Eglesias Undefeated in Edison
Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NJ
Thirty-two players converged upon Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NJ, October 31, for the Tri-State Tour’s B-D event. Tony Eglesias won the lion’s share of the $750-added purse when he triumphed over Robert Kight in the final match.
Eglesias went undefeated through the field. In the winners’ side final four, he matched up against Duane Toney and sent him to the left side with a decisive 7-4 victory and going on to face Kight for the first time in the hot seat match. Kight had just bested Chris Luethi 7-4, but he was out of steam and was sent to the semifinals by Eglesias 7-1.
Toney rebounded on the one-loss side, eliminating Mike Gasper 7-2, while Luethi wasn’t so lucky against Ricky Deng. Deng ousted Luethi 8-2, but against Toney, he fell short and went home in fourth place after Toney advanced 6-3.
A hill-hill match between Kight and Toney ensued to see who would make it to the finals and who would end up in third place. It was Kight who advanced 7-6 to a rematch with Eglesias. But that was as far as he went—Eglesias was on a roll, and Kight only managed to win two racks before his opponent won the match 7-2.
1st Tony Eglesias $720
2nd Robert Kight $390
3rd Duane Toney $225
4th Ricky Deng $120
5th Mike Gasper $70
7th Gerard Gromley $50