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Jon Balan Takes Down Stop #4 Of The Mezz LA 9 Ball Series

A strong field of amateur players made it out to Gladi8or Pizza & Billiards on April 3rd for some competitive 9 ball on 9 foot tables, with Jon Balan (644) winning the single even race final 6-1 against David Butler (649), one of Bakersfield’s newest members in the series. David had a very strong showing, defeating Gerardo Bathan, Al Garcia, Daniel Alvarez, Rakesh Bunga, and finally Balan before reaching the hot seat.

The losers’ side had great advances by Stop #3 Champion Chris Wedekind, Jeffrey Jamerson, Al Garcia, Tony Garcia and Chris Santana, with Jon ultimately making it through after defeating Chris Wedekind to reach the final.

Several new players have joined the series, including Balan, Lindsay Bunn, Andrew Vazquez, and Bob Jocz. The series continues to grow as players fight for critical points that will get them into the Season Finale in December, where the top 32 players will get to battle it out for free for all the cash!

A big congrats as well to Rakesh Bunga who won the Break&Run Raffle for FREE entry to Stop #5!

Lastly, we would like to thank all our sponsors for their support of this series which promises to build up to a great Finale in December: Mezz Cues, ZAN Tips, Turtle Rack, Holly Cases, Salotto App, Jam Up Apparel, fast&loose designs, and the BCA Pool League.

If you missed it don’t worry – we have a full year left of tournaments every first Sunday of the month! Find out more at

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