Jiminez Shuts Down Sekine for Tri-State Billiard Win
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ
Luis Jiminez handled all challengers at the Tri-State Tour’s June 1 stop, going undefeated through the field to take top honors over Shinichi Sekine in the finals. The $780-added stop attracted a field of 37 A-D players to Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ.
In the winners’ side final four, Jiminez dealt Eddie Perez his first loss 6-3, as Geoffrey Bauer trumped John Trobiano 7-3. When the two winners met to battle for the hot seat, it was Jiminez who walked away with the win over Bauer 8-4.
Scoring revenge for his earlier loss to Trobiano, Sekine sent him home in fifth place with a 7-4 victory. Ray Marisette tied with Trobiano after being eliminated by Perez 6-4. Sekine went on to oust Perez in fourth place 7-4.
Surging forward, Sekine and Bauer met in the semifinals, with Sekine eking out the 7-6 victory. But Jiminez held on in the final match, turning aside Sekine to take the win 7-5.
1st Luis Jiminez $750
2nd Shinichi Sekine $450
3rd Geoffrey Bauer $250
4th Eddie Perez $200
5th John Trobiano $100
7th Ken DeBroske $65