Barretta Makes Predator Billiards Tour History
Predator Pro-Am Tour / Levittown, NY
by Jerry Tarantola and Alison Fischer, NYCgrind.com
The Predator Pro-Am Tour’s twelfth stop of the season rolled through Cue Nine in Levittown, NY, October 1-2. The event drew top amateurs and pros for their respective events, and while there was stand-out play by several people in the two events, the big buzz was all about one person in particular: Jennifer “9MM” Barretta.
Barretta came out to compete against the best and ended up proving that her “9MM” firepower was enough to battle against the big guns. She started out with a win over Jerry Tarantola 8-4 and then defeated her first teacher and the tour’s number-one-ranked player, Tony Robles, for the first time.
However, she was sent to the one-loss side after an impressive performance by Jeremy Sossei. Barretta then bounced back with an 8-7 hill-hill win over Gregg McAndrews in the semifinal, earning her a spot in the finals.There Barretta played a spectacular set en route to an 11-4 final scoreline over her rematch with Sossei, putting an exclamation on making history. With this win, Barretta became the first female pool player to ever win an open/pro event on the Predator Tour.
In the Predator Tour’s amateur 9-ball event, 45 players came out to compete at Cue Nine. Daniel Dagotdot came into this event as one of hottest amateur players in the Tri-State area right now and was looking to prove he could hang at his newly appointed A+ rating.
However, he had a rough start to the event, taking a first-round loss on the hill 7-6 to Jamie Gremmo. But he won the next nine consecutive matches to earn a spot in the finals.
Meanwhile, Luis Novas took control in the winners’ bracket, running through to the finals undefeated. At the end of the day, Novas and Dagotdot decided to split the victory and be co-champions of the event.Open/Pro Results:
1st Jennifer Barretta $500
2nd Jeremy Sossei $300
3rd Gregg McAndrews $165
4th Pat DiBuono $100
1st Daniel Dagotdot $750
3rd Wellington Reyes $400
4th George Poltorak $225
5th Ron Mason $165
7th Bob Schlott $125
9th Tony Ignomirello $100