Basavich wins tough Blaze Stop

Danny Basavich and Comet Billiards Owner Bill Haley

The third stop was made on the Blaze nine-ball tour in Parsippany New Jersey at Comet Billiards. A field of thirty-nine people made their way out to play.

Leading the way on the winners side top half of the bracket was Greg Antonakos with wins over Bill Henderson, Dennis Spears, and Mike Davis beating all of them with a final score of 7-5. Antonakos also played a great game against Eddie Abraham in which it could go either way. Antonakos ended up taking the lead over Abraham by one point, 7-6. Leading the way on the bottom half of the bracket was Danny Basavich with crushing wins over Joe Long, Billy Kirshner, and Rob Hart winning 7-1, 7-2, and 7-3 respectively. A close game was played against Basavich and Mark Pantovic with Basavich coming out on top, 7-5.

Playing for the hot seat was Greg Antonakos verses Danny Basavich. In a one-way match, Basavich ran away with the game 7-1, getting the hot seat and sending Antonakos to the one lost side. Making his way through the one lost side was Oscar Bonilla with wins over Rob Hart, Greg Antonakos, and Mike Davis with scores of 7-3, 7-4, and 7-5. In matches against Carmen Lombardo, Dennis Spears, and Billy Kirshner it could of gone either way, but in the end Bonilla came out the victor with scores of 7-6 against all of them.

In the finals it was Danny Basavich verses Oscar Bonilla. A great match was played that left you on the edge of your seat. Oscar Bonilla came back from being down 7-3 in a race to nine to make it 8-8. Basavich was breaking on the hill. He broke, made a ball, and ran out the rack for the win 9-8.

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Complete Results:
1st Danny Basavich $700
2nd Oscar Bonilla $500
3rd Greg Antonakos $400
4th Mike Davis $300
5th Shaun Wilkie $225
5th Billy Kirshner $225
7th Jason Michas $150
7th Dennis Spears $150