Shlemperis Settles Tri-State Billiards Event
Tri-State Tour / Brooklyn, NY

by InsidePOOL Staff

A tournament that began October 28 finally wrapped up December 1 when Dave Shlemperis claimed the Tri-State Title over Orlando Forgie in the finals. The $1,250-added tournament, which was postponed because of Hurricane Sandy, drew 34 players to Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn, NY.

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Left to Right – 1st place – Dave Shlemperis, right 2nd place – Orlando Forgie

Forgie forged a path through the winners’ side, defeating Andrzej Kaldon in the final four 7-5 to reach the hot seat match. Waiting for him there was Tony Ignomirello, who had just sent Shlemperis west hill-hill. Forgie was able to take the hot seat 7-4, while Ignomirello had to face the left side of the bracket.

Kim Meyer-Gabia moved past Kaldon with a forfeit, as Shlemperis eliminated Mark Perel in fifth place 7-4. A hill-hill match ensued between Meyer-Gabia and Shlemperis in the quarterfinals, with Shlemperis squeaking past 7-6.

A more decisive victory for Shlemperis moved him past Ignomirello in the semifinals 7-3. On a roll, Shlemperis then successfully faced down Forgie in the finals 9-3 for the title.

1st Dave Shlemperis $730
2nd Orlando Forgie $470
3rd Tony Ignomirello $290
4th Kim Meyer-Gabia $170
5th Andrzej Kaldon $115
Mark Perel
7th Harry Guevarez $80
Kapriel Delimelkonoglu

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