Park Bags Another Blaze Billiard Stop
Blaze 9-Ball Tour / North Bergen, NJ
by Rick Davis
Out of the top finishers for the past several events, Shin Park appeared with vengeance on the Blaze 9-Ball Tour, held April 28-29 at Gotham Billiards in North Bergen, NJ, where he bested the field of 34 players to go undefeated.
Shooting like a rocket to the hot seat match, Park faced David Abraham and pounded him into the ground 7-1 to claim the winners’ side. On the one-loss side tour regular Joey Kong made his way past Mark Panpovic, eliminating him 7-4, while Chuck Pendrak did the same, knocking out Billy Kirsher 7-5. From there things began to slow down as Pendrak took his time in ousting Kong 7-4 in the quarterfinals before the brakes were really applied in the semifinals, where Abraham defeated Pendrak double-hill.
With Abraham back to face Park in the finals he was seeking revenge, while Park was eager to return to the plateau of the first-place finish. No one would wonder long who wanted it more, as Park toasted Abraham again 7-1 to claim the event.
1st Shin Park
2nd David Abraham
3rd Chuck Pendrak
4th Joey Kong
5th Billy Kirshner
7th Bill Duggan