D’Alfonso Doubles Down on Joss Tour
Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour / Providence, RI
Tom D’Alfonso slew Jeremy Sossei not once but twice in order to take first place at the June 1-2 stop of the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour. This was D’Alfonso’s second win in a row on the tour, as he bested Ron Casanzio in the last event a few weeks prior. Snookers Billiards Bar and Grill in Providence, RI, hosted the $1,500-added event, which drew a field of 45 9-ball players.
D’Alfonso dealt Providence pro Mike “Fireball” Dechaine his first defeat in the winners’ side final four 9-4 to advance to the hot seat match where he faced off against Sossei for the first time in the event. Sossei had just sent Ray McNamara to the one-loss side with a strong 9-2 win. In another lopsided match, D’Alfonso triumphed 9-4 to await a finals opponent.
In the elimination bracket, Matt Tetreault sent Joe Dupuis home in seventh place 9-7, tying with Tim Perry, who was ousted by Phil Davis double-hill. In turn, Tetreault and Davis went home in a fifth-place tie after losses to McNamara 9-8 and Dechaine 9-3, respectively.
McNamara continued his forward momentum with a 9-5 win over Dechaine, who took home fourth place. But Sossei was eager for a rematch with D’Alfonso and handed McNamara a 9-6 loss in the next round. In the finals, though, D’Alfonso was still the stronger player that day, and he notched a 9-4 finals win.
The $500-added second chance event drew 14 players, with Joe Darigis emerging as the first-place winner over Brent Boemmels in a two-set finals. Darigis took home $300 for first, and Boemmels earned $200 for his runner-up finish. Kyle Pepin scored $120 for third place, and Tim Parisian won $80 for fourth. Tying for fifth place were Francisco Cabral and Chris Neacsu, who each earned $40.
Don’t get shut out of the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s season finale, the $25,000-added Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will be held September 19-22 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. Contact Mike Zuglan today at 518-356-7163 to reserve your spot—the event is almost full!
1st Tom D’Alfonso $1,000
2nd Jeremy Sossei $700
3rd Ray McNamara $550
4th Mike Dechaine $400
5th Matt Tetreault $300
7th Joe Dupuis $200
9th Suad Kantarevic $100