Turning Stone Classic Returns

Turning Stone Classic Returns
Turning Stone Classic XVI / Verona, NY

by InsidePOOL Staff

The Turning Stone Classic XVI, produced by the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, kicked off December 16 with a full field of 128 players vying for their share of the hefty $25,000-added prize fund. The event is hosted by the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.

With the first round done, several key match-ups have aligned for Friday’s second round. All of the American players just returned from the Mosconi Cup won their matches. With his 9-1 routing of Carl Bailey, Thorsten Hohmann advanced to meet defending champion Johnny Archer, who bested Tony Antone 9-3 in the first round. Also just back from the Mosconi Cup is Corey Deuel, who won his first match against Bucky Souvanthong 9-2 and will play Marco Kam, who defeated John Babravich 9-5, in the next round.

The Turning Stone Classic XVI, produced by the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, kicked off December 16 with a full field of 128 players vying for their share of the hefty $25,000-added prize fund. The event is hosted by the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.

The Turning Stone Classic XVI, produced by the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, kicked off December 16 with a full field of 128 players vying for their share of the hefty $25,000-added prize fund. The event is hosted by the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.

“Rocket” Rodney Morris bested Jason Robichaud 9-3 and advances to face Matt Crawford, who just edged out Dave Ascolese in a hill-hill match. Shane Van Boening had no troubles with Holden Chin and walked through their match 9-1 to reach Paul Dreyden, who won a tight 9-7 match over Erik Hjorliefson, in the next round.

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Dennis Hatch, a frequent winner on the Joss Tour but yet to win the Turning Stone title, breezed through his match with Manny Chau 9-2 and will play Willie Oney, who defeated Walter Szydlowski 9-3, in the next round.

A forfeit by Greg McAndrews advanced Charlie Williams to the second round with no trouble, and he will face off against Tom D’Alfonso, who just bested Hunter Lombardo 9-3. If Williams and Deuel win their second-round matches, they will meet in the third round.

Interesting second-round matches include Shaun Wilkie versus Danny Basavich, Jerome Rockwell versus Mike Zuglan, and Al Lapena versus Raj Hundal.

Only two ladies opted to participate in the event this time. Canada’s Britney Bryant went hill-hill in the first round against Kevin Bauccio but succumbed 9-8, while Karen Corr, who is currently ranked fourth on the Women’s Professional Billiard Association, faltered in her match with David Grau and was sent west 9-4.

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