Medina Runs Riot Through Tri-State Field
Tri-State Tour / Flushing, NY
by InsidePOOL Staff
Ed Medina scored an undefeated run through the Tri-State Tour’s November 25 event, going on a rampage to claim the title over Chumreon Sutcharitakul in the final match. The $1,500-added tournament was hosted by Carom Café Billiards in Flushing, NY, and drew a field of 29 players.
Medina manhandled Michael Harrington in the winners’ side final four 7-1 to go on to the hot seat match. Meeting him there was Arturo Reyes, fresh off a hill-hill match with Guy Iannuzzi 7-6. Medina continued his dominance, taking the hot seat with a 7-2 win over Reyes.
After his first-round loss, Sutcharitakul was on a mission of his own on the west side, eliminating Wonlop Chantarakoikit in seventh place 6-4 and then Harrington 6-4. Iannuzzi survived his first round on the one-loss side with a victory over Geoff Bauer 7-6, but he was sent home in the next round after the quarterfinal match went to Sutcharitakul 7-2.
Sutcharitakul had little trouble handling Reyes in the semifinal match 7-4, advancing to the finals after seven matches on the one-loss side of the chart. But Medina was more than ready for him, and he took the title with a 7-4 win.
1st Ed Medina $730
2nd Chumreon Sutcharitakul $430
3rd Arturo Reyes $280
4th Geoff Bauer $180
5th Michael Harrington $105