Reyes and Lau Split Top Tri-State Honors
Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NY
Raul Reyes and Harry Lau opted to split first place at the April 10 installment of the Tri-State Tour. The $1,250-added event attracted a field of 46 players to Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NY.
Reyes and Lau met in the hot seat match after recording wins over Trevor Heal and Carl Yusaf Khan, respectively, both hill-hill. When they ran into each other in the following round, it was Lau who came away with the win 7-5.
Heal, once on the one-loss side, fell quickly to Dave Shlemperis, who whitewashed him 7-0. It was also the same for Khan, who put up more of a struggle but still succumbed to Christian Smith 7-5. In the quarterfinal match, Smith came out ahead of Shlemperis, winning by the lopsided score of 7-2.
Awaiting Smith in the semifinals was Reyes, and though it was a close match, Reyes pulled ahead to win it 7-5. In the final match, Lau and Reyes decided to split first place.
1st Raul Reyes $655
3rd Christian Smith $320
4th Dave Shlemperis $210
5th Carl Yusaf Khan $130
7th Basdeo Sookhai $100
9th Keith Diaz $75