Ginky Grabs Mezz Title
Mezz Pro-Am Tour / West Hempstead, NY
George “Ginky” SanSouci went undefeated through the field at the July 11 installment of the Mezz Pro-Am Tour to earn the title, besting tour regular Matt Krah in the finals. A strong 39-player field gathered at Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY, for the $1,000-added tournament.
SanSouci zoomed through the winners’ side of the chart, besting Jay Chiu 7-1, Josh Brothers 7-3, Oscar Bonilla 7-4, and Jeremy Sossei 7-3. On the bottom half of the chart, Brett Stottlemyer was scoring wins over Scott Murphy 7-2, Zion Zvi 7-5, Kevin Guimond 7-4, and Joey Kong 7-6. the hot seat match that followed was completely one-sided, as SanSouci took control from the start and defeated Stottlemyer 7-0.
After a hill-hill defeat at the hands of Sossei, Krah went on a winning streak through the west side, eliminating Mike Miller 7-4, Zvi 7-5, Kong 7-4, Sossei 7-5, and Stottlemyer 7-5 to reach the finals, where he had to best SanSouci twice to take the title. But it only took one set for SanSouci to win the event with a 7-3 victory.
1st George SanSouci $1050
2nd Matt Krah $620
3rd Brett Stottlemyer $370
4th Jeremy Sossei $225
5th Joey Kong $150
7th Zion Zvi $100