Madenjian wins East Coast Season Finale

Bob Madenjian wound his way through a field of 26 competitors on hand for the season finale of the East Coast Pool Tour, and went undefeated to take home the first place prize. The $500-added event, which was hosted by Branford Brew & Cue in Branford, CT, was held on Saturday, May 29. 

From among the winners' side final four, Madenjian chalked up a 9-7 win over Rob Piersa, as Bill Santiago sent Lou Ferrara west 6-4. Madenjian gained the hot seat with a 9-4 victory over Santiago, who would run into the man he'd sent to the one-loss side from among the winners' side final eight, Brook Myer, and would not return. 

On the one-loss side, Myer would begin his trek to the re-match versus Santiago with a 5-4 win over Ken Debroske. He followed it with a 5-2 win over Chuck Young, which set him up to face Ferrara. Piersa would face Phil Davis, who'd defeated the tour's player of the year, Jeremy Sossei 10-9 and Sal Midolo 8-4 to reach him. Davis and Myer made Piersa and Ferrara's trip to the one-loss side brief; Davis with an 8-6 victory over Piersa and Myer with a 5-4 win over Ferrara. 

Myer then dropped Piersa into fourth place 7-5, and turned to face the man who'd lengthened his day five matches earlier. In what would prove to be his last win of the day, Myer defeated Santiago 6-3 and faced Madenjian, needing to win two to win it all. Madenjian took command in the opening set, closing it out at 8-6 to take home the tour's last first place prize of the season. 

Jeremy Sossei took home a Greg Kucharski custom cue for finishing the 9-stop East Coast Pool Tour season as the tour's Player of the Year. Tour director Brent Boemmels finished in second place in the point standings for that award, among 96 individual players who'd signed on to the tour since it began in February. Boemmels thanked Greg Kucharski, Paul Drexler from PFD Studios, AzBilliards, and AJ Waste Systems for sponsorship of the East Coast Pool Tour.