Cintron goes undefeated to take Predator Open event

Mhet Vergara, Travis McKinney, Dan Cintron and Phil Davis
Dan Cintron took down Phil Davis twice to capture the July 14 Open event on the Predator Tour's ninth stop of the season. The $500-added event drew a short field of 13 entrants to Amsterdam Billiards in Manhattan.
As Cintron was busy advancing to the hot seat match with a 7-4 victory over tour director Tony Robles, Davis was at work shutting out Mhet Vergara. In their first meeting, Cintron prevailed 7-5 and sat in the hot seat, awaiting their second.
Robles moved west to pick up Travis McKinney, who'd defeated Tim Perry and Keith Adamik, both 7-4. Vergara drew Chris Derewonski, who'd gotten by Jerry Tarantola 7-3, and survived a double hill fight against Sean Morgan. McKinney eliminated Robles 7-4, and in the quarterfinals, met up with Vergara, who'd defeated Derewonski 7-3. 
McKinney gave up only a single rack to Vergara in the quarterfinals, but was then eliminated by Davis 7-5 in the semifinals. Davis's second chance against Cintron elicited the same result; a 7-5 win for Cintron that gave him the event title.