Strickland Strikes out Dechaine

Strickland Strikes out Dechaine
Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour / West Hempstead, NY

by InsidePOOL Staff

The final showdown between Earl Strickland and Mike Dechaine led to the BCA Hall of Fame member taking top prize at the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s November 10-11 stop. Raxx Pool Room and Grill played host to the $1,500-added tournament, which drew a field of 32 to West Hempstead, NY.

The final showdown between Earl Strickland and Mike Dechaine led to the BCA Hall of Fame member taking top prize at the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s November 10-11 stop. Raxx Pool Room and Grill played host to the $1,500-added tournament, which drew a field of 32 to West Hempstead, NY.

The final showdown between Earl Strickland and Mike Dechaine led to the BCA Hall of Fame member taking top prize at the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s November 10-11 stop. Raxx Pool Room and Grill played host to the $1,500-added tournament, which drew a field of 32 to West Hempstead, NY.

Strickland cut down the field in his charge to the finish, defeating Nelson Oliveira in the winners’ side final four 9-5 to move on to the hot seat match. His challenger there was Great Britain’s Jayson Shaw, just off a 9-7 win over Jeremy Sossei. Shaw put up a good fight but was turned aside by Strickland, who claimed the win 9-6.

Dechaine was barreling through the one-loss side, eliminating Shaun Wilkie in seventh place 9-6 and Oliveira in fifth 9-3. Mike Badstuebner was on a collision course with Dechaine, as he whitewashed Lionel Rivera 9-0 and ousted Sossei in fifth place 9-4. The quarterfinal match was dominated by Dechaine, though, as he took down Badstuebner 9-4.

Shaw scrapped with Dechaine in the semifinal match, which went all the way to hill-hill before Dechaine took the last and necessary rack to advance to the finals. But Strickland was prepared for him and was able to take the title 9-6.

In the $500-added second chance tournament, Chris Lazarovitch faced down Brent Boemmels in the hot seat match only to have Boemmels return to defeat him in the first set of the double-elimination finals. Lazarovitch regrouped and won the second set to claim $300 for first, with Boemmels taking $200 for second. Scott Murphy earned $100 for third, and Rich Lang took $60 for fourth.

The next event on the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s calendar is the $5,000-added Ocean State 9-Ball Championship at Snookers Billiards Bar and Grill in Providence, RI, November 17-18. Also, the field for the $25,000-added Turning Stone XX 9-Ball Open is filling up quickly. If you have not registered already, please contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163.

Results:
1st Earl Strickland $1,000
2nd Mike Dechaine $750
3rd Jayson Shaw $550
4th Mike Badstuebner $400
5th Jeremy Sossei $250
Nelson Oliveira
7th Lionel Rivera $125
Shaun Wilkie

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