TWO IN A ROW FOR OCHOA ON THE LONE STAR TOUR!
It was a small but strong field who turned out at Parker’s Billiards this past weekend to battle it out for a whopping $2,080 Tournament purse with the auction bringing in an extra $1700. Lone Star Tour regulars Blaine Barcus, Bobby Pacheco, Sylver Ochoa, Andy Jethwa, Javier Franco, and Louisiana’s own Derek Fontenot found themselves in the final 16 on Saturday night. Even though the field was a mere 36 players, the tight competition made for an exciting event!
Match play started on Sunday at 12pm with tour veterans and a few surprises on the winner’s side. Blaine Barcus from Sugarland, Texas, Brian Rosenbaum, and Marc “Mighty Mouse” Garza traveling fast through the one-loss side, earned top finishes for their excellent match play. However, after the smoke cleared, it was only Derek Fontenot and Andy Jethwa on the winner’s side and Sylver Ochoa and Javier Franco dueling on the one-loss side.
One the east side Fontenot was busy knocking down his last road block, Andy Jethwa 9-7, while on the west side Ochoa was taking out Franco 7-6. Ochoa continued his streak defeating Jethwa 7-4, leaving him in third. The final match brought back Derek Fontenot to defend his territory against Sylver Ochoa who was fighting for his second consecutive tour victory. Ochoa took charge winning the first set 9-8 sending the match into overtime. In the second race to seven Sylver pulled ahead and closed it out 7-5. It was another heated tournament finale! Congratulations gentlemen!
Many thanks to Bobby Parker and Parker’s Billiards for their generosity and we look forward to hosting our first 10-Ball event there in 2010. Thank you to our tour sponsors, Poison Cues and the Delta-13 Rack and congratulations to John Newsom who won the Poison AR2 Cue Raffle.
The Tour Finale will be at Bogies Billiards & Games December 12th-13th.
See you on the Lone Star Trail!
1st Sylver Ochoa $550
2nd Derek Fontenot $350
3rd Andy Jethwa $250
4th Javier Franco $150
5/6 Blaine Barcus, Bobby Pacheco $100 ea
7/8 Ernesto Bayaua, Marc Garza $80 ea
9/12 Rodney Stewart, Lanny Herrin, Brian Rosenbaum, Eugene Evans $60 ea
13/16 Will Felder, Don Bullard, Tom Welch, David Coates $45 ea