Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour / Amsterdam, NY

by InsidePOOL Staff

Dennis Hatch may not have won all of the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s events in the 2009-2010 season, but he came very close. In the tour’s season finale, “The Hatchetman” bested Lyn Wechsler to take yet another title. Main Street Billiards in Amsterdam, NY, hosted the $1,500-added event and the 33 players who took part in it.

Hatch may not have won all of the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s events in the 2009-2010 season, but he came very close.

Hatch may not have won all of the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s events in the 2009-2010 season, but he came very close.

Hatch went undefeated through the event, defeating Dwight Dixon in the winners’ side final four easily 9-4. He went on to face Wechsler for the first time in the hot seat after Wechsler advanced because of a forfeit by Spencer Auigbelle. The hot seat match was neck and neck until Hatch finally pulled away to win by a narrow 9-7 margin.

Once on the one-loss side of the chart, Auigbelle returned to defeat Jeremy Sossei and send him home in a fifth-place tie 9-6. Tied with Sossei was Ron Casanzio, who was eliminated by Dixon 9-3. The ensuing quarterfinal match saw Auigbelle matched up with Dixon, with Auigbelle sweeping aside his opponent 9-4. The semifinal match was a lopsided affair, with Wechsler routing Auigbelle 9-2 to earn another chance at Hatch. But Hatch took the lead in the final match and kept it all the way, and though Wechsler put six racks under his belt, it wasn’t enough to keep “The Hatchetman” from yet another Joss Tour title.

In the $500-added second chance event for non-pro-rated players, 20 players participated to try to earn their share of the $900 total prize purse. The event’s format was double elimination and a race to 3. Kevin Ketz went smoothly through the field unchallenged to earn first place over Jeff Smullen in the finals 3-2.

Results:
1st Dennis Hatch $100
2nd Lyn Wechsler $700
3rd Spencer Auigbelle $550
4th Dwight Dixon $400
5th Ron Casanzio $250
Jeremy Sossei
7th Kevin Guimond $100
Geoff Montgomery

Second Chance Results:
1st Kevin Ketz $340
2nd Jeff Smullen $220
3rd Brent Boemmels $140
4th Bruce Carroll $100
5th Tim Parisian $50
Walter Szydlowski