Gasper Takes Win at Sandcastle

Mike Gasper wins A/D Tri-State at the Sandcastle Billiards event.

(pictured: 2nd place - Robert Piersa; center 1st place - Mike Gasper; and third place - Peter Brennan)

Mike finished undefeated. In route to his victory, he faced Ra Hann 7 – 3; Juan Guzman 7 – 5; Eric Tang  7 – 5;Ray Mendez, Jr. 7 – 5; Scott Simonetti 7 – 3; and Peter Brennan 8 -4, to reach the Hot Seat and finally cinch the event with a 7 – 4 win over Robert Piersa in the Finals.

While Mike waited in the Hot Seat, Pobert Piersa, who suffered a first round loss to Ricardo Mejia 7 – 4, performed an impressive feat, winning 10 straight matches in a row…. definitely one of the best if not the best performances in The Tri-State Tour’s history.

Also, please provide a thank you to Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billirds,Viking Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, and Dr. Dave Billiards Insructional Products for their sponsorship leading to this event.

1st  $785 – Mike Gasper
2nd $510 – Robert Piersa

3rd $320 – Peter Brennan

4th $190 – Bernard Vogelsang

5th $125/$125 – Scott Simonetti, George Osipovitch

7th $95/$95 – Jeff Kerr, Glenn Andaya

Plaut Wins at Amsterdam Billiards

Tri State Tour Stop

Amsterdam Billiards & Bar

New York, NY

9-Ball – July 31-Aug 1, 2010


Interesting Points of Information:

(From left to right in the picture: Ryan McCarthy 2nd Place, Robert Plaut 1st Place, Alan Chan 3rd Place)

Robert Plaut’s game is improvng rapidly and he proved at this event that he a player to be watched. He went Undefeated all day fighting off 4 hill/hill matches to win the event.

Ryan McCarthy straight off his win at the Tri-State Tour Invitational in the C+ class also showed that he is a player to contend with. As only a few roles kept him from capturing back to back wins.

1st $700 Robert Plaut

2nd $400 Ryan McCarthy

3rd $270 Alan Chan

4th $180 Sammy Islam

5/6 $100 Wilfredo Albay, Peter Brennan