- by AzB staff, AZBilliards.com
Mike Zuglan brought his Joss NE 9-Ball Tour to Raxx Billiards in W. Hempstead, NY on the weekend of November 14th and 15th and thirty five players threw their hats in the ring to win their share of the $4800 in prize money. With no Dennis Hatch in sight, the field was wide open for any number of players to grab this title for their resume. One such hopeful, Joey Korsiak, found himself with a tough path to follow as a first round 9-5 loss to Oscar Bonilla sent him to the one loss side. Meanwhile, back on the right side of the board, Shaun "Get Some" Wilkie and Bucky Souvanthong were charting a course through the brackets, both looking for their first tour wins. Wilkie and Souvanthong faced off for the hot-seat, which was won by Wilkie with a 9-6 scoreline. Souvanthong went to the left side of the board, where Korsiak had sent home seven straight opponents after that first round loss. Souvanthong became victim number eight as Korsiak beat him 9-7 setting up a Korsiak/Wilkie final match. Korsiak showed that he was ready for
business as he put a five pack on Wilkie right out of the gate. Wilkie was unphased and ground his way back into the match. Before Korsiak knew what happened, his lead had evaporated and the score was tied at 7-7. Wilkie got to the hill at 8-7, but Korsiak quickly joined him at 8-8. The case game went back and forth until a long rail kick from Korsiak just missed the side pocket and Wilkie ended the match and tournament with a 9-8 win.
Wilkie earned $1400 in first place prize money, while Korsiak settled for $950. Raxx Billiards room owner Holden Chin donated a prize package that included a free entry to the upcoming Turning Stone Classic XIV as well as three room nights at the Turning Stone Casino. Any player who had never won a Joss event and did not cash at this event was elegible for this prize package, and that lucky winner was Redgie Cutler. Next weekend, Zuglan will bring the tour to the recently relocated Snookerâ€™s Pool Lounge in Providence, RI for the 21st Ocean State 9-Ball Championship. If you have not visited the new location, please call the room or check the tour website for directions. COMPLETE RESULTS: 1st $1,400 Shaun Wilkie 2nd $950 Joe Korsiak 3rd $700 Bucky Souvanthong 4th $550 Marc Vidal 5th $400 Al Lapena Sean Morgan 7th $200 Lenny Favata Nelson Oliviera
Everton wins at Master Billiards
Paul Everton wins Tri-State at Master Billiards 3 weeks after under going surgery. Even with swelling and pain Paul couldn't resist the temptation to play pool. His route to victory entailed wins against Ronny Cochachi 7 - 4; Duane Toney 7 - 3; and Masatoshi Ebihara 7 - 5 on the winner's side; loss to Justice Eagan 7 - 4; then on the Loss Side: Pauls defeated Ron Mason 7 - 6; Emily Duddy 7 - 3; and Rene Villalobos 7 - 4 to reach the finals; lastly, Wins the Final against Justice Eagan 9 - 8. Congratulations needs to go to Justice for his strong showing, he clearly dominated until the finals. Both Paul & Justice deserved to win, but someone has to come out on top and today it was Paul's turn. The Tri-State Tour wishes to thank Matt Carter of Sterling - Gaming for his support of this tournament and the sport.
Left to right, second place finisher Justice Eagan first place winner Paul Everton
4 Stroke Magazine - December 2009
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6
$650 Paul Everton $345 Justice Eagan $220 Rene Villalobos $100 Emily Duddy $55 Ron Mason, Romeo Singh
Published on Dec 5, 2009
Published on Dec 5, 2009
The Pool Players Voice for the East Coast now has the December issue online. Read all the latest news from tournaments and events.