Dagotdot Earns Revenge on Tri-State Billiards Tour
Tri-State Tour / Edison, NJ

by InsidePOOL Staff

Daniel Dagotdot survived a late loss in the August 21 Tri-State Tour event to come back and take the title from Allen Wong in the finals. The $750-added 9-ball event was hosted by Sandcastle Billiards in Edison, NJ, and featured 36 players.

Daniel Dagotdot survived a late loss in the August 21 Tri-State Tour event to come back and take the title from Allen Wong in the finals.

Daniel Dagotdot survived a late loss in the August 21 Tri-State Tour event to come back and take the title from Allen Wong in the finals.

Dagotdot made it to the final four undefeated players without a hitch and faced off against Gary Murgia, whom he defeated 7-5 to reach the hot seat match. There he went up against Wong for the first time during the event. Wong, just off a 7-5 win of his own over Richard Ng, went double-hill with Dagotdot and eked out a 7-6 victory to claim the hot seat.

Once on the one-loss side of the chart, Murgia suffered his second loss to Dan Cintron 7-4, but Ng rebounded and was able to deal a hill-hill defeat to George Osipovitch 6-5. Cintron went on to face Ng in the quarterfinal match and eliminated him 9-7. Fresh from the winners’ side of the brackets, Dagotdot was Cintron’s next opponent, but Dagotdot wanted revenge and showed it with his 7-3 victory over Cintron to reach Wong again. In the finals, Wong took an early lead, but soon Dagotdot overtook him and kept the lead throughout to claim a 9-7 victory.

Results:
1st Daniel Dagotdot $600
2nd Allen Wong $390
3rd Dan Cintron $240
4th Richard Ng $150
5th Gary Murgia $90
George Osipovitch
7th Rajesh Vannala $70
Nick Verducci