L-R Owner Bob Guerra (5th) Jerry Ritzer (2nd), Mike Saleh (3rd) Kenny Rutman (1st)
Kenny Rutman Takes Down an Undefeated Mezz ABCD Win at Rockaway Stop #4
The Mezz Tour’s ABCD amateur division made its was to Rockaway Billiards in Rockaway, NJ on Sunday, March 30. This was the tour’s fourth amateur-only event of the season. Some of the top in the running at the event included Kenny Rutman, Al Waldo, Jerry Ritzer, Ed Culhane, Rick Shellhouse, Paul Spaanstra, and Mike Saleh.
Leading the top have of the bracket at Rockaway was Kenny “The Russian” Rutman, with wins over Bob Guerra 7-1, Paul Spaanstra 7-4, and Al Waldo 7-4. Meanwhile, the bottom half of the bracket taken over by Jerry Ritzer, who scored wins over Tri Chau 7-2, tour director Jose Burgos 7-5, Ed Culhane 7-3, and Mike Saleh.
Kenny Rutman and Jerry Ritzer were then paired up in the hot seat match. This was a closely-contended fight that would have Rutman pull away late to win it 7-5, while Jerry Ritzer would go to the one-loss side to play the semifinal.
Waiting for Ritzer on the one-lost side of the bracket was Mike Saleh. This semifinal was a rematch from earlier in the day. This was another great match that went all the way to hill-hill, but Jerry Ritzer walked away with the deciding game to win it 7-6 to get to the finals.
Jerry Ritzer earned his spot to take on Kenny Rutman once again in the final. As Mezz Tour events feature a true double-elimination format, Ritzer would have to beat Rutman twice to win the event. But, Rutman would prevail out of the gate, as he won the first set 7-3 to take the event.
Mezz Tour staff would like to thank all the players that came out to play, along with the following sponsors: Mezz Cues, Gamblin Clothing, Kamui Chalk, Allen Hopkins’ Super Billiards Expo, John Barton – JB Cases, JAB Cues & Things, Billiard Life USA, Inside Pool Magazine, and Mike Ricciardella.
The tour would also like to thank Tom and Kelly of Gamblin Clothing, for awarding the winner of this event (and winners of future events) a Gamblin shirt.
Complete Payouts:
1st: Kenny Rutman – $725
2nd: Jerry Ritzer – $360
3rd: Mike Saleh – $250
4th: Al Waldo – $120
5th/6th: Bob Guerra, Paul Spaanstra – $80
L-R Picture 3rd Mike Saleh, 4th Brian Maher, 1st Scott Evans,
1st Kenny Rutman owner of Sandcastle Billiards Ed Liddawi
Evans and Rutman Co-Champions at Sandcastle ABCD Event Stop #3
Mezz ABCD tour made its way to Sandcastle Billiards in Edison Nj on Sunday March 23rd. A strong field came out to play players like Scott Evans, Kenny Rutman, Mike Saleh, Kyle Bubet, Brian Maher, Mike Johnson and Jeremy Stacy.
Like to thank Tom and Kelly owners of Gamblin Clothing for giving the winner of this event and winners of future events a Gamblin Clothing apparel.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Scott Evans with wins over Tom McDonald 7-4, Taylor Carter 7-2, Mike Saleh 7-2 Brian Maher 7-2. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Kenny Rutman with wins over Wootang 7-1, Wes Dobson 7-6 Jose Burgos 7-5 and Kyle Bubet 7-6.
Playing for the hot seat was Kenny Rutman Vs Scott Evans this was a one sided match that had Scott Evans dominating Kenny Rutman by beating him easily 7-2 and sending Kenny Rutman to the one lost side.
Making his move through the one lost side was Mike Saleh with wins over Joe Hong 7-2, Scott Abanowitz 7-1, Kyle Bubet 7-2, Brian Maher 7-3. Then Mike Saleh ran into Kenny Rutman this too was a one sided match, it was Kenny Rutman winning 7-3 to get to the finals.
In the finals it was Kenny Rutman Vs Scott Evans this is a true double elimination Kenny would have to beat Scott Evan twice in order to win the event. Both players decided to be co-champions.
I would like to thank all the players that came out to play I also would like to thank the following sponsors Mezz Cues, Gamblin Clothing Kumi Chalk, Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo, John Barton JB Cases, Jab Cues & Thing, Billiard Life USA, Inside Pool Magazine, and Mike Ricciardella.
Complete Payouts:
1st Scott Evans $665
1st Kenny Rutman $575
3rd Mike Saleh $240
4th Brian Maher $150
5th Kyle Bubet $100
5th Mike Johnson $100
Darren Appleton Takes the 2014 NJ State 8-Ball Championships
The Mezz Pro-Am New Jersey State 10 Ball was hosted by Sandcastle Billiards March 8th & 9th. A Strong field came out to play. Players like Darren Appleton, Adam Kielar, Matt Krah, Josh Brothers, Daniel Dagotdot, Dennis Spears, Caroline O’Neil, James Conn, and Travis McKinney.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Adam Kielar with wins over Antonio G 9-7, James Conn 9-3, Lee Holt 9-8 and TJ Moore 9-5. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Darren Appleton with wins over Mike Couvetter 9-5, Ed Culhane 9-4, Dennis Spears 9-5, and Matt Krah 9-9.
Playing for the hot Seat was Adam Kielar vs Darren Appleton this was a great match that went hill hill but it was Appleton coming away with the win 9-8 and sending Kielar to the one lost side, Waiting for Kielar on the one lost side was Krah this was a good match that had Adam Keilar pulling away half way through the match to a 9-5 win and a rematch with Darren Appleton.
In the finals it was Adam Kielar VS Darren Appleton this event is a true double elimination so Kielar would have to win 2 set in order to win the event. It only took Appleton one sett as he won easily 9-5 to capture 2014 NJ State 10 Ball Championships.
I would like to thank all the players that came out to play I also would like to thank the following sponsors Mezz Cues, Gamblin Clothing Kumi Chalk, Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo, John Barton JB Cases, Jab Cues & Thing, Billiard Life USA, Inside Pool Magazine, and Mike Ricciardella.
Complete Payouts:
1st Darren Appleton $1000
2nd Adam Kielar $450
3rd Matt Krah $375
4th TJ Moore $200
5th Mike Delawder $150
5th Travis McKinney $150
7th Antonio G $100
7th Jayson Wells $100
9th Lee Holt $50
9th Andy Suttler $50
9th Dennis Spears $50
9th Rob “40” Hart $50
L-R 3rd TJ Moore, 1st Shaun Wilkie, 2nd Josh Brothers 4th Matt Krah
Mezz Pro-Am Tour Stop #3
Wilkie Goes Undefeated at Mainline
Mezz Pro-Am made its way to Mainline Billiards in Frazer Pa on Sunday February 23, 2014 A strong field came out players Like Shaun Wilkie, Matt Krah , Josh Brothers, Gary Serrano, Tj Moore, Wes Dobson and ED Culhane.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Shaun Wilkie with wins over Brian Gould 7-2, Jay Brotherton 7-1 Matt Krah 7-5 and Kenny Carfagno 7-6 Leading the bottom half of the bracket was TJ Moore with wins over Ted Sroka 7-1 Chris Garrett 7-5 Lou Patrikio 7-2 and Wes Dobson 7-4.
Playing for the hot seat was Shaun Wilkie Vs Tj Moore this match was all Shaun Wilkie winning easily 7-3 and sending Tj Moore to the one lost side. Making his way thru the one lost side was Josh Brothers with wins over Curtis Taylor 7-6, Jay Brotherton, 7-2, Jon Spencer 7-3 Ed Culhane 7-2 and Kenny Carfagno 7-3 then Josh Brithers ran into TJ Moore this was a good match that had Josh Brothers pulling away late in the match to win 7-5.
The Finals it was Shaun Wilkie Vs Josh Brothers, this is a double elimination event Brothers would have to beat Wilkie twice in order to win the event. But the day belonged to Shaun Wilkie as he won easily 7-1.
I would like to thank all the players that came out to play I also would like to thank the following sponsors Mezz Cues, Gamblin Clothing Kumi Chalk, Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo, John Barton JB Cases, Jab Cues & Thing, Billiard Life USA, Inside Pool Magazine, and Mike Ricciardella.
Complete Payouts:
1st Shaun Wilkie $700
2nd Josh Brothers $350
3rd Tj Moore $200
4th Matt Krah $150
5th Wes Dobson $100
5th Kenny Carfagno $100
L-R 2nd Kyle Coleman, 1st Michael Praseutsy 3rd Vinny Cimarelli Owner Al Tonelli
Mezz ABCD Tour Stop #2
Micheal Praseutsy Comes From Behind to take Fat Alberts
Mezz ABCD made it way to Fat Alberts in Somerdale Nj on Sunday February 16th. A strong field came out to play players like: Michael Praseutsy, Kyle Coleman, Billy Gallagher, Jim O’Hara, Rob “40” Hart, Carlo Faretto and Bob Milane to name a few.
Like to thank Tom and Kelly owners of Gamblin Clothing for giving the winner of the this event and winners of future events a Gamblin Clothing apparel.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Kyle Coleman with wins over Rob “40” Hart 7-4, Rick Rosado 7-6, Anthony Vesti 7-5, Jim O’Hara 7-5 and Carlo Faretto 7-2. Leading the bottom half the bracket was Michael Praseutsy with wins over Billy Gallagher 7-5, Wes Dobson 7-5, Justin Verna 7-5 and Vinny C 7-5
Playing for the hot seat was Michael Praseutsy Vs Kyle Coleman, this was a good match that went back and forth but when it was all said and done it was Kyle Coleman coming away with the win 7-5 and sending Michael Praseutsy to the one lost side. Waiting for Michael Praseutsy on the one lost side was Vinny Cimarelli but this match belonged to Michael Praseutsy as he won 7-5 to get to the finals.
In the finals it was Michael Praseutsy VS Kyle Coleman this is a true double elimination event so Michael P has to beat Kyle Coleman twice in order to win the event. First set was all Michael Praseutsy as he went on to win 7-4 to force set two. In the second set it went back and forth it was tied at 5’s when Michael Praseutsy took control by winning the next to gams to win the set 7-5 and the event.
I would like to thank all the players that came out to play I also would like to thank the following sponsors Mezz Cues, Gamblin Clothing Kumi Chalk, Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo, John Barton JB Cases, Jab Cues & Thing, Billiard Life USA, Inside Pool Magazine, and Mike Ricciardella.
Complete Payouts:
1st Micheal Praseutsy $900
2nd Kyle Coleman $600
3rd Vinny Cimarelli $300
4th Billy Gallagher $150
5th Jim O’hara $120
Carlo Faretto $120
7th Mark Nanashee $80
Mark Horn Sr $80
9th Carl Morgan $50
Mark Horn Jr $50
Justin Verna $50
Gary Serrano $50
L-R 3rd “40”, 2nd Matt Krah, 1st Josh Brothers
Mezz Pro-Am Tour Stop #2
Brothers and Krah Co-Champions at Drexeline
Mezz Pro-AM made its way to Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill PA on Sunday Feb 9. A Strong field came out to play with players like Josh Brothers, Matt Krah, “40”, Shaun Dobson, Eddie Abraham, Shawn Jackson, and Raphael Saldana to name a few.
Leading the top have of the bracket was Josh Brothers with wins over Wes Dobson 7-5, Rapheal Saldana 7-6 and “40” 7-2. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Matt Krah with wins over Eddy Epperson 7-4, Bob Burt 7-4, Bob Maidhof 7-1 and Shuan Dobson 7-6
Playing for the hot seat was Matt Krah Vs Josh Brothers this was a good match that went back and forth but it was Josh Brothers pulling away late to win the match 7-5 and send Matt Krah to the one lost side. Waiting for Krah on the one lost side was “40” this was a one sided match with Matt Krah winning easily 7-5
In the finals it was Matt Krah Vs Josh Brothers Krah would have to beat Brothers twice in order to win the event. This was a rematch from the hot seat match. This match did not take place both players decided to be co-champions
I would like to thank all the players that came out to play I also would like to thank the following sponsors Mezz Cues, Kumi chalk Gamblin Clothing, Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo, Jab Cues &Thing Billiard Life USA, Inside Pool Magazine, and Mike Ricciardella.
Complete Payouts:
1st Josh Brothers $800
2nd Matt Krah $400
3rd Rob Hart $200
4th Shaun Dobson $150
5th Eddie Abraham $100
5th Rapheal Saldana $100
L-R Owner Ed Liddawi, 3rd Brian Maher, 2nd Mike Couvertte, 1st Borana Andoni and 4th Wes Dobson
Borana Andoni Goes Undefeated to Take the 2014 ABCD Season Opener
Mezz ABCD tour made its way to Sandcastle Billiards in Edison NJ on Sunday Jan 26th. A strong field came out to play with players like Borana Andoni, Scott Simonetti, Mike Couvertte, Brian Maher, Wes Dobson and Scott Abramowitz.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Mike Couvertte with wins over Mitch Bogda 7-5, Dinko Busanich, 7-6, and Brian Maher 7-2, Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Borana Andoni with wins over Rob Palm 7-6, Bob Mapes 7-5, Angie Tran, 7-2 and Scott Simonetti 7-2.
Playing for the hot seat was Mike Couvertte Vs Borana Andoni this was a good match that went back and forth but it was all Andoni pulling away late in the match to win 7-5 and sending Couvertte to the one lost side.
Waiting for Mike Couvertte on the one lost side was Brian Maher this was a rematch from earlier that day. Once again it was Mike Couvertte coming away with the win 7-2.
In the finals it was Mike Couvertte Vs Borana Andoni, Couvertte would have to beat Andoni twice in order to win the event. But it only took one set for this event to be over as Borana Andoni won 7-3 and the event.
I would like to thank all the players that came out to play I also would like to thank the following sponsors Mezz Cues, Kumi chalk Gamblin Clothing, Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo, Jab Cues &Thing Billiard Life USA, Inside Pool Magazine, and Mike Ricciardella.
Complete Payouts:
1st Borana Andoni $560
2nd Mike Couvertte $340
3rd Brian Maher $190
4th Wes Dobson $100
L-R Owner Ed Liddawi 3rd Huigi See, 1st Dennis Spears 2nd Frankie Hernandez
Spears Goes Undefeated to Take the 2014 Pro-Am Season Opener
Sandcastle Billiards Hosted the Mezz Pro-Am season opener on Jan 19, 2014. A strong field came out to play players like Francisco Bustamante, Hunter Lombardo, Dennis Spears, Huigi See, Frankie Hernandez, Jennifer Barretta and Gregg McAndrews.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Dennis Spears with wins over Jennifer Barretta 7-5, Frankie Hernandez 7-6 and Hunter Lombardo 7-3. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Huigi See with wins Joe Mazzeo 7-3 Rob “40” Hart 7-3 Gregg McAndrews 7-5.
Playing for the hot seat was Dennis Spears Vs Huigi See this was a great match that went back and forth till the hill when it was all said and done it was Dennis Spears winning the hot 7-6 and sending Huigi See to the one lost side.
Waiting for Huigi See on the one lost side was Frankie Hernandez, after losing to Dennis Spears 7-6. Frankie Hernandez went on a tare beating Joe Mazzeo 7-0 John Spencer 7-1, Gregg McAndrews 7-4 Hunter Lombardo 7-4 and Huigi See 7-6 to get to the finals.
In the finals it was Dennis Spears Vs Frankie Hernandez. Hernandez would have to beat Spears twice in order to win the event. The first set was very exciting Spears jumped to a 6-2 lead and Hernandez came right back to tie it up at 6-6 but the day belonged to Dennis Spears as he pulled out the first set 7-6 and the event.
I would like to thank all the players that came out to play I also would like to thank the following sponsors Mezz Cues, Kumi Chalk Gamblin Clothing, Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo, John Barton JB Cases, Jab Cues &Thing, Billiard Life USA, Inside Pool Magazine, and Mike Ricciardella.
Complete Payouts:
1st Dennis Spears $670
2nd Frankie Hernandez $380
3rd Huigi See $240
4th Hunter Lombardo $125
L-R Bob Maidhof 2nd Karen Corr, 3rd Josh Brothers winner Matt Krah
Krah Goes Undefeated in 2013 Season Finale
Mezz Pro-Am finale was held at Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill Pa on Jan 11th & 12th. A Strong field of 47 came out to play players like : Matt Krah, Karen Corr, Josh Brothers, Mike Miller, Oscar Dominquez, Bob Maidhof Trenton Marty, Matt Douglas, and Dominic Noe to name a few.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Josh Brothers with wins over James Keegan 7-0, Michael Praseutsy 7-6, Bob Madara 7-5, Don Montalvo 7-3, and Bob Maidhof. 7-6 Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Matt Krah with wins over Joe Kearney 7-2, Steve Pulla 7-2, Vinnie Cimarelli 7-2, Shawn Jackson 7-2, and Oscar Dominquez. 7-6
Playing for the hot set was Matt Krah Vs Josh Brothers this was a a great match that went back and forth but it was Matt Krah coming away with the win 7-5 an sending Josh Brothers to the one lost side.
Making the move on the one lost side was Karen Corr after losing to Mike Miller 7-2 she beat Jose Burgos 7-3, Trenton Marty 7-4, Don Montalvo, 7-2 Dominic Noe, 7-1 Oscar Dominquez 7-2, Mike Miller 7-1, Josh Brothers 7-3 to get to the finals.
Playing the finals it was Matt Krsh Vs Karen Corr this is a true double elimination in this first set Matt Krah jumped to a 6-0 lead then Karen started to come back by winning the next 3 games but it was a little to late it was Matt Krah winning by a score of 7-3 and winning the Mezz Pro-Am Finale.
I would like to thank all the players that came out to play I also would like to thank the following sponsors Mezz Cues, Kumi chalk Gamblin Clothing, Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo, Jab Cues &Thing Billiard Life USA, Inside Pool Magazine, and Mike Ricciardella.
Complete Payouts:
1st Matt Krah $1500
2nd Karen Corr $730
3rd Josh Brothers $575
4th Mike Miller $220
5th Oscar Dominguez $170
5th Bob Maidhof $170
7th Dominic Noe $120
7th Matt Douglas $120
9th Don Montalvo $75
9th Shaun Dobson $75
9th Shawn Jackson $75
9th Bill Smith Jr. $75