Spanky Kaba Rocks at Rockaway

(Pictured: Spanky Kaba ,Josh Brothers, Bob Guerra, and Mike Watson)

Mezz Pro-Am Tour made its way to Rockaway Billiards in Rockaway Nj on
Sunday November 14th.  Thanks to Bob Guerra and his wonderful staff for
hosting the event. Players like Josh Brothers, Mike Miller, Spanky
Kaba, Bob Guerra, Mike Watson, Carl Khan, Wali Muhammad were a few
players that came out to play.

Leading the top half of the bracket was Bob Guerra with wins over Carl
Khan 7-2, Jay Brotherton 7-5, and Mike Watson 7-6.  Leading the way on
the bottom half of the bracket was Spanky Kaba with wins over Devil
Dave 7-2, Mike Miller 7-5, and Josh Brothers 7-3.

Playing for the hot seat was Spanky Kaba Vs Bob Guerra this was a great
match that had Guerra winning 6-3 only to see Spank come back and steal
the match on the hill 7-6 and sending Guerra to the one lost side.
Waiting for Bob Guerra on the one lost side was Josh Brothers this
match was one side with Josh Brothers winning easily 7-3 to get to the
finals.

In the finals it was Josh Brothers Vs Spanky Kaba, Brothers has to beat
Spanky twice to win the event,  this never got to the second set the
day belonged to SpankyKaba as he went on to beat Brothers 7-5.   I
would like to thank all our sponsors and all the players that came out
to play.

1st         Spanky Kaba              $670
2nd        Josh Brothers             $400
3rd        Bob Guerra                 $120
4th        Mike Watson              $80

Warnock “The Scottish Lion” wins Sandcastle Billiards

Stewart Warnock “The Scottish Lion” wins Sandcastle Billiards’  A/D 9 Ball Ti-State Tour event. Held at Sandcastle Billiards in Edison, NJ – April 17, 2010

(photo: 2nd place - Randy Schwager of PA; 1st place - Stewart Warnock, and right most, 3rd place - George Osipovitch)

In route to his victory, Stewart had wins over: Wali Muhammed  7 – 5; Brian Hunter 7 – 3; and Gary Murgia 7 – 2. Then, in the battle for the hot seat, suffered a loss to Randy Schwager 7 – 6.

On the loss side, Stewart defeated Serrafin Serrano 7 – 5; Ron Mason 8 – 5; and George Osipovitch 8 – 5 to get to the finals.

In the return match against Randy, each player took turns taking the lead and, at a crucial (6 – 6) moment Stewart took andvantage of the opportunities winning 3 in a row for  the tournament victory.

On the human interest side of this event, one player displayed the tenacity of womamhood. Adriane Rivera, a D+ player, competed 8 months pregnant! Despite carrying an extra 30 pounds and all the other stresses, Adriane gave a lot of players a run for there money with a 4 – 2 win/loss record and a double hill match that could have easily gone her way.

The Tri State Tour would like to thank Sterling – Gaming; Fury Cues; Stealth Cues and Ozone Billiards, and Phil Capelle for their support.
1st – $660 – Stewart Warnock
2nd – $430 – Randy Schwager
3rd – $265 – George Osipovitch
4th – $160 – Ron Mason
5/6 – $100 – Serrafin Serrano, William Zazor
7/8 – $80 – John Alicea, Scott Abramowitz