Sudden-Death Trial Goes to Reyes
Tri-State Tour / Bayside, NY
With a one-game sudden-death final match, Arturo Reyes claimed first place at the February 26 stop of the Tri-State Tour over Alex Osipov, who had dealt him his first loss earlier in the day. The $1,000-added tournament drew 45 A-D players to Cue Bar in Bayside, NY.
After a 7-4 defeat of Wesley Kennedy, Reyes moved on to the hot seat match to face off against Osipov for the first time. Osipov had just bested Ramon Feliciano 7-3 and was on a roll, winning a close 7-5 match over Reyes to claim the hot seat.
Kennedy and Feliciano did not fare well on the one-loss side and were ousted in the next round by Bryan Jeziorski 7-1 and Tony Ignomirello 6-4, respectively. Ignomirello went on to top Jeziorski in the quarterfinal match 7-3 to stay alive one more round.
The semifinal match was a close one, but Reyes prevailed over Ignomirello 7-5 to earn a revenge match against Osipov in the finals. However, because of a family emergency, Osipov had to cut the tournament short and a one-game sudden-death match was played, with Reyes claiming the title.
1st Arturo Reyes $780
2nd Alex Osipov $510
3rd Tony Ignomirello $310
4th Bryan Jeziorski $200
5th Wesley Kennedy $120
7th Ed Hugh $90
9th Justin Muller $70
Jerica De la Cruz