As 2009 came to a close, The Blaze Tour held its last event of the year at Skyline Billiards in Brooklyn, NY, where player and owner Rob Pole rolled out the red carpet for some of the strongest players in the Northeast.
Several notable top pros and player were in attendance including Sweden’s Marcus “Napoleon” Chamat, Marc “Spain” Vidal, Danny “Kid Delicious” Basavich, George “Ginky” SanSouci, Shaun Wilkie, Matt Krah, and Jorge Rodriguez, to name a few.
Shaun Wilkie has been the player to beat on the tour of late, and came out firing in this event. Shaun rolled over Tony Phu 7-1 and Denise Reeves 7-1, before matching up with Ginky. George was playing superb in the match, but Shaun crossed the finish line first with a close 7-6 win. Shaun then went on to defeat Marc Vidal 7-4 before losing to world-class player, Marcus Chamat 7-6.
Marcus broke and ran out the final rack to put an exclamation point on solid performance. Shaun would meet Marcus again in the finals setting up a rematch to test the European champion.
Marcus Chamat won the rail over by going undefeated through the winner’s bracket with superb play. Marcus defeated Kenny Rutman (7-4), Jerry Tarantola (7-2), Jorge Rodriquez (7-3), Matt Krah (7-2), and Shaun Wilkie (7-6) getting to the finals. In the finals, it was all Chamat, as he dominated Wilkie in this match 7-3. I would like to thank all the players that came out to play and and all the sponsors
1st: Marcus Chamat $1015
2nd: Shaun Wilkie $550
3rd: George SanSouci $375
4th: Jorge Rodriguez $200
5/6th: Matt Krah, Marc Vidal $125
7/8th: Sammy Wu, Andy Yu $75