NJ Pro Jose Garcia goes Undefeated!

Jose Garcia

Come one come all. That is exactly what forty-one players from five different states did. The field consisted of a wide range of talented players like Matt Krah, Mike Miller, Stevie Wonder, Jim Hill, Phil Sherman, Josh Brothers, Pat McNally, Scott Freeman, Trenton Marty, Bob Maidhof, Lee Holt, Jimi Louis and Jose Garcia. Ashley Cartwright from Virginia and Jose Feliciano from New Jersey made their debut and had a great performance. Established tour players Justin Verna from Marlton, NJ and Jim Manno from Albrightsville, PA cashed for the first time. Keep up the great playing!

The non-stop 9-ball action took place at The Green Room Billiards in Maple Shade New Jersey. Josh Brothers and Pat McNally lost their first round matches, but were resilient as they fought back in the one-loss bracket. Pat McNally won five straight matches to end up in the top eight. Josh Brothers won seven straight matches to finish fourth. Another player who deserves recognition is third place finisher Scott Freeman from Cherry Hill, NJ. Scott played an excellent tournament!

But the talk of the town was the two talented players who have been playing each other since the 1970's. Steve Dobbs AKA Stevie Wonder from Levittown, PA won five matches to earn his way to the finals. Steve's matches were in record time as he quickly fired in balls and franticly ran racks at an average of one rack per minute. Jose Garcia from Vineland, NJ earned his way by wins over Melissa Burr, Robert Pole, Mike Dever, Bob Maidhof, Scott Freeman, and a hill-to-hill thriller over Stevie Wonder. In the finals Stevie Wonder took the early lead 1-0. Jose Garcia quickly countered taking the lead 5-1. From this point on both players performed flawless. As each player traded games, Jose Garcia's early lead became too much for Stevie Wonder to overcome. The final score and victory belonged to Jose Garcia 9-5. Professional pool player Jose Garcia is the owner of the Q-Ball Billiards in Vineland New Jersey. A class act billiard establishment as well as a class act player!

The NE Players Tour would like to thank Joe Worrell and the entire staff at The Green Room Billiards for a wonderful experience. The service and equipment is top notch! Next open event is at Comet Billiards in Parsippany New Jersey on December 7th. See you there for the "Best Time Ever!" Revised website: www.neplayerstour.com

Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe

Complete Payouts:
1st Jose Garcia $675
2nd Steve Dobbs $450
3rd Scott Freeman $300
4th Josh Brothers $200
5th/6th Justin Verna, Lee Holt $150
7th/8th Chuck Pendrak, Pat McNally $100
9th/12th Ashley Cartwright, Bob Maidhof, Eddie Abraham, Jim Manno $75