DeBroske goes undefeated at Tri-State stop

For the second week in a row on the Tri-State Tour, Ken Debroske found himself in the hot seat. Unlike the first week, though (September 11), he successfully defended himself from his one-loss side challenger on Saturday, September 18, and finished the day undefeated. The $500-added, B-D handicapped event drew 31 entrants to Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ.

With half of the matches he needed to win behind him, DeBroske moved among the winners' side final four to meet Guy Iannuzzi, as George Osipovitch and Rick Shellhouse squared off for their chance at the hot seat match. DeBroske downed Iannuzzi 7-2. George Osipovitch, looking for his second win on the 2010 tour (he won in July), sent Shellhouse west and faced DeBroske in the hot seat.  Debroske sent Osipovitch to the semifinals 6-2 and waited for what turned out to be a re-match versus Iannuzzi.

On the one-loss side, Iannuzzi opened his three-match return to the finals against George Critelli, who'd defeated Gary Murgia 8-5 and Serrafin Serrano 8-1 to reach him. Shellhouse faced Mike Zimy, who'd downed Ron Mason 7-2 and Ted Lapadula 7-5. Zimny made Shellhouse's visit to the one-loss side brief with a 7-4 win, as Iannuzzi was busy ending Critelli's day with an 8-4 win.

It was three straight 7-4 victories from there. Iannuzzi won the quarterfinal matchup against Zimny and the semifinal versus Osipovitch. DeBroske completed his undefeated run through the field with a 7-4 win in the finals.