Cintron Takes Control
Tri-State Tour / Jackson Heights, NY
Dan Cintron came back from a late loss on the winners’ side to return to the finals and take the title at the February 13 Tri-State Tour. Cintron joined 32 other players at BQE Billiards in Jackson Heights, NY, for the $1,000-added A-D handicapped tournament.
When he came up against Justin Miller in the winners’ side final four, Cintron was sent to the one-loss side of the chart 7-1 while Miller advanced to the hot seat match. Meeting him there was Mike Harrington, who had just defeated Richard Ng 6-5. The hot seat match went double-hill, but it was Harrington who moved on to await a finals opponent.
Cintron went on to eliminate Zee Shan Saidar in fifth place 8-6 as Ng ousted Randy Mackin 6-1. The two went on to face each other in the quarterfinals, with Cintron sending Ng home in fourth place 9-7. Cintron also experienced success in the semifinals over Muller 7-5 to move on to the finals. Harrington eked out am 8-7 victory in the first set of the finals, but the second set was all Cintron, who won it 11-7.
1st Dan Cintron $645
2nd Mike Harrington $420
3rd Justin Muller $260
4th Richard Ng $160
5th Zee Shan Saidar $100
7th Raymond Romanski $80