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Keegan Badour Wins Stop #4 of the Mezz LA 9 Ball Series

Stop #4 of the Mezz LA 9 Ball Series at Good Times Billiards started out with a tough field of SoCal pool players, with Keegan “K9” Badour (637) taking down his FIRST tournament win in the series! Keegan had a great run, going undefeated all 6 rounds and beating Kevin Nakamura (526) 8-4 in a single 8/6 race final.

Keegan started the tournament out very strong, defeating Ken Johnson (639) in the first round, followed by a decisive win in round 2 over TD Rudy Torres (598). He had subsequent strong wins over Stop #2 & #3 Champion Michael Hansen (568), followed by a defeat of current #1 Jose G Centeno (650), and finally Dexter Villapando (546) to capture the hot seat and his place in the finals.

Kevin had a great tournament as well, coming out the gate quick with a win over Rhino Lay (618) in round 1 and a win over Tim Traver (563) before taking a loss to Jose G Centeno. From the one-loss side, Kevin put together a pool clinic and winning 5 straight matches to get to the final, including wins over Ken Johnson, Chaokun Li (592), Jamal Oussi (619), newcomer Darwin Bernadaz (653) and finally Dexter Villapando.

Congrats as well to all those that cashed and put up some big numbers on the Leaderboard!

Stop #5 is Sunday, May 5th! Entries will go on sale at 9am on April 21st. Be ready to purchase those entries – they are selling out faster and faster every month. It’s essentially anyone’s tournament to win – don’t miss out!

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Josh Farris Wins Mezz LA 9-Ball Series Season Opener

Josh Farris

The Season Opener for the Mezz LA 9 Ball Series was held on Sunday, January 2nd and was a success! It was a great way to kick off 2022 – we had a full field of 32 players who battled for cash, points and prizes in an exciting Fargo handicapped 9 ball format at LA’s newest pool hall: Gladi8or Pizza & Billiards.

The winner’s side of the field saw advancements by Rhino Lay (561), Chris Wedekind (640), Tony Garcia (600), and Geno Cardenaz (584). Tony reached the hot seat after defeating Chris 6-4. The loser’s side featured strong showings by Kevin Nakamura (623), Gigi Callejas (554), and Johnny Tang (599).
The real story was the incredible comeback by Josh Farris (668) who lost 6-3 in the first round to Rogeur Habachiy (632), but went on an 8-game winning streak on the loser’s side (including a hill-hill win over tournament director Rudy Torres). He went on to win the tournament with an 11-8 victory over Tony in an extended race final. A great showing by both players who battled all day for an event with over $1700 in cash and prizes!
A big congrats also to Justin Mccown who won 2 raffles: the first Break&Run Raffle for FREE entry to the February event, AND the Holly Cases raffle. Also to Geno Cardenaz who won the second Break&Run Raffle for a $50 gift card to Jam Up Apparel. Thanks to all who participated in these raffles!
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.