Monday, December 15

THE ICING ON THE CAKE.

Christmas came a little early for me this year. Actually everything seems to have come in not only early, but also in leaps and bounds this year.

Ok, so just to quickly get the latest off my chest:

WE WON THE MOSCONI-CUP AND I WAS THE MVP!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWH.



Sorry, got a little excited.

Anyways, as I was saying...it was a memorable finish for what has been the best year in my whole career.

To be able to win 5 out of the last 6 tournaments I played in (2nd place in Korea) was incredible.

Even before the big wins I was pretty consistent but something was missing;

I needed the US.Open to start the snowball effect. It opened me up as a player. I got rid of one of the "monkeys" on my back. I dared to dream big.

I went on the win the IPT Pro-am event. I know, it wasn't really a big deal but win is a win.

Then in Korea I got 2nd place, lost to Thorsten Hohmann in the finals. He played great.

In Japan, off came the next monkey. I had been in the finals of All Japan Championships 4 times within 10 years, which is a feat in itself. But this time I would not be deterred. I went on to beat Ronnie Alcano 11-2 in the Finals.

Then I went to Philippines as part of the World team to play one of the greatest teams compiled out of the Filipino lads. The World team beat Team Philippines 9-8 after being down 6-8.

It was a great General rehearsal to what became one of the most glorious moments in my Career.
My biggest disappointment, the 2006 fiasco turned into a golden dream as I was finally able to pot the final
9-ball and claim the Mosconi-Cup title as a proud member of Team Europe. I had won all 4 of my singles and
also a big doubles match with Mark Gray. I was chosen MVP, an honor far greater than I can put into words.

I am now speechless, as it is time to go go on a well deserved holiday.

I will speak to you, if not in words then actions some time early next year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Mika Immonen a.k.a "The ICEMAN".

6 comments:

Renegade said...

congrats on your great year, mika! you surely deserve POTY honors this year.....

aya said...

CONGRATULATION FOR WINNING
MOSCONI-CUP AND MVP!!
THANK YOU FOR POSTING,MIKA
THIS YEAR IS MIKA'S YEAR
YOU ARE ALWAYS SO COOL!!

FastMikie said...

These are the good old days! Soak it up, you deserve the best of vacations.

mari.huhtanen said...

Go Mika!!!!

You've shown the world that all you need is Finnish termination and guts to achive your dreams!

Keep up the amazing work!

Mari (from AY)

CueTable said...

Cake boy,
Congrats on this great year with the big wins and accomplishments in life. Looking forward to your new adventures... Happy Bday!

Wei

Polle said...

Ensimmäinen viesti blogiisi vaikka olenkin lukenut sitä jo vuoden.

Onneksi olkoon Mika Mosconi cupin voitosta! Henkisesti varmaankin suurin voitto sinulle tänä vuonna.
Ja pidähän rentouttava loma että hyvät suoritukset jatkuvat ensi vuonna ;)

HYVÄÄ SYNTYMÄPÄIVÄÄ MIKA!!