Rozenfeld Double-Dips DiGiosofatto
Tri State Tour / Somerset, NJ
by Skip Maloney
Demitry Rozenfeld met and defeated James DiGiosofatto twice to take first place in the Tri-State Tour stop November 15. He was among 32 entrants on hand for the $500-added, C-D handicapped event at One Shot Billiards in Somerset, NJ.
The two met first in the hot seat match. Rozenfeld had handily defeated Ben Sadowski 6-1 to get there, as DiGiosofatto was busy sending Raphael DaBreo west in a double-hill battle. Rozenfeld took command of the hot seat match, sending DiGiosofatto west to the semifinals with a 6-2 victory.
On the one-loss side, it was David Jusis and Tony Arroyo waiting for Sadowski and DaBreo. With Jusis dropping Christine Liotti 6-4 and Arroyo defeating Pamela Ogarek in a double-hill battle, it turned out to be a female tie for seventh place. It was as far as Jusis and Arroyo would get, however. Sadowski sent Jusis into the tie for fifth place 6-3, as DaBreo dropped Arroyo 6-2. In the quarterfinal match that followed, Sadowski advanced to the semifinals against DiGiosofatto with a 6-2 victory.
A hill-hill struggle ensued in that semifinal match, with DiGiosofatto advancing for a second shot at Rozenfeld. The “extension format” finals, which would have necessitated an extension to nine games had DiGiosofatto reached the hill first, proved unnecessary as Rozenfeld duplicated his 6-2 score in the hot seat match, taking home the first-place prize.
1st Demetry Rozenfeld $570
2nd James DiGiosofatto $330
3rd Ben Sadowski $170
4th Raphael DaBreo $100
5th David Jusis $70
7th Christine Liotti $50
9th George Poltorak