Testa and Brothers Split Billiards Event
Mezz Pro-Am Tour / Deptford, NJ
by Jose Burgos
The Mezz Pro-Am Tour made its way to Hot Shot Billiards in Deptford, NJ, April 11. A strong field of 38 players came out to participate, including Josh Brothers, Joey Testa, Dominic Noe Adam Keilar, and Matt Krah.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Noe, with wins over Manny Chau 7-3, Al Tonelli 7-5, Derek Schwager 7-5, and Kielar 7-5. Testa led the bottom half, taking victories over Mark Horne 7-2, Sharon O’Hanlon 7-0, Denise Reeve 7-3, and Krah 7-5. Noe and Testa met in the hot seat match, and Testa pulled away late to win 7-4 and send Noe to the one-loss side.
After losing his first match to Al Tonelli 7-5, Brothers went on a winning streak by besting Jose Burgos 7-3, Chau 7-1, Bill Gallagher 7-1, Wali Muhammad 7-2, Jack Springfield 7-2, Devon Ward 7-3, Krah 7-2, Kielar 7-3, and Noe 7-4 to reach the finals.
The Mezz Tour is a double-elimination event, so Brothers had to defeat Testa twice in the finals to win. Brothers won the first set by a narrow 7-5 margin. After that, Brothers and Testa decided to be co-champions of the event.
1st Joey Testa $800
3rd Dominic Noe $350
4th Adam Kielar $200
5th Matt Krah $125
7th Denise Reeve
9th Joe Hong