Gotham City Billiards’ B/D Tri-State Tour event
The saga of the Hurricane Sandy Tri-State is completed. Since October 28th,when hurricane Sandy struck, the Gotham City Billiards’ B/D Tri-State Tour event sat on hold awaiting the its conclusion. On December 1st, Dave Shlemperis emerged as the winner, his tournament trail included wins over Gary murgia 7 – 0; Guy Iannuzi 7 – 4 and, Kim Meyer-Gabia 7 – 4, before suffering a loss to Tony Ignomirello 7 – 6. Orlando Forgie made his way to the Hot Seat, and probably holds the record for sittingÂ in aÂ Hot Seat longer than anyone, with a win over Tony 7 – 5. During this time, Dave Shlemperis continued to prevail on the loss side. Dave defeated Mark Perel 7 – 3 and Kim 7 – 6, to have a rematch against Tony Ignomirello. This time it was Dave’s turn to win 7 – 3. Dave and Orlando faced off in the Finally.Â During the Finals, Dave took charge and maintained control winning 9 – 3. Special recognition goes to Orlando Forgie and Tony Ignomirello for strong second and third place finish respectively.The Tri-State Tour, staff and membership wish to thank Kevin and Isabel Buckley, the owners of Gotham City Billiards, for their generous support of the players, along with providing great playing conditions. Please provide a thank you to Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billiards, Poison Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Kamui Tips, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics for their sponsorship leading to this event.
Left tÂ 1st place – Dave Shlemperis, rightÂ 2nd place – Orlando Forgie