Tri-State Tour / New York City, NY
Geoffrey Bauer returned from the one-loss side to double-dip Scott Simonetti in the finals to take the Tri-State Tour title September 4. The A-D, $1,000-added event drew 28 players to try out the new format at Amsterdam Billiards and Bar in New York City, NY.
Simonetti cruised through the winners’ side of the chart, besting Christian Smith 7-6 to reach the hot seat match against Ryan McCarthy, who had just sent Ramilo Tanglao to the one-loss side 6-4. The battle for the king seat was a hotly contested one, but Simonetti ultimately edged aside McCarthy 8-6.
Once on the west side, Smith ran into a determined Bauer, who eliminated him at fifth place 7-2. Tying with Smith was Nicholas Chan, who was ousted by Tanglao 6-2. Bauer and Tanglao went on to face each other in the quarterfinals, which went hill-hill, and it was Bauer who moved on 8-7. McCarthy next felt Bauer’s sting, as Bauer sent him home in third place 7-5.
Bauer really caught a groove in the double-elimination finals, though. In the first set he did not allow Simonetti a single rack, defeating him 7-0. In the second set, Simonetti recovered and took Bauer to the hill, but still it was Bauer who prevailed 7-6.
1st Geoffrey Bauer $770
2nd Scott Simonetti $490
3rd Ryan McCarthy $290
4th Ramilo Tanglao $150
5th Christian Smith $100
7th Carl Yusuf Khan $80