Osipovitch Owns Tri-State Billiards Stop
Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NY
There were a lot of tight matches for George Osipovitch at the February 19 stop on the Tri-State Tour, but ultimately he went undefeated through the 31-player field to take the title. The $1,000-added event was hosted by Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NY.
Osipovitch met up with Nicholas Chan in the winners’ side final four and eked out a 6-5 victory to advance to the hot seat match. Awaiting him was Ralph Panuzzo, who had just delivered Pat Mareno to the one-loss side of the chart 6-3. It was another hill-hill nail-biter, but Osipovitch edged by Panuzzo to claim the hot seat 6-5.
Once on the west side, Chan’s tournament was quickly ended by Tony Ignomirello, who ousted him 6-1. Tying with Chan for fifth place, Mareno was taken out by Richard Ng 7-4. Ng went on to face off against Ignomirello and send him packing in fourth place 6-3.
Still going strong, Ng took on Panuzzo in the semifinals. It was a double-hill situation that saw Ng continue to advance 6-5. However, his event was ended by Osipovitch in the finals in yet another hill-hill match in which Osipovitch walked away the 6-5 victor.
1st George Osipovitch $565
2nd Richard Ng $370
3rd Ralph Panuzzo $230
4th Tony Ignomirello $140
5th Nicholas Chan $90
7th Jason Egeln $70