Cacciola and Flores Split Tri-State Billiards Event
Tri-State Tour / Staten Island, NY
Al Cacciola and Rhio Anne Flores opted to split top honors at the May 12 stop on the Tri-State Tour. The $750-added 9-ball event was hosted by Port Richmond Billiards in Staten Island, NY, and drew a field of 26 A-D players.
Cacciola was the sole undefeated player at the end of the day, defeating Tom McManamon in the winners’ side final four 6-3. In the ensuing hot seat match, he faced down Richard Ng, who had just sent Flores west 7-6, and bested him double-hill 7-6.
McManamon was soon eliminated in fifth place by Tony Ignomirello 6-3, and Keith Adamik tied with McManamon after Flores won their match 7-6. Another hill-hill win for Flores followed with a 7-6 victory over Ignomirello in the quarterfinals. Her last double-hill win came in the next round over Ng, who had to settle for third place. Flores and Cacciola decided to split first place.
1st Al Cacciola $415
Rhio Anne Flores
3rd Richard Ng $190
4th Tony Ignomirello $110
5th Keith Adamik $60