Dechaine Three Peats at Ocean State 9-Ball Championship

Mike Zuglan, Jeremy Sossei, Mike Dechaine and Stephen Goulding

Mike Dechaine has joined a small crowd of players who have three or more Ocean State 9-Ball Championship banners hanging from the ceiling at Snookers in Providence, RI. In earning his third banner, he also accomplished something that no other player has managed in winning three straight Ocean State titles.


For the third week in a row, it was Jeremy Sossei competing for the hot-seat at a Joss NE 9-Ball Tour event. This time, he would lose the hot-seat to Dechaine 9-6.


On the one loss side, Mike Davis was on a tear. After losing to Earl Strickland in a close match on Saturday, Davis won four straight matches that included revenge over Strickland. Davis had no answer for Sossei though as Jeremy raced to a quick 9-2 win.


Sossei kept his strong play going in the first set of the finals and scored a 9-3 win over Dechaine to force a second set. That second set was a back and forth affair that finally saw Dechaine pull out the 9-7 win for his third straight Ocean State 9-Ball Title. 


Dechaine has now won as many Ocean State titles as George San Souci at three, and only trails Mika Immonen's four titles and Mike Zuglan's five titles. 


The second place finish moved Sossei to the top of the Joss Tour's Points list, and Dechaine climbed to third on the list with two tournament wins so far this season.


The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Raxx in West Hempstead, NY next weekend for their next event.