Cintron and Shellhouse Split Tiger Billiards Title
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
Good friends Dan Cintron and Rick Shellhouse succumbed to the late night and opted to split first place at the December 10 stop of the Tri-State Tour. The $500-added event was hosted by Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ, and drew a field of 41 A-D players.
Cintron and Shellhouse ended up facing each other in the hot seat match after winning their respective matches over Scott Bannon 7-5 and George Osipovitch 6-3 in the winners’ side final four. Cintron claimed the hot seat with a strong 10-7 victory, and Shellhouse went west.
Ed Culhane soon eliminated Bannon in fifth place 7-3, as Osipovitch ousted Greg Constanza in the same place after their hill-hill match ended 6-5. Culhane then went on to face down Osipovitch in the quarterfinal match 7-5 to advance to the semifinals.The meeting between Culhane and Shellhouse was a one-sided affair, with Shellhouse quickly taking the win 8-1. As the hour was late, the two friends chose to split first-place honors.
1st Dan Cintron $500
3rd Ed Culhane $250
4th George Osipovitch $150
5th Scott Bannon $100
7th Kyle Bubet $75