DaBreo Takes Tri-State Billiard Stop

Tri-State Tour / Queens, NY

by Skip Maloney

Raphael DaBreo fought back from the one-loss side to defeat Beau Baer in the finals of the Tri-State Tour stop January 17. The $500-added, A-D handicapped event drew 32 entrants to Break Bar & Billiards in Queens, NY.

On the winnersʼ side, Baer got by Wilfredo Albay 8-7 to move into the hot seat match versus Luis Robinson, whoʼd defeated Mike Schloven 8-6. Baer gained the hot seat with his second hill-hill win in a row, defeating Robinson 7-6.

DaBreo, in the meantime, working on the one-loss side, defeated Rhio Anne Flores in a double-hill match-up and followed it with a 7-3 win over Raj Vannala, which set him up to face Albay. Scott Simonetti advanced past Stewart Warnock 7-5 and John Alicea 7-6 to meet Schloven. DaBreo defeated Albay 6-4 and faced Simonetti, following an illness forfeit by Schloven. DaBreo, with a C+ handicap, started the quarterfinal match versus Simonetti, an A+ handicap, with four games in hand. In the subsequent race to 9, DaBreo gave up only three to Simonetti, advancing to the semifinals versus Robinson.

Raphael DaBreo fought back from the one-loss side to defeat Beau Baer in the finals of the Tri-State Tour stop January 17.

Raphael DaBreo fought back from the one-loss side to defeat Beau Baer in the finals of the Tri-State Tour stop January 17.

Up by 3 at the start in the finals versus Baer, DaBreo won a game and then watched as Baer took 5 of the next 8. At that point, on the hill, DaBreo stopped Baerʼs advance, winning the thirteenth game to force the extension to 10 games and then the next 2 to capture the first-place prize.

Results:
1st Raphael DaBreo $675
2nd Beau Baer $345
3rd Luis Robinson $200
4th Scott Simonetti
5th Wilfredo Albay $80
Mike Schloven
7th Raj Vannala $60
John Alicea
9th Vincent Cavataio
RhioAnne Flores
Stewart Warn

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