Shaw Defends Ocean State Title

Mike Zuglan, Ron Casanzio, Jayson Shaw and room owner Steve Goulding

It's good to be Jayson Shaw right now. After back to back undefeated wins at the Steinway Classic and then the Kuwait Open, Shaw extended his undefeated streak to three consecutive tournaments with his win at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's 28th Ocean State 9-Ball Championship at Snookers Billiards in Providence, RI. 


Shaw hasn't lost a match since his semi-final match loss to Chang Jung-Lin at the US Open 9-Ball Championship, and he made quick work of the field of 79 players at Snookers on November 12th - 13th. Shaw's second round 9-6 win over Tom Zippler was the closest an opponent would get to Shaw all weekend, and he played stronger as the event went on. A 9-0 win over Redgie Cutler, a 9-4 win over Jorge Rodriguez and a 9-1 win over Canadian Joey Cicero were just a couple highlights for Shaw's weekend.


Shaw took the hot-seat with a dominating 9-3 win over Ron Casanzio, and after a 9-6 win over Nelson Oliviera, Casanzio would have the unenviable task of trying to defeat Shaw twice in the finals. The task would prove to be way too much for anyone on this day, as Shaw went on to defeat Casanzio 9-1 in the first set of the finals. 


Shaw collected $2,500 for the win, his second straight Ocean State Title, while Casanzio settled for $1700 in second place prize money. 


The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Union Station Billiards in Portland Maine next weekend for another $1500/$500 added main event and second chance tournament.