George Osipovitch wins first Tri-State, of the new 2010 – 2011 season, at Edison Billiards’ B/D 9 – Ball event.
In route to victory, George defeated: Ben Sadowski 7 – 4, Mark Alicea 6 – 5, Rick Shellhouse 7 – 5, and Duane Toney 7 – 5 to reach the Hot Seat. In he meantime Mark Alicea, playing in his first Tri-State event, was climbing his way back through the losers side defeating Antonio Navarro 6 – 2, Dave Fitzpatrick 7 – 6, Gary Murgia 7 – 4, Ken DeBroske 6 – 5, and Duane Toney 7 – 3 for a rematch with George in the Finals, with George emerging the winner.
You can expect to hear more of George Osipovitch and Mark Alicea, who finished second with a strong 7 win/ 2 loss record, in the future. Special attention goes to Ken DeBroske for a strong 4th place with a 6 – 2 win/loss record.Please provide a thank you to Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billiards, Viking Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Dr. Dave Billiards Insructional Products for their sponsorship leading to this event.
1st $475 George Osipovitch
2nd $250 Mark Alicea (note of possible interest: Mark Alicea is John Alicea’s brother, who is one of the top players in the Tri-State Tour)
3rd $150 Duane Toney
4th $100 Ken Deberoske
5/6 $50 Gary Murgia, Rick Shellhouse