Joss Northeast 9-Ball

Casanzio goes undefeated for Joss Tour Win

Ron Casanzio went through a field of 45 other players undefeated, including back to back wins over Tour Director Mike Zuglan, to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Sharpshooters Billiards in Amsterdam, Ny.
Casanzio’s first win over Zuglan happened in the hot-seat match, where he scored a lopsided 9-4 win over the tour’s longtime tour director. After Zuglan eliminated Joss Tour Points Leader Bucky Souvanthong, Casanzio notched an identical 9-4 win over Zuglan in the first set of the double elimination finals.

Ron Casanzio, room owner Tim Berlin and Mike Zuglan

Casanzio earned $1000 for his undefeated run, while Zuglan settled for $750 in prize money.
The second chance tournament went a little different than the main event. Local player Mike LaBoissiere took the hot-seat with a win over Bob Cunningham in this 25 player affair. Cunningham then lost to Bruce Carroll, who proceeded to score a 3-2 and then a 3-0 win over LaBoissiere for the win. Carroll pocketed $350 for the win, and LaBoissiere took home $250 for second place.
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Snookers in Providence, RI over the weekend of March 3-4 for their next stop; the 3rd Annual New England Billiard Hall of Fame 9-Ball Open. That event will feature a total of $3000 in added money between the main event and the second chance tournament.
Zuglan is now taking entries for the season finale at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY on August 23 – 26. These always fill up and players are turned away. Get your entries in now to avoid missing out.
Prize Money
1st Ron Casanzio – $1,000
2nd Mike Zuglan – $750
3rd Bucky Souvanthong – $600
4th Dave Pinkston – $450
5th Chance Chin – $300
5th Jason Michas – $300
7th Victor Conte Jr. – $150
7th Dave Fernandez – $150
9th Jeff Smolen – $100
9th Dwight Dixon $100
9th Paul Rozonewski – $100
9th Dan Menzies – $100

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