Testa takes first Blaze Tour Title

Atlantic City Billiards Owner Ernie with Joey Testa

The Blaze 9 Ball Tour kicked off their new season with 34 players at the Atlantic City Billiard Club in Egg Harbor, NJ. Top seeds in this event included Mike Davis, Joey Testa, Shaun Wilkie, Oscar Bonilla, Lee Holt, Matt Krah and Dawn Hopkins. Special thanks to the Ernie and his staff.

Leading the way on the top half of the bracket was Joey Testa, with wins over Bruce Rhine 7-4, David Choi 7-3, Shaun Wilkie 7-5, and Lee Holt 7-6. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Oscar Bonilla with wins over Joe Hong 7-3, Kenny Rutman 7-5, Mike Del Vecchio, Scott Freeman 7-5, and Billy Kirshner 7-4.

Playing for the hot seat was Joey Testa vs Oscar Bonilla. This was a one sided match with Joey Testa taking control from the start and never looking back, winning his first Blaze hot seat 7-2 and sending Oscar Bonilla to the one loss side. Waiting for Oscar Bonilla was Billy Kirshner but Oscar was in dead stroke winning the match easily 7-1 to get back to the finals for a rematch with Joey Testa.

In the finals it was Joey Testa vs Oscar Bonilla. This time, it was Bonilla with a quick 3-1 lead, but Testa came back to win six of the next seven games for the 7-4 win and his first Blaze Tour Title.