Casanzio Cashes on Joss Tour
Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour / Syracuse, NY
Ron Casanzio rose through the ranks at the October 27-28 stop on the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, going undefeated to claim the title over Spencer Auigbelle. Premium Billiards in Syracuse, NY, hosted the $1,500-added tournament, which drew a field of 32.
In the winners’ side final four, Casanzio faced Mike Renshaw and triumphed 9-6, as Russ Philp edged past Jerry Crowe 9-7. It was a close call in the hot seat, but Casanzio pulled it out for the 9-8 victory.
Auigbelle was making a move on the one-loss side, eking out a hill-hill win over Ed Saur 9-8 and then Jerry Crowe 9-3. Dave Grau relegated Dwight Dixon to seventh place 9-1 and then Renshaw to fifth 9-0. In a close quarterfinal battle, Auigbelle came out on top of Grau 9-7.
It was even closer in the semifinals between Auigbelle and Philp, but Auigbelle pulled out a 9-8 win. In the final match, Casanzio retained his undefeated status by notching a 9-5 victory over Auigbelle.
Saur took first place in the $500-added second chance event, defeating Dave Mills in the finals. Saur earned $300 for first, while Mills took home $200. Damon Sobers won $110 for third, and Dominick Martoccia rounded out the top four and took $70.
Next week’s event will be at Hippo’s House of Billiards in Utica, NY. Mike Zuglan is currently taking entries for the $25,000-added Turning Stone Classic, scheduled for January 10-13. Please call 518-356-7163 to avoid being shut out.
1st Ron Casanzio $1,000
2nd Spencer Auigbelle $650
3rd Russ Philp $500
4th Dave Grau $400
5th Mike Renshaw $250
7th Ed Saur $100