FONTENOT FINISHES FLAWLESSLY FOR FIRST TOUR TITLE
(Photo: Tommy Tokoph, Kyu Yi, Ming Ng, Derek Fontenot)
It was a 2010 record turnout for the Lone Star Tour this past weekend at Bogies Billiards where 83 Open players, 13 One Pocket players, and 16 ladies gathered to play for over 10k in cash. Players from all over the globe converged on Houston and included Louisiana’s Derek Fontenot, New Mexico’s own Tommy Tokoph, Canada’s P.J. Masicotte and Kevin Murphy, Arizona’s Evan Beeson, and Texas shooters David Gutierrez, James Davis, Jr., and Charlie Bryant.
Open 9-Ball matches ended on Saturday night and brought back the final 24 on Sunday. All day, Tommy Tokoph and Derek Fontenot fought their way to the hot seat, and the one loss side final four saw newcomer Francisco Taylor, blast from the past, Gerald “Top Water” Jackson, James Davis Jr. and Jason Bacon. Fontenot secured his position over Tokoph 9-7 while on the west side, Jackson made quick work of Billy Sharp 7-2 and Bacon 7-6 and won a rematch with Tokoph who sent him west earlier 9-2. Tokoph topped Jackson again for a rematch with Fontenot. Tokoph played his heart out but Fontenot swiftly closed the set out 9-4 for his first well deserved tour title.
Open One Pocket players also retired Saturday afternoon and resumed play Sunday. It was David Gutierrez over James Davis Jr. for the hot seat while on the west side, Charlie Bryant bested Dave Favor, James Christopher, David Parker, and then Davis for a shot at Gutierrez. Bryant came on strong the first set 3-0 but Gutierrez answered back the second set 2-0 and claimed first.
The ladies Open 9-Ball event fired up on Sunday with 16 women and included tour players Ming Ng, Deanna Kniola, Rebecca Archangeli, and Angela Martinez just to name a few. It was Ng over Kniola 7-5 for the hot seat, and on the west side, Kyu Yi bested Terry Petrosino then Kniola for a rematch with Ng who sent her west earlier that day. Both ladies were focused on the win, but Ng closed out the set 7-3 and captured her second consecutive tour title.
LSBT extends many thanks to our sponsors Poison Cues, Delta-13 Rack, Leagueshirts.com, and James Barnett. Because of you, POOL PAYS in the great state of Texas. God Bless everyone, and God Bless Texas.
We hope to see you at our next event July 24th-25th at Q Stix Billiards in Houston.
Payouts Not Including Auction
1st Derek Fontenot $800
2nd Tommy Tokoph $500
3rd Gerald Jackson $300
4th Jason Bacon $250
5th-6th Billy Sharp, Francisco Taylor $200
7th-8th Mike Alonzo, James Davis Jr. $275
9th-12th Thomas Madison, Ernesto Bayaua, Jessie Moore, Tony Mendietta $100
13th-16th Raymond Cardenas, Sonny Bosshamer, Rodney Stewart, Yoko Joe $70
17th-24th Dalton Riley, Brian Rosenbaum, Porter, Will Felder, Charlie Bryant, Brent Thomas, Andy Jethwa, Jeff Fox $40
25th-32nd Blaine Barcus, Joe Long, Kevin Murphy, Thomas Juarez, David Mendiola, Jimbo Buller, James Christopher, P.J. Masicotte
1st David Gutierrez $700
2nd Charlie Bryant $400
3rd James Davis Jr. $200
1st Ming Ng $260
2nd Kyu Yi $150
3rd Deanna Kniola $100
4th Terry Petrosino $65
5th-6th Courtney Peters, Angela Martinez
7th-8th Rebecca Riley, Loretta Lindgren
9th-12th Rose McRory, Robyn Petrosino, Belinda Lee, Laura Hsu
13th-16th Rebecca Archangeli, Ricky Casper, Teresa Garland, Tasha Salandanan