New Jersey State 8 Ball Championships

(Picture winner Manny Chau, Billiards Manager Gary Serafine, 2nd place finisher Josh Brothers )

The 2nd annual New Jersey State 8 Ball Championships sponsored by Mezz Cues took place at Atlantic City Billiard Club on Saturday & Sunday July 17th & 18th.  A Strong field of 33 Players came out to play, players like Manny Chau, Josh Brothers, Rob Hart, Matt Krah, Jose Cruz, Joseph Testa, Randy Schwager, Adam Kiear and Bruce Nagle.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Manny Chau with wins over Ed Robson 7-0, Kevin Guimond 7-5, Brent Boemmels 7-0, and Josh Brothers 7-5.  Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Forty with wins over Chris Ruggerio 7-4, Bruce Nagle 7-5, Rob Metz 7-3, Jose Cruz 7-4.
Playing for the hot seat was Forty Vs Manny Chau this was a great match with Manny Chau pulling away late to win the match 7-5 and sending Forty to the one lost side.  Making a move on the one lost side was Josh Brothers with wins over Joey Testa 5-3, Matt Krah 5-2, and Forty 5-3 to get to the finals.
In the finals it was Josh Brothers VS Manny Chau, Josh Brother has to beat Manny Chau twice to win the event.  The first set was a great set at 5-5 Manny Chau went on to win the next two games and the set 7-5 and the new “New Jersey State 8 Ball Championship” Manny Chau.  I would like to thank Mezz for sponsoring the event.

1st             Manny Chau      $1000
2nd           Josh Brothers     $475
3rd            Forty                   $390
4th           Matt Krah            $225
5th          Jose Cruz               $150
5th          Joey Testa             $150
7th          Randy Schwager   $125
7th          Adam Kielar           $125

Josh Brothers Top Field at Atlantic City Billiard Club

(Photo Winner Josh Brothers Owner Gary Conover and 2nd Place finisher Matt Krah)

The Mezz Pro-Am Tour made its way to Atlantic City Billiard Club in Egg Harbor NJ Sunday May 2, 2010.  A field of 31 players came out to play. Special thanks to Gary Conover for hosting the event Gary is the  new owner of Atlantic City Billiard Club all of us at Mezz Cues wish him the best of luck.

Leading the top half of the bracket was Lou Loupy  Patrikios with wins over  Jose Burgos 7-3, Randy Mackin  7-3 Forty 7-5, and John Alicea 7-5.  Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Matt Krah with wins over Bill Gallagher 7-3, Bob Burt 7-4, Derek Scwager 7-4 and Joe Wright 7-6.

Playing for the hot seat was Matt Krah vs Lou Loupy Patrikios, This was a great match that went to the hill but when it was all said and done it was Matt Krah coming away with the win 7-6 sending Lou Loupy Patrikios to the one lost side.

Making his way through the one lost side once again was Josh Brothers after losing to Eddie Abraham 7-6 Josh went on to beat Denise Reeve 7-0, Ed Medina 7-0, Wali Muhammad 7-2, Forty 7-6, Joe Wright 7-1, Joey Testa 7-2, and Lou Loupy Patrikios 7-2.

In the finals it was Josh Brothers Vs Matt Krah, Josh Brothers has to beat Matt Krah twice to win the event.  The first set was all Josh Brothers winning easily 7-2,The second set also was all Josh Brothers winning by the same score 7-2 to win the event.

I would like to thank all the players that came out to play, Josh Brothers would like to thank Dan Dicola Custom Cues, and Mike Main Line Billiards and Bob Maidhof of Drexeline Billiards for all their support

1st             Josh Brothers              $935
2nd            Matt Krah                    $400
3rd             Lou Loupy Patrikios   $330
4th             Joey Testa                   $150
5th/6th      John Alicea                  $75
Joe Wright                   $75
7th/8th     Derek Schwager           $80 Split
Forty
Top C/D
Jack SpringField                        $50 split
Bob Burt