Woo Wows Tri-State Field
Tri-State Tour / Staten Island, NY
by InsidePOOL Staff
Jonathan Woo came back from a loss in the hot seat match to take revenge on Michael Aro in the finals of the November 17 stop on the Tri-State Tour. The $750-added tournament was hosted by House of Billiards in Staten Island, NY, and drew a field of 36 players.
Woo whizzed through the winners’ side, defeating Jerry Troy 7-2 to reach the hot seat match. Aro had just eked out a 6-5 win over George Poltorak and was up for the challenge. It was neck and neck, with Aro edging aside Woo to win 7-6.
Troy recovered once on the west side, eliminating Bryan Jeziorski double-hill, while Robert Veit whitewashed Poltorak 6-0. Another hill-hill nail-biter ensued when Troy and Veit met in the quarterfinal match, with Troy squeaking past Veit 9-8.
Wanting another chance at Aro, Woo fought hard against Troy in the semifinals and won 7-6. Aro took an early 3-0 lead in the final match, but Woo came back to take the match 9-6.
1st Jonathan Woo $600
2nd Michael Aro $400
3rd Jerry Troy $250
4th Robert Veit $140
5th Bryan Jeziorski $90
7th Bogie Uzdejczyk $70