Justin Muller Fights Back to Win the Predator Tour 16th Stop at Mr. Cue Billiards

Justin Muller, Borana Andoni and Brian Deska

On October 23, the Ozone Billiards Predator Tour held its 16th tour stop of the season at Mr. Cue Billiards in Lindenhurst, NY.  This $700-added A/B/C/D event drew 38 of the most talented players from around the area.  

As the season is drawing to a close with only two events before the tour finale, many players are close races for top honors in the Player of the Year standings.  With this event at Mr. Cue being worth double points, it gave the highest-finishing players a boost in their overall points for the season.  

One such player was one of the tour's top-performing ladies, Borana Andoni.  Borana drove through the C/D winner's bracket in this event, defeating Bryan Russell (7-5), King Victory (7-3), James Wendel (7-3), and Mike Harrington (7-2) to move into the match for the hot seat.  

Meeting up with Borana from the A/B bracket was Maryland player Brian Deska, who took wins over Ed Culhane (7-3), Scott Murphy (7-2), Tony Sinacore (7-3), Juan Guzman (7-5), and Justin Muller (7-3), to follow up with a 7-5 win over Borana in the winner's bracket final.  

Although Justin Muller had a tough loss against Brian Deska in the winner's bracket, it did not prevent him from putting up a fight on the one-loss side.  Justin went on to defeat Juan Guzman 7-2 and Mike Harrington 7-4, to move on to the semifinal versus Borana Andoni, where he proved triumphant to win 7-3.  

Borana had to settle for 3rd place in this event, however this finish moved her into the 1st-place position for the Female Player of the Year award, who is followed by Diana Rojas, then Gail Glazebrook.  

After his win in the semifinal, Justin Muller faced undefeated Brian Deska in a late-night match up.  Brian and Justin had a long battle to meet at double-hill… where Justin would win the case game to come out the winner at 9-8.  Congratulations to both Justin and Brian for their standout performances!

Another notable competitor in this event was Long Island player Teddy Cook, who after his first-round loss to Dave Shlemperis (7-0), went on to win five straight matches on the one-loss side to finish tied for 7th with  Scott Simonetti.  

Tony Robles & The Predator Tour would like to thank all the players who came out to compete in this stop, along with Scott Murphy & Mr. Cue Billiards for hosting the event.  The Predator Tour would also like to thank their sponsors: Predator Cues, Poison Cues, Ozone Billiards, Delta-13 Racks, The Seminole Tribe of Florida, The Seminole Pro Tour, PoolontheNet.com, AZBilliards.com, www.pool.bz, Jim Murnak Cue Cases, Go4Pool.net, NYCgrind.com, Billiards Digest, Inside PoolMagazine, Pool & Billiards Magazine, and Maxim Billiards & The Tournament Guide.