Ignomirello Undefeated on Tri-State Billiards Tour
Tri-State Tour / Levittown, NY
Enjoying an undefeated run to the finals of the March 20 stop of the Tri-State Tour, Tony Ignomirello bested Raymond Romanski to take the title. The $1,000-added stop drew 34 players to Cue Nine Billiards in Levittown, NY, for A-D 9-ball action.
Ignomirello and Romanski first met in the hot seat match after posting wins over Chuck Giallorenzo 6-5 and Nick Bouquet 7-3, respectively. Romanski put up a good fight, but Ignomirello was able to eke past him and win the hot seat 9-8.
On the one-loss side Bouquet fell to Wali Muhammad in a hill-hill nail-biter, but Giallorenzo triumphed over Steve Wade in another double-hill match 6-5. Giallorenzo and Muhammad moved on to face each other, with yet another hill-hill bout ensuing that ended up with Muhammad as the eventual 8-7 victor.
Romanski awaited Muhammad in the semifinal match, which he was able to dominate 7-3 to earn a rematch with Ignomirello. Ignomirello and Romanski split top honors with Ignomirello taking 60% and the win.
1st Tony Ignomirello $680
2nd Raymond Romanski $440
3rd Wali Muhammad $270
4th Chuck Giallorenzo $160
5th Nick Bouquet $100
7th Stewart Warnock $80