Warnock Roars to Victory
Tri-State Tour / Woodside, NY
Stewart “The Scottish Lion” Warnock roared through a 38-player field at the February 20, taking first place over Mike Gasper in the finals. The $750-added 10-ball event was hosted by Sandcastle Billiards in Woodside, NY.
Warnock went undefeated through the field, winning over Paul Everton in a hill-hill match to reach the winners’ side finals. Meeting him there was Sam Vitellaro, who had just bested Raul Reyes Jr. 6-2. Warnock dominated the hot seat match 9-6 and sent Vitellaro to the one-loss side to try his luck.
Once on the left side of the chart, Everton met up with Gasper, who was fighting his way through after an early loss. Gasper eliminated Everton 7-2, while Reyes ousted George Osipovitch 6-3. Gasper went on to a lopsided quarterfinal match against Reyes and won 7-2, sending Reyes home in fourth place.
Still on a roll, Gasper matched up with Vitellaro in the semifinals and sent him on his way with an 8-5 victory. But Gasper’s steam ran out at that point, as Warnock won the final match 7-5.Results:
1st Stewart Warnock $810
2nd Mike Gasper $495
3rd Sam Vitellaro $310
4th Raul Reyes Jr. $190
5th Paul Everton $100
7th Leo Liu $75