Published On: Mon, Mar 4th, 2013

Dechaine Fends off Sossei for Joss Billiard Win

Dechaine Fends off Sossei for Joss Billiard Win
Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour / Providence, RI

by InsidePOOL Staff

Mike Dechaine blazed through the field at the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s March 2-3 stop, escaping a strong challenge from Jeremy Sossei to take the title in the double-elimination finals. The $2,500-added stop hosted 67 players at Snookers Billiards Sports Bar and Grill in Providence, RI.

mike dechaine abp Dechaine Fends off Sossei for Joss Billiard Win

Mike Dechaine blazed through the field at the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s March 2-3 stop, escaping a strong challenge from Jeremy Sossei to take the title in the double-elimination finals. The $2,500-added stop hosted 67 players at Snookers Billiards Sports Bar and Grill in Providence, RI.

In the winners’ side final four Dechaine faced down Joe Dupuis 9-4, while Sossei, who won the Joss event the week prior, dealt Joe Tucker his first loss 9-7. Dechaine and Sossei fought tooth and nail for the hot seat, with Dechaine ultimately eking out a 9-8 victory.

Tom D’Alfonso scored a 9-4 win over Karen Corr on the one-loss side, sending her home in seventh place, while Nelson Oliveira tied with Corr after his match with Phil Davis ended 9-7. Tucker then ousted D’Alfonso in fifth place 9-6, and Dupuis deposited Davis in fifth place as well 9-4.

Dupuis went on to relegate Tucker to a fourth-place finish 9-6 but was himself eliminated in the next round 9-2 by Sossei, who wanted a rematch with Dechaine. In the double-elimination finals, Sossei won the first set 9-8 to force a second, but Dechaine was able to pull off a 9-4 victory to win the title.

Twenty-two players participated in the $500-added second chance event. Paul Dryden bested Doug Brown in the finals and collected $340 for first, while Dryden earned $240 for second. Francisco Cabral took $160 for third, and Bill Cote won $100 for fourth. In fifth place, Jon Borglund and Cory Payne each earned $50.

The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s season finale, the $25,000-added Turning Stone Classic XXI 9-Ball Open, will be taking place September 19-22. Please contact Mike Zuglan at 518-356-7163 to avoid being shut out.

Results:
1st Mike Dechaine $1,350
2nd Jeremy Sossei $950
3rd Joe Dupuis $750
4th Joe Tucker $600
5th Tom D’Alfonso $450
Phil Davis
7th Karen Corr $325
Nelson Oliveira
9th Matt Tetrault $200
Tom McGonagle
Colin Mahoney
Ray McNamara

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