Iannuzzi Withstands Seas at Comet Billiards
Tri-State Tour / Parsippany, NJ
by Skip Maloney
Guy Iannuzzi withstood a strong challenge from Michael Seas on the one-loss side of the bracket to go undefeated in the Tri-State Tour stop n Saturday, September 20. The B-C-D-handicapped, $500-added event drew 25 entrants to Comet Billiards in Parsippanny, NJ.
Among the winners’ side final four, Iannuzzi dispatched Luis Garchitorena west with a 7-1 victory and faced Bogie Uzdecjzyk in the hot seat match. Uzdecjzyk, who’d sent Jason Egeln to the one-loss side with a 7-4 victory, followed him over there with a 7-5 defeat at the hands of Iannuzzi.
Meanwhile, Seas was working his way back from a second-round defeat, starting a seven-win run that took him to the finals. Once among the tournament’s final 12, he dropped Robert Perkins 7-5 into a tie for ninth place and Brian Cap 7-2 into a tie for seventh. He took on Garchitorena, defeating him 7-3, before facing Egeln in the quarterfinals. He dropped Egeln 7-3 into fourth place and then battled to a double hill victory over Uzdecjzyk to earn his spot in the finals.
Another closely contested battle ensued, but Iannuzzi prevailed 7-5, eliminating the need for a second set in the true double-elimination final and concluding his undefeated journey to the first-place prize.
1st Guy Iannuzzi
2nd Michael Seas
3rd Bogie Uzdecjzyk
4th Jason Egeln
5th Teddy LaPadula
7th Gary Murgia
9th Joe Varvaro