Published On: Fri, Mar 1st, 2013

Sossei Slays Joss Billiard Field

Sossei Slays Joss Billiard Field
Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour / Amsterdam, NY

by InsidePOOL Staff

Fighting back from an early loss, Jeremy Sossei shot through the one-loss side to double-dip Ron Casanzio in the finals of the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour to take the title. The February 22-23 tournament’s $1,500-added purse attracted a field of 49 to Sharp Shooters Billiards and Sports Pub in Amsterdam, NY.

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Fighting back from an early loss, Jeremy Sossei shot through the one-loss side to double-dip Ron Casanzio in the finals of the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour to take the title. The February 22-23 tournament’s $1,500-added purse attracted a field of 49 to Sharp Shooters Billiards and Sports Pub in Amsterdam, NY.

Casanzio took care of the right side of the bracket, winning a hill-hill match over Jeff Smolen to reach the hot seat match. Meeting him there was Nelson Oliveira, who had just dealt Tom D’Alfonso his first loss 9-6. There was no contest in this round, as Casanzio claimed the match 9-3, sending Oliveira west.

Sossei slew Paul Enslin on the west side, relegating him to a seventh-place finishing, while Dave Grau tied with Enslin after his match with Jason Michas ended 9-6. Michas went on to take out D’Alfonso at fifth place 9-6, and Sossei sent home Smolen 9-5. In the ensuing quarterfinal match, Sossei made quick work of Michas 9-3.

A tight 9-7 win over Oliveira in the semifinals put Sossei in the double-elimination final match against the undefeated Casanzio. Unfazed, Sossei took the first set of the match 9-2 and then followed that up with another strong 9-3 victory to claim first place.

In the $500-added second chance event, Brent Boemmels went unchallenged through the 22-player field to win the final match 3-0 over Dan Menzies. Boemmels took home $350 for first, while Menzies earned $240 for his runner-up finish. Cory Payne took home $150 for third, and Norm Vernon won $100 for fourth. Angelo Hilton and Bill Cote each won $50 for fifth place.

The $25,000-added Turning Stone Classic XXI is coming up September 19-22. Mike Zuglan is already taking entries for this event, so don’t get shut out—call him at 518-356-7163.

Results:
1st Jeremy Sossei $1,100
2nd Ron Casanzio $750
3rd Nelson Oliveira $550
4th Jason Michas $450
5th Tom D’Alfonso $325
Jeff Smolen
7th Paul Enslin $200
Dave Grau
9th Kevin Ketz $100
Matt Tetreault
Marco Kam
Mark Creamer

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