9 Ball Pool - 2015 Gotham City Billiard Club's Pro 9 Ball Classic
17th-19th October 2015 / Gotham City Billiard Club, Brooklyn, USA
American Mike Dechaine went unbeaten throughout to win the inaugural Gotham City Pro 9-Ball Classic.
The event was held in the honour and memory of Sharon ‘Sam’ Fagoni, sister of the club’s owner Kevin Buckley, who passed on in May this year. It was also part of Tony Robles’ lucrative and well respected Predator Pro-Am Tour.
Some of the world’s top professionals were part of the 64 player field, many already in the States for the upcoming 40th edition of the US Open.
Dechaine eliminated quality players such as Karl Boyes, Jeremy Sossei, Dennis Orcollo, Jorge Rodriguez, Jason Klatt in the hot seat match, and then Warren Kiamco for the title, trophy and $7,500 prize money.
Final standings and payout
1 Mike Dechaine (USA) $7,500
2 Warren Kiamco (Philippines) $5,000
3 Jason Klatt (Canada) $3,500
4 Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (Spain) $2,000
5 Dennis Orcollo (Philippines) $1,000
5 Jorge Roriguez (USA) $1,000
7 Carlo Biado (Philippines) $600
7 Jundel Mazon (Philippines) $600
9 Jayson Shaw (Great Britain) $400
9 Mike Davis (USA) $400
9 Darren Appleton (Great Britain) $400
9 Mika Immonen (Finland) $400
13 Karl Boyes (Great Britain) $250
13 Earl Strickland (USA) $250
13 Alexandros Kazakis (Greece) $250
13 Thorsten Hohmann (Germany) $250
Written and published by Michael Day