Krull One for One on Joss Tour

Krull One for One on Joss Tour
Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour / West Hempstead, NY

by Lea Andrews

It was his first time competing on the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, but Rob Krull took it all in stride, snatching victory from Tony “The Silent Assassin” Robles in the finals. The $1,500-added main event drew 47 players to Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY, April 10-11.

Krull breezed through his match with Brent Boemmels 9-2 to reach the hot seat match, where he faced Robles for the first time. Robles, who’d just sent Jorge Rodriguez west 9-4, did the same to Krull.

On the left side of the bracket, past winner Shaun “Get Some” Wilkie, who’d been edged out earlier by Robles 9-8, took care of Pete Bowman 9-5 and Joey Korsiak 9-7 to face Rodriguez. Meanwhile, Ed Abraham went through Ed Vazquez 9-6 and Mhet Vergara 9-3 to face Boemmels, a tour regular who was in the middle of his best tournament performance to date. Boemmels put Abraham in fifth 9-3 to meet up with Wilkie, who’d had his own 9-3 victory over Rodriguez. Yet another 9-3 match ensued in the quarterfinals, and it was Wilkie who earned the spot in the semifinals, while Broemmels earned fourth, his highest finish. Wilkie’s hopes for a rematch with Robles were dashed by Krull, though, who took the rematch for himself 9-5.

In the true double-elimination final match, Krull made up for his earlier loss and pushed the second set 9-6. In the second set, Krull took advantage wherever he could to earn his first victory his first time out 9-7.

It was his first time competing on the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, but Rob Krull took it all in stride, snatching victory from Tony “The Silent Assassin” Robles in the finals.

It was his first time competing on the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, but Rob Krull took it all in stride, snatching victory from Tony “The Silent Assassin” Robles in the finals.

Another winner was Mike “Fingers” Badsteubner, who topped the inaugural $500-added second chance event on Sunday. The race-to-3, double-elimination event was open to any non-pro who was knocked out of the main event on Saturday. “Fingers” earned $300 for his 3-1 victory in the finals over Oscar Bonilla, who pocketed $200. Dave Ascolege took home $150 for third, while Megan Smith’s fourth-place finish earned her $50. The final winner of the weekend was Pat DiBuono, who earned a three-night hotel stay and paid entry into August’s Turning Stone Classic event when his name was drawn from among those who finished out of the money and had never won a Joss event.

Results:
1st Rob Krull $1,100
2nd Tony Robles $800
3rd Shaun Wilkie $600
4th Brent Boemmels $450
5th Jorge Rodriguez $300
Ed Abraham
7th Joey Korsiak $175
Mhet Vergara
9th Pete Bowman $75
Daniel Smith
John Alicea
Ed Vazquez

About the Author

Leave a comment

You must be Logged in to post comment.

Free Download Pool Hall, Billiard Management Software
  • jbobcat09 on
  • tedbratton on
  • darylistehshiz on
  • VampyrePoet on
  • MirageBistro on Marlon Manalo vs. Rodney Morris