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Brucato wins final stop on 2011 Western New York Tour

In a short field of 11 entrants, on hand for the final 2012 stop on the Western New York Tour, tour director Nick Brucato went undefeated to capture the event title. The event, held on Sunday, December 18, was hosted by Six Pockets Billiards Café in Rochester, NY.

Brucato advanced to the hot seat match with a 6-3 win over Phil Johnson, as Paco Morales was sending Chad Strong west 5-3. Brucato gave up only a single rack in the hot seat battle versus Morales, and sat in the hot seat awaiting the return of Jose Mirabelle

Mirabelle won four straight on the loss-side to get into the finals, starting with a 5-2 victory over Jerry Sullivan, which set him up to face Johnson. Strong picked up Tito Ortiz, who defeated Frank Rodriguez 5-4. After chalking up identical 5-4 wins over Johnson and Strong, Mirabelle and Ortiz squared off in the quarterfinals, where Mirabelle prevailed in another 5-4 victory. 

Mirabelle shut out Morales in the semifinals, for a chance against Brucato. Brucato, though, turned the tables on him, shutting him out 6-0 to complete his undefeated day.

The next stop on the Western New York is set for Sunday, January 7. It will be hosted by Premium Billiards in Syracuse, NY.