Trobiano Trips up Danchak for Billiards Title
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
John Trobiano took the undefeated route through the field at the Tri-State Tour’s October 6 stop to best Dave Danchak in the finals. The 32-player field converged upon Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ, for the $500-added 9-ball tournament.
In the winners’ side final four, Trobiano toppled Scott Simonetti 7-3 to advance to the hot seat match. There he met Mike Aro, who had just defeated Felix Menendez 6-3. In a hill-hill nail-biter, it was Trobiano by a nose over Aro 7-6.
Simonetti was swept aside Guy Iannuzzi and sent him home in fifth place 7-6. After his match with Danchak ended 6-5, Menendez tied with Iannuzzi. Danchak went on to dominate Simonetti 10-6 and move on to the semifinals.
Danchak then relegated Aro to third place with a 6-4 victory. In the final match against Trobiano, the match was tied at the beginning, but after a back-and-forth battle, Trobiano prevailed 8-7.
1st John Trobiano $600
2nd Dave Danchak $400
3rd Mike Aro $250
4th Scott Simonetti $150
5th Guy Iannuzzi $75