Morris Victorious at Tri-State Billiard Tour
Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NY
Vincent Morris scored an unblemished victory over Mel McCullen in the finals of the Tri-State Tour’s February 4 event, going through the field without a loss to claim first place. The $1,000-added tournament drew 41 C-D players to Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NY.
McCullen and Morris matched up first in the winners’ side final four, where Morris dealt him his first loss 6-3. In the other winners’ side match, Dennis Kennedy eked out a hill-hill, 6-5 win over David Danchak. In the hot seat match, it was Morris who took the match over Kennedy 6-4.
Once on the west side of the chart, Danchak quickly fell to Randy Mackin 6-3, tying for fifth place with Meshak Daniel, who was ousted by McCullen 7-3. However, Mackin soon followed after McCullen eliminated him in fourth place 7-4 in the quarterfinals.
McCullen kept the stream alive in the semifinal match against Kennedy, trumping him 6-3 to earn another chance at Morris. In the finals, though, Morris was the dominant force as he swept ahead to claim the match 6-3.
1st Vincent Morris $635
2nd Mel McCullen $420
3rd Dennis Kennedy $260
4th Randy Mackin $150
5th David Danchak $100
7th Steve Wade $75