First Place for Dworzanski
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
Jeff Dworzanski held off Joe Dubois in the finals of the Tri-State Tour’s August 23 event to take first place. Hosted by Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ, this $500-added stop attracted 32 C-D players.
Dworzanski and Dubois first met in the hot seat match after having defeated Abigail Leyson and Kevin Kiniery, respectively. There Dubois came out ahead, winning their match with a convincing 7-2 score.
Meanwhile, Leyson and Kiniery were sent to the one-loss side. Leyson fell victim to Scott Abramowitz 6-3, while Kiniery was dispatched by Sal Lanuto in a hill-hill match. In the ensuing quarterfinal match, Abramowitz ousted Lanuto 6-4 and went on to challenge Dworzanski in the semifinal match.
In the brief semifinals, Dworzanski went through Abramowitz 6-2 and returned to face off against Dubois again. Dworzanski raced to a 7-3 lead, but Dubois fought back to come within a game at 7-6. However, in the extended race to 9, Dworzanski finally pulled away to win the match 9-6.
1st Jeff Dworzanski
2nd Joe Dubois
3rd Scott Abramowitz
4th Sal Lanuto
5th Abigail Leyson
7th Joe Varvaro
9th Dave Jusis