View Full Version : How Great is the Joss Tour?

05-26-2003, 02:13 PM
Another great Joss Tour season is over. I hate this time of year, seeing pool go into a summer hiatus.

It's been another great year with the Joss Tour visiting our local pool rooms here in the Northeast. Mike Zuglan, Joe Tucker and all their related promoters do an unsurpassed job at bringing quality pool events for all involved - the rooms, the fans and the players.

We had a great year watching top level players like Bustamante, Corr, Strickland, Pagulayan, Immonen, Stalev, "Ginky" San Souci, Parica, Zuglan and Sambjon. How awesome was it to see Ronnie Alcano dominate the tour for the first half of the season. Or seeing great players from the past like Keith McCready play pool and trash talk at top form.

Witnessing top regional players coming into their own like Jarrod Clowery, Tom D'Alfonso and Darren Belliveau. I have really enjoyed watching these guys go from "C" players to great contenders over the years.

How about the job that Joe Tucker has done all year? Every weekend driving to the next Joss event and being a true professional at directing the events and keeping the players in line. He is the backbone of this tour.

Of course, we have to give Zuglan a huge round of applause. He has made the Joss Tour what it is today. This tour has grown every year, more money added every year and his events attracts world class players. He produces a quality tour for all of us to enjoy.

The Joss Tour is supported by a great list of sponsors. I feel bad, because I know I'll miss someone and I apologize ahead of time. Start with the title sponsor, Danny Janes of Joss Cues. He's been there from the beginning backing Zuglan and his idea. Mike Webb of Webb Custom Cues, Barry Cameron and Simonis are other great sponsors who are generous to the tour. Thanks to all of you this tour exists.

Give a hand to all the rooms that hosted these events. All the rooms put up the added money and donate their venue for the events. These rooms understand how important it is to support such tours not only for their own business, but also for the billiard industry in general

Last, but not least, all the fans that attend the events. The fans are who support the venues, the sponors and the tour itself. They attend the events to help defray the room’s expenses for putting on the event; they buy the sponsor’s products. The fans are what helps the Joss Tour attract additional sponsors.

I feel very luck to be able to attend and sometimes play in these events. What other sport can an amateur player play their favorite sport against a world-class player? When will you ever be able to shoot a round with Tiger Woods and play one-on-one against Michael Jordan? This tour brings the players to the fans.

During the Joss Tour Final's player's meeting, Joe Tucker posed a question, "What if this tour didn't exist?" Think about that question for a moment. This tour means a lot to me and I know it does to countless others.

Take a moment and show your appreciation to everyone who makes this tour happen.

05-26-2003, 05:26 PM

05-26-2003, 07:35 PM
good post.

Does anyone know the results from this weekenf Joss tourney?

05-26-2003, 07:50 PM
Pagulayan won, the results are on the AzBilliards home page:


Mike had brackets and was updating them regularily all weekend:


Good job, Mike.

05-26-2003, 07:53 PM
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Does anyone know the results from this weekenf Joss tourney?
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The Lion won of course, he picked up a cool $5,000 defeating Jose Parica. The Joss NE Tour is a class act and attracts some of the best players in the world as it continues to grow.

05-26-2003, 07:58 PM
Thanks for the info fellas.
thats a nice pay out.
Too bad I missed the tour when it was in NYC would have like to see that levelof competion in my back yard. next year

05-27-2003, 11:17 AM
Nice to meet you this weekend. I look forward to playing in some of the Killer B's and "Not so Killer" B events you mentioned to me.

I wholeheartedly agree with everything you said. The Joss tour is the best in the country, and I wouldn't miss the events for anything.

I second the thanks to all responsible for such a great tour.


John in NH
05-29-2003, 09:18 AM
Hi Mario,

The Joss tour is everything that you said it is, I was at Accu-Billiards in New Bedford, MA this past week-end and the venue was awesome and so was the competition, looking forward to next year.