The Tri-State Tour is proud to announce Predator Cues as Title Sponsor

Tony Robles and John Leyman

The Tri-State Tour one of the longest running, most respected, and well-established tours in America is immensely proud to announce it has acquired a new title sponsorship agreement. The Predator Group, maker of world-famous Predator Cues, sponsor of the Predator World 10 Ball Championships and the Mosconi Cup is our new title sponsor and as such moving forward, we will be known as “The Predator Tri-State Tour.”

A brief statement from Gail & Tony Robles

“Letting go of the Predator Pro/Am Tour was one of the most difficult decisions we’ve ever had to make.  We felt like we were abandoning the pool world.  But when Predator Cues asked us who we thought could benefit best from their sponsorship in the area, the choice was easy.  We’d worked with John Leyman and the Tri-State Tour many times and know they genuinely care for the players and the sport. Those qualities and their long history in the NYC pool scene made them an obvious choice.  We are grateful for their contributions to the sport and the opportunities their tour & Predator Cues will bring to the tri-state area players.  We wish them all the best!”

What does this mean for you?  Many events will have bigger prizes leading to larger turnouts. More exciting prizes at the Invitational. A brand-new logo and plenty of new swag to show it off. 

We also want to take this opportunity to bring our players and fans up to speed on the tour’s status during these unusual circumstances. As we all know, in March 2020, many pool events across the country were cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic and state requirements closing pool rooms across the New York and New Jersey area.  In an effort to protect both you, our friends and players, as well as Tri State Tour staff and families, we chose to follow suit ahead of state restrictions, and go on a temporary hiatus. At the time we envisioned a return to normal within a reasonably short period of time, unfortunately the situation remains uncertain and in flux. We hope you miss playing in the many rooms and events we organize, and rest assured we miss you as well. We hope to return to some semblance of a normal schedule as rapidly as we can safely do so.

The Tour will be returning, bigger and better with numerous new and exciting things coming in the future, when restrictions allow us to hold normal events. We hope to arrange some smaller events with Covid 19 restrictions remaining in place as soon as we can safely operate.  It is our wish that all of our players and their families remain safe and healthy; and our host rooms to survive and come back strong as ever. We will keep you informed as we move forward. Look to our web site ( for further information on scheduled dates.