Abraham Takes First Billiard Tour Win
Blaze 9-Ball Tour / Parsippany, NJ
by Rick Davis
The fourteenth stop of the Blaze 9-Ball Tour visited Comet Billiards in Parsippany, NJ, May 27, where David Abraham bested the 33-player field to take his first tour win of the season.
Abraham tore through the winners’ side, where he only once gave up more than two racks during his four-match winning streak that put him in the hot seat match. Playing just as well and dominating the other half of the chart was Mark Vidal, who also took four strong wins to reach the hot seat match. Fighting tooth and nail, Abraham just managed to take a lead over Vidal, propelling him to the 7-5 win.
On the one-loss side Bucky Souvanthong was working on a comeback. Souvanthong ousted Joey Kong in the quarterfinals then proceeded to eliminate Vidal, who had sent Souvanthong west several rounds earlier 6-3 in the semifinals, for the right to face Abraham.
In the finals Abraham was on top of things from the start, and before long he had run away with the match, defeating Souvanthong 7-2 and cementing his first title.
1st David Abraham
2nd Bucky Souvanthong
3rd Mark Vidal
4th Joey Kong