Dechaine Does it Again
Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour / Providence, RI
Mike Dechaine topped the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s November 17-18 stop, taking first place over Jeremy Sossei to claim the Ocean State 9-Ball Championship. A large field of 72 came together at Snookers Billiards Bar and Grill in Providence, RI, for the $5,000-added tournament.
After a commanding 9-3 win over Jason Michas in the winners’ side final four, Dechaine advanced to the hot seat match. It was his first meeting with Sossei, who had just sent Joey Dupuis to the one-loss side 9-4. In another display of dominance, Dechaine whitewashed Sossei 9-0 to remain undefeated.
Brett Stottlemyer was making his move on the west side, sending Nelson Oliveira home in seventh place 9-2, as former world 9-ball champion Ronnie Alcano relegated Mike Davis to seventh place 9-4. Alcano went on to a closer match against Michas, winning 9-7. Stottlemyer ousted Dupuis in a fifth-place tie with Michas 9-5 and then advanced to the quarterfinals, where he eliminated Alcano 9-6.
Sossei was waiting for Stottlemyer in the semifinals, which he took charge of to win 9-3. But in the final match, Dechaine was too much for Sossei, as “The Fireball” scorched him 9-3 to take the title.
1st Mike Dechaine $2,500
2nd Jeremy Sossei $1,800
3rd Brett Stottlemyer $1,400
4th Ronnie Alcano $1,100
5th Jason Michas $850
7th Mike Davis $600
9th Ron Casanzio $400