Lone Star Tour Update

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January 16th -17th 10-Ball/Ladies 9-Ball             Q-Stix Billiards Houston – $1,850 Added

Feb. 13th -14th 9-Ball/Ladies 9-Ball              Bogies Billiards Houston – $1,350 Added

Feb. 27th -28th 9-Ball/1 Pocket/9-Ball              Q-Stix Billiards Houston – $1,850 Added

Mar. 27th  -28th 9-Ball/Ladies 9-Ball                    The Green Room Temple –   $1,350 Added

April 10th -11th CANCELLED DUE TO SCHEDULE CONFLICT

April 24th 25th 9-Ball/1 Pocket/Ladies 9-Ball     Casper’s Billiards San Leon -$1,350 Added

May 1st – 2nd 9-Ball/Ladies 9-ball             Slick Willies Houston – $1,350 Added

June 5th-6th                     9-Ball/1 Pocket/Ladies 9-Ball     CRAZY 8’S Port Arthur-1,350 Added

June 19th -20th 10-Ball/1 Pocket/Ladies 9-Ball   Q-Stix Billiards Houston – $1,650 Added

July 10th -11th 9-Ball/1 Pocket/Ladies 9-Ball     Bogies Billiards Houston – $1,350 Added

July 24th -25th 9-Ball/1Pocket/Ladies 9-Ball     Q-Stix Billiards-just added! Houston1,350Added

August 14th-15th 8-Ball/1 Pocket/Ladies 8-Ball     Q-Stix Billiards Houston –  $1,650 Added

August 28th-29th       9-Ball/1 Pocket/Ladies 9-Ball     CRAZY 8’S Port Arthur-1,550 Added

Sept 11th -12th   10-Ball/1 Pocket/Ladies 9-Ball   Bogies Billiards Houston – $1,350 Added

Sept 25th -26th 9-Ball/1 Pocket/Ladies 9-Ball     Q-Stix Billiards Houston –  $1,650 Added

October 9th-10th 10-Ball/Ladies 9-Ball                    Slick Willies-just added! Houston -$1,350 Added

October 16th-17th 9-Ball/1Pocket/Ladies 9-Ball      Crazy 8’s-just added! Port Arthur$1,350 Added

November 6th -7th 10-Ball/1 Pocket/Ladies 9-Ball   Bogies Billiards Houston – $1,350 Added

December 11th -12th 9-Ball/1 Pocket/Ladies 9-Ball    Q-Stix Billiards Finale! Houston – 1,850+Added.

SYLVER OCHOA TAKES DOWN HEAVY HITTERS

SYLVER OCHOA TAKES DOWN HEAVY HITTERS ON THE LONE STAR TOUR

Sylver Ochoa, Roy Robinson(owner), Bobby Pacheco

Sylver Ochoa, Roy Robinson(owner), Bobby Pacheco

It was a star studded weekend for pool, or perhaps a “Sylver Star” weekend for pool on the Lone Star Billiards Tour at Casper’s Billiards in San Leon, Texas, November 7-8. This event drew 69 top Texas players including tour regulars Sylver Ochoa, Jui Lung Chen, Charlie Bryant, Dennis Strickland, and Bobby Pacheco.

The second day of the event brought back the final 16 players to battle it out for all the cash.  Blaine Barcus, Jeffory Roy, Eric Aicinena, and Yoko Joe all took home a respectable 13th-16th place finish.  These players fought hard and deserve recognition for their efforts. Way to go guys!

The final four on the winner’s side saw Dennis Strickland vs. Charlie Bryant and Sylver Ochoa vs. Bobby Pacheco.  By scores of 9-5, 9-3 respectively, Hillbilly and Ochoa emerged victorious. It was a tense winner’s bracket match, hill hill, but Ochoa took it home 9-8.

From the one-loss side emerged matches Andy Jethwa vs. Derek Fontenot and Jui Lung Chen vs. Sonny Bosshamer. Fontenot and Chen reached 5th-6th and that was the end of their trail ride.  They succumbed to Pacheco and Strickland, two of the final four defeated on the winner’s side Sunday morning. Pacheco took Strickland out with ease and met up with Bryant to fight for second place. Pacheco defeated Bryant 7-2 and earned a rematch with Sylver who sent him west earlier that day.

This was the most exciting event yet with the finals reaching the second set, double hill! The first set these guys traded game for game, but Pacheco defeated Ochoa 9-7.  In overtime, the second set produced a score of 6-6 racing to 7 and Pacheco breaking the balls.  Bobby made two balls on the break and proceeded to execute a tough side pocket cut on the two ball.  Unfortunately he scratched and it was GAME OVER. Congratulations to Sylver Ochoa on his first tour win, and Bobby Pacheco for his outstanding match play throughout this event.

We would like to thank our tour sponsors, promoters, and supporters: Poison Cues, Delta-13 Rack, Cue & A Promotions, and Eugene Lee for our Lone Star Billiards Tour website.  Congratulations to Tim Hellstein who won the Predator Air Jump Cue raffle and James Barnett who won the Arsenic Poison Cue raffle.  Special thanks to beautiful Casper’s Billiards in San Leon, Texas and its owners Roy and Kathy Robinson.  Their hospitality and that of their staff remains unparalleled. Thank you.

If you are unable to attend a Lone Star Stop, view our live action at ustream.tv/channel/bigtruck. For more information visit www.lonestarbilliardstour.com.  We will see you on the Lone Star Trail at our next event at Parker’s Billiards in Houston, Texas, November 21st -22nd.

Payouts:

1st $920 Sylver Ochoa

2nd $550 Bobby Pacheco

3rd $375 Charlie Bryant

4th $275 Dennis Strickland

5th $150 Jui Lung Chen

6th $150 Derek Fontenot

7th $125 Sonny Bosshamer

8th $125 Andy Jethwa

9th-12th $60 Jeremy Byrd, Manuel Ayala, Zaid Thweib, Jason Bacon

13th-16th $40-Yoko Joe, Blaine Barcus, Jeffory Roy, Eric Aicinena,