Trobiano Takes Tri-State Billiard Title
Tri-State Tour / East Rutherford, NJ

by InsidePOOL Staff

John Trobiano took no prisoners at the January 12 installment of the Tri-State Tour, going undefeated to take the title from Greg Ackerman in the finals. The $1,000-added 9-ball event drew a field of 45 to Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ.

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John Trobiano took no prisoners at the January 12 installment of the Tri-State Tour, going undefeated to take the title from Greg Ackerman in the finals. The $1,000-added 9-ball event drew a field of 45 to Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ.

Trobiano blew by Geoff Bauer in the winners’ side final four 7-3 to reach the hot seat match, where he faced off against Kyle Bubet, who had just dealt Ackerman his first defeat 6-5. It was a closely contested battle, but Trobiano claimed the hot seat 8-6 to await a finals opponent.

On the one-loss side, Bauer was soon relegated to fifth place by Joe Kuligowski 7-1, while Thomas Rice tied with Bauer after a 6-3 loss to Ackerman. In the quarterfinals, Ackerman rallied to eliminate Kuligowski in fourth place 8-4.

Continuing on his hot streak, Ackerman eked past Bubet in the semifinals 6-5 to reach the final match against Trobiano. It was another close one, but Trobiano held strong to take the title 7-6.

Results:
1st Joe Trobiano $850
2nd Greg Ackerman $400
3rd Kyle Bubet $300
4th Joe Kuligowski $200
5th Thomas Rice $150
Geoff Bauer
7th Robert Veit $75
Ricardo Mejia

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