Rikki Ragoonanan Wins

Rikki Ragoonanan wins  Tri-State at Sandcastle Billiards’ B/D  9 – Ball event June 19, 2010.

(Photo: 2nd - Raphael DaBreo, 1st - Rikki Ragoonanan, 3rd - Pat DiBuono)

In route to victory,  Rikki defeated: Ken DeCuire 7 – 4, Andrew Cleary 9 – 6, Serrafin Serrano 7 – 6, Troy Deocharran 8 – 6; Pat DiBuono 7 – 6 to reach the Hot Seat.

In the meantime Raphael DaBreo, with a 7 win/ 2 loss record, was climbing his way back through the losers side defeating Pat DiBuono 7 – 5 to play in the Finals against Rikki. The Tri-State Tour would like to thank Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billiards and  Viking Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Dr. Dave Billiards Insructional Products for their sponsorship leading to this event.

1st  $500 – Rikki Ragoonanan
2nd $280 – Raphael DaBreo
3rd $180 – Pat Dibuono
4th $100 – Troy Deocharran
5/6th $60/$60 – George Osipovitch, Allen Wong

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