Manalo Claims his First Blaze Title at Castle Billiards

August 15th, 2006 by Billiard News by Inside POOL Magazine Leave a reply »

Manalo Claims his First Blaze Title at Castle BilliardsBlaze 9-Ball Tour /Billiards News/ East Rutherford, NJby Rick Davis/Inside POOL Magazine Marvelous Marlon Manalo, the runner-up to the IPT’s multi-million-dollar North American Open 8-Ball Championship in July, came back from a quarterfinal loss to win the Blaze 9-Ball Tour’s nineteenth stop. Held at Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ, the two-day, double-points stop pulled in 42 entries for the August 12-13 weekend.Manalo faced off against fellow IPT pro and Blaze Tour points leader Mike Davis in a grueling match that Davis ultimately won double-hill. The other half of the winners’ side showed less eye candy for the crowd, even though Teddy Garrahan defeated Joey Kong by a solid 9-4 margin. Garrahan then faced Davis in the hot seat match, and before long Davis showed why he leads the tour, as he completely dominated the match with a 9-1 score.

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