Yolcu goes undefeated on Tri-State

Giovanni Husang, Emit Yolcu and Luis Jiminez
Emit Yolcu went through a short field undefeated to claim a Tri-State Tour title on Sunday, November 29. The $250-added event was hosted by Clifton Billiards in Clifton, NJ.
Yolcu had to get by Giovanni Husang twice to take home the top prize. He defeated Tony Ignomirello 6-4 in a winners' side semifinal, as Husang was busy defeating Luis Jimenez 7-4. Yolcu took the first of two against Husang 7-4 and waited in the hot seat for his return.
On the loss side, Ignomirello picked up Brian Dorfmann, who'd defeated Bob Toomey 7-4 and Jowen Pichardo 6-4, to reach him. Jimenez drew Stephen Young, who'd survived two straight double hill matches, against Eddie Medina and Steve Kaminow
Advancement to the quarterfinals required two double hill matches. Young battled to his third straight double hill match, but Jimenez prevailed. Dorfmann eliminated Ignomirello to advance. Jimenez then eliminated Dorfmann 7-4 before himself being eliminated 7-3 by Husang in the semifinals. 
In the finals, Yolcu was looking to claim his second Tri-State title; his first since 2013, according to our records. Husang was looking for his first win on the tour. Yolcu prevailed 8-4 to chalk up that second Tri-State title. 
Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff at Clifton Billiards 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, scheduled for Sunday, December 6, will be hosted by Rockaway Billiards in Rockaway, NJ.