Sossei Slays Joss Biliards Field
Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour / New Milford, CT
Jeremy Sossei enjoyed an unchallenged run through the 57-player field that gathered for the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s first stop of the new year. The event was hosted by Fast Eddie’s Billiards in New Milford, CT, January 7-8, and boasted a $2,000-added prize purse.
In the $1,500-added main event, Sossei worked his way through the winners’ bracket to face Bucky Souvanthong, whom he easily handled 9-3 to advance to the hot seat match. His opponent there was Vinny Zuniga, who had just bested Scott Ireland 9-5. Sossei had little trouble in this match and quickly sent Zuniga to the one-loss side 9-4.
Once on the west side, Ireland was soon eliminated 9-1 by Nick Conner and took home fifth place. Tying with him was Rick Sleeper, who was ousted by Souvanthong 9-3. The following quarterfinal match was a hill-hill nail-biter, with Conner triumphing over Souvanthong 9-8.
Wanting a rematch with Sossei, Zuniga topped Conner in the semifinal match 9-5 to advance to the finals. But once there, he soon found himself dominated by Sossei, who took home the title with a 9-2 victory.
In the $500-added second chance event, a dozen players participated. Steve Mack went undefeated through the field to take home first place and $300. Brent Boemmels earned $200 for his runner-up finish. Bruce Carroll won $120 for third, Bud Robideau $80 for fourth, and rounding out the field were Dawn Fox and Bob Vanduzee, who each took home $20 for fifth place.
1st Jeremy Sossei $1,100
2nd Vinny Zuniga $800
3rd Nick Conner $650
4th Bucky Souvanthong $500
5th Rick Sleeper $350
7th Holden Chin $250
9th Dave Fernandez $125