FONTENOT FINISHES FLAWLESSLY

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

Open 9-Ball:

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

One Pocket

1st David Gutierrez $700

2nd Charlie Bryant $400

3rd James Davis Jr. $200

Ladies 9-Ball

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

Double J Spells Double Doom

“Double J” Spells Double Doom At Q Stix Billiards

(Ladies: Kyu Yi, Terry Petrosino, Ming Ng)

The action was hot and heavy on the Lone Star Billiards Tour with over $11k up for grabs this past weekend at Q Stix Billiards in Houston, Texas. There were 86 total entries, 54 in Open 10-Ball, 21 in Open Ladies 9-Ball, and 11 in Open One Pocket. Pro player participants included “Double J” Jeremy Jones, Charlie “Hillbilly” Bryant, and former women pros Deanna Kniola and Ming Ng. Other LSBT trailblazers included champions Sylver Ochoa and James Davis Jr. along with Louisiana’s own Derek Fontenot, Jason Abate and Robert Dorsey.

For the final 12 Open players, matches resumed at 1pm on Sunday and pitted Jason Bacon v. Billy Sharp, Ty Few v. Cesar Bahena, Andy Jethwa v. Sylver Ochoa, and Jeremy Jones v. Charlie Bryant.  On the west side, Derek Fontenot, Ernesto Bayaua, Aaron Remijio, and Denis Strickland waited in the wings. As the Open event progressed, the final four saw Jones v. Sharp for the hot seat and Bryant v. Ochoa on the one loss side. Jones bested Sharp 9-5 and Bryant eliminated Ochoa 7-1.  In the semi final, Sharp tried but fell short, and Bryant earned the opportunity to avenge his 9-5 loss to Jones earlier that day.  Jones and Bryant traded game for game in the final set until it was 7 all.  In the end, Jones closed it out 9-7 for an undefeated victory.

The ladies event commenced Sunday and included LSBT point leader Kyu Yi and multiple event winner Terry Petrosino. Top ten ranked players included Courtney Peters, Ricky Casper and Heather Bryant. In the hot seat match, Ng ousted Petrosino and on the one loss side Kniola bested Kyu Yi 7-3, but then lost to Petrosino in the semi 5-3. These two focused finalists made for a great match but it was Ng who took the win and the victory, 7-3.

(Men: Charlie Bryant, Jeremy Jones)

In Sunday’s One Pocket continuance, Jones defeated Bayaua for the hot seat, and Strickland suffered a loss from Bryant on the one loss side.  Bryant bested Bayaua for yet another shot at Jones and a victory.  However, due to physical discomfort, Bryant forfeited the win to Jones and took second place.

LSBT would like to thank and congratulate all of its finishers, not only for their impeccable play, but for their outstanding, professional and sportsmanlike conduct throughout the event.  LSBT extends a special “thank you” to its sponsors; Poison Cues, Delta-13 Rack, Leagueshirts.com, James Barnett, and Q Stix Billiard’s owner Bobby Rone for his continued support.

The next event is at Bogies Billiards and Games, July 10th-11th. For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.lonestarbilliardstour.com”www.lonestarbilliardstour.com.

God Bless everyone, and God Bless Texas.

10-Ball Payouts:

1st Jeremy Jones $780

2nd Charlie Bryant $520

3rd Billy Sharp $390

4th Sylver Ochoa $260

5th-6th Ty Few $145ea.

Denis Strickland

7th-8th Andy Jethwa $100ea.

Jason Bacon

9th-12th Derek Fontenot  $50ea.

Ernesto Bayaua

Aaron Remijio

Cesar Bahena

Ladies 9-Ball Payouts:

1st Ming Ng $280

2nd Terry Petrosino $200

3rd Deanna Kniola $145

4th Kyu Yi $60

5th-6th Geraldine Giuntu $40ea.

Robyn Petrosino

7th-8th Angela Martinez

Courtney Peters

9th-12th Loretta Lindgren

Tisha Hay

Tabetha Lewis

Kim Pierce

13th-16th

Teresa Garland

Christy Grigsby

Amber Johnson

Kristine Bobbie

17th-24th

Barbara Summer

Heather Bryant

Judy Alvarez

Ricky Casper

Sam Shaw

One Pocket

1st Jeremy Jones $600

2nd Charlie Bryant $350

3rd Ernesto Bayaua $150