Krah downs Wilkie twice to win Action Pool Tour

Matt Krah

Shaun Wilkie and Matt Krah started strong on the May 5-6 stop on The Action Pool Tour; Krah opening with a shutout, Wilkie chalking one up in the second round. They battled on through three more rounds before meeting in the battle for the hot seat, and later, in the finals. Krah took both matches to claim top honors in the event that had drawn 55 entrants to VIP Billiards in Catonsville, MD.

Wilkie moved among the winners' side final with a slightly better match record than Krah (28-7 to Krah's 28-10).  As Wilkie took on Brett Stottlemyer, Krah faced Chuck Sampson. Krah advanced to the hot seat match with a 7-4 win over Sampson, as Wilkie sent Stottlemyer west 7-3. Krah took the first of their two 7-2, and waited in the hot seat for the rematch.

Stottlemyer moved over and picked up Alan Duty, who'd defeated Dan Madden 5-2 and Manny Orino 5-3. Sampson drew Donny Perryman, who'd survived a double hill battle versus RJ Carmona and soundly defeated Rick Glasscock 5-1. Stottlemyer resumed his winning ways with a 5-3 victory over Duty, but Sampson fell victim to another successful, double hill victory by Perryman.

Stottlemyer downed Perryman 5-1 in the quarterfinals, and put up a double hill fight in the semifinals against Wilkie. Wilkie, though, prevailed for the re-match against Krah. Wilkie put up more of a fight in the finals, but the result was the same. Krah took the only set necessary 7-5 to claim the event title.