Rick Gata wins NE 9-Ball Series Opener

13 of the strongest BCD players came out to play at the first stop on the 2007/2008 New England 9-Ball Series. Notable players included Rick Gata, Dan Simoneau, Kerry Mcalife, Peter Sandberg and tour director Marc Dionne.

Winners side Finals: Dan Simoneau vs Rick Gata. The Tournament favorite, Dan Simoneau, was in the finals. This match was a close one. The score was 5-5 after the first 10 games, then Gata broke away and won the next 2 games for the victory and his first berth in the finals.

Losers side Finals: Marc Dionne vs Dan Simoneau. Dan won the first match between these two 7-6 although Marc led 5-2 early in the match. Marc came out firing this time and won the first 5 games. Dan won the next two games but that was as close as Marc would let him get he would win the next 2 games for the 7-2 victory and his chance at the championship.

Finals: Rick Gata vs Marc Dionne. Dionne came into this match on a roll with, but Rick had something else in mind as he put the brakes on Marc's run. Gata won the final match 7-4 for the tournament win.