Tanglao Takes Tri-State Title
Tri-State Tour / Queens, NY
Ramilo Tanglao snatched the Tri-State Tour’s title from the grasp of Gail Glazebrook, besting her in the finals to take the title October 16. The $750-added event was hosted by Master Billiards in Queens, NY, and drew 18 C-D players.
Glazebrook went undefeated through the field to the finals, winning over Louie Alicea 7-5 in the winners’ side final four to advance to the hot seat match. There she faced off against Alan Chan, who was just through sending Tanglao to the one-loss side 6-2. The hot seat match was as close as close could be, but Glazebrook edged out Chan 6-5 to remain unscathed and send him west.
On the left side of the chart, Tanglao rebounded quickly, meeting Sameer Mohamed and eking out a 6-5 victory. Tying for fifth place with Mohamed was Alicea, who was eliminated by Kapriel Delimelkonoglu 7-4. Tanglao and Delimelkonoglu collided in the quarterfinals, where Tanglao survived yet another hill-hill match to advance.
Tanglao took two games for every one Chan took in their semifinal match as he sent Chan home in second place 6-3. In the finals Tanglao faced off against the unscathed Glazebrook, and though the match was even in the beginning, slowly Tanglao began to pull away until he was able to claim the title 8-4.
1st Ramilo Tanglao $430
2nd Gail Glazebrook $200
3rd Alan Chan $100