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“Double J” Spells Double Doom At Q Stix Billiards
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.
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.
1st Jeremy Jones $780
2nd Charlie Bryant $520
3rd Billy Sharp $390
4th Sylver Ochoa $260
5th-6th Ty Few $145ea.
7th-8th Andy Jethwa $100ea.
9th-12th Derek Fontenot $50ea.
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.
7th-8th Angela Martinez
9th-12th Loretta Lindgren
1st Jeremy Jones $600
2nd Charlie Bryant $350
3rd Ernesto Bayaua $150