Mezz Pro-Am Tour / Frazer, PA
by Jose Burgos
Josh Brothers went undefeated through the strong field at the Mezz Pro-Am Tour’s September 12 stop to pull off the win and earn the title. The $1,000-added tournament was hosted by Main Line Billiards Club in Frazer, PA.
Brothers, who led the top half of the bracket, scored victories over Adbellatif Chamseddine 7-3, Derek Schwager 7-2, Shaun Dobson 7-3, and Manny Chau 7-2. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Matt Krah, who had wins over Mark Steward 7-4, Samantha Miskevich 7-0, Don Steele 7-2, and Scott Freeman 7-3.
Krah and Brothers met in the match for the hot seat, and Brothers was in utter control, easily winning 7-1 and sending Krah to the one-loss side of the chart. Chau awaited Krah there, and their semifinal match went hill-hill before Krah edged him out 7-6 to return to face Brothers again.
In the true double-elimination finals, Krah would have had to defeat Brothers twice to take the title. He put up a good fight in the first set, but in the end it was Brothers who pulled off the win 7-5 to earn the victory.
1st Josh Brothers $690
2nd Matt Krah $400
3rd Manny Chau $255
4th Rob Hart $150
5th Al Tonelli $100
Miller and Kim Split Mezz Honors
The Mezz Pro-Am Women’s Tour made its way to Main Line Billiards Club in Frazer, PA, September 18. A small but strong field came out to play, and Briana Miller and Gina Kim ended up splitting top honors.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Yomaylin Feliz with wins over Grace Trump 7-2 and Samantha Miskevich 7-2. Miller took charge of the bottom half of the bracket with wins over Linda Cheung 7-4 and Caroline Pao 7-3. The hot seat match between Feliz and Miller went double-hill, and when it was all said and done, it was Miller who won 7-6, sending Feliz to the one-loss side.
Making her move on the west side was Kim, who eliminated Linda Cheung 7-3, Samantha Miskevich 7-2, and Caroline Pao 7-5 before running into Feliz. Another epic battle ensued, with Kim moving on to face Miller after winning 7-6. Miller and Kim agreed to be co-champions for the event, so no final match was played.
1st Briana Miller $187.50
2nd Gina Kim $187.50
3rd Yomaylin Feliz $50