Osipovitch Wins Tri-State Tour

George Osipovitch wins  first Tri-State, of the new 2010 – 2011 season, at Edison Billiards’ B/D  9 – Ball event.

(Photo: Left to right - Mark Alicea 2nd place; Right - George Osipovitch Winner)

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

Warnock “The Scottish Lion” wins Sandcastle Billiards

Stewart Warnock “The Scottish Lion” wins Sandcastle Billiards’  A/D 9 Ball Ti-State Tour event. Held at Sandcastle Billiards in Edison, NJ – April 17, 2010

(photo: 2nd place - Randy Schwager of PA; 1st place - Stewart Warnock, and right most, 3rd place - George Osipovitch)

In route to his victory, Stewart had wins over: Wali Muhammed  7 – 5; Brian Hunter 7 – 3; and Gary Murgia 7 – 2. Then, in the battle for the hot seat, suffered a loss to Randy Schwager 7 – 6.

On the loss side, Stewart defeated Serrafin Serrano 7 – 5; Ron Mason 8 – 5; and George Osipovitch 8 – 5 to get to the finals.

In the return match against Randy, each player took turns taking the lead and, at a crucial (6 – 6) moment Stewart took andvantage of the opportunities winning 3 in a row for  the tournament victory.

On the human interest side of this event, one player displayed the tenacity of womamhood. Adriane Rivera, a D+ player, competed 8 months pregnant! Despite carrying an extra 30 pounds and all the other stresses, Adriane gave a lot of players a run for there money with a 4 – 2 win/loss record and a double hill match that could have easily gone her way.

The Tri State Tour would like to thank Sterling – Gaming; Fury Cues; Stealth Cues and Ozone Billiards, and Phil Capelle for their support.
1st – $660 – Stewart Warnock
2nd – $430 – Randy Schwager
3rd – $265 – George Osipovitch
4th – $160 – Ron Mason
5/6 – $100 – Serrafin Serrano, William Zazor
7/8 – $80 – John Alicea, Scott Abramowitz