Shaw Wins Joss NE 9-Ball Stop

Jayson Shaw (File photo courtesy of Dave Thomson -
Jayson Shaw continued his east coast dominance with a win at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour event at Raxx Pool Room & Grill in West Hempstead, NY on April 20th - 21st.

While Jayson has been virtually unbeatable recently, his winning this event would not be a "gimme" by any means, with a field that also included such notables as Mika Immonen, Mike Dechaine, Jeremy Sossei and Tom D'Alfonso.

After a lopsided 9-2 win over Mika Immonen, Shaw would ride the winners side with wins over Brent Boemmels and Michael Yednak, before a 9-3 win over D'Alfonso for the hot-seat.

Shaw's opponent in the finals, Jeremy Sossei, had dropped his second match of the event to Pete Ziemak, but that hadn't stopped him from running through the one loss side scoring notable wins over Zion Zvi, Mike Dechaine, Nelson Oliveira and D'Alfonso.

The true double elimination finals would see set 1 go to Sossei 9-5, but Shaw came back to take the second set 9-7 for the tournament win.

The second chance event on Sunday saw Dave Shlemperis bounce back from a Brent Boemmels loss and double dip Boemmels in the finals 3-1 and 3-2 for the tournament win.

The Joss NE 9-Ball Tour will be at Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe in New Milford, CT on April 27th and 28th for their next tour stop.

Tour director Mike Zuglan is also still taking sign-ups for the Turning Stone Classic XXI, which will take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino on September 19th - 22nd. Interested players should contact Zuglan at (518) 356-7163.

Main Event Payouts:
1st Jayson Shaw $1050
2nd Jeremy Sossei $750
3rd Tom D'Alfonso $550
4th Nelson Oliveira $400
5th Mike Dechaine $250
5th Michael Yednak $250

Second Chance Payouts:
1st Dave Shlemperis $300
2nd Brent Boemmels $200
3rd Ray Lee $100
4th Vikram Dasari $60
5th Scott Murphy $20
5th Alvin Thomas $20