Culhane Cashes on Tri-State Billiards Tour
Tri-State / East Rutherford, NJ

by InsidePOOL Staff

The first Saturday in June welcomed 29 players to the Tri-State Tour’s 9-ball event, with Ed Culhane coming through the one-loss side of the chart to win it all. The June 4 stop was hosted by Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ, and featured a $500-added prize purse.

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The first Saturday in June welcomed 29 players to the Tri-State Tour’s 9-ball event, with Ed Culhane coming through the one-loss side of the chart to win it all.

On the winners’ side final four, “Devil Dave” Ascolese matched up with Dave Jusis, while Shawn Dobson faced off against James Spinella. Ascolese won convincingly 7-3, while Dobson sent Spinella to the left side of the chart 7-4. In the following hot seat match, Ascolese eked out a 7-6 victory.

After an early loss to Jusis, Culhane went on a tear, besting Borana Andoni 7-5, Ray Marisette 8-6, and then earning revenge on Jusis 7-3 to reach the quarterfinal match. His opponent, Spinella, had just ousted Bogie Uzdejczyk 7-5. Culhane won that match 7-3 to advance to the semifinals.

A determined Culhane went on to meet Dobson for the right to face Ascolese in the finals, and it was Culhane who came out the 7-2 victor. Unstoppable in the finals, Culhane bested Ascolese 9-2 in the finals to claim the title.

Results:
1st Ed Culhane $550
2nd Dave Ascolese $320
3rd Shawn Dobson $200
4th James Spinella $120
5th Dave Jusis $80
Bogie Uzdejczyk

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