Chavez and Testa Split Mezz Tour Honors

Chavez and Testa Split Mezz Tour Honors
Mezz Pro-Am Tour / Drexel Hill, PA

by Jose Burgos

The Mezz Pro-Am Tour’s first stop went off with a bang, hosted by Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill, PA, January 31. A strong field of 53 players came out, including Eddie Abraham, Shaun Wilkie, and Matt Krah, but Ignacio Chavez and Joey Testa took home top honors.

Chavez led the top half of the bracket with wins over Caroline Pao 7-2, Abraham 7-3, Josh Brothers 7-4, Wilkie 7-1, and Adam Kielar 7-4. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Testa, with wins over Sharon O’Hanlon 7-1, John Graziano 7-0, Gregg McAndrews 7-2, and Victor Nau 7-3.

Testa and Chavez matched up in the hot seat match, with Testa pulling away late to win 7-4. Waiting for Chavez on the one-loss side was Nau, coming fresh from a win over Brothers. But Nau’s momentum wasn’t enough to carry him through to the finals, as it was all Chavez, who easily won 7-2.

In the true double-elimination finals, it was Testa versus Chavez. In order for Chavez to win the event, he would have to best Testa twice. However, both players decided to be co-champions and split first place.

The Mezz Pro-Am Tour’s first stop went off with a bang, hosted by Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill, PA, January 31.
Results:
1st Joey Testa       $1,200
Ignacio Chavez       $1,200
3rd Victor Nau        $600
4th Josh Brothers   $330
5th Matt Krah         $250
Adam Kielar           $250
7th Shaun Wilkie    $150

Joe Hong              $150
9th Keith Christman $75
Gregg McAndrews   $75
Bill Wilson              $50
John Graziano        $50

Blaze Tour at Drexline Billiards

Joey Testa

Joey Testa

Blaze 9 Ball Tour made its way Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill PA
Sunday November 29, 2009. A Strong field of 49 payers came out to play,
players like: Joey Testa, Eddie Abraham, Brett Stottlemyer, Dave Grau,
Josh Brothers Matt Krah, Joe Hong, Denise Reeves, and the Ladies point
leader Erin McManus.

Leading the top half of the bracket was Eddie Abraham with wins over
Denise Reeves 7-6, Mike Miller 7-4, Joe Hong 7-2, and Dave Grau 7-5.
Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Joey Testa with wins over
Pat Burket  7-1, Eric Perry  7-5, Kenny Rutman 7-2, and Brett
Stottlemyer 7-2 .

Playing for the hot seat was Eddie Abraham Vs Joey Testa this was a one
side match with Testa winning easily 7-3, sending Abraham to the one
lost side.  Waiting for Eddie Abraham on the one lost side was Brett
Stottlemyer, this match was a all Abraham winning in a blow out 7-0 to
get back to the finals.

In the Finals it was Eddie Abraham Vs Joey Testa, Abraham has to beat
Testa twice to win the event. The first match was a great match with
Joey Testa edging Eddie Abraham 7-5 to win the match and the event.   I
would like to thank the players that came out and all the sponsor.

1st                Joey Testa                   $1370.00
2nd               Eddie Abraham           $750.00
3rd               Brett Stottlemyer         $450.00
4th               Dave Grau                   $225.00
5th/6th          Joe Hong                     $150.00
Josh Brothers               $150.00
7th/8th         Matt Krah                     $100.00
Kenny Rutman             $100.00
9th-12th      Tim Anderson                $70.00
Danny Basavich             $70.00
Abdllatif Chamseddine  $70.00
Lou Patrikios                  $70.00