Vergara Vies for Tri-State Billiards Victory
Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NY
Youth won the day at the August 20 installment of the Tri-State Tour as the 15-year-old Charles Darwin Vergara triumphed over Frank Dagostino in the finals. The $1,000-added event was hosted by Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NY, and drew a field of 24 players.
Vergara and Dagostino met twice in the event, both time with the same outcome. In the winners’ side final four Dagostino routed Diana Rojas 7-1 to advance, while Vergara bested David Danchak 6-3 to meet up with Dagostino in the hot seat match. It was a close encounter, but Vergara won the hot seat with a narrow 7-5 margin.
Rojas rebounded on the one-loss side, sending Thomas Shuler home in fifth place 7-4. Tying with Shuler was Danchak, who was eliminated by Alex Osipov 6-4. Rojas went on to eke out a quarterfinal victory over Osipov 6-5 and advance to the semifinals.
Rojas received no love in the next round against Dagostino, who soundly defeated her 7-2, but she earned a respectable third place. The finals were as close as could be, but in the end it was Vergara who ended up in the winner’s circle with a 9-8 victory.
1st Charles Darwin Vergara $510
2nd Frank Dagostino $280
3rd Diana Rojas $180
4th Alex Osipov $110
5th David Danchak $60