Kaldan and Sookhai Split Tri-State Billiard Title
Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NY
Andrzej Kaldan and Basdeo Sookhai split top honors on the Tri-State Tour’s April 28 stop, which attracted a field of 49 players. The $1,500-added tournament was hosted by Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NY.
Kaldan and Sookhai made a beeline for each other on the winners’ side, besting Randy Mackin 6-2 and Daniel Dagotdot 8-5, respectively, to reach the hot seat match. It was a hill-hill nail-biter, but Kaldan eked out a 7-6 win to remain undefeated.
On the west side of the chart, Dagotdot bounced back from his earlier defeat to oust Dave Shlemperis in fifth place 8-4. Also going home in fifth place was Mackin, who was eliminated by Kim Meyer-Gabia 6-2. Dagotdot then relegated Meyer-Gabia to fourth place with a 9-5 win.
Sookhai took care of Dagotdot in the semifinals, winning their match 8-4. Sookhai and Kaldan decided to split first place as the hour was late.
1st Andrzej Kaldan $755
3rd Daniel Dagotdot $370
4th Kim Meyer-Gabia $250
5th Randy Mackin $150
7th Keith Adamik $110
9th Beau Baer $90