Tetreault Tops Joss Field
Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour / Albany, NY
Matt Tetreault went unscathed through a tough field at the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s April 13-14 stop, defeating Jeremy Sossei twice to take the title. The $1,500-added 9-ball tournament attracted 57 players to Golden Cue Billiards and Sports Pub in Albany, NY.
The first time Tetreault faced Sossei it was in the winners’ side final four, where Tetreault dealt him his first loss 9-6. In the other winners’ match, Nelso Oliveira bested Jason Michas 9-5 to advance to meet Tetreault. The hot seat match was a close contest, but Tetreault took the win 9-7.
Spencer Auigbelle was making his way through the west side of the chart, eliminating Dave Bounds in seventh place 9-3, while Bruce Carroll tied with Bounds after his match against Tom D’Alfonso ended 9-3. Michas was the next to fall to Auigbelle, who ousted him in fifth 9-5. D’Alfonso tied with Michas when Sossei arrived on the scene and defeated him 9-6.
Sossei went on to rout Auigbelle 9-2 in the quarterfinal match, sending him home in fourth place. With an eye to a finals rematch, Sossei then bested Oliveira in the semifinals 9-3. But the final match between Sossei and Tetreault went much as same as it did the first time, with Tetreault notching a hill-hill victory.
The second chance event attracted 30 players and boasted a prize fund of $1,100. Redgie Cutler earned $320 for remaining undefeated and besting Tim Parisian in the finals 3-2. Parisian collected $240 for second. Aaron Greenwood earned $180 for third, while Hendrik Drost took home $120 for fourth. In fifth place, Dan Menzies and Tom Acciavatti each won $80, while in seventh place, Brett Fenstermacher and Ray Jewett each scored $40.
The next Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour event will be $1,500/$500 added and held April 20-21 at Raxx Pool Room and Grill in West Hempstead, NY. Also, the tour’s $25,000 added Turning Stone Classic XXI, to be held September 19-22, is filling up quickly. Contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 to secure your spot.
1st Matt Tetreault $1,200
2nd Jeremy Sossei $900
3rd Nelson Oliveira $650
4th Spencer Auigbelle $500
5th Jason Michas $350
7th Dave Bounds $200
9th Ron Casanzio $100