Davladze Dominates Chan for Tri-State Billiards Title
Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NY

by InsidePOOL Staff

Koka Davladze wreaked revenge after a loss in the hot seat match by winning the Tri-State Tour’s March 18 stop over Nicholas Chan in the finals. The $1,250-added 9-ball event drew 50 B-D players to Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NY.

With a 9-7 victory over Tyronnie Harlee in the winners’ side final four, Davladze reached the hot seat match. Meeting him for the first time was Nicholas Chan, who had just sent Chris Karp to the one-loss side of the chart 7-5. In their first collision, it was Chan who was successful with a 7-4 win.

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Koka Davladze wreaked revenge after a loss in the hot seat match by winning the Tri-State Tour’s March 18 stop over Nicholas Chan in the finals. left to right: 2nd Place - Nicholas Chan; 1st Place - Koka Davladze ; 3nd Place - Joe Palone

Once on the west side, Harlee forfeited to Trevor Heal and took home fifth place. Karp tied with Harlee after Joe Palone won their match 7-4. The following quarterfinal match went double-hill, and Palone eked out a 7-6 win over Heal.

Davladze was determined to play Chan again, but to do so he had to get through Palone first in the semifinals. He experienced little resistance there, buzzing through their match with a 7-1 win. In the final match, Davladze pulled ahead to win 9-7.

Results:
1st Koka Davladze $810
2nd Nicholas Chan $540
3rd Joe Palone $330
4th Trevor Heal $220
5th Chris Karp $130
Tyronnie Harlee
7th Quin Y. Chen $100
Carl Yusef Khan
9th Raul Reyes $70
Dan Swayze
Kevin Tufaro
Mike Strassberg

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