Testa and Brothers Split on Mezz Billiards Tour
Mezz Pro-Am Tour / Egg Harbor, NJ
by Jose Burgos
It came down to Joey Testa and Josh Brothers in the finals of the February 20 stop of the Mezz Pro-Am Tour, and in the end, the two decided to split top honors. They were part of the strong field that came out to Atlantic City Billiards Club in Egg Harbor, NJ, for the $1,000-added event.
Brothers led the top half of the bracket, with wins over Wali Muhammad 7-1, Sandi Patarino 7-2, Matt Krah 7-1, and John Grassia 7-2. Leading the bottom half of the bracket, Testa scored victories over Teddy Pavlou 7-0, Bob Milane 7-0, and Bill Smith Jr. 7-3.
The only time Brothers and Testa did play was in the hot seat match, which went hill-hill before Testa eked out a 7-6 win Grassia was waiting for Brothers in the semifinal match, having just defeated Brady Jones. It was a one-sided match, with Brothers taking control from the start easily to win 7-2. When Brothers and Testa met again in the finals, they decided to be co-champions.
1st Joey Testa $550
1st Josh Brothers $550
3rd John Grassia $200
4th Brady Jones $120