The world of professional pool is gearing up for an exhilarating event as Mike Zuglan’s Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort Casino proudly present the 2022/2023 Season Finale – the “Turning Stone Classic XXXVII 9-Ball Open.” Scheduled to take place from August 31 to September 3, 2023, this prestigious event promises four days of intense competition, star-studded player line-ups, and a world-class gaming resort experience.
|Turning Stone Classic XXXVII 9-Ball Open
|August 31 – September 3, 2023
|Turning Stone Resort Casino, 35,000 sq ft Event Center
The Venue: Turning Stone Resort Casino’s World-Class Event Center
The Turning Stone Classic XXXVII 9-Ball Open will once again be held at the remarkable Turning Stone Resort Casino, nestled in Verona, New York. The event will unfold in the expansive and visually stunning 35,000 sq ft Event Center. This state-of-the-art arena boasts an intimate layout, ensuring that spectators are fully immersed in the action regardless of their seating choice. The facility’s unique design facilitates interaction between fans and players, creating an atmosphere that is truly electric.
A Tribute to a Friend: Remembering Danny Janes
While celebrating the thrill of the sport, this event also honors the memory of a cherished friend. The pool community mourns the loss of Danny Janes, owner of Joss Cues, who passed away after a brief illness. The event’s organizers express their heartfelt condolences to the Janes family and recognize the enduring impact Danny had on the pool world.
A Star-Studded Line-Up: The Players to Watch
Turning Stone Classic XXXVII will host a stellar cast of 128 players, ranging from tour regulars to some of the game’s luminaries. The list includes internationally acclaimed names like Jayson Shaw, Fedor Gorst, Mika Immonen, and Thorsten Hohmann. Not to be overshadowed, the roster also features local favorites like Ron Casanzio, Jeremy Sossei, and Bucky Souvanthong. Fans eagerly await to see if Jayson Shaw will secure his tenth victory at this event.
Exciting Side Events: Second Chance Tournament
In addition to the main event, players and fans can also indulge in the excitement of the Second Chance Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, September 3rd, at 10 AM. Designed for Non-Pro level players eliminated from the main event, this tournament offers a chance at redemption. With a format mirroring the main event, the Second Chance Tournament guarantees thrilling action and intense competition.
World-Class Equipment and Atmosphere
The event’s success is largely attributed to its commitment to excellence. The playing environment is furnished with 16 Diamond Pro Tables covered in 860 Simonis tournament blue cloth and Aramith balls. This ensures that players have the best equipment to showcase their skills and engage in thrilling matches.
Unforgettable Experience for Fans
Turning Stone Classic XXXVII is more than just a tournament; it’s an unforgettable experience for fans. Spectators are treated to free admission, collectible posters (while supplies last), and unparalleled access to some of the finest pool action in the world. The generous support of Turning Stone Resort Casino and Mike Zuglan’s Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour ensures that fans are at the heart of the action.
A Marketplace for Enthusiasts: Vendors and Products
The event also offers a marketplace for enthusiasts and players. A full-service snack bar caters to hunger pangs, while billiard product vendors offer a range of cue supplies and accessories. Expert cue repairs are available on-site, and vendors like Mike Burton and Andrea Duvall bring their exquisite selections of cues and merchandise to the event.
Winning Big: Raffles and Prizes
Debbie and Stephen Janes of Joss Cues add to the excitement by providing two custom engraved Joss cues valued at $1,900 each for raffle draws. These prizes will be awarded on Saturday and Sunday, just before key matches. The generosity of the Janes family adds a special touch to an already thrilling event.
Stay Connected: Live Streaming and Updates
For those unable to attend in person, free live scoring and live streaming are available. This ensures that fans across the globe can stay connected and follow the action closely. The live stream is expertly provided by Alan Leon, aka Upstate Al, and Mike Howerton on www.azbilliards.com.
The matches’ schedule is as follows:
- Thursday: 4 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM, 10 PM
- Friday: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM, 10 PM
- Saturday: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM, 10 PM
- Sunday: 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM (final match)
- Second Chance Tournament: Sunday, starting at 10 AM
Conclusion: A Must-Attend Event for Pool Enthusiasts
The Turning Stone Classic XXXVII 9-Ball Open is not just a tournament; it’s an extraordinary convergence of skill, passion, and camaraderie. From the world-class players to the state-of-the-art venue and the unforgettable atmosphere, this event promises a riveting experience for both players and fans. As the pool community comes together to celebrate the sport’s finest, Turning Stone Resort Casino and Mike Zuglan’s Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour invite you to be part of the action from August 31 to September 3, 2023. Whether you’re a dedicated fan or a curious newcomer, this event promises a journey into the heart of the billiards world.
Absolutely! The event is open to both players and enthusiasts who want to witness world-class pool action.
Match schedules and live scoring will be available at www.azbilliards.com throughout the event.
Yes, the entry fee for the second chance tournament is $60. It’s a fantastic opportunity for non-pro players to compete.
Yes, the resort offers comfortable accommodations for attendees who wish to stay on-site during the event.
Event merchandise, including Joss Cues and more, will be available on-site during the tournament.