Dagotdot and Chan Split Tri-State Billiards Title
Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NY
Daniel Dagotdot scored his second title of the Tri-State Tour’s 2011-2012 season with his September 24 split with Alan Chan in the finals. He went undefeated through the 49-player field that gathered at Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NY, to vie for their share of the $1,500-added prize purse.
A win by the smallest 7-6 margin over Gary Murgia in the winners’ side final four put Dagotdot in the hot seat match, where he faced Chan, who had just bested Michael Aro 6-5, for the first time. Chan put up a good fight, but Dagotdot prevailed 8-5 to await a finals competitor.
Murgia was quickly ousted at fifth place by Alex Gilvarg 7-5, while Aro followed him after a 6-4 loss to Tony Ignomirello. After a first-round loss, Ignomirello was on a roll, winning his ninth match in a row in the quarterfinals over Gilvarg 9-6.
Ignomirello’s run was stopped in the semifinals by Chan, who sent him home in third place with a 6-2 win. In the finals, Chan and Dagotdot decided to split, with Dagotdot taking the title.
1st Daniel Dagotdot $920
2nd Alan Chan $650
3rd Tony Ignomirello $400
4th Alex Gilvarg $260
5th Michael Aro $160
7th Pat DiBuono $120
9th Joe Landi $90
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