Bustamante Dines on Billiards Duo


Bustamante Sizzles For Dinner at Hennessy’s in Predator Challenge Match #2


Chicago, IL – Predator Challenge Match Series continued in the Chicago area with Hennessy’s Fine Dining hosting the trio of champions Mika Immonen, Charlie Williams, and Francisco Bustamante.  Thus far Immonen had the lead with an undefeated night the day before at Pressure Billiards in Chicago with Williams in second with one win and Bustamante winless.  

The event was able to draw some strong local media attention with CBS Chicago covering the event as well as VIA Times from the Filipino media. To watch the CBS show goto http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=54885@wbbm.dayport.com 


The event started with a five course gourmet dinner that included specialties such as Hennessy’s French Onion Soup which the bowl is made of an actual onion, and the main course of Lobster Hennessy with Beef Medallions. After the sensational feast, the audience was moved upstairs where the nightclub was transformed into a one pool table room with surrounding seats. 



Bustamante defeated Williams and Immonen at the pool matches after dinner.

Bustamante defeated Williams and Immonen at the pool matches after dinner.

“It’s great having top players visiting our place.  We do numerous corporate parties and functions and Hennessy’s is known for providing first rate dishes. Our facility is perfect for setting up dinner shows such as this one, and we’ll be doing more of these type of events. ” said Tom Karabatsos, Owner of Hennessy’s.



Fans enjoyed the fine dining atmosphere of Hennessy’s before the show and even Mika Immonen’s godmother came from Finland who came to see her godson perform . 


The champions started with a short trickshot show and moved onto an instructional clinic teaching fans special tips on billiards. Next a few VIP fans were able to challenge the pros before the main event.


“Busty, we can’t let Mika go undefeated tonight. Let’s take him down!” said Williams to Bustamante. The players would play 10-Ball races to 5.


Filipino champ Bustamante held up his end as he gave the World #1 his first challenge match loss in Chicago with a tight 5-4 match.  Bustamante kept up his roll with a 5-3 win over Williams. With Bustamante clinching the win for the evening, USA’s  Williams took on Finland’s Immonen to see who would maintain second place position for the week.  Immonen cruised to a 4-1 lead before Williams made it 4-3, but an easy miss on the 9-Ball prevented a hill-hill game and Immonen re-took 1st place for the week with 3 wins and 1 loss. Bustamante went to 2nd place with 2 wins and 2 losses, while Williams went behind with 1 win and 3 losses. 

Other sponsors have caught on with the grass roots buzz to keep billiards promoted in communities. Delta-13 Rack, Simonis Cloth, Brunswick Billiards, and Master Chalk are all sponsoring the events in Chicago that week produced by Dragon Promotions.

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