Tri-State at Steinway Billiards 2-1-2020

Matt Klein victorious in Tri-State at Steinway Billiards, Astoria (Queens), NY). After Matt suffered at firrst round match to Shivam Gupta 7 – 4, he back to win 11 matches in a row  Matt’s tournament trail included wins over Lidio Ramirez 7 – 6; Victor Silva 7 – 1; Arturo Reyes 7 – 6; Ricky Motilal 7 – 4; Eugene Ok 7 – 5; Max Watanabe 7 – 5; Joe Mazzeo 7 – 6; Emitt Yolcu 7 – 6; Russell Masciotti 7 – 6; and a rematch with Shivam Gupta to reach the Finals 7 – 0. Meanwhile Ryan Dayrit had sailed through 6 matches on the the win side to sit in the Hot Seat. The finals between Matt and Ryan started in the wee hours. For Matt to win he had to reach 8 first, just to extend the match to 10, if he was to have a chance to win. Ryan was off to an early lead of 4 – 0, but Matt tied the match up at 6 to 6 and never looked back to win the match and tournament 10 – 6.

 

Photo of the following players left to right
1st  place     Matt Klein
2nd place     Ryan Dayrit
Place Player Cash
1st Place Matt Klein 800
2nd Place Ryan Dayrit 560
3rd Place Shivam Gupta 340
4th Place Russel Masciotti 225
5th/6th Place Emit Yolcu 140
5th/6th Place Dementhris Hudson 140
7th/8th Place Joe Mazzeo 100
7th/8th Place Debra Pritchett 100
9th/12th Place Max Watanabe 80
9th/12th Place Bianca Martinez 80
9th/12th Place Kevin Shin 80
9th/12th Place Thomas Schreiber 80