Chavez Cashes First Predator Tour Win
Predator 9-Ball Tour / Parsippany, NJ
Ignacio Chavez tore through the Predator 9-Ball Tour’s August 30-31 to trounce Mike Davis in the final match. The stop boasted a full field of 64 players and was hosted by Comet Billiards in Parsippany, NJ.
Battling through the one-loss side after losing their second-round matches, Mike Dechaine and Mike Davis won five matches in a row to make it to day two. Davis bested Paul Raval, Jonathan Castillo, Jay Plonski, and Vidal before knocking out Ralf Souquet 7-5. Dechaine posted wins over Steve Reynolds, McCreesh, Tamiko Kumaturi, Dan Heidrich, and Yesid Geribello.
The format for day two was a race to nine. Chavez started out the day defeating Allen Hopkins 9-3, while Joey Kong defeated Earl Herring 9-5 to set up the hot seat match. Chavez easily bested Kong 9-2 to become the sole undefeated player in the event.
On the one loss side, Davis defeated Jonni Fulcher 9-3 and advanced to meet Hopkins, who gave Davis a tough battle but fell short 9-8. Dechaine bested Manny Chau 9-3 and an impressive Herring 9-6 to earn a chance to play Davis. “Iron Man” triumphed again, eliminating Mike Dechaine 9-6 to earn a spot in the semifinals.
Davis and Kong battled as Chavez awaited the winner. Davis put up yet another strong performance, overpowering Kong 9-5 to face Chavez. The final match was nothing but Chavez, as he dominated Davis 11-4 to earn his first Predator 9-Ball Tour victory.
This coming weekend, September 6-7, will be the final open stop before the finale, which will be the First Annual Empire State Championship. The Predator 9-Ball Tour still will have an A/B/C/D stop on September 27-28 at Raxx in Long Island before the finale.
Please keep in mind that the only way to pay the normal entry in the finale is to play in three or more regular tour stops. Otherwise, you will have to pay double the entry. All new registrations will also owe the $20 registration fee.
This weekend’s event will be a charity event to benefit the Michael Magro foundation. Michael Magro was a 13-year-old boy who died from leukemia, and it’s the Predator Tour’s honor to do this special event for these wonderful children who deserve an opportunity at life.
Please tell everyone about this event as Allison Fisher, Gerda Hofstatter, Jeanette Lee, Jasmin Ouschan, and Mika Immonen will be attending this special tournament to help raise money for kids with leukemia.
For tournament payouts and standings, please visit www.predator9balltour.com.