Bryant Bests Port Arthur Field

Bryant Bests Port Arthur Field

(Photo: Charlie Bryant, Sylver Ochoa, Ming Ng, Marie Chhuon, and Owner Tony Nguyen in the background)

Crazy 8’s Family Pool Hall in Port Arthur, Texas played host to the Lone Star Tour’s twelfth stop of the year on August 28th-29th.   The $1,350 added event not only drew 43 open players and 13 women with almost $6,000 in cash up for grabs, but local Channel 4 News coverage as well. Charlie “Hillbilly” Bryant, Sylver “Cho-Uh” Ochoa, David Gutierrez, Steve Lenz, and Louisiana’s own Troy Woodard were all in attendance. LSBT’s Houston crowd represented as well with Rodney Stewart, Will Felder, Viet Do, Charles Crouch, Brent Thomas, Brian Rosenbaum, Chuck Adams, Eric Renteria, Thomas Juarez and Mike Alonzo.

Match play wrapped up on Saturday evening and brought the final twelve back on Sunday, in the money! On the winners’ side final 8, Bryant bested Will Felder 9-3, Gutierrez dusted Dalton Riley 9-4, Ochoa ousted Brian Rosenbaum 9-2, and it was Mike Alonzo over Viet Do 9-5. After being down by a deficit of 5-1, Gutierrez sent Bryant west by a score of 9-7, and Ochoa stopped Alonzo cold. In the hot seat match, Ochoa sent Gutierrez west 9-0 while the one loss side played out. It was David Heinz over Rosenbaum and Do over Stewart, Woodard bested Felder, and Riley eliminated Chuck Pham. Rosenbaum took down Do to meet up with Bryant, and Riley eliminated Woodard to meet up with Alonzo. One round later, it was Bryant v. Riley but the “Hillbilly” made quick work of him 7-0 then eliminated Gutierrez 7-4. In the final Ochoa came on strong 4-1 then 6-4 but Bryant gave his final answer 9-7.  In overtime, Bryant wasted no time and defeated Ochoa 7-3.  Also, congratulations to Dalton Riley (4th), Viet Do (7th-8th), Rodney Stewart (9th-12th), and Chuck Pham (9th-12th) who had their best finishes to date.

In the ladies event, Ming Ng played near flawless with wins over Love Nguyen, Belinda Lee, Marie Chhuon, and Loretta Lindgren.  It was Chhuon who made her way out of the woods and into the finals, but was out gunned by Ng 7-1.

LSBT recognizes its Official Cue, Poison Cues; Official Rack, Delta-13 Rack; Leagueshirts.com; and Barnett Ranching. LSBT would like to thank Jerry Jordan, Managing Editor of the Examiner in Port Arthur along with Channel 4 local news for their coverage of this event.

The tour debuts at Skinny Bob’s Billiards (formerly G Cue Billiards) in Round Rock, Texas on September 11th-12th.  Join LSBT “on the road”, accept the challenge, and take your game to the next level! See you on the Lone Star Trail!

Open Payouts

1st $800 Charlie Bryant

2nd $400 Sylver Ochoa

3rd $300 David Gutierrez

4th $200 Dalton Riley

5th-6th $125 Mike Alonzo

7th-8th $80 Viet Do, Troy Woodard

9th-12th $45 Chuck Pham, Will Felder, Rodney Stewart, David Heinz

Auction

1st $1,400

2nd $910

3rd $510

Ladies Payouts

1st $265 Ming Ng

2nd $170 Mary Chhuon

3rd $70 Loretta Lindgren

4th $40 Belinda Lee

Ladies Auction

1st $185

2nd $80

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