Pat McNally breaks through for NE Players Tour win

Action packed Memorial weekend tournament! 59 players from five different states participated in the open 9-ball event held at Boulevard Billiards in Allentown, PA this past Sunday. The single day competition was fierce. 116 matches were called out over a ten-hour span. Tour stop # 3 produced many first time arrivals to the tour. Great players like Kevin Clark, Jarred Garzone, Carmen Lombardo, Ed Matushoneck, Ryan McCreesh and many more were in attendance.

Remember the last event when Pat McNally might of tired in the finals? This one would not elude him. Refreshed and well rested, Pat's relentless near perfect performance throughout the day went unmatched. His wins were over Adam Kielar, Ed Matushoneck, Don Polo, Phil Sherman, Ryan McCreesh and Scott Haas. In the winners bracket final, Pat McNally was matched up against Scott Haas from Lancaster, PA. Pat won the match 6-4 giving him the hot seat in the tournament. Scott defeated Ryan McCreesh from Frederick, MD to win back a chance at Pat in the finals. In the final match Pat McNally never let up. The score early in the set was 6-0 before Scott Haas earned his first game. The final score was 9-2.

Another player who deserves mentioning is Jack Weltch from Mt. Laurel, NJ. Winning six matches and finishing 7th/8th was quite an accomplishment for this 16-year young up and coming sensation. Jack plays out of The Green Room in Maple Shade, NJ.

Pat McNally certainly made a clear statement this weekend. I am the Tiger Woods of this area. If you want to beat me you will have practice and step up your game!

1st Pat McNally $725
2nd Scott Haas $550
3rd Ryan McCreesh $425
4th Kevin Clark $300
5th/6th Lonn Huston, Mike Miller $200
7th/8th Jack Weltch, Tom Roberts $150
9th/12th Dave Daya, Jarred Garzone, Joe Long, Philip Sherman $100
13th/16th Henry Arifi, Jay Jones, Lee Holt, Matt Krah $60