Giallorenzo Glides to Tri-State Victory
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
Coasting to the finals, Chuck Giallorenzo easily fended off foes on his way to collecting the title at the Tri-State Tour’s September 8 stop. The $500-added event was hosted by Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ, and attracted a field of 40 A-D players.
Giallorenzo turned away Jack Smith in the winners’ side final four 7-2 to advance to the hot seat match. His opponent, Dave Danchak, had just defeated Eddie Perez 6-3. In another lopsided bout, Giallorenzo tore through Danchak 7-3 and went on to wait for his final opponent.
Jack Smith turned around on the west side and eliminated Christian Smith 7-2 in fifth place, as Perez did the same to Mike Rodriguez 6-5. The quarterfinal was a close match, but Perez squeaked past Jack Smith 8-6.
Perez’s luck ran out in the semifinal match against Danchak, who won 6-5 to advance and face Giallorenzo again. But Giallorenzo was still riding high and dominated Danchak 7-3 to win the event.
1st Chuck Giallorenzo $575
2nd Dan Danchak $375
3rd Eddie Perez $225
4th Jack Smith $150
5th Christian Smith $100
7th John Trobiano $75