Testa Takes Top Billiard Honors
Blaze 9-Ball Tour / Drexel Hill, PA
by Jose Burgos
Drexeline Billiards hosted the September 28 stop of the Blaze 9-Ball Tour, with a field of 40 players coming out to play. Jose Parica, Eddie Abraham, Josh Brothers, Matt Krah, Many Chau, Mike Fingers, and Denise Reeves were among them, but it was Joey Testa who walked away with the lion’s share and the title.
Testa led the top half of the bracket, notching victories over Parica 7-5, Bill Smith Jr.7-4, Brothers 7-2, and George Ellinger 7-1. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Eddie Abraham with wins over Mark Horn 7-1, Shaun Dobson 7-4, Dustin Paris 7-1, and Manny Chau 7-5.
Abraham and Testa collided in the hot seat match, with Testa taking control from the start, winning easily 7-4. Waiting for Abraham on the one-loss side was Parica. Abraham had the reins from the beginning and won the match 7-4. Testa and Abraham decided to play one match in the finals—it was a tough battle, but in the end, Testa won the match 7-6.
1st Joey Testa
2nd Eddie Abraham
3rd Jose Parica
4th Mike Fingers
5/6th Manny Chau
5/6th George Ellinger
7/8th Josh Brothers
7/8th Matt Krah