Jayson Shaw 3-Peats The Turning Stone Classic

Mike Dechaine, Mike Zuglan and Jayson Shaw

Jayson Shaw has won the Turning Stone Classic for the third consecutive time and he did so in fine style. He went through the field without a defeat and had to get past some very tough competitors to do so.

Along the way to his victory Shaw sent Scott Frost to the B side 9-3, Richard Young was deposited there 9-1 and Tommy D’Alfonso failed 9-5. Mosconi Cup hopeful Justin Hall put up a great fight but succumbed 9-7 and even the great Shane Van Boening could not hold up under Shaw’s hot cue as he fell on the hill 9-8.

That loss pitted SVB against Mike Dechaine. Dechaine had been on the long road since the first day and was determined to get to the finals. He had been playing extremely well, destroying one opponent after another, and he was ready for Van Boening. He kept control of the table, broke and shot as well as anyone, and won the right to face Shaw in the finals 9-5. Van Boening settled for third place in the event.

Dechaine kept it close until the end of the match. It was then that Shaw caught yet another gear and mastered the table to win the event 13-10.