Mike Dechaine earns first Joss Tour win

Mike Deshaine, Trick Shots Owner Tim Berlin and Dennis Hatch

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour drew a field of 32 players to Trick Shot Billiards in Clifton Park, NY on the weekend of September 29 - 30 to share in the $4560 in tournament prize money.

The story this weekend was the play of Mike Dechaine. Dechaine made his way to the quarter finals undefeated, where he beat Bucky Souvanthong 9-5 for the hot-seat.

On the one loss side, Souvanthong lost to Hatch. Hatch had been making his way through the one loss side ever since a late Saturday loss to Pete Bowman.

Hatch's win over Souvanthong led to a showdown with Dechaine in the double elimination finals.

The first match between Hatch and Dechaine was a real nail biter that only saw Hatch take control at the end. Hatch scored a 9-7 win to force a second set. The second set saw Dechaine take an early lead and fight Hatch off for a 9-7 win of his own.

Dechaine earned $1300 for first place, his first Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop win.

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Comet Billiards in Parsippany, NJ on October 27th and 28th for a $2000 added event.

Joss Tour director Mike Zuglan is taking sign-ups now for the Turning Stone Classic X 9-Ball Open on February 21st - 24th. Interested players should contact Mike at 518-356-7163.