Warnock Notches a Tri-State Billiards Win
Tri-State Tour / Edison, NJ
Stewart “The Scottish Lion” Warnock came back from a hill-hill defeat in the final four of the winners’ side to win the April 17 installment of the Tri-State Tour. This $750-added event attracted 39 players to Sandcastle Billiards in Edison, NJ.
Warnock was tripped up in the winners’ side final four when he faced off against Randy Schwager, who sent Warnock to the one-loss side of the chart after their hill-hill match. Meeting Schwager in the hot seat match was George Osipovitch, who had just bested William Zazor 7-4. It was a long battle, but Schwager went on to a 9-6 victory.
From the west side, Warnock rallied, eliminating his next opponent, Serrafin Serrano, 7-5. Ron Mason tied with Serrano after he was ousted by Zazor 7-5. In the quarterfinal match, Warnock delivered a sound 8-5 defeat to Mason, sending him home in fourth place. Warnock seemed to pick up speed as he went, and sailed through his semifinal match against Osipovitch 8-5. In the finals, a rematch between Schwager and Warnock, both players traded rack for rack until the score reached 6-all. At that point, Warnock surged ahead and took the next three racks to win 9-6.
1st Stewart Warnock $660
2nd Randy Schwager $430
3rd George Osipovitch $265
4th Ron Mason $160
5th Serrafin Serrano $100
7th John Alicea $80