Players & Fans,
Congratulations to our Turning Stone Classic XXII 9-Ball Open Champion, Jayson Shaw ($8,000)
The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour will kick off it’s 18th season October 4 & 5 at TJ’s Classic Billiards in beautiful Waterville Maine. “The Maine Event VIII” will once again be generously hosted by Steve and Tammy Reynolds, owners of TJ’s and home of the current Junior National Champion Taylor Reynolds. They deserve our thanks for not only putting up the $2,000 added, but also allowing us the use of their great room for the weekend. Why not show your thanks by coming to TJ’s and not only participate in or view this great event, but also take a chance at winning a beautiful custom, engraved, collectible Joss Cue valued at $1,275! You don’t even need to be present to win!! This gorgeous cue can be seen here: 2014-25 tour cue Also while at TJ’s you can enjoy some of Tammy’s home cooking and a beer or two if you like. You could even make this a mini vacation as it will be at or near peak leaf viewing season. Steve and Tammy have even arranged a couple of motels who will give a discount to Joss Tour players and fans. The closest motel (walking distance) is the Budget Host Inn ($69.95 king – $79.95 double, 207-873-3366) or you can try The Best Western Waterville Grand just a short drive away ($79 single or double, 207-873-0111). To get these special rates, mention the pool tournament at TJ’s Classic Billiards. For any other info please call TJ’s directly at 207-877-7665.
On a sad note, we are dedicating this edition of “The Main Event” to the memory of our fellow player, room owner and dear friend Kerry Herbert, who passed away suddenly this summer. Kerry was a giant of a man not only in stature but also for his passion for our great game. He was the former owner of Spot Shot Billiards in Portland where he hosted many of our events including 2 of our $25,000 added Season Finales. He will surely be missed by all of us!
This event at TJ’s 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 October 4th Before Noon in proper dress of no T-shirts, 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 at about 1pm Saturday and 11am on Sunday.
For our complete Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour schedule, results and other pertinent tour info, please go to www.joss9balltour.com
Please note that our $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXIII 9-Ball Open (January 8-11, 2015) is fast approaching and will fill to capacity before you know it. If you would like to compete in this great 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 actively been 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 sponsored by;
Joss Cues – http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino – http://www.turning-stone.com
Simonis Cloth – http://www.simoniscloth.com
Pool on the Net – http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com – http://www.azbilliards.com
Aramith – http://www.aramith.com
OB Cues – http://www.obcues.com
The Billiard Press – http://www.billiardspress.com
Heidrich Custom Cues – http://heidrichcues.com
World Class Cue Care – http://www.jnj-industries.com
Players & Fans,