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Dechaine and Desjardins Undefeated at Union Station Joss Stop

Mike Dechaine

Mike Dechaine turned in an undefeated run through a field of 52 players to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour's stop at Union Station Billiards (formerly Spot Shot Billiards) in Portland, Me on November 14th and 15th.


Dechaine cruised relatively unchallenge through the winner's side, and took the hot-seat with a 9-4 win over Canadian Martin Daigle. Daigle found a red-hot Nelson Oliveira waiting for him on the one loss side. Oliveira had lost his 2nd match of the event, and put together a seven match winning streak to get to the semi-final match. That streak would come to an end though, as Daigle scored a 9-8 win to send Oliveira home in 3rd place.


The final re-match between Dechaine and Daigle would go one set, as Dechaine scored another 9-4 win to capture first place.


Twenty one players came back to Union Station on Sunday, to compete in the $500 added second chance tournament. This event saw Canadian Mark Desjardins score his first tour win, with an undefeated run. He defeated Bruce Nagel for the hot-seat and then defeated Ashley Nowlin in the finals. 


Next week, the Joss NE 9-Ball tour returns to Snookers in Providence, RI for the 28th Ocean State 9-Ball Championship.  Players are also reminded that the Al Conte Memorial, at Hippos House of Billiards in Utica, NY, has been rescheduled to December 5th and 6th.


Any players interested in competing in the Turning Stone Classic XXV, on January 7th – 10th, are urged to get their entries in now. There are very few spots remaining.