The Tri-State Tour - Nov. 8, 2014
Photo) Paul Spaanstra (2nd), Frank Sieczka (1st), Kevin Scalzitti (3rd)
The Tri-State tour held its last event at Rockaway Billiards in Rockaway, NJ on November 8, 2014. Seventeen players came out to compete in the A-B/C-D handicapped 9-ball event for their chance at $1,400 added prize money. Frank Sieczka would run undefeated, taking his second Tri-State event in a row.
Sieczka started the event making his way through the winner’s bracket ending in the final rounds with wins over Edward Lalmieu (6-1) and Paul Spaanstra (7-2) to secure the “hot seat” and take his spot in the final.
Meanwhile, the one-loss side of the bracket Kevin Scalzitti defeated tour veteran Chris Karp (7-5) and Lalmieu (7-4), before being dispatched on double-hill match and taking a respectable third place finish by Spaanstra (7-6), Spaanstra’s win against Lalmieu would send him to the finals, giving Spaanstra the opportunity to avenge his earlier loss against Sieczka.
With both players trading racks back-and-forth, rack thirteen is where Sieczka took advantage of a rattled 9-ball by Spaanstra, making it a hill-hill match. After a tough missed cut on the 6-ball from Spaanstra, Sieczka ran the last four out to complete his undefeated run with a final score of (9-8).