Dupuis Earns First Ever Joss Tour Win; Davis Wins Second Chance

When Joey Dupuis is on his game, racing around the table as if he doesn't have to even try, he is a sight to behold. He looks almost unstoppable. That was the case for Dupuis after an early stumble at the Joss Tour's 5th Annual NE Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame 9-Ball Open on March 1st - 2nd at Snookers in Providence RI. 


Dupuis' stumble came in the second round, when he lost a hill-hill decision to Jeremy Sossei. That would be Dupuis' last time to taste defeat on this weekend. Dupuis won nine straight matches on the left side of the board, to earn a shot at Mike Dechaine in the finals. Dechaine had just defeated Kevin Guimond 9-4 in a lopsided match for the hot-seat. Dupuis would out-do that 9-4 win, with a 9-2 beat down of Guimond in the semi-final match.


In the double elimination finals, Dupuis ran away with the first set to defeat Dechaine 9-4 and force a second set. The second set was much closer, with both players tied at 5-5 before Dupuis took control and won the match 9-6 for his first ever Joss Tour victory. Decahine consoled himself over the second place finish by winning the $1500 Joss Cue raffle, which is held at every event.


The second chance event saw 13th place main event finisher Phil Davis complete an undefeated run through a field of 24 players to pick up the win. Davis beat Snooker's owner Steve Goulding 3-0 for the hot-seat, and then held off Kevin Bauccio 3-1 in the first and only set of the finals.


The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be back in action on April 5th - 6th at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse, NY for another $1500/$500 added event.