Osipovitch Takes Tri-State Biliard Title
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
George Osipovitch cruised through a large field at the April 7 stop on the Tri-State Tour to defeat Scott Simonetti in the finals for the title. The $500-added stop was hosted by Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ, and drew a field of 60 A-D players.
While Simonetti was dispatching Keith Adamik in the winners’ side final four 7-5, Osipovitch delivered Mike Rodriguez to the one-loss side of the chart 6-3. In the hot seat match, Osipovitch dominated, earning his spot in the finals 9-4.
Rodriguez rallied on the west side, eliminating Ed Dacosta at fifth place after a hill-hill bout 6-5. Tying with Dacosta was Adamik, who was ousted by Bogie Uzdejczyk 7-4. Rodriguez went on to roll through Uzdejczyk in the quarterfinal match 8-4, sending Uzdejczyk home in fourth place.
Simonetti put an end to Rodriguez’s rumble in the semifinal match, which he won double-hill 7-6. It was another close match in the finals between Simonetti and Osipovitch, but in the end Osipovitch prevailed 9-7.
1st George Osipovitch $800
2nd Scott Simonetti $450
3rd Mike Rodriguez $250
4th Bogie Uzdejczyk $150
5th Keith Adamik $125
7th Juan Guzman $100
9th Sarah Rousey $75