Bubet Rebounds for Tri-State Billiard Title
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
Kyle Bubet bounced back from a late loss at the July 28 stop on the Tri-State Tour to take the title from John Trobiano in the final match. Bubet joined two dozen other amateurs at Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ, for the $500-added 9-ball tournament.
Bubet was sent west after his match with Rick Shellhouse in the winners’ side final four went Shellhouse’s way 6-4. In the other match, Trobiano triumphed over Eddie daCosta 7-6. Trobiano went on to face down Shellhouse for the hot seat 8-5.
Once on the one-loss side, daCosta was soon ousted by Scott Simonetti in fifth place 9-7. Donna Padavano tied with daCosta after being eliminated by Bubet 6-4. Bubet and Simonetti met each other in the quarterfinals, with Bubet routing Simonetti 10-2.
In the semifinal match, Bubet escaped a determined Shellhouse 6-5 to advance. Bubet had a four-game lead in the finals before Trobiano got on the board. Trobiano never really got going, and Bubet managed to take the win 10-6.
1st Kyle Bubet $520
2nd John Trobiano $280
3rd Rick Shellhouse $180
4th Scott Simonetti $100
5th Eddie daCosta $60