I didn’t realize that there was so many heartless and childish players in the Tri-State tour until I decided to go play in one of their events. I was put in as a B player because the associated Amsterdam league has me ranked as a B player where I lost my first 4 matches. Not because I was stalling but because I hadn’t held a cue in my hand in so long, Now I’m practicing everyday so my game is coming back fast. Well it just so happen that I played a couple of so called A players who absolutely shit down their legs, then when I wound up in 2nd place they all squealed like stuck pigs about how I was stealing because I was underated.
Mercilessly attacking my character because I imagine that they should be the only ones stealing, one of the ones squawking the loudest is one that has been rated a C player for I don’t know how long and based on some of the information that I have gotten he has cashed over 30 times or so but his handicap never changes, but that’s alright. There is only a problem when they can’t beat someone so their handicap must be out of line.
There are griping about me playing in open tournaments, when where I lived there was no handicapped tournament so the one tournament I played in in 2011 I finished 25th and go my entry fee back, I understand that most of them wouldn’t play in a tournament unless it was handicapped, but I will play especially if there is nothing else to play in but an open tournament.
Then you get a so called “brother” chiming in about “They are all suckers because I’m a stone killer” Meanwhile when I met him in 2005 he was a 55 handicap in the USPPA system but playing at the same speed I was as a 125. Him and the entire entourage from LA were all 50 to 60 points under their actual playing levels. But because his character is questionable he is going to try to tarnish mine. Yet he have not seen me in or around any poolrooms since 2005. So how can he have any idea how I’m playing or not playing? Just another example of people trying to make themselves seem important, I never put my two cents in to the USPPA committee about how out of line his and his posse from LA handicap was. I just tried to step up my game and beat them, giving them 4 games on the wire in a race to 8.
The whole idea for them it seems is simply to not have to play any real competition but to have them or their friends and partners win all the money. These are people that are never happy unless they feel like they are in control. Well I have news for you fellas there is a new sheriff in town, and there is only one way to get rid of me and that is to beat me everyday for the rest of my life. Because no matter how much you beat me I’m coming back the next day with a bigger gun.
In all fairness, there are a couple of mature players that actually stood up and said these people were being immature and stupid, and I do appreciate those guys that men up and showed some kind of intelligence and reason. Those guys know who they are so I won’t name names, and those who appologized Your appology is appreciated and accepted. But the haters also know who they are. I’m here to tell them that I’m going to take special pleasure in drilling all of them, no matter how high they raise me so you better stop showing up! Pissing me off is definitely not the way to win a match against me.
With that said here is the story of the actual events of the tournament
Juan Guzman comes back from five down in finals to go undefeated on Tri-State
Juan Guzman picked up his second Tri-State victory in a month with an undefeated performance on Saturday, April 20. He’d gone undefeated in a March 30 stop on the tour, defeating Koka Davladze in the finals. Advancing to the hot seat in this most recent win, Guzman faced Paul Bramwell in the finals, and was down 6-1 before he mounted a rally that completed his undefeated run. The $1,000-added, A-D handicapped event drew 44 entrants to the Cue Bar in Bayside, NY.
Guzman got by Anthony Consenza, Rhio Anne Flores, Mike Hartman and Geoffrey Bauer before running into Bramwell for the first time, among the winners’ side final four. A 7-5 win sent Bramwell to the loss side, and Guzman to the hot seat match. He was met there by Bob Toomey, who’d sent Rene Villalobos west 6-1. Guzman got into the hot seat with an 8-6 victory, unaware that he wouldn’t win another game until the fifth rack in the finals.
Bramwell moved over to pick up Geoffrey Bauer, who’d survived a double hill match against Koka Davladze, and defeated Basdeo Sookhai 7-4 to reach him. Villalobos drew Luis Jimenez, who’d downed Thomas Rice and Kyle Bubet, both 6-4. Bramwell and Villalobos advanced; Bramwell with a 7-5 win over Bauer, and Villalobos, double hill against Jimenez.
Bramwell won two straight 7-4 matches; the first against Villalobos in the quarterfinals and the second, against Toomey in the semifinals, to earn a second shot against Guzman. Bramwell used that momentum to take an early 4-0 lead in the finals. Guzman took the fifth rack, but Bramwell added two more to reach the hill, ahead by five at 6-1. They were Bramwell’s last, as Guzman won six consecutive games to first, tie things at double hill, and then complete his undefeated run.
Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff at the Cue Bar, 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 will be a $1,000-added, A-D handicapped event, scheduled for Sunday, April 28, at BQE Billiards in Jackson Heights NY.
1st Juan Guzman $820
2nd Paul Bramwell $540
3rd Bob Toomey $340
4th Rene Villalobos $200
5th Geoffrey Bauer $130
7th Basdeo Sookhai $100
By Skip Maloney – AzB Staff – 2013-04-22
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