by Absolute Pool • January 4, 2023
The biannual Turning Stone Classic takes place between January 5-8 as the 2023 nineball calendar gets underway at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York.
Acting as the showpiece staging on Mike Zuglan’s Northeast 9-Ball Tour, the tournament features for the first time this year on the Matchroom world rankings.
Eight-time champion and world number six Jayson Shaw headlines the field alongside the likes of Russia’s Fedor Gorst, Japan’s Naoyuki Oi, Poland’s Mieszko Fortunski and Mosconi Cup star Skyler Woodward.
American veteran Johnny Archer, the six-time champion, also features as well as inaugural champion Mika Immonen from Finland. Oscar Dominguez and Billy Thorpe are the other former winners in action.
Race to nine racks will be the format throughout the tournament except from the race to 13 title decider and it will be double elimination until the final, where the eventual champion will receive $10,000 in prize money and towards the nineball rankings.
First round coverage begins from 4pm local time on Thursday and will be shown across the four days free of charge via Upstate Al’s Facebook page.
TURNING STONE CLASSIC XXXVI
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Champion – $10,000
Runner-up – $6,500
3rd – $4,000
4th – $2,700
5-6 – $2,000
7-8 – $1,600
9-12 – $1,200
13-16 – $950
17-24 – $599
25-32 – $400