Haddad double dips Piazza to take Lucasi Hybrid SW 10-Ball Tour stop

Mark Haddad returned from a loss in the hot seat match to meet and defeat Tony Piazza twice in the finals of the Lucasi Hybrid 10-Ball Tour stop on Saturday, November 20. The $1,000-added event drew 23 entrants to Greenfield's in Lakewood, CO.

From among the winners' side final four, Haddad got into the hot seat match with a 9-5 victory over Shane Wertz. Piazza joined him, following an identical 9-5 victory over Neal Morrison. Piazza dominated the hot seat match, winning 9-2 and waited for Haddad's return.

On the one-loss side, Bill Skinner and Ruben Silva were waiting for Morrison and Wertz, respectively. Skinner and Silva had chalked up four identical 7-3 victories over their previous two opponents to reach Morrison and Wertz; Skinner defeating Jim Caldoron and Frank Urbaneck, Silva defeating Rich Montoya and Bobby Begey. Two more 7-3 victories advanced Morrison and Wertz to the quarterfinals; Morrison over Skinner and Wertz over Silva. The streak of 7-3 matches ended right there, as Wertz shutout Morrison and advanced to the semifinals against Haddad.

Haddad got his second chance against Piazza with a 7-5 win over Wertz. In the true double elimination finals, racing to 9, Haddad took the opening set 9-6 and stepped it up to take the second set 9-3 and capture the event title.