Bramwell goes undefeated on Tri-State

Steve Wade, Paul Bramwell and Adrian Daniel


Paul Bramwell stopped a three-match, loss-side challenge by Adrian Daniel to go undefeated on the Tri-State Tour's April 28 stop. The $1,000-added, A-D handicapped 9-ball event drew 35 entrants to BQE Billiards in Jackson Heights, NY.

Bramwell opened his tournament bid with a shutout over Paul Raval, followed that with a 7-5 victory over Carl Yusuf Khan, and moved among the winners' side final four for a match against Keith Adamik. Daniel, in the meantime, squared off against Steve Wade. Bramwell and Wade each gave up only a single rack against their winners' side semifinal opponent, and faced each other in the hot seat. Bramwell sent Wade to the semifinals 8-5 and waited on what turned out to be Daniel's return.

Daniel moved over and picked up Jamiyl Adams, who'd survived two straight double hill matches against James Wayden and Thomas Rice. Adamik drew Steve Kalloo, who'd also survived two straight double hill matches, against Jimmy Acosta and Yusuf Khan. Daniel and Adamik got right back to work, downing Adams (double hill) and Kalloo (7-3). Daniel survived his second straight double hill match in the quarterfinals against Adamik and then, in a rematch defeated Wade in the semifinals, 8-4.

Daniel opened up the single race final with four straight racks, but Bramwell fought right back with four of his own. Daniel went up 5-4, but it proved to be his last, as Bramwell came back with four more in a row to finish his undefeated run and claim the event title.

Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff of BQE Billiards, as well as sponsors Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billiards, Poison Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Kamui Tips, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, and Human Kinetics. The next stop on the Tri-State Tour, a $1,000-added,  A-D event is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ. 

1st Paul Bramwell $675
2nd Adrian Daniel $410
3rd Steve Wade $250
4th Keith Adamik $150
5th Steve Kalloo $100
Jamiyl Adams
7th Carl Yusuf Khan $70
Thomas Rice