Papa Tony Robles Wins the Predator 9-Ball Tour Father’s Day Event

An impressive 50 player field over Father's Day weekend gathered at Master Billiards in Queens, NY for the 9th stop of the season. With more than one third of the field at Open/Pro level and twenty percent of the field women, no one was safe from a difficult draw or the female power.

First round action saw tough matches such as Frankie Hernandez over Mike Fingers 9-7, Bora Jeong over Victor Nau 9-8, Ryan McCreesh, over Marc Vidal 9-6, and Eddie Abraham over Chuckie Altomare 9-8 and the second round wasn't any easier. Shin Park lost a close one to George “Ginky” San Souci 9-8, Abraham destroyed Shaun Wilkie 9-1, and femme fatale Liz Ford defeated the powerhouse, Frankie Hernandez in a crowd pleasing hill-hill match. Liz would win the Highest Finishing Female award of $100 and finish just shy of the money round losing to Shaun Wilkie 9-4.

San Souci and Joey Kong were both having a great tournament. After defeating Park, Ginky went on to defeat Abraham 9-5, and won on the hill against Jeremy Sossei and Mhet Vergara before losing to Joey Kong, last week's runner up, for the hot seat. Kong had earlier sent Tony Robles and Jorge Rodriguez both to the left side of the chart with 9-7 scores and waited in the hot seat for the left side of the chart to declare his opponent.

After his lost to Kong, Robles was fighting his way back through the event with wins over Michael Yednak 9-6, Eddie Abraham 9-8, Mhet Vergara 9-5, Jorge Rodriguez 9-3 and a stunning 9-1 victory over Ginky to battle Kong again for the cash.

The final was a close one up through the very end. In the race to 11, each player traded racks keeping the score tight.

As his son Jonathan watched from the crowd, Tony would take the top prize of $1,000, a nice father's day gift!

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