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

BACK FROM QATAR AND BACK ON TEXAS’ RADAR…

BACK FROM QATAR AND BACK ON TEXAS’ RADAR…

HILLBILLY MAKES HIS FIRST MARK ON THE 2010 LSBT

(photo: Charlie "Hillbilly" Bryant, David Parker)

The Lone Star Billiards Tour held its first ever Men’s & Ladies 9-Ball Open at the corporately owned Slick Willie’s dairy ashford location in Houston, Texas.  Manager Gaylan Spreen was a fantastic host with his 27 Brunswick Medalist tables recently recovered with 860 Simonis cloth, re-leveled, and ready to go! Everyone was treated to a smoke free environment, polished pool balls, and the friendliest wait staff in Houston.

This event drew 57 players who battled for over $5,000 in prize money. Tour favorites on the men’s side included Charlie Bryant, James Davis Jr., Sylver Ochoa, Andy Jethwa, David Parker, and Doug Young. All of these accomplished players made it to the final 12 on Sunday including Lake Charles’ own Derek Fontenot who defeated Danny Tam 9-5 to reach the winner’s side final four.  Ochoa bested Jethwa 9-4, Bryant defeated Davis 9-3, and Parker served it up cold to Danny Tam 9-8. Fontenot and Bryant emerged as hot seat opponents but it was Bryant who found himself in all too familiar territory, once again.

Fontenot patiently waited for the west side to play out.  After Parker and Ochoa took a hit on the winner’s side, they met up with Jethwa and Tam respectively.   Parker bested Jethwa 7-3 and Ochoa slid by Tam 7-6.  Again, it was Parker who advanced two more rounds after he ousted Ochoa, then Fontenot, who finished a respectable third.   It was Parker v. Bryant in the final. Bryant commanded the set early on, while Parker struggled to gain ground. Parker wowed spectators with his dramatic shot making but it proved no match for Bryant.  Many congratulations and a debt of gratitude goes out to David Parker (Houston, Tx.), Derek Fontenot (Lake Charles, La.), and Charlie Bryant(Santa Fe, Tx.) for their outstanding play, sportsmanship, and personal friendship.

Ricky Casper

On the ladies’ side, it was tour regular Ricky Casper who finished the event undefeated and captured her very first tour title. Belinda Lee put up a great fight, but lost to Casper 7-6 in the final match.  Texas State Open Champion Kyu Yi finished third and also finished 13th-16th in the Men’s Open event, while tour rookie Kimmy Nguyen took home fourth.  Well done ladies!

Belinda Lee

We want to thank our tour sponsors: Poison Cues, Delta-13 Rack, James Barnett, and Eugene Lee. Special thanks go out to Gaylan Spreen and the Slick Willie’s Corporation, who hosted a first rate event. Also, congratulations to Ernesto Bayaua who won the AX5 Poison Cue Raffle!

Our next event is at Crazy 8’s Billiards in Port Arthur, Texas, 1250 Hwy 365, (409) 960-7399. For more information visit www.lonestarbilliardstour.com .  Watch our live pool action at ustream.tv/channel/lonestarbilliardstour.

God Bless Everyone, and God Bless Texas.

OPEN 9-BALL PAYOUTS:

1st $800 Charlie Bryant

2nd $500 David Parker

3rd $300 Derek Fontenot

4th $330 Sylver Ochoa

5th 6th $225ea. Andy Jethwa, Danny Tam

7th-8th $150ea. Sonny Bosshamer, Doug Young

9th-12th 100ea. Danny Lee, Aaron Remijio, James Davis Jr., T.J. Ortiz

13TH-16TH 00. Rick Johnson, Ernesto Bayaua, J.C Torres, Kyu Yi

LADIES 9-BALL PAYOUT

1st $200 Ricky Casper

2nd $110 Belinda Lee

3rd $70 Kyu Yi

4th $55 Kimmy Nguyen

5th-6th $35 ea. Heather Bryant, Teresa Garland

7th-8th Laura Hsu, Loretta Lindgren

9th-12th Michelle Prince, Geraldine Guinto

OPEN AUCTION PAYOUT:

$1000

$700

$360

$200