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D'Alfonso holds off red hot Dechaine in Ocean State Finals

A field of 64 players made their way to Snookers in Providence, RI to take their shot at having their name hung in the rafters next to such notables as Mika Immonen, Francisco Bustamante, George San Souci, Danny Basavich, Dennis Hatch, Mike Zuglan and other winners of the Ocean State 9-Ball Championship. With an all star field that contained such notables as Mike Dechaine, Mike Davis, Stevie Moore, Jeremy Sossei, Tom D’Alfonso, Brittany Bryant and Jennifer Barretta, it was D’Alfonso who came away with the win.

Tom D'Alfonso
D’Alfonso positioned himself as the man to beat as he defeated Matt Tetreault 9-2 for the hot-seat. Meanhile, on the left side of the board, marquee players were in a dog-fight to determine who would take on Tetreault in order to earn their shot in the finals. That player would The Fireball, Mike Dechaine. Dechaine had dropped a match to Mike Davis on Saturday, but came back through the one loss side and defeated Tetreault 9-5 to set up the true double elimination finals.
Mike Dechaine
Dechaine kept his momentum going in the first set of the finals and scorched D’Alfonso 9-3 to set up the second set, but D’Alfonso turned things around in the second set and scored a 9-3 win of his own to clinch first place.
D’Alfonso earned $2500 for first place, while Dechaine settled for $1800 in second place prize money.
Tour director Mike Zuglan indicated that there are less than five spots available in the upcoming Turning Stone Classic XVIII. Interested players need to contact Mike asap.
Payouts
1st – Tom D’Alfonso $2,500
2nd – Mike Dechaine $1,800
3rd – Matt Tetreault $1,300
4th – Mike Davis $1,000
5th – Ivaylo Petrov $750
5th – Stevie Moore $750
7th – Brittany Bryant $550
7th – Bucky Souvanthong $550
9th – Jennifer Barretta $350
9th – Ray MacNamara $350
9th – Greg Antonakos $350
9th – Ron Cosanzio $350
13th – Paul Dryden $200
13th – Choneyl Tenzin $200
13th – Nelson Oliviera $200
13th – Jeremy Sossei $200
Article and photos courtesy of AzBilliards

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