Stottlemyer Double-Dips Krah on Mezz Tour
Mezz Pro-Am Tour / Rockaway, NJ
Brett Stottlemyer took first place at the June 13 installment of the Mezz Pro-Am Tour, defeating Matt Krah twice in the finals to win. The tour was hosted by Rockaway Billiards in Rockaway, NJ, and boasted a $1,000-added prize purse.
Krah led the top half of the bracket, notching victories over Michael Wong 7-6, Mark Stewart 7-3, and Shaun Wilkie 7-4. Stottlemyer took care of the bottom half, with wins over Chip Klein 7-1, Jose Burgos 7-3, Mike Miller 7-5, and Adam Kielar 7-4. The two met up in the hot seat match, and it was all Krah, as he easily won the match 7-3.
Chip Klein was making his move on the one-loss side, eliminating Caroline Pao 7-4, Jay Brotherton 7-4, Jorden Brandes 7-4, Michael Wong 7-6, Wilkie 7-5, and Kielar 7-2 before running into Stottlemyer. When they met in the semifinals, Stottlemyer sent home Klein in third place with a 7-4 win. In the true double-elimination finals, the first set went hill-hill, with Stottlemyer taking it 7-6. The second set saw Stottlemyer defeat Krah 7-4 to win the match and title.Results:
1st Brett Stottlemyer $820
2nd Matt Krah $400
3rd Chip Klein $225
4th Adam Kielar $100
5th Shaun Wilkie $80