Turning Stone Classic XXIV - $25,000 ADDED - Verona, NY - August 20-23, 2015

Dana Bufalo

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Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, www.joss9balltour.com and Turning Stone Resort Casino are proud to present our 2014-2015 Season Finale, The "Turning Stone Classic XXIV 9-Ball Open". This event will take place in Turning Stone's beautiful & spacious Event Center which is known worldwide as one of the best venues ever. There are no bad seats, and the layout allows you to mingle with all of your favorite players and friends, giving you the feeling of being part of the action yourself. There is an aura of intimacy that seems to surround you at these events. If you have never been to Turning Stone, located in Verona NY, you simply don't know what you are missing. Check them out at www.turningstone.com .

For an unprecedented 24th time, we will have a full field of players with no shortage of past, present and future Champions. Shaw, Van Boening, Archer, Karen Corr, Jennifer Barretta, Deuel, Dechaine, Appleton, Dominguez, Bergman, Sossei & Immonen are just a few competing in this world class event. Don't think for a minute that any of these players are a "lock" to win. Joss Tour regulars like Souvanthong, Casanzio & Dupuis just might have something to say about that. Then there are the many others that have a legitimate chance of making history, and even more that are very capable of a high finish. So look for anything to happen when the smoke clears on Sunday night. I am pleased to also announce that this event, in addition to being a BCA event, will be a Mosconi Cup and WPA ranking event!

There will be a "second chance" tournament on Sunday August 23 at 10AM running continuously until completed. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 sets, with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full.

The equipment for this world class event will once again be 16, 9 foot Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. We will be using the new Aramith Tournament TV Pro Cup balls. Thanks again to Ivan Lee for providing us with the World's best cloth and the World's best balls! All of these items will be for sale in tournament used condition, and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing.

Being a spectator at Turning Stone is an experience you won't find anywhere else. We always offer fans, Free Admission, Free collectible posters (while supplies last) and once again Turning Stone will be giving away a $10 free play to all players and fans. So you get Free admission, Free posters and Free bets!! No one else does it like Turning Stone and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour! Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of $1275 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. Thanks again to Danny for all he does for us!!

So come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino August 20-23 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsythe ( www.azbilliards.com ), Upstate Al Leon, The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Match times are Thursday 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm. Friday 10 am, noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm. Saturday 10 am, noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 pm. Sunday 11 am, 1, 3, 5, and the final match at 7 pm.

The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour is Proudly sponsored by;

Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Casino - http://www.turning-stone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Pool on the Net - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
OB Cues - http://www.obcues.com
The Billiard Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
Heidrich Custom Cues - http://heidrichcustomcues.com
World Class Cue Care - http://www.jnj-industries.com
Aramith - http://www.aramith.com
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Dana Bufalo

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Airport & Lodging Information

The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is about 35 miles from the Turning Stone Casino.

Hotels not far from Turning Stone include;

Fairfield Inn & Suites Verona
5280 Willow Place
Verona, New York 13478
Phone: (315) 363-8888
Fax: (315) 363-1828
Toll-free: (866) 580-6237

La Quinta Inn & Suites Verona
5394 Willow Place
Verona, NY 13478
Tel: (315) 231-5080
Fax: (315) 363-3536

Microtel Inn & Suites
5118 NY State Route 365
Verona, NY 13478
Tel: (315) 363-1850
Fax: (315) 363-1845

Super 8 Motel Oneida/Verona Area
215 Genesse Street
I-90 Exits 33 and 34
Oneida, NY 13421-2701
Tel: (315) 363-5168
Fax: (315) 363-4628

The Hotel at Vernon Downs
4229 Stuhlman Road
Vernon, NY 13476-4516
Phone: (315) 829-3850

Hotels in nearby Rome, NY (about 12 miles from Turning Stone) include;

Quality Inn
200 S. James St.at Erie Blvd.
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 336-4300
Fax: (315) 336-4492

The Inn at The Beeches
7900 Turin Road, Route 26
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 336-1775 or (800) 765-7251

Other hotels in nearby Utica and Syracuse, NY (about 30 minutes from Turning Stone) include;

Red Roof Inn Utica
20 Weaver Street
I-90 at Genesee Street, Exit #31
Utica, NY, USA, 13502
Inn Phone: (315) 724-7128
Inn Fax: (315) 724-7158

Red Roof Inn Syracuse
6614 North Thompson Road
I-90 at Carrier Circle, Exit #35
Syracuse, NY, USA, 13206
Inn Phone: (315) 437-3309
Inn Fax: (315) 437-7865

Radisson Hotel-Utica Centre
200 Genesee Street, Utica New York 13502, US
Reservations: (800) 333-3333
Telephone: (315) 797-8010 Fax: (315) 797-1490

Super 8 - Utica
309 Genesee Street
Utica, NY, 13502 US
Phone: 315-797-0964

Hotel Utica
102 Lafayette Street
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 724-7829

Best Western Gateway Adirondack Inn
175 North Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 732-4121
Fax: (315) 797-8265

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Player List,????

Hi Dana,,,,,,
Is There A Player List Out Yet,,,,,????
If So,,,,Can You Post A Link,,,,???
Thanks,,,,,,See You There..
Alan Ende


It's always full with a waiting list. There's always a little shuffling of players because there is cancellations. Player's list should be out anyday based on prior year's releases.

Dana Bufalo

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Player List - Turning Stone Classic XXIV 9-Ball Open

The current list of 128 pre-paid players for the Turning Stone Classic XXIV event has been posted at http://www.joss9balltour.com.


Photo courtesy of Bruce Clayton

All ages are welcome in the Event Center at Turning Stone and spectator admission is FREE.