Parica Posts in a Blaze Tour Win

Blaze 9-Ball Tour / Brooklyn, NY
by Rick Davis
A brutal field of 47 players entered the July 14-15 Blaze 9-Ball Tour stop held at Skyline Billiards in Brooklyn, NY, though it was Jose “Amang” Parica who recovered from a late loss to take down the title.
Late action on the winners’ side saw Parica and Shin Park in the hot seat match, and Park managed to slip by with the 9-7 win. This sent Parica to the one-loss side where he faced current U.S. bar box champion and fellow countryman Warren Kiamco for the second time, having sent him west two rounds prior. History repeated itself in the semifinals as Parica drilled Kiamco 7-1. Back to the finals, Parica got one more crack at Park in the true double-elimination format. Park jumped out to a 6-1 lead, but Parica kept his head in the game and took the set 9-8. With only one set left to play, Parica kept in gear and came out again on top 7-4 in the final set to claim the title.
Results:
1st Jose Parica
2nd Shin Park
3rd Warren Kiamco
4th Ignacio Chavez
5th Dennis Orcollo
Bob Begey
7th Mhet Vergara
Al Lapena
9th Nico Otterman
Mike Davis
Marc Vidal
George San Souci