Krah Captures Planet Pool Win
Planet Pool Tour / Parksville, MD
by Jose Burgos
Northeast threat Matt Krah capsized the 40-player field that tried for top honors at the July 16-17 stop on the Planet Pool Tour. Krah faced off against Ryan “The Genie Man” McCreesh in the finals of the event, which was hosted by Top Hat Cue Club in Parksville, MD.
McCreesh worked his magic on the top half of the bracket, scoring wins over Eric Perry 9-2, Brett Stottlemyer 9-4, Kevin West 9-4, and then got past Shaun “Get Some” Wilkie hill-hill to reach the hot seat match. Krah met him there after dealing with Don Steele 9-7, Garcia Bouie 9-5, Rick Glasscock 9-4, and Alan Duty 9-4. The winners’ side final ended up being a lopsided match that Krah won easily 9-4, sending McCreesh to the west side of the chart.
Wilkie, who had just bested West in the quarterfinals, awaited McCreesh. The semifinals were too close to call until the end, when McCreesh sent Wilkie home in third place 7-5. The double-elimination finals were a rematch from the earlier hot seat match. As before, McCreesh was not quite up to the challenge presented by Krah, who won the title 9-7.
1st Matt Krah $1,100
2nd Ryan Mcreesh $625
3rd Shaun Wilkie $400
4th Kevin West $200
5th Alan Duty $150
7th Josh Brothers $100