Miller Claims Mezz Title
Mezz Pro-Am Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
by Jose Burgos
Mike Miller dominated the field at the November 21 installment of the Mezz Pro-Am Tour, easily besting Josh Brothers in the finals to take the title. The tour was hosted by Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ, and attracted a 30-player field to vie for their share of the $1,000-added money.
Miller led the top half of the bracket, scoring victories over Spanky Kaba 7-6, John Trobiano 7-2, Shaun Dobson 7-2, and Jeremy Sossei 7-5. Brothers was on a course to meet him in the winners’ side finals, with wins over Frankie Ramos 7-4, Tippy 7-0, Matt Krah 7-4, Victor Nau 7-3. The hot seat match went double-hill, but when all was said and done, it was Miller who sent Brothers to the one-loss side 7-6.
Waiting on the west side for Miller was Victor Nau, and it was another hill-hill match, but it was Brothers who ended up advancing 7-6. In the finals, Brothers had to defeat Miller twice to claim the title. It was too high of a hill to climb that day, as Miller dominated their match from the start and won 7-2.
1st Mike Miller $872
2nd Josh Brothers $550
3rd Victor Nau $450
4th Manny Chau $200
5th Jeremy Sossei $100
7th Matt Krah $80