Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NY
An undefeated run through the Tri-State Tour’s August 28 field saw Jason Egeln standing in the winner’s circle at the tournament’s end. The $750-added event was hosted by Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NY, and drew a field of 25 to vie for the title.After his 7-4 defeat of Ryan McCarthy in the winners’ side final four, Egeln moved on to the hot seat match. There he faced off against Ken DeCuire, who had just delivered Andrew Cleary to the one-loss side of the chart 7-3. Egeln had little trouble sending DeCuire to follow Cleary, defeating him 7-4 and claiming the hot seat.
Cleary ran into trouble in the form of Nicholas Chan on the west side, and their match went hill-hill but saw Chan advance 7-6 to the quarterfinals. Meeting him there was John Egeln, who had quickly finished his previous match against McCarthy 6-2. Egeln was then felled by Chan, who took charge of their match and ousted Egeln 6-2. In turn, Chan was then eliminated by DeCuire in the semifinals, as DeCuire was eager for a rematch with Egeln.
But the final match was all Egeln, as he took a 4-0 lead before DeCuire got his foot in the door. The players traded a few racks, but when DeCuire had 3, Egeln reached the finish line and won the match 6-3.
1st Jason Egeln $500
2nd Ken DeCuire $270
3rd Nicholas Chan $180
4th John Egeln $110
5th Ryan McCarthy $60