Ackerman and Feliz Split Tri-State Billiards Win
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
Greg Ackerman and Yomaylin Feliz opted to split the title at the March 9 installment of the Tri-State Tour. The $1,000-added stop drew a full field of 64 to Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ.
Ackerman and Feliz did match up once during the event in the hot seat match after scoring wins over Ben Castaneros 6-3 and Bryan Jeziorski 7-3, respectively. It was Ackerman who took the ensuing victory 7-4, sending Feliz to the west side of the chart.
Jeziorski was sent home in fifth place by John Trobiano 7-2, while Castaneros cast out Ambi Estevez in the same spot 6-4. In the next round, Trobiano trumped Castaneros 7-2, sending him home in fourth.
Trobiano went on to challenge Feliz in the semifinals, and they fought until Feliz came out the 7-6 winner. In the finals, Ackerman and Feliz chose to split top honors.
1st Greg Ackerman $625
3rd John Trobiano $260
4th Ben Castaneros $180
5th Ambi Estevez $90
7th Ricardo Mejia $70
9th Jimmy Rivera $50