Brothers Rebounds for Mezz Billiard Win
Mezz Pro-Am Tour / Drexel Hill, PA
by Jose Burgos
Josh Brothers took out a strong field of 58 at the April 25 stop of the Mezz Pro-Am Tour, besting Adam Kielar in the finals to take the title. The stop was hosted by Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill, PA, and featured a $1,000-added prize fund.
Kielar led the top half of the bracket, notching victories over Lou Johnson 7-3, Dominic Noe 7-5, Brandon Slualis 7-6, Eddie Abraham 7-5, and Shaun Wilkie 7-5. Joe Hong took charge of the top half, winning over Sharon O’Hanlon 7-1, Ed Matushonek 7-4, Wes Dobson 7-3, Scott Freeman 7-5, and Raphael Saldana 7-4. Kielar and Hong collided in the hot seat match, which turned out to be a one-sided affair that saw Kielar taking an early lead and ultimately winning 7-1.
Having suffered an early loss to Abraham 7-5, Brothers went on a tear on the one-loss side, eliminating Joey Testa 7-3, Slualis 7-3, Freeman 7-5, Danny Muhollem 7-6, Wilkie 7-5, Noe 7-0, and Hong 7-6 to reach the finals. Brothers had to best Kielar twice to take the title. The first set went back and forth, with Brothers pulling away late to win 7-4. In the second set Brothers took charge from the start, winning easily 7-1.Results:
1st Josh Brothers $1,300
2nd Adam Kielar $670
3rd Joe Hong $540
4th Dominic Noe $250
5th Raphael Saldana $200
7th Randy Schwager $150
9th Eddie Abraham $100