Sigel Takes Blaze Event
Blaze 9-Ball Tour / Edison, NJ
Sandcastle Billiards in Edison, NJ, hosted the Blaze 9-Ball Tour May 2. A strong field came out to play, including players like Shaun Wilkie, Matt Krah, Eddie Abraham, Josh Brothers, and Mike Miller, but it was Hall of Fame member Mike “The Mouth” Sigel who walked away with first place.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Krah with wins over Paul Ravel 9-5, Michael Wong 9-4, and Abraham 9-7. Sigel took command of the bottom bracket with scores over Miller 9-3, Ben Sadowski 9-1, and Wilkie 9-7.
Krah and Sigel met in the battle for the hot seat in a match that went hill-hill. Krah made a comeback from being down 8-6 to win the match 9-8, sending Sigel to the one-loss side. Waiting for Sigel was Wilkie, and in this rematch it was Sigel coming away with the win again, this time by a score of 7-4 to reach the finals.
Sigel had to best Krah twice to win the event. The first set was close until Sigel pulled away late in the match winning 7-5. In the second set it was all Sigel, who won easily 7-1 to take the match and the event.
1st Mike Sigel $675
2nd Matt Krah $360
3rd Shaun Wilkie $150
4th Josh Brothers $100
5th Eddie Abraham