Turning Stone Classic XXXIII - $25,000 ADDED - Verona, NY – January 9-12, 2020

Dana Bufalo

AzB Silver Member
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Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort Casino are proud to present The $25,000 Added "Turning Stone Classic XXXIII 9-Ball Open" on January 9 -12, 2020. Turning Stone has once again invited us to compete in their beautiful and spacious Event Center which is most definitely one of the best arenas in the world. There is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed comfortably from everywhere. The intimate layout in this world class arena allows you to mingle with your favorite players and lets you feel like you are a part of the action as well. Turning Stone Resort Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing, fun filled and enjoyable experience. Check them out at www.turningstone.com .

Our 33rd Turning Stone Classic will once again have a full roster of 128 players competing for the title. The field will include a wide range of talent from our regular tour players to some of the best in the game. Previous winners, Shane Van Boening, Jayson Shaw, Johnny Archer, Billy Thorpe and Thorsten Hohmann will all be in attendance along with many other notable and not so notable but great players nonetheless. The complete player list can be found on our site, www.joss9balltour.com . This promises to be yet another memorable event in our long running Turning Stone Classic series. Our next event will be our 4th Joss Junior 9-Ball Championship on Jan. 25 at Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam NY. Please call 518-356-7163 for more information and to make any product donations to be given away at the event. Sharp Shooters will also be the host of our next regular season event (stop # 8) on Feb. 22 & 23, and our regular season will continue on from there until June. Then our $25,000 added "Turning Stone Classic XXXIV 9-Ball Open", Season Finale, Rescheduled for September 3-6, 2020. I will begin taking entries for that event at this event in January and not before. FYI, there is every reason to believe that the August 2020 Season Finale will fill to capacity many months prior to the event, so seriously interested players need to sign up early to avoid being shut out. Our complete schedule can be found at www.joss9balltour.com .

Once again at Turning Stone there will be a "second chance" tournament on Sunday January 12th at 10AM. 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 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 Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. We will again be using the Aramith TV Tournament balls with Pro Cup cue balls. Please thank Aramith and specifically Ivan Lee for generously providing us with the best balls on the planet! All items, including tables and balls, are 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.

As always, fans coming to Turning Stone for our event will be treated to Free Admission, Free collectible posters, (while supplies last & can be viewed now at www.joss9balltour.com and on Face Book at Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour page), $10 casino Free Plays to players and fans, and some of the best pool you will ever see. All of this is brought to you courtesy of Turning Stone Resort Casino 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. 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.baltimorecitycuescom 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. And Victor Conte will be on site 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.

Dan, Debbie and Stephen Janes of Joss Cues, have once again upped the ante and provided us with two gorgeous, custom engraved Joss cues for raffle. These cues are valued at $1,600 each and will be raffled off on Saturday just before the 8 PM matches, and the second will go on Sunday immediately prior to the final match at approximately 7 PM. These beautiful cues can be viewed here at https://josscues.com/product/joss-northeast-9-ball-tour-cue-model-2019-20/ . In addition to the cues, I will once again give away the Aramith Pro Cup cue ball used in the final match, autographed by the winner, to some lucky fan by combining all of the Saturday and Sunday cue raffle tickets and picking the winner from them.

We invite everyone to come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino January 9-12, 2020 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 free live scoring and a free live stream expertly provided by Alan Leon, aka Upstate Al and Mike Howerton at www.azbilliards.com , The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort Casino. Match times are as follows: Thursday at 4,6,8 & 10pm. Friday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Saturday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Sunday at 11am, 1,3,5 & the final match at 7pm. The second chance tournament on Sunday will begin at 10am and run continuously until completed.

I would like to ask all of you to please publicize our event through social media etc. so more people may be informed about this great and free event. And, as always, I remind all of you how important it is to please frequent your local billiard parlors and promote and utilize the fine products of our most generous sponsors listed below. They are the backbone of our sport!

To contact me for any reason, call me at 518-356-7163 or use mzjosstour@aol.com .

I hope to see all of you at Turning Stone

Happy Holidays,

Mike Zuglan

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
Turning Stone Classic XXXII Shane Van Boening


Anyone going to this event ? My girlfriend and I are driving over from Buffalo on Saturday and spending the night to watch some matches.

Dana Bufalo

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Joss Junior 9-Ball Championships - Sharp Shooters - Amsterdam, NY - Jan 25


The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour will be hosting its 4th "Joss Junior 9-Ball Championship" on January 25, 2020.

The event will take place at the beautiful Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub in Amsterdam, NY - www.sharpshootersbilliards.com .

At Sharp Shooters there is something for everyone. From a friendly game of Pool, Foosball, or Darts to meeting friends out for some great food, drinks & to watch the game - Sharp Shooters has it! And now they even have professional Bocce Ball courts downstairs. A fun and friendly atmosphere for all ages! Tim & Julie Berlin have been most generous to our tour having 3 regular season events both at Sharp Shooters and Trick Shot Billiards & Sports Pub, and now donating the use of their room for our Junior event. Many thanks to them for their continued support of the game.

Many people and companies have generously donated products and their time to help. I would like to acknowledge and thank them all as it is because of them that each participant will receive some of their items. There will also be free raffles for the players for some of the larger items. Our generous sponsors are, in no particular order: Sharp Shooters Billiards & Sports Pub (Tim & Julie Berlin), Joss Cues (Debbie, Dan & Stephen Janes), James Sinclair (Rhythm Custom Cues), CJ & Peggi Wilkinson (Baltimore City Cues), Don Kerns, Bill Cote, Iwan Simonis (Ivan Lee), Aramith (Ivan Lee), Phil Capelle (Billiards Press), Mark Kulungian, Andrea Duvall (Utica Billiards On The Boulevard), Matt Tetreault, Bruce Barthelette & Steven W. Smith. Sorry if I missed anyone! And thank you to everyone else, who has been, or will be involved. Any top or Pro players are encouraged to drop by if you have the time and are in the neighborhood. I'm sure the kids would love to meet you!

The event will consist of 2 divisions that will run concurrently. There will be an 18 and under plus a 12 and under tournament. Entry fees are $25 per event. Doors will open at 10:30 am Saturday January 25th and final registration is at 11:30 am. The format will be: races to 9, double elimination, on the 9 foot Diamonds for the 18 and under group and races to 5, double elimination, on the 7 foot Diamonds for the 12 and under kids. The winners of each division will receive a beautiful Joss Cue and case and trophy. Please keep in mind that due to attendance, some things could change. The ultimate goal is for everyone to have a great time!

For more information or to let us know of your intention to come (which is encouraged), please contact one of us. Tim Berlin at 518-944-6797, or Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163. More Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour Info and directions to host rooms etc. can be found at www.joss9balltour.com .

For those in need of accommodations, there are 2 nearby motels. Super 8, 5502 Rt 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010 - 518-843-5888 & Valley View Inn, 1351 NY Rt 5s, Amsterdam, NY 12010 - 518-842-5637. Other motels may be found by searching the Schenectady & Amsterdam NY area.

Thanks everyone and I hope you all come to Sharp Shooters to see the youth of our game in action & having fun!

Mike Zuglan

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
Turning Stone Classic XXXIII - Complete Results


Here is the complete order of finish for our Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour's, "Turning Stone Classic XXXIII 9-Ball Open", which was held January 9-12, 2020.

The event was $25,000 added with a total prize fund of $41,400, there was a full field of 128 players and all players were paid in cash immediately upon their elimination from the event!

1st $8,000 Shane Van Boening
2nd $5,000 Alex Kazakis (Greece)
3rd $3,600 James Aranas (Philippines)
4th $2,600 Billy Thorpe
5/6th $2,000 each - Mieszko Fortunski (Poland), Jayson Shaw
7/8th $1,600 each - Konrad Juszczyszyn (Poland), Jeremy Sossei
9/12th $1,200 each - Earl Strickland, Daniel Schneider (Switzerland), Kevin West, Brandon Shuff
13/16th $850 each - Joe Dupuis, Rodney Cuillerier (Can), Bill Gallagher, Bucky Souvanthong
17/24th $550 each - Sylvain Gingras (Can), Len Gianfrate, Demetrius Jelatis, Jennifer Barretta, Marco Kam, Dan Hewitt (Can), Matt Krah, Dave Fernandez
25/32nd $300 each - Frederick Belley (Can), Nick Charette (Can), Sean Morgan, Tom Zippler, Dave Mills, Hunter Lombardo, Chris Szuter, Matt Tetreault

33/48th - Earl Herring, Dean Cuillerier (Can), Paul Dryden, Mike Yednak, Frank Hernandez, Mike Giurleo, Gene Hunt, Steve Lillis, Dave Dreidel, Bruce Barthelette, Mark Creamer
Sylvain Deslauriers (Can), Johnny Archer, Clyde Matta, Dwight Dixon, Josh Burbul

49/64th - Tony Antone, Eric Cloutier (Can), Steve Fleming, Frank Wolak, Jesse Docalavich, Aaron Greenwood, Pat Fleming, Mike Nicoloro, John Francisco,
Mike Toohig, Willie Oney, Rhys Chen, John Morra, (Can), Darren Clement (Can), Ben Werblow, Holden Chin

65/96th - Elvis Joubert (Can), Frank Gaetani, Fred Gokey, Garrett Vaughan, Steven Winter (Can), Nick Coppola, Alain Caya (Can), Bruce Nagle, Dale Kimmett (Can),
Jia Li (Chn), Tom Acciavatti, Caroline Pao, Pascal Dufresne (Can), Che Lemmon (Can), Veronique Menard (Can), Roger Miller (Can), Steven Way, Alain Gelinas (Can), Ranulf Tamba,
Waleed Hashem, (Can), Lida Mullendore, Elvis Rodriguez, Gregg McAndrews, Sara Lancey, Ron Casanzio, Tom Gildea, Jerry Crowe, James Kearney,
George Poltorak, Don Reigel, Jay Goyer (Can), Cleiton Rocha

97/128th - Cristina Schneider, Amy Yu, Geoff Montgomery, Dave Shlemperis, Dan Faraguna, William Bombard, Jed Jecen, Greg Bombard, Alvin Thomas, Randy Labonte,
Maxime Villeneuve (Can), Devin Buttle (Can), Shawn Wescott, Jerome Rockwell, Ray Lee, Bob Cunninghan, Paul Pensgen, Larry Phlegar, Lenore Donavan Chen,
Dominic Gauthier (Can), Chris Braiman, Troy Deocharran, Joe Cicero, Phil Harju, Robert Ragusa, Rich Connors, Steven W. Smith, Jim Prather, Erin Bechner,
Einar Gudjohnsen, Paul Rozonewski, Rich Howard

Our Second Chance event had a field of 21 players with a total prize fund of $1,000.

1st $500 Tom Zippler
2nd $300 Greg Bombard
3/4th $125 each - Tom Acciavatti, Aaron Greenwood

$1,500 Joss Cue raffle winners - Brian Dauphinee & Sammy Khiev & the winner of the autographed Aramith Pro Cup cue ball used in the final match - Bob Bartley

I hope to see all of you at the next Turning Stone Classic XXXIV.

Mike Zuglan

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


This a bit delayed but i want to Thank the Zuglans for putting together such a great event. this was my first Turning Stone Classic. It will definitely not be my last. I hope to make the trip and actually play at the Utica stop in April.