Iannuzzi Edges Past Yolcu
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
Toppling the undefeated Emit Yolcu, Guy Iannuzzi whizzed through the one-loss side of the Tri-State Tour’s November 11 stop to take the title. The $500-added event drew a field of 43 players to Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ.
After a 7-4 win over Dennis Kennedy in the winners’ side final four, Yolcu arrived in the hot seat match. His opponent, Scott Simonetti, had just bested Louis Petronico 8-4. It was a closely contested battle for the hot seat, with Yolcu coming out the 10-8 victor.
A hill-hill escape from Raphael DaBreo led Iannuzzi to Petronico, whom Iannuzzi eliminated in fifth place 7-4. Robert Veit ousted Dennis Kennedy in fifth 6-2 and went on to challenge Iannuzzi in the quarterfinals. In another double-hill match, Iannuzzi edged out Veit 7-6.
Riding on the momentum, Iannuzzi encountered Simonetti in the semifinals and only allowed him one rack before winning 7-1. In a battle that seesawed until the end, Iannuzzi prevailed over Yolcu 10-8 to claim the title.
1st Guy Iannuzzi $750
2nd Emit Yolcu $400
3rd Scott Simonetti $250
4th Robert Veit $150
5th Louis Petronico $100
7th Raphael DaBreo $75
Eddie da Costa