Khan Topples Mason for Tri-State Billiards Title
Tri-State Tour / New York City, NY

by InsidePOOL Staff

Ron Mason went undefeated to the final match of the May 28 stop on the Tri-State Tour, only to be upended by Carl Yusuf Khan for the billiards title. The $1,000-added Memorial Day weekend event took place at Amsterdam Billiards and Bar in New York City, NY, and garnered a field of 27.

tri state 720 Khan Topples Mason for Tri State Billiards Title

Ron Mason went undefeated to the final match of the May 28 stop on the Tri-State Tour, only to be upended by Carl Yusuf Khan for the billiards title.

Mason went into the winners’ side final four to face off against Chris Karp, whom he bested decisively 7-2 to advance to the hot seat match. His opponent there was Jacob Schwartz, who had just sent Arturo Reyes to the one-loss side of the chart 7-5. Mason easily handled Schwartz 7-1 to await a finals opponent, while Schwartz tried his luck on the west side.

Meanwhile, Khan, who suffered a second-round loss to Billy Cheng, was making his way through the left side and eliminated Pat DiBuono 7-5 to meet up with Karp, whom he whitewashed 7-0 to reach the quarterfinals. His opponent, Cheng, had just delivered a 7-0 donut to Reyes but failed to follow through in his next match, and Khan sent him home in fourth place with a 7-3 win.

Khan kept up his winning ways against Schwartz in the semifinals, eliminating his opponent in third place 7-2. Still on a roll, Khan advanced to the final match against Mason. Khan bested Mason 7-3 in the first set of the double-elimination final match, and the second set went hill-hill. At 6-all, Mason hung a crucial 7 ball, and Khan capitalized to win the match and title.

Results:
1st Carl Yusuf Khan $700
2nd Ron Mason $400
3rd Jacob Schwartz $275
4th Arturo Reyes $170
5th Chris Karp $100
Billy Cheng

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