Bannon Bests Dahab for Tri-State Billiards Title
Tri-State Tour / Staten Island, NY
Scott Bannon faced down Anthony Dahab twice to take the Tri-State Tour title at their December 22 event. Hosted by House of Billiards in Staten Island, NY, this $750-added stop attracted a field of 28.
In the winners’ side final four, Bannon went up against Gary Murgia and sent him to the one-loss side with a close 7-5 win. Dahab, in the other winners’ side match, trounced Dennis Kennedy 6-1. The two moved on to face each other, and Bannon eked out a hill-hill 9-8 victory.
On the west side, Murgia was soon eliminated in fifth place by Bogie Uzdejczyk in a hill-hill bout 7-6, while Kennedy ended up tied with Murgia after being ousted by Robert Veit 6-5. Uzdejczyk then shut down Veit in fourth with a 7-2 quarterfinal win.
Dahab awaited Uzdejczyk in the semifinals and wanted a second chance at Bannon. He sent Uzdejczyk home with a solid 8-2 victory to earn his rematch. But Bannon was too strong for Dahab this day and took the title 9-7.
1st Scott Bannon $560
2nd Anthony Dahab $320
3rd Bogie Uzdejczyk $210
4th Robert Veit $125
5th Gary Murgia $70