Brothers Double-Dips Krah
Mezz Pro-Am Tour / Egg Harbor, NJ
by Jose Burgos
Josh Brothers took down the Mezz Pro-Am Tour’s May 2 stop, double-dipping Matt Krah in the finals. The $1,000-added event was hosted by Atlantic City Billiard Club in Egg Harbor, NJ, and drew a field of 31.
Lou Patrikios led the top half of the bracket with wins over Jose Burgos 7-3, Randy Mackin 7-3, “Forty” 7-5, and John Alicea 7-5. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Krah, who scored victories over Bill Gallagher 7-3, Bob Burt 7-4, Derek Schwager 7-4, and Joe Wright 7-6. Krah and Patrikios collided in the hot seat match, which went hill-hill, but in the end it was Krah who came away with the 7-6 win.
After a hill-hill loss to Eddie Abraham, Brothers worked his way through the west side of the chart, eliminating Denise Reeve 7-0, Ed Medina 7-0, Wali Muhammad 7-2, “Forty” 7-6, Wright 7-1, and Joey Testa 7-2. He then met Patrikios in the semifinals, and after a lopsided match, Brothes ousted him 7-2.In the true double-elimination finals, Brothers had to defeat Krah twice to win the event. The first set saw Brothers easily handle Krah, evening the playing field with a 7-2 win. In the second set, Brothers prevailed by the same 7-2 score to win the tournament.
1st Josh Brothers $935
2nd Matt Krah $400
3rd Lou Patrikios $330
4th Joey Testa $150
5th John Alicea $75
7th Derek Schwager $80