Vergara Vies for Tri-State Billiards Victory
Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NY

by InsidePOOL Staff

Youth won the day at the August 20 installment of the Tri-State Tour as the 15-year-old Charles Darwin Vergara triumphed over Frank Dagostino in the finals. The $1,000-added event was hosted by Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NY, and drew a field of 24 players.

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Youth won the day at the August 20 installment of the Tri-State Tour as the 15-year-old Charles Darwin Vergara triumphed over Frank Dagostino in the finals.

Vergara and Dagostino met twice in the event, both time with the same outcome. In the winners’ side final four Dagostino routed Diana Rojas 7-1 to advance, while Vergara bested David Danchak 6-3 to meet up with Dagostino in the hot seat match. It was a close encounter, but Vergara won the hot seat with a narrow 7-5 margin.

Rojas rebounded on the one-loss side, sending Thomas Shuler home in fifth place 7-4. Tying with Shuler was Danchak, who was eliminated by Alex Osipov 6-4. Rojas went on to eke out a quarterfinal victory over Osipov 6-5 and advance to the semifinals.

Rojas received no love in the next round against Dagostino, who soundly defeated her 7-2, but she earned a respectable third place. The finals were as close as could be, but in the end it was Vergara who ended up in the winner’s circle with a 9-8 victory.

Results:
1st Charles Darwin Vergara $510
2nd Frank Dagostino $280
3rd Diana Rojas $180
4th Alex Osipov $110
5th David Danchak $60
Thomas Shuler

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