Mike Dechaine Wins New England 9 Ball Series Season Finale at Buster’s Billiards in Somersworth, NH

Mike Dechaine

64 players come out from all over New England for a chance at the $5,100.00 in prize money that was up for grabs at the New England 9-Ball Series Season Finale.
The format was a race to your handicap: (D Level Players Race to 4)   (C Level Players race to 5)   (B Level Players race to 6) (A Level player's race to 7) (Open Level player players race to 8) (Pro players race to 10).  The tournament had 16 players from each level group.
Here is a list of the notables that attended: Mike Dechaine, Nelson Olivera, Luis Rios, Jay Hutchins, Nick Kafalas, PJ Kafalas, Kevin Guimond, Roy Morgridge, Harry Nathan, Cletion Rocha, Tim Perry, Mike Barbagallo, Randy Labonte, Robert Lewis, Billy Lanna, and Tom McGonagle.
This was the strongest tournament the tour has had to date.
Here is a list of some of the awards that were given out:
Player of the Year for each Division    
Open Division   Dave Fernandez
A  Division Alex Morin,
B Division Andy Maynard 
C Division  Dave Hambley,
D Division  Austin Roberts
Sportsman of the year- Dan Simoneau
Most Improved Male- Austin Roberts
Most Improved Female- Taylor Reynolds
On the winner's side final, it was a match between Nelson Olivera and Mike Dechaine. Olivera had to win 8 games and Dechaine had to win 10 games. This was a neck to neck battle but at the end, Dechaine would come out on top with the score of 10-7 to take his place in the finals.
On the loser's side final, it was a match between Nelson Olivera and Dave Hall (Eagle Hall). This match was an 8-8 race. This match was a nail biter from the very beginning. It was a neck to neck race for the first 10 games up until Olivera made a critical error on the 7 ball, which led to Hall being ahead with a score of 6-5.
Hall never looked back, advancing him to play Dechaine in the finals. The score between Hall and Olivera was 8-5.
The finals was a true double elimination format where Hall had to beat Dechaine twice in order to get the first place seating. No one was going to beat Dechaine today. He would steamroll over Hall with the score of 10-5, taking the title of first place for the second year in a row.
MD Promotions would like to thank Frank Gravel, the owner of Busters Billiards, for letting the New England 9 Ball Series host this event. MD Promotions would also like to thank their sponsors, Webb Custom Cues, Zinzola Cues, Predator, The Adams Cue Company, Joe Tucker, Professor Q-Ball, and the rest of MD Promotion's sponsors..
MD Promotions will start the 2009 - 2010 season in September. The first event, will be on September 13, 2009 at Silver Cue Billiards. For more information, please visit our 02009 - 2010 tour information available here..http://www.mdpromotions.com/tour_events.html