Immonen foils Gabica’s bid for Qatar pool title

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino Antonio “Gaga” Gabica bowed to Mika “The Iceman” Immonen of Finland, 11-3, in the semifinals of the 2009 Qatar International 9-ball Pool Championship on Monday at the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation in Doha, Qatar.

The Cebuano cuemaster was hard pressed to keep the crown at the hands of a Filipino after all of his compatriots, including 2008 winner Dennis Orcollo, either failed to advance to the knockout phase or were eliminated during the money round in the $150,000 tournament.

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