Juan Guzman Storms the Tri-State Tour at Cue Bar

Posted on by Alison Fischer

Juan Guzman was the headlining player at the Tri-State Tour’s April 20 stop held at Cue Bar in Bayside, Queens, NY as he went undefeated in a field of forty-four of the area’s top amateurs.

On his route through the winner’s bracket, Guzman marked wins against Anthony Cosenza 7-2, Rhio Anne Flores 7-6, Mike Hartman 7-4, Geoff Bauer 7-1, and Paul Bramwell 7-5 to get to the hot seat match.

Bob Toomey was the player to meet Juan Guzman in the hot seat match after he defeated Rene Villalobos 6-1 in the final four, but Guzman would prevail again, winning 8-6 to lock in his spot in the finals.

Making a comeback on the one-loss side, after his loss to Juan Guzman, Paul Bramwell went on to defeat Geoff Bauer 7-5, then Rene Villalobos 7-4 in the quarterfinal, and Bob Toomey 7-4 in the semifinal.

His win against Toomey scored Paul Bramwell a rematch against Juan Guzman in the final. Bramwell nearly ran away with this match, taking an early 6-1 lead…but little by little, Guzman climbed out from that deficit, and won the next six games to take the set 7-6 and win the tournament.

Bob Toomey (3rd), Juan Guzman (1st), Paul Bramwell (2nd)

Congratulations to Juan Guzman on a great win, along with runner-up Paul Bramwell and third place finisher Bob Toomey.

Payout:

1st: Juan Guzman – $820
2nd: Paul Bramwell – $540
3rd: Bob Toomey – $340
4th: Rene Villalobos – $200
5th/6th: Geoff Bauer, Kyle Bubet – $130
7th/8th: Luis Jimenez, Shawn Sookhai – $100

The Tri-State Tour would like to thank Sterling Gaming, Ozone Billiards, Poison Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Kamui Tips, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, and Human Kinetics for their sponsorship leading to this event.

The next Tri-State stop is a $1,000-added A/D event, to be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at BQE Billiards in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY.

Check out photos from the event below by NYC Grind contributor Brian Leong.

Kim Meyer-Gabia - Photo by Brian LeongKim Meyer-Gabia - Photo by Brian Leong
Kim Meyer-Gabia - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:18, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 3.2, 200.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 2000
Mike Strassberg - Photo by Brian LeongMike Strassberg - Photo by Brian Leong
Mike Strassberg - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:19, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 3.2, 200.0mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 2000
Thomas Rice - Photo by Brian LeongThomas Rice - Photo by Brian Leong
Thomas Rice - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:21, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 3.2, 200.0mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 1600
Koka Davladze - Photo by Brian LeongKoka Davladze - Photo by Brian Leong
Koka Davladze - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:21, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 3.2, 200.0mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 1600
Andrew Cleary - Photo by Brian LeongAndrew Cleary - Photo by Brian Leong
Andrew Cleary - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:22, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 3.2, 200.0mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 1600
Photo by Brian LeongPhoto by Brian Leong
Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:22, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 3.2, 200.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 1600
Photo by Brian LeongPhoto by Brian Leong
Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:22, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 3.2, 200.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 1600
Kapriel Delimelkonoglu - Photo by Brian LeongKapriel Delimelkonoglu - Photo by Brian Leong
Kapriel Delimelkonoglu - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:25, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 4.0, 135.0mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 1600
Keith Adamik - Photo by Brian LeongKeith Adamik - Photo by Brian Leong
Keith Adamik - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:29, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 4.0, 200.0mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 1600
Carl Yusuf Khan - Photo by Brian LeongCarl Yusuf Khan - Photo by Brian Leong
Carl Yusuf Khan - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:32, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 4.0, 150.0mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 1600
Carl Yusuf Khan - Photo by Brian LeongCarl Yusuf Khan - Photo by Brian Leong
Carl Yusuf Khan - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:32, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 4.0, 122.0mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 1600
Carl Yusuf Khan - Photo by Brian LeongCarl Yusuf Khan - Photo by Brian Leong
Carl Yusuf Khan - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 12:35, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 4.0, 200.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 1600
Christian Smith - Photo by Brian LeongChristian Smith - Photo by Brian Leong
Christian Smith - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 19:25, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 6.3, 155.0mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 1250
Koka Davladze - Photo by Brian LeongKoka Davladze - Photo by Brian Leong
Koka Davladze - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 19:26, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 3.5, 200.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 1600
Koka Davladze - Photo by Brian LeongKoka Davladze - Photo by Brian Leong
Koka Davladze - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 19:29, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 3.5, 200.0mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 1600
Christian Smith - Photo by Brian LeongChristian Smith - Photo by Brian Leong
Christian Smith - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 19:32, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 3.5, 200.0mm, 0.01 sec, ISO 1600
Scott Simonetti - Photo by Brian LeongScott Simonetti - Photo by Brian Leong
Scott Simonetti - Photo by Brian Leong20-Apr-2013 19:33, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700, 3.5, 200.0mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 1600

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