Smith Sweeps Tri-State Billiards Event
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ

by InsidePOOL Staff

Fending off all comers, Christian Smith collected the title at the June 2 stop on the Tri-State Tour, defeating Rick Shellhouse in the final match. A total of 37 players vied for their share of the $500-added prize purse at Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ.

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Fending off all comers, Christian Smith collected the title at the June 2 stop on the Tri-State Tour, defeating Rick Shellhouse in the final match.

A hill-hill win over Dennis Feliciano propelled Smith to the hot seat match, as Al Cacciola delivered Antonio Navarro to the one-loss side of the chart 6-4. It was another double-hill affair for the hot seat, but Smith eked out an 8-7 win over Cacciola.

Feliciano rallied to oust Scott Simonetti in fifth place 8-2. Tying with Simonetti was Navarro, who was eliminated by Shellhouse 6-5. Shellhouse then powered through Feliciano in the quarterfinal match 7-3.

On a roll, Shellhouse barreled through Cacciola in the semifinals 6-3 to advance to the finals against Smith. It was a close match, as Shellhouse got to 8 first to force the extended two-game race. But at 8-7, Smith claimed the next three racks to win the title 10-8.

Results:

1st Christian Smith $700
2nd Rick Shellhouse $350
3rd Al Cacciola $250
4th Dennis Feliciano $150
5th Antonio Navarro $75
Scott Simonetti

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