Jeziorski and Mejia Split Tri-Sate Billiards Event
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
Bryan Jeziorski and Ricardo Mejia opted to split top honors at the February 2 installment of the Tri-State Tour. The $1,000-added event drew a large field of 73 to Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ.
Jeziorski took the undefeated route to the finals, defeating Dave Shlemperis 7-3 in the winners’ side final four. In the other winners’ side match, Bernie Vogelsang sent George Poltorak to the one-loss side 6-2. Jeziorski went on to top Vogelsang 8-3 to claim the hot seat in the next round.
Making his move on the west side, Mejia eliminated Gary O’Callaghan in seventh place 7-4 and then relegated Shlemperis to fifth place 7-1. Tying with Shlemperis was Poltorak, who was ousted in fifth place 6-2 by Kyle Bubet. Mejia and Bubet met in the quarterfinals, and Mejia took that match 8-5.
Mejia claimed the semifinal match via forfeit over Vogelsang, and then in the finals Mejia and Jeziorski decided to split, with Jeziorski taking the title.
1st Bryan Jeziorski $830
3rd Bernie Vogelsang $320
4th Kyle Bubet $240
5th Dave Shlemperis $160
7th Gary O’Callaghan $120
9th Scott Simonetti $100