Crazy 8’s Results


(Photo: Kyu Yi, Kim White)

The Lone Star Billiards Tour visited Tony Nguyen’s million dollar creation, Crazy 8’s Pool Hall, on June 5th-6th and played host to 44 Open players, 8 One Pocket players, and 12 Ladies. It was a record event for the brand new room nestled, all by itself, on almost four acres of land in the heart of Port Arthur. The Tour paid out over $8,700 in prize money and Eugene Lee’s Lone Star Live Stream posted a record number of viewers over the weekend.  Tour superstars Sylver Ochoa (TX), Charlie Bryant (TX), James Davis Jr. (TX), Derek Fontenot (LA), Gary Abood (LA), and Jason Abate (LA) were all in attendance.

One Pocket play finished around 10:30 pm Saturday night with Ochoa in the hot seat and Abood v. Bryant on the one-loss side. The Open 9-Ball also played down to its final 12 (in the money) and to be continued on Sunday.  Final 12 surprises were Houston’s own Viet Do and Eric Renteria who made the cut along with Bryant, Davis, Abood, Mike Alonzo, Abate, and tour newcomer Troy Woodard.  Ochoa, Fontenot, John Newsome, and Aaron Remijio waited in the left wing, but when the dust settled it was Bryant v. Abood for the hot seat and Eric Renteria v. Ochoa in the quarter final.

Photo: Charlie Bryant, Gary Abood, Owner Tony Nguyen

In Sunday’s first One Pocket match, Bryant bested Abood and moved on to play Ochoa in the final.  It was a hill hill thriller and anyone’s game until Bryant made an unforced foul and relinquished control of the game, and the victory. In the Open hot seat match, Gary Abood came back from 8-4 then executed a phenomenal hill hill run to close it out.  Renteria gave Ochoa a run for his money but Ochoa overcame a 6-2 deficit and captured the win.  The semi saw yet another hill hill match with Ochoa and Bryant.  In the end it was a rematch between Bryant and Abood.  From the start, Abood controlled the table and the set.  He bested Bryant 9-5 and took home his first Lone Star Tour victory. Congratulations to Gary Abood for his impeccable play and sportsmanship throughout the entire event. LSBT would also like to recognize Eric Renteria and Aaron Remijio on their highest finishes to date.  Well done!

The ladies also demanded center stage when Kyu Yi and Courtney Peters played on the stream table for the hot seat. It was 6-6 when Peters missed an eight-nine combo and Yi took it home. Meanwhile, Loretta Lindgren made fast work of it on the one-loss side with four consecutive wins until she met up with Peters. Yi faced off with Peters once more and secured a final 7-5 victory.  Congratulations to Kyu Yi and runner-up Courtney Peters for a well fought event!

LSBT wants to thank Tony Nguyen and Crazy 8’s Pool Hall for their hospitality and having the vision to build a pool room tailor made for the greatest of play. Many thanks go out to the official cue of the LSBT and touring pro Kim White, Poison Cues; LSBT official rack, Delta-13; and billiard philanthropist James Barnett, official sponsor of the LSBT Women’s Events.

The next event will be 10-Ball, One Pocket, and Ladies 9-Ball held at Q-Stix Billiards on June 19th-20th. For more information visit


Open 9-Ball

1st Gary Abood $700

2nd Charlie Bryant $460

3rd Sylver Ochoa $350

4th Eric Renteria $230

5th-6th James Davis Jr., Aaron Remijio $116 ea.

7th-8th John Newsome, Derek Fontenot $89 ea.

9th-12th Troy Woodard, Jason Abate, Mike Alonzo, Viet Do $80 ea.

13th-16th David Coates, Heath Bartley, Dino Little, Gary Medlin

17th-24th Billy Nghie, Tony Nguyen, Mike Marshall, Ryan Foreman, Jason Bacon, Gilbert Rojas, Brian Rosenbaum, John Do

24th-32nd Butch, Jeff Fox, Thomas Juarez, Adam Farr, Chuck Pham, Mark Richardson, Richard Hernandez, Chris Modisette

One Pocket Payouts:

1st Sylver Ochoa $500

2nd Charlie Bryant $300

Ladies Payouts:

1st Kyu Yi $260

2nd Courtney Peters $150

3rd Loretta Lindgren $80

4th Tasha Salandanan $40

5th-6th Rebecca Arcangeli, Heather Bryant

7th-8th Lyndi Morris, Kristine Bobbie

9th-12th Mo Tran, Hien Chong, Amy Nguyen, Sandra Melo



On May – 11 – 2010

(photo: Cliff Joyner, Billy Young)

May 6th – 9th, 2010–The Viking Cue – Olhausen Billiard Classic Tour was hosted by The Green Room in Jackson, MS.  The event drew in 109 entries and paid out $19,390 to the players that rose to the top of the fields.

The event kicked off on Thrusday night with the 1-Pocket Tournament and finished up early Monday morning with the finals of the 9-Ball Tournament.  Players were afforded many opportunities to make it into the cash as the event  offered $1000 Added 1 Pocket on Thrusday, $400 Added 10-Ball Tournament on Friday night, $3000 Added 9-Ball Tournament on Saturday and two separate 9-Ball Mini Tournaments ($400 Added and $200 Added) on Sunday.

Cliff Joyner would take the lead in the race to 5 and win the 1-Pocket event by defeating Billy Young 5-4 in the finals on Friday night.View the brackets for this event by clicking here.


1st Cliff Joyner  $1400

2nd  Billy Young  $800

3rd  Danny Smith  $480

5/6th Jason Evans / Nick Vita  $150 each

Friday nights 10-Ball Tournament would be won by Daniel “Lil D” McKenney as he made his way thru the bracket undefeated to claim first.

View the 10-Ball Brackets by clicking here.


1st Daniel McKenney  $1,250

2nd  Billy Young  $ 700

3rd/4th  Justyn Cone  /  Shane Winters  $150 each

Saturday would kick off the Viking Cue  Olhausen Billiards Classic Tour 9-Ball Event.  The event format was a race to 13 on both sides of the chart.  Players from around the region vyed for their shot at the first place prize moneys with a payout of over $12,000 the serious billiards came out in all that entered the tournament.
Gary Abood would be the last man standing as he defeated Nick Vita in the first set of the double elmination format that is standard on all of the Viking Cue Olhausen Billiards Classic Tour events.  The upsets were plentiful thru out the weekend as players that were expected to make their way to the finals would fall out of the tournament short of the money.View the full brackets by clicking here.


1st Gary Abood  $ 4500

2nd Nick Vita  $2700

3rd  Benny Conway  $1700

4th  Daniel McKenney  $1200

5/6th  Justin Bergman / Chuck Raulston  $700 each

7/8th  Josh Hillard / Billy Young  $200 each

9/12th  Danny Smith / Herman Quarles / Jason Evans / John “Rerun” Lacy  $150 each

Sunday’s $400 Added and $200 Added 9-Ball Mini Tournaments were both won by Gary Lutman.  Gary defeated Paul Dodge 5-0; Chris Viator 5-1; Dean Burkhammer 5-0; and Justyn Cone in the first set of the double elimination format in the $400 Added event.  Gary took home $400 for 1st place win, Justyn cone received $240 for 2nd place.

Lutman defeated Brock Freeman , Danny Smith and Johnny Sparks to take first in the $200 added Mini 9-Ball Tournament Sunday night.   Lutman took home $260 for 1st place.  Johnny Sparks received $100 for 2nd place.

Live Streaming for this event was provided by The Big Truck Show.  You can view additional videos by clicking here to go to the showpage.

The Viking Cue – Olhausen Classic Tour staff would like to thank The Green Room in Jackson, MS  owner Truett Hawkins, manager Zach Boyd and it’s staff for hosting this event.
We will be off next weekend but look forward to see you all at Classic Billiards in Conyers, GA for The Viking Cue “Handicapped” Tour’s $1500 Added event. Click here for more information on this event and to print a flyer.

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