Mike Zuglan’s Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour
Ball Open – January 8-11, 2015
Mike Zuglan’s Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Casino Resort are proud to present The $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXIII 9-Ball Open. Turning Stone has once again generously invited us to compete in their beautiful and spacious Event Center which is one of the best arenas in the world. There is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed comfortably from everywhere. The intimate layout in this world class arena allows you to mingle with your favorite players and lets you feel like you are a part of the action as well. Turning Stone Resort & Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing, fun filled and enjoyable experience. Check them out at www.turningstone.com
For the 23rd time, there will be a FULL roster of 128 players competing for the title. The field includes a wide range of talent from the best of the best to those striving to be the best! The complete current list (subject to change) is now available on our site www.joss9balltour.com . There you will also find our current 2014-2015 season schedule, results and all other pertinent tour information. Our next regular season event will be stop # 8 at Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam NY on Feb 7 & 8, 2015, and our regular season will continue on from there until the end of May. I am currently negotiating another event at Turning Stone which is tentatively scheduled for August 20-23, 2015. I will let everyone know when this event is finalized and I begin to take entries.
Once again at Turning Stone there will be a “second chance” tournament on Sunday January 11th at 10AM. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee – 32 Player Max – same rules as main event – Single Elimination – Races to 4, best 2 of 3 sets, with the deciding set being a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid – first in until the event is full.
Big news just in from the BCA. Our event has been chosen to receive WPA ranking points for 2015. Read on:
I would also like to inform you that the top 32 finishers in your tournament will receive WPA ranking points. This is a new program for 2015 whereby the BCA has the option to nominate three national events for WPA ranking points. We are nominating your event as our first event for 2015.
The equipment for this world class event will once again be 16 Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis (“The Cloth Of Champions”) tournament blue cloth. For just the second time we will be using the new Aramith Tournament balls with Pro Cup cue balls. And you can thank Aramith and specifically Ivan Lee for stepping in to most generously provide us with the best balls on the planet! All items are for sale in tournament used condition, and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.
As always, and for the 23rd time, fans coming to Turning Stone for our event will be treated to Free Admission, Free collectible posters (while supplies last & can be viewed now at www.joss9balltour.com ), $10 casino Free Plays to players and fans, and some of the best pool you will ever see. All of this is brought to you courtesy of Turning Stone Resort & Casino and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour!
Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. There is still time and room for new vendors at a mere fraction of what you would pay elsewhere. Interested parties should contact me at 518-356-7163 immediately. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of over $1,500 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. The cues can be viewed here:
So, I invite everyone to come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino January 8-11, 2015, for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Alan Leon, aka Upstate Al, www.azbilliards.com (Mike Howerton), The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Match times are as follows: Thursday at 4,6,8 & 10pm. Friday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Saturday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Sunday at 11am, 1,3,5 & the final match at 7pm. The second chance tournament on Sunday will begin at 10am and run continuously until completed.
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