Turning Stone Classic XXXII - $25,000 ADDED - Verona, NY - August 22-25, 2019

Dana Bufalo

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort Casino are proud to present our 2018-2019 Season Finale, The $25,000 Added, "Turning Stone Classic XXXII 9-Ball Open". This event will once again take place in Turning Stone's beautiful & spacious Event Center which has become known worldwide as one of the best venues ever. There are no bad seats. Our layout allows you to mingle with all of your favorite players and friends, giving you the feeling of being part of the action yourself. 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 the 32nd time, we will have a full field of 128 players with no shortage of past, present and future Champions. Shane Van Boening, Jayson Shaw, Johnny Archer, Earl Strickland, Mika Immonen, Billy Thorpe, Thorsten Hohmann, Jennifer Barretta & LoreeJon Hasson are just a few of the legends signed up for this event. But let's not count out our Joss Tour regulars like Matt Tetreault, Bruce Nagle Ron Casanzio & this season's tour point champ Jeremy Sossei, who just to name a few, all have a legitimate chance of making history. So look for anything to happen when the smoke clears on Sunday night. I am pleased to also announce that once again this a BCA ranking event for US players looking for invitations to many world events. The complete player list is on our site www.joss9balltour.com .

There will once again be a "Second Chance" tournament on Sunday August 25th at 10AM running continuously and concurrently with the main event until completed. This is an extra 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 being 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 our world class event will once again be 16, 9 foot Diamond Pro tables & lights 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 billiard 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 $10 free/match plays to all players and fans (1 per person while supplies last). 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, moderately priced, 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. Mike Burton of www.josscues.com will have a wide range of Joss Cues and Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Shirts. CJ and Peggi Wilkinson of www.baltimorecitycues.com will be here with their extensive cue, case and supplies display. Dan Dishaw, www.dishawcues.com will be on hand with his cues and expert on site cue repairs. Feng Zhao of www.lite-systems.com will be there with his custom LED billiard lighting and other billiard products. Victor Conte will be on hand promoting his new game as well. There is still time and room for new vendor or two at a mere fraction of what you would pay elsewhere. Interested parties should contact me at 518-356-7163 immediately.

We will once again 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 $1,500 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. Thanks again to Danny, Debbie & Stephen Janes for all they do for us!! We will also choose a winning ticket to receive the Pro Cup cue ball used in the final match autographed by the winner.

So come to Turning Stone Resort Casino August 22-25 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 & Upstate Al Leon of www.azbilliards.com & 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.

Our upcoming 2019-2020 season, complete with 15 regular billiard parlor plus 2 Turning Stone events, will begin on Sept 21 & 22 at TJ's Classic Billiards in Waterville, ME. The new season will also include our 4th "Joss Junior 9-Ball Championship" on Jan. 25, 2020 at Sharp Shooters in Amsterdam, NY. If you would like to donate items to be given to the future generation of our great sport, please contact me at 518-356-7163. Also be advised that our next Turning Stone Classic XXXIII 9-Ball Open is scheduled for January 9-12, 2020. I will begin taking entries for that event at this event in August. For more information and a complete schedule of events, go to www.joss9balltour.com .

The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Is Proudly Sponsored By;

Joss Cues - http://www.josscues.com
Turning Stone Resort Casino - http://www.turningstone.com
Simonis Cloth - http://www.simoniscloth.com
Poolonthenet.com - http://www.poolonthenet.com
AzBilliards.com - http://www.azbilliards.com
Aramith - http://www.aramith.com
Billiards Press - http://www.billiardspress.com
World Class Cue Care - http://www.jnj-industries.com

Dana Bufalo

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Airport & Lodging Information

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

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

DoubleTree by Hilton 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

For more info on Hotels located in Syracuse, NY go to;


Dana Bufalo

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Great venue.., great players.., free spectator admission.., free collectible posters...



Past Winners

Turning Stone Classic IMika Immonen
Turning Stone Classic IIFrancisco Bustamante
Turning Stone Classic III Charlie Williams
Turning Stone Classic IVSteve Tavernier
Turning Stone Classic VFrancisco Bustamante
Turning Stone Classic VIThorsten Hohmann
Turning Stone Classic VIIJohnny Archer
Turning Stone Classic VIIIJohnny Archer
Turning Stone Classic IXLee Van Corteza
Turning Stone Classic XJohnny Archer
Turning Stone Classic XIJohnny Archer
Turning Stone Classic XIIRalf Souquet
Turning Stone Classic XIIIOscar Dominguez
Turning Stone Classic XIVJohnny Archer
Turning Stone Classic XVJohnny Archer
Turning Stone Classic XVICorey Deuel
Turning Stone Classic XVIIRodney Morris
Turning Stone Classic XVIIIShane Van Boening
Turning Stone Classic XIXMike Dechaine
Turning Stone Classic XXShane Van Boening
Turning Stone Classic XXIEarl Strickland
Turning Stone Classic XXIIJayson Shaw
Turning Stone Classic XXIIIJayson Shaw
Turning Stone Classic XXIVJayson Shaw
Turning Stone Classic XXV – Mika Immonen
Turning Stone Classic XXVIJayson Shaw
Turning Stone Classic XXVIIJayson Shaw
Turning Stone Classic XXVIIIShane Van Boening
Turning Stone Classic XXIXBilly Thorpe
Turning Stone Classic XXXShane Van Boening
Turning Stone Classic XXXIJayson Shaw