Ramirez goes undefeated to take his second 2016 Tri-State Tour stop
Skip Maloney - AzB Staff
Nov. 3, 2016
As he did back in May, on the Predator Tour, Lidio Ramirez successfully fought off a double hill, loss-side challenge to win an event. This time, at a $1,000-added event on the Tri-State Tour, on Sunday, October 30, which drew 27 entrants to Clifton Billiards in Clifton, NJ, he did it twice. 
 
 
Ramirez faced Victor Dabu twice in this event; once, in a winners’ side semifinal, and again, in the finals. He ran into Dabu first, after victories over Pascal Dufresne, Aurelio Romero and Nes Jovanovic. Tony Ignomirello, in the meantime, squared off against Bob Toomey in the other winners’ side semifinal. Ramirez defeated Dabu, double hill, and in the hot seat match, met up with Ignomirello, who’d sent Toomey to the loss side 6-3.
On the loss side, Dabu picked up Jovanovic, who, after his loss to Ramirez, had defeated Adam Kosmin 7-2 and Romero 7-1. Toomey drew Jaydev Zaveri, who’d gotten by Ryan Dayrit 7-5 and Eric Carrasco 6-3 to reach him.
 
 
Dabu downed Jovanovic 7-4, and in the quarterfinals, faced Zaveri, who’d ended Toomey’s day 6-4. Dabu defeated Zaveri 8-3 and then downed Ignomirello in the semifinals 8-6, for a second shot at Ramirez.
 
 
The match went back and forth, through multiple ties. Dabu took the lead, reaching the hill at 6-5, but Ramirez came back to win the next two and claim the event title. 
 
 
Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff at Clifton Billiards, as well as sponsors Ozone Billiards, Sterling-Gaming, Kamui Tips, Ron Vitello, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics, and Bloodworth Ball Cleaners. The next stop on the Tri-State Tour, scheduled for Sunday, November 6, will be hosted by Cue Bar in Bayside (Queens), NY.