Ng Nabs Tri-State Billiard Title
Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NY
Coming through a full field of 64 A-D players at the June 9-10 stop on the Tri-State Tour, Richard Ng took down the title, winning in the finals over Mike Harrington. The $2,500-added 9-ball tournament was held at Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NY.
Ng squeaked past Richard Bannon 7-6 in the winners’ side final four, as Harrington won by the same margin over Mike Strassberg. When the two met in the hot seat match for the first time, it was another hill-hill nail-biter, with Harrington coming out the winner.
Bannon bounced back on the west side of the chart, sending Carl Yusef Khan home in fifth place 7-2. Tying with Khan was Meshak Daniel, who was eliminated by Strassberg 7-3. Bannon went on to eject Strassberg in fourth place with a 9-5 win in the quarterfinals.
It was yet another hill-hill match in the semifinals, but Harrington eked out a 7-6 victory over Bannon. In the final match, Ng kept the upper hand to win over Harrington 7-3.
1st Richard Ng $1,385
2nd Mike Harrington $930
3rd Richard Bannon $620
4th Mike Strassberg $450
5th Carl Yusef Khan $290
7th Alex Osipov $200
9th Borana Andoni $150
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