Wilkie Gets a Blaze Billiards Win

Blaze 9-Ball Tour / West Hempstead, NJ
by InsidePOOL Staff
Shaun “Get Some” Wilkie dominated the July 1 stop of the Blaze 9-Ball Tour, hosted by Raxx Bar and Grill in West Hempstead, NJ. A field 34 came out to play, with players like Matt Krah, Oscar Bonilla, Liz Ford, and Pete Tascarella Sr. populating the field.
Leading the top half of the bracket was Tascarella Sr., with wins over Jose Burgos 7-5, Jeremy Sossie 7-4, Bonilla 7-1, and Jorge Rodriguez 7-1. Wilkie headed the bottom half, notching wins over Tascarella Jr. 7-2, Robert Slayback 7-1, Mike Fingers 7-6, and Rob Omen 7-4.

The hot seat match between Tascarella Sr. and Wilkie was a one-way match, with Wilkie winning the match easily 7-1 and sending Tascarella. Sr to the one-loss side, where he met Rodriguez, whom he pushed past 7-4 to reach the finals and a rematch with Wilkie.

The first set went double-hill, with Tascarella Sr. winning 7-6. But in the second set it was all Wilkie, who easily won the match 6-2 to earn his first Blaze win.

Results:
1st Shaun Wilkie
2nd Pete Tascarella Sr.
3rd Jorge Rodriguez
4th Rob Omen
5th Greg McAndrews
Al Lapena
7th Darren Defilippis
Beni Giacalone