Hanna Wins Tri-State Event Handily
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
Ra Hanna bested the Tri-State Tour’s 42-player field that showed up to play January 23, going undefeated to win over Tri Chau in the finals. The $500-added stop was hosted by Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ, and also awarded the winner a Pechauer cue.
Hanna skated through the event, winning 6-3 over Pho Tran in the winners’ side final four and then going on to defeat Dave Shlemperis 6-2 in the hot seat match. Shlemperis had just sent Annie Flores to the one-loss side 6-3.
Flores rebounded briefly on the west side of the chart—faced with Randy Mackin, she eliminated him in fifth place 6-3. Tying with Mackin was Tran, who was ousted by Chau, also 6-3. Chau finished Flores off at fourth place with a 6-3 score.
Chau kept going strong, meeting and defeating Shlemperis in the semifinal match 6-4. But his run came to an end in the final match against Hanna. Chau ran up a 5-2 lead against Hanna, but Hanna came back and won the next four racks, finishing the match with a golden break.Results:
1st Ra Hanna $500
2nd Tri Chau $350
3rd Dave Shlemperis $200
4th Annie Flores $140
5th Randy Mackin $100
7th Minnie Trobiano $55