Shin Park Claims Another Predator Billiard Tour Stop

Shin Park Claims Another Predator Billiard Tour Stop
Predator 9-Ball Tour / Queens, NY
By InsidePOOL Staff
In a strong field of 50 pool players over Memorial Day weekend at Master Billiards in Queens, NY, the Predator 9-Ball Tour hosted its sixth stop of the season. The event saw stand-out players such as Shin Park, Mika Immonen, Shaun Wilkie, Warren Kiamco, Frankie Hernandez, Matt Krah, Tony Robles and many others.
As day one ended, the final twelve were brought back for a chance at the top prize of $1,025. On the winners’ side, Frankie Hernandez battled newcomer Scott Simonetti in the quickest match of the day, lasting under an hour. The quick-fires fought to hill-hill, and Simonetti looked to win the match with a killer safety on the 2 ball. But the unfazed Frankie kicked three rails to make an amazing 2 ball and run out for the 5-9 combination.
The common match-up of Robles and Park was the other winners’ side match. Robles took an early 5-2 lead on Park, but again Robles’ break proved inconsistent. Both struggled to make balls, and Park managed to pull ahead and win the match 9-6.
After a loss to Park, Immonen came back to win his next six in a row, including wins over Bobby Blackmore, Thomas Wan, Eddie Abraham, Robles, and Kiamco to face Hernandez in the semifinal match. Hernandez came out strong and took an early lead over Immonen, but Immonen fought back with some offensive shots and a few good rolls to win the match 9-4, leaving Hernandez to settle for third place.
The final was all Park. Immonen seemed to show signs of fatigue from the day’s battles and missed shots unexpectedly. Park capitalized and played some great pool, earning a 9–5 win over the “Iceman” and winning the event.
1st Shin Park
2nd Mika Immonen
3rd Frankie Hernandez
4th Warren Kiamco
5th Scott Simonetti
Tony Robles
7th Matt Krah
Eddie Abraham
9th Kari Paloheimo
Jorge Rodriguez
Joey Kong
Victor Nau


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