Top finishers from the Gotham City Billiard Club, 93 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY

left most:  Owner-Operator Kevin Buckley :  next 1st Place Koka Davladze;  2nd place Eric Grasman; Rightmost 3rd place Andrzej Kaldan

Gotham winners

Koka Davladze wins Tri-State event at Gotham City Billiard Club. Koka’s tournament trail included wins over Chris Brooks 8 – 6; Juan Guzman 7 – 1; Shinichi Sekine 8 – 5; Paul Spaanstra 7 – 4; Eric Grasman 7 – 3 and Andrzej 8 – 4 for the Hot Seat. During this time, Eric Grasman was working his way towards a rematch with Koka. Eric defeated Rhys Chen in a nail biter 7 – 6; got past Mike Figueroa 9 – 6 and squeaked by Andrzej Kaldan 8 – 7 to reach the Finals.   With Koka and Eric tied at 3 – 3 going to 7, Eric was all punched out as Koka took control finishing the match 7 – 4. Special recognition belongs to Andrzej Kaldan for an impressive 3rd place finish ?? for his impressive 3rd place finish and a Michael Figueroa finishing 4th in the 64 player field. The next Tri-State event will feature double “Player of the Year” points. The event will be held on January 10, 2015 at Rockaway Billiards in Rockaway, NJ. Please provide a thank you to Ozone Billiards, Sterling-Gaming, Qpod, Kamui Tips, Ron Vitello, Focus Cases by John Bartron, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics , and Focus Apparel for their sponsorship leading to this event. Please leave tournament staff names out of this article, comments and credits to remain general.

 

Payouts
1st $1,600.00
2nd $1,070.00
3rd $700.00
4th $500.00
5th – 6th                                      $340/$340
7th – 8th                                      $230/$230
9th – 12th                  $180/$180/$180/$180
13th – 16th                  $150/$150/$150/$150