Blaze 9-Ball Tour / Maple Shade, NJ
by Jose Burgos
Eddie Abraham came out with the title at the April 12 installment of the Blaze 9-Ball Tour. The event was hosted by Green Room Billiards in Maple Shade, NJ, where a small, strong field came out to play.
Josh Brothers scored victories over Wali Muhammad 7-3 and Matt Krah 7-6 to reach the hot seat match. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Eddie Abraham with wins over Derek Schwager 7-5 and Jose Burgos 7-5.
Abraham and Brothers clashed in the hot seat match, with Abraham pulling away halfway through to win 7-4. Meeting him on the one-loss side was Luis Gonzales, who eliminated Brothers 6-1 to go on to the finals.
Gonzales had to defeat Abraham twice to win the event, but as it turned out, Abraham was in dead stroke and won the match 7-4.
1st Eddie Abraham
2nd Luis Gonzales
3rd Josh Brothers
4th Ray Ortega