Alicea and Robles Take Predator Titles
Ozone Billiards Predator Tour / New York, NY
by Alison M. Fischer, NYCgrind.com
A field of 67 players visited Amsterdam Billiard Club in New York, NY, July 24-25 to participate in the Ozone Billiards Predator Tour. Offering a wide range of top NYC-area amateur and pro players, the event showcased plenty of competition, but it was John Alicea and tour promoter Tony Robles who won their respective divisions.
Alicea ran to the top of the A-D 9-ball division, rolling through the A/B bracket to meet custom cue case maker Jim Murnak, who won the C/D bracket in the hot seat match. A 7-4 victory left Alicea sitting in the king seat.
Daniel Dagotdot claimed four winners’ side matches before Alicea sent him west after their winners’ side final four match. He returned for a rematch with Alicea by besting Murnak in the semifinals 7-2. Though he rallied in the final match against Alicea and came back from behind, Alicea was able to complete his undefeated run 7-6 to win his first Predator Tour event of the 2010 season.
In the open/pro division, “The Silent Assassin” was handed a first-round loss by Jeremy Sossei 8-4 but then charged through the one-loss side to earn revenge on Sossei 8-2 to advance to the finals. George “Ginky” Sansouci was busy firing through the winners’ bracket to claim the hot seat. In the final match, Sansouci faced Robles in a match that Robles dominated to take the title.Amateur Results:
1st John Alicea $1,000
2nd Daniel Dagotdot $650
3rd Jim Murnak $475
4th Alberto Estevez $325
5th Victor Nau $215
7th Mike Panzarella $150
9th John Stiles $100
13th Gail Glazebrook $75
Open/Pro 10-Ball Results:
1st Tony Robles $700
2nd George Sansouci $400
3rd Jeremy Sossei $150