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Guevarez goes undefeated to take Tri-State season opener

Greg Matos, Dan Cintron and Harry Guevarez

The Tri-State Tour opened its 2016-2017 season with a $375-added, C/D-handicapped event that drew 18 entrants to the Cue Bar in Bayside (Queens), NY on Sunday, July 10. Harry Guevarez chalked up his first-ever win on the tour with an undefeated performance that saw him defeat Greg Matos twice.
They met first in the hot seat match, once Guevarez had sent Mario Losano to the loss side 6-1, and Matos had defeated Allison LaFleur 7-5. Guevarez claimed the hot seat (his first) 6-1 and waited on Matos' return.
On the loss side, Losano picked up Erick Carrasco, who'd defeated Alberto Sanchez 7-4 and Bob Toomey 6-4 to reach him. La Fleur drew Ambi Estevez, who'd eliminated Jimmy Cardona 6-4 and Irene Kim 7-4. LaFleur and Losano got right back to work; LaFleur ending Estevez' day 8-4, while Losano downed Carrasco 7-2.
Losano took the quarterfinal match 7-4 over LaFleur and then, had his short, loss-side streak ended 6-4 by Matos. Matos then had his even shorter loss-side streak ended 6-2 in the finals.
Tour directors thanked the ownership and staff at the Cue Bar for their hospitality, 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, and A/D-handicapped event, scheduled for Saturday, July 16, will be hosted by Rockaway Billiards in Rockaway, NJ.