Mezz Billiards Win for Wilkie
Mezz Pro-Am Tour / Vineland, NJ
by Jose Burgos
Shaun “Get Some” Wilkie took the Mezz Pro-Am Tour by storm March 14, going undefeated to earn the title over Matt Krah in the finals. The $1,000-added stop was hosted by Q-Ball Billiards in Vineland, NJ, and drew a strong field, including players such as Adam Kielar, Joey Testa, Eddie Abraham, and Victor Nau.
Krah went through the top half of the bracket easily, with wins over Bob Giandomenico 7-2, Matt Douglas 7-5, Jose Burgos 7-0, and Eddie Tiabi 7-6. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Wilkie, who scored victories over Jay Paranich 7-4, Nicholas Jankowski 7-2, Victor Nau 7-5, and Bruce Nagle 7-1. These two competitors met in the hot seat match, with Wilkie pulling away late to notch a 7-4 win.
Waiting for Krah on the one-loss side of the chart, Testa put up a good fight in the semifinals, but still it was Krah who walked away with the 7-5 victory to advance to the finals. There Krah had to defeat Wilkie twice to win the event. But the day belonged to Wilkie, who won the first set 7-4 to take the title.
1st Shaun Wilkie $950
2nd Matt Krah $530
3rd Joey Testa $325
4th Adam Kielar $180
5th Bruce Nagle $120