The Iceman Finally Breaks The Ice at Predator 9-Ball Tour

Tony Robles 2nd Place, Bill Haley owner of Comet Billiards and Champion Mika Immonen

The Predator 9 Ball Tour presented by Tony Robles and Predator Cues, made its 7th stop of the season at Comet Billiards in Parsippany NJ. The event drew 62 players.

Top players included, Allen Hopkins, Karen Corr, Julie Kelly, Mika Immonen, Shin Park, Shane Winters & Warren Kiamco as well as the top ranked Open, A,B & C/D players that always come out to represent.

Stop #7 had it's share of women. Nine to be exact. Karen Corr won her first match against Dave Deserio 9-2 and ran into a very hot Shane Winters who defeated Karen 9-2. Karen's next match was against Bobby Blackmore who lost to Warren Kiamco 9-5. Bobby was in dead stroke and defeated Karen 9-6 for a rare early exit.

Liz Ford won her first two matches 9-6 & 9-0 before running into newly inducted Hall of Famer Allen Hopkins. Liz lost to Allen 9-3 and Bill Horne 9-6 but received $100.00 for the highest finishing female. Meanwhile, Gail Glazebrook got a bye in the first round and beat the always solid Lionel Rivera 9-6 in the second round before falling to the Iceman 9-1. She then gave Jason Michas a run for his money before bowing out 9-5. Gail received $100.00 for the highest finishing C/D player. Congratulations ladies!

Mika was business as usual, taking care of the bottom portion of the chart by defeating Julie Kelly 9-6, Bill Gricenko 9-2, Gail Glazebrook 9-1, Jim Conn 9-1 and Warren Kiamco 9-8 to earn a shot at the hot seat.

The Silent Assassin was taking aim defeating Jonathan Castillo 9-1, Bora Jeong 9-4, Carmen Lombardo 9-2, Victor Nau 9-5 and the always dangerous Allen Hopkins 9-6 to earn his shot at the hot seat.

The hot seat was all Tony who played a near flawless match to beat the Iceman 9-5.

The Iceman was not to be denied as he defeated Warren Kiamco 9-5 in the semifinal to earn another opportunity with Robles.

In the final, Tony won the first two games and missed a semi tough 2-9 billiard and lost the next seven games in a row as Mika fell into dead stroke. Mika missed only one shot from that point on as Tony struggled throughout the match to pocket a ball on the break allowing Immonen to earn his first Predator 9-Ball Tour Championship.

Congratulations to the Iceman for finally breaking the Ice!

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