Osipovitch Takes Tri-State Biliard Title
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ

by InsidePOOL Staff

George Osipovitch cruised through a large field at the April 7 stop on the Tri-State Tour to defeat Scott Simonetti in the finals for the title. The $500-added stop was hosted by Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ, and drew a field of 60 A-D players.

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George Osipovitch cruised through a large field at the April 7 stop on the Tri-State Tour to defeat Scott Simonetti in the finals for the title. Pictured left to right are Scott Simonetti and George Osipovich

While Simonetti was dispatching Keith Adamik in the winners’ side final four 7-5, Osipovitch delivered Mike Rodriguez to the one-loss side of the chart 6-3. In the hot seat match, Osipovitch dominated, earning his spot in the finals 9-4.

Rodriguez rallied on the west side, eliminating Ed Dacosta at fifth place after a hill-hill bout 6-5. Tying with Dacosta was Adamik, who was ousted by Bogie Uzdejczyk 7-4. Rodriguez went on to roll through Uzdejczyk in the quarterfinal match 8-4, sending Uzdejczyk home in fourth place.

Simonetti put an end to Rodriguez’s rumble in the semifinal match, which he won double-hill 7-6. It was another close match in the finals between Simonetti and Osipovitch, but in the end Osipovitch prevailed 9-7.

Results:
1st George Osipovitch $800
2nd Scott Simonetti $450
3rd Mike Rodriguez $250
4th Bogie Uzdejczyk $150
5th Keith Adamik $125
Ed Dacosta
7th Juan Guzman $100
Andrew Cleary
9th Sarah Rousey $75
Gary Murgia
Kim Gabia
Ted Lapadula

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