Pao & Hopkins Share Victory

Caroline Pao & Dawn Hopkins Share a Victory on the Mezz Women’s Tour

By Alison M. Fischer,

(photo: (l to r)Caroline Pao and Dawn Hopkins)

On August 7th, 2010, the Mezz Women’s 9-Ball Tour held its second stop of their inaugural season at Main Line Billiard Club in Frazer, PA.  A field of thirteen players including top names such as Dawn Hopkins, Megan Smith, Gina Kim-Lipsky, and Erin McManus were set to battle that Saturday.

Also among these top players was arguably the most impressive female junior player in the U.S., PA’s Briana Miller.  Former Junior World Champion and multiple Junior National Champion, Briana continues to prove that she is a strong force at the table. In this event, Briana ran through to the hot seat match after defeating Sam Miskezich, Kathy Friend, and Erin McManus.

In the match for the hot seat, Briana faced Caroline Pao, who
previously had wins over Eugena Gyftopoulos, Linda Cheung, and Dawn Hopkins.  Caroline would then battle against Briana Miller, where she edged ahead to win 7-5 to guarantee a spot in the final.

After Dawn Hopkin’s loss to Caroline Pao, she forged a comeback on the one-loss side, defeating Erin McManus and Gina Kim-Lipsky, before winning the semifinal against Briana Miller, 7-3.  This set Dawn for a rematch against Caroline Pao, but the two WPBA pros decided to share the win.

Congratulations to winners Caroline Pao & Dawn Hopkins! Thanks to all the players who came out to compete in this event, as well as the host room, Main Line Billiards.  Stop #3 on the Mezz Women’s 9-ball Tour will be held on September 18, also at Main Line Billiards in Frazer, PA.

1st: Caroline Pao, Dawn Hopkins – $300
3rd: Briana Miller – $100
4th: Gina Kim-Lipsky – $60

Riley’s Concord Billiards Hosts Mezz Pro-Am

(Picture Winner Eddie Abraham Owner Chris Riley 2nd Place Josh Brothers)

Mezz Pro-Am Tour made its way to Riley’s Concord Billiards in Boothwyn
PA, On Sunday July 4th. A strong field came out to play, Players like
Eddie Abraham, Josh Brothers, Bruce Nagle, Matt Krah, Adam Kielar, John
Talamini, and Sandi Patarino.

Leading the top half of bracket was Adam Kielar with wins over Cliff
Maloney 7-3, Josh Brothers 7-6, and Matt Krah 7-5.  Leading the bottom
half of the bracket was Eddie Abraham with wins over Joe Hong 7-4,
Bruce Nagle 7-2, and Sandi Patarino 7-1.

Playing for the hot seat was Adam Kielar VS Eddie Abraham, this was a
great match with Eddie Abraham pulling away late in the match to win
7-5 sending Adam Kielar to the one lost side.  Waiting for Adam Kielar
on the one lost side was Josh Brothers this too was a good match with
Josh Brothers winning 7-5 to get to the finals.

In the finals it was Josh Brothers VS Eddie Abraham, Josh has to beat
Eddie Abraham twice to win the event.  It never made it to the second
set Eddie took control from the start and never looked back winning
easily 7-4 to win the match and the event.

Bob Madara wins the ice cream Sunday 9 ball challenge, also like to all
the players that came out to play.  Special thanks to Chris Riley for
hosting the event and all his support in the past years best luck and

1st           Eddie Abraham            $700
2nd          Josh Brothers               $350
3rd          Adam Kielar                  $210
4th          Matt Krah                      $120
Top C/D
5th          Sandi Patarino               $50