Shaw Cruises Through Ocean State Championship
AzB Staff
Nov. 22, 2018
Shawn Wilkie, Steve Goulding and Jayson Shaw
Shawn Wilkie, Steve Goulding and Jayson Shaw
Jayson Shaw looks to be in prime Mosconi Cup form, as he crushed a field of 87 players to win his third Ocean State 9-Ball Championship at Snookers in Providence RI on November 17th - 18th. 
 
Shaw cruised through the winner’s side with wins Tony Masi, Pat Fleming, Pete Bowman, Raphael Dabreo and Ryan Lineham. Over those five matches, Shaw lost only 9 out of 54 racks. 
 
After a late Saturday loss to Zion Zvi, Shawn Wilkie was cruising through the one loss side. Wilkie had wins over Matt Krah, Lucas Fracasso-Verner, Pete Bowman and Kyle Pepin before getting revenge against Zvi 7-5. Wins over Dabreo and Lineham lead to a match with Shaw in the finals. 
 
While Wilkie would fair better against Shaw than any other opponent all day, he would only get to 5 in the first set of the finals. 
 
A field of nineteen players came back on Sunday to compete in the $500 added second chance tournament, where Ryan Urso went undefeated including a 3-2 hot-seat win over Mike Demarco and a 3-1 final match win over Francisco Cabral
 
The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will now take a break until the Turning Stone Classic XXXI on January 10th - 13th at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. That tournament is full and players are urged to contact Mike Zuglan if they want to be added to the waiting list.