Sansouci and DaBreo Take Predator Titles
Ozone Billiards Predator 9-Ball Tour / Sunnyside, NY
by Alison M. Fischer, NYCGrind
George Sansouci and Raphael DaBreo took home top finishes from the May 29-30 stop of the Ozone Billiards Predator 9-Ball Tour. The $1,000-added event brought a crew of 64 players to Master Billiards in Sunnyside, NY.
With the bracket for the amateur event being divided with A-B class players on the top half of the bracket and C/D level players on the bottom, one player from each grouping would meet in the winners’ side finals. DaBreo solidly defeated Stewart “The Lion” Warnock 7-4 in the A-B half of the bracket. On the bottom half, Asif Mostafa sent Arturo Reyes packing to the one-loss side 7-5. In the hot seat match, Mostafa claimed the hill-hill battle 7-6.
The quarterfinal match between Warnock and Sam Li was another close set, with Warnock pulling ahead to close it out 7-5 and move on to the semifinals. He and DaBreo went toe to toe, where DaBreo finished out the hill-hill game to win 7-6. In the single race-to-9 finals, the undefeated Mostafa and DaBreo went all in, fighting through to the very last game, with DaBreo coming out victorious.
In the open/pro 10-ball division, Sansouci was on point, defeating Carl Yusef Khan 8-2 and Oscar Bonilla 8-5 to meet with Frankie Hernandez for the hot seat, whom he also sent to the one-loss side.
Bonilla was also showing dominance in this event, having defeated Tony Robles 8-6 before his loss to “Ginky.” Following that loss, Bonilla bested Shaun Wilkie 8-6 and then Robles 8-4 before eliminating Hernandez in the semifinals 8-2.
Although Bonilla did not pose that much of a threat to Sansouci earlier on in the winners’ bracket, he came back with a vengeance in the finals. However, he came up short, with Sansouci winning the hill-hill game to close out the event with an undefeated victory.Amateur Results:
1st Raphael DaBreo $1,000
2nd Asif Mostafa $650
3rd Stewart Warnock $450
4th Sam Li $325
5th Arturo Reyes $250
7th Chris Karp $150
9th Billy Chang $100
1st George Sansouci $600
2nd Oscar Bonilla $400
3rd Frankie Hernandez $160