Tarantola Shutters Field for Tri-State

Jerry Tarantola (File photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe)

The Tri-State Tour retuned once again to Comet Billiards over the weekend and Jerry Tarantola came out from behind the camera long enough to snap off the big win. Tarantola was never in trouble as he controlled his matches well and never came close to a loss. In the finals he bested Mark Pantovic 7-3. The hot seat match was more of the same with Tarantola taking down the same cue, Pantovic, by the score of 7-2. Just prior to that it was Gary Murgia that Tarantola sent left by the score of 7-4.

Except for his run-ins with Tarantola, Pantovic has a fine day. He took down Gary Murgia 7-4 in the semi's and beat Scott Abramowitz 9-6 in the right-side final four. For his efforts, Pantovic took second place, Gary Murgia claimed third, while Guy Iannuzzi waded through the long loser's side to finish in fourth.