Thomas Schreiber, looking for his first win on the Tri-State Tour since February of 2016, came from the loss side to win the Sunday, September 10 stop on the 2017/2018 tour. The two wins, 18 months apart, were chalked up at the same location – Cue Bar Lounge & Billiards in Bayside (Queens), NY. The $1,000-added, AB/CD event drew 43 entrants.
Three winners’ side matches brought Schreiber to a winners’ side semifinal against Lidio Ramirez, while Pashk Gjini faced Brian Schell in the other one. Gjini cruised to the hot seat match with a shutout over Schell, while Schreiber and Ramirez battled to double hill, eventually sending Ramirez to face Gjini. Gjini took something of a second cruise into the hot seat 10-2 over Ramirez, and waited on the return of Schreiber.
On the loss side, Schreiber picked up Luis Jimenez, who’d defeated Ricky Motilal 7-4 and Jaydev Zaveri 7-5 to reach him. Schell drew Ron Lichtenberger, who’d eliminated Gil McGrath 6-3 and Kris Bisram 6-1.
Schreiber and Jimenez locked up in a double hill fight for advancement to the quarterfinals. Schreiber won and faced Schell, who’d knocked off Lichtenberger 6-2. Schreiber then defeated Schell 7-5 to draw a re-match against Ramirez in the semifinals.
In their second double hill fight, it was Schreiber who advanced to the finals against Gjini. Schreiber and Gjini fought back and forth to a 6-6 tie before Schreiber pulled out in front to claim the event title.
Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff at Cue Bar, as well as sponsors Ozone Billiards, Sterling-Gaming, Kamui Tips, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics , Pool & Billiards, Professor Q Ball, Bender Cues, Joe Romer Trophies and DIGICUE OB. The next stop on the Tri-State Tour, scheduled for Sunday, September 17, will be hosted by Shooter’s Billiards in Wayne, NJ.