Chan Captures Tri-State Title Over Khan
Tri-State Tour / Flushing, NY
Alan Chan was no fool when he won his first Tri-State Tour event April 1—he came back from a loss in the hot seat match to take the title from Carl Yusef Khan in the final match. The $1,000-added 9-ball event attracted 40 players to Carom Café and Billiards in Flushing, NY.
After a hill-hill defeat of Arturo Reyes in the winners’ side final four, Khan advanced to face Chan for the first time in the event. Chan had himself just won a double-hill match over Luis Jimenez 6-5. Yet another hill-hill match ensued, with Khan coming out the 7-6 winner.
Reyes was unable to get anything going on the one-loss side of the chart and soon fell to Bryan Jziorski 7-6. Jimenez, on the other hand, bounced back with a 6-3 victory over Ramon Feliciano. Jziorski went on to defeat Jimenez and send him home in fourth place 7-4.
It was soon time for Jziorski to say farewell, though, as he met with a single-minded Chan in the semifinals. Chan relegated Jziorski to third place and went on to his rematch with Khan in the finals. It was a one-sided business, as Chan buzzed through Khan to win the match 9-3.
1st Alan Chan $710
2nd Carl Yusef Khan $460
3rd Bryan Jziorski $280
4th Luis Jimenez $170
5th Arturo Reyes $110
7th Raul Reyes $80