice in the finals to earn first place.
This event was the final event before the Turning Stone Classic XIX, which will take place at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY on August 23-26. Tour director Mike Zuglan stressed that there are “very few” spots left for this event and interested players are urged to call Mike at 518-356-7163.
Open Event Payouts
1st Phil Burford $1,200.00
2nd Tom D’Alfonso $900.00
3rd Jeremy Sossei $700.00
4th Nelson Oliviera $500.00
5th Paul Dryden $350.00
5th Mike Dechaine $350.00
7th Matt Tetreault $250.00
7th Tim Perry $250.00
9th Randy Labonte $150.00
9th Ron Casanzio $150.00
9th Chance Chin $150.00
9th Joe Dupuis $150.00
13th Mike Yamauchi $100.00
13th Bucky Souvanthong $100.00
13th Zuid Thweib $100.00
13th Dave Pinkston $100.00

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