Inness Aces Joss Billiard Event
Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour / Albany, NY
Angelo Inness aced the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s April 14-15 installment, cruising undefeated to take the title over Jeremy Sossei in the final match. The $1,500-added 9-ball event was hosted by Golden Cue Billiards in Albany, NY, and drew a field of 45 players.
In the winners’ side final four, Inness skipped through his match against Mike Zuglan 9-2 to reach the hot seat match. Meeting him there was Chance Chin, who had just delivered Matt Tetreault to the one-loss side after a hill-hill bout. It was a close call for Inness, but he won that match 9-7 to remain undefeated.
Yesid Garibello bested Jeff Smolen on the west side of the chart in a hill-hill match to go on and eliminate Zuglan 9-5. Sossei ousted Ron Casanzio 9-6 and then bested Tetreault 9-4, who tied with Zuglan in fifth place. On a roll, Sossei then sent Garibello home in fourth place with a 9-6 win.
Chin and Sossei collided in the semifinal match, with Sossei coming out the winner 9-5. In the final match, it was a hill-hill affair, but at the end of it, Inness was the one left standing to earn the title.
In the $500-added second chance tournament, Paul Rozonewski and Bill Cote faced off for the hot seat, which Rozonewski took 3-1. Cote was sent to the west side to face Bud Robideau in a bid to reach the finals and won the match 3-1. In the double-elimination finals, Cote capped Rozonewski 3-0, but in the second set it was all Rozonewski, who took it down 3-1. Rozonewski earned $340 for first place, while Cote took home $220. For his third-place finish, Robideau won $160, with Ray Jewett winning $100 for fourth. Norm Vernon and Tom Acciavatti both took home $60 for fifth place.
Mike Zuglan is currently accepting entries for his season finale, the $25,000-added Turning Stone Classic XIX 9-Ball Open, which is to be held August 23-26 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. Please contact him at 518-356-7163 before you get shut out of this event.
1st Angelo Inness $1,000
2nd Jeremy Sossei $730
3rd Chance Chin $550
4th Yesid Garibello $450
5th Mike Zuglan $350
7th Jeff Smolen $200
9th Bruce Carroll $80