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

Dagotdot Wins

Daniel Dagotdot wins his second Tri-State at the Master  Billiards event held Oct 25th at Woodside, NY.

(Pictured: Wilson Cruz, Daniel Dagotdot, Yomalyn Feliz

In route to victory, Daniel won his first match against “A” class player Mike Wong 7 – 2, then suffered a loss to Scott Simonetti 7 – 5. Daniel proceeded to go on a rampage with wins over Dan Cintron 7 – 5; Ed Culhane 7 – 6; Scott Simonetti 7 – 1; Wilfredo Albay 7 – 5; Ron Mason 9 – 7 and, Wilson Cruz  7 – 6 in order to get to the finals against Yomaylin “Smiley” Feliz.

While Daniel was fighting his way back, Yomaylin was doing some damage of her own. She went undefeated to the hot seat with wins over Kevin Early 6 – 4, Ryan McCarthy 6 – 3; Ramilo Tangloa 6 – 5; Tran Tran 6 – 3, George Osipovitch 6 – 4 and Wilson Cruz, in the Hot Seat match, 9 – 8.

Congratulations belong to Daniel, Yomaylin and Wilson Cruz with a 5 & 2 record, for their solid performance.

Special acknowledgement goes to Ozone Billiards for providing the Lucasi Break Cue. Also, please provide a thank you to Sterling-Gaming, Viking Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, and Dr. Dave Billiards Insructional Products for their sponsorship leading to this event.

1st – $670  – Daniel Dagotdot + Lucasi Break Cue

2nd – $430 – Yomalyn Feliz
3rd – $270 – Wilson Cruz

4th – $160 – Ron Mason

5th – $105 – Wilfredo Albay, George Osipovitch

7th – $80 – Scott Simonetti, Alan Chan