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Space City Open IV
Dec 3-6, 2015
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Bogies 06/20/15

 Price and Pacheco Celebrate Father’s Day Wins on Lone Star Tour

Kenneth Price
 
Houston’s own Kenneth Price, player and father, fought his way through an elite, 37-player open 9-ball division, besting Chase Rudder in the finals, 9-7, while Deer Park’s Bobby Pacheco, a father as well, took care of business in the 49-player amateur 9-ball division, overcoming Ft. Worth’s Jeff Williams in the true double elimination final, 7-0, 5-2. Price and Pacheco captured their very first Lone Star Billiards Tour titles this past Father’s Day, at Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar, where over a half dozen father-son duos came out to enjoy a weekend of pool fun!

Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar, along with tour sponsors Poison by Predator Cues www.poisonbilliards.com, Delta-13 Rack www.delta-13.com, Ozone Billiards www.ozonebilliards.com, www.ImproveYourShot.com, and the APA of North Harris County www.facebook.com/apanorthharriscounty, facilitated another successful event for Houston’s thriving pool community with a generous $1,000 added to the event, and owner David Richardson couldn’t have been more pleased with the turnout. Currently, Bogies (located at 3040 FM 1960 E. in Houston) is undergoing some long-awaited renovations. New carpet, pub chairs, countertops, and black top in the parking lot are just a few of the latest additions. Bogies’ moniker, “Family Pool Hall”, painted in bright yellow and red on the outside of the windows, rang true as families gathered for the weekend’s festivities. Richardson says, “I’m very proud of the changes and our customers are really enjoying the new amenities.”

There were nearly 60 players in attendance and 86 division entries at the Lone Star Tour 9-Ball Event held this past weekend, June 20th-21st, 2015 at Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, Texas. Open division action saw Kenneth Price defeat Jason Byrd, David Richardson, Jeff Williams, 9-4, and Jesse Langston, 9-7, on his way to meet Chase Rudder for the hot seat match.  Rudder bested Scott Mackenzie, 9-4, Joe Heinaman, 9-6, David Parker, 9-5, and Bill Fuller, 9-2. Price handily won the hot seat, 9-1. On the one loss side, Bill Fain eliminated Genaro Flores, and it was Joey Torres over Parker, 7-3. Heinaman ousted Williams, 7-2, while Bobby Pacheco conquered Bobby Perez, 7-3.  After a third round loss to Williams, 9-5, Joey Torres came back to win six consecutive matches, including wins over Marc Garza, 7-1, Val Charles, 7-3, Flores and Langston, by the same score of 7-3. Meanwhile, Pacheco made his way past Fuller, 7-2, but was stopped short by Torres, 7-5. Rudder ended Torres’ run, 7-3, to meet Price for another round. In the finals, Price forged past Rudder, securing the set, 9-7, and his first open division title. Congratulations to Kenneth Price for finally breaking through in the open division!

Bobby Pacheco

In the amateur division, newcomer Jeff Williams was on fire! His victims included Anthony Authorlee, Will Felder, 7-4, Bill Fuller, 7-6, and Bill Fain, 7-4, while Bobby Perez blew through first-time competitor Ayham Shaddeh, Sonny Bosshamer, 7-6, Jeff Harris, 7-2, and finally Bobby Pacheco, 7-4. Williams and Perez battled it out for the hot seat, with Williams emerging victorious, 7-5. On the top of the one loss side, after losing his first match to Mark Cardenas, Port Lavaca’s own Joe Heinaman secured six consecutive matches, including wins over David Chow and Will Felder by the same score, 5-3, Joe Fagan, 5-4, and Jeff Harris, 5-0. After losing his first match to Williams, tour newbie Jim “The Pilot” Tomassoni also won six consecutive matches with victories over Joe Pelayo, 5-2, Anthony Gepayo, 5-1, J.C. Torres, and Rick Castillo, 5-4. Tomassoni took out Heinaman, 5-4, and Bill Fain ended Tomassoni’s run, 5-1. On the bottom of the one loss side, after suffering a 7-4 loss to Pacheco in the third round, Kenneth Price eliminated Jim Bishop, 5-2, while Bill Fuller overwhelmed Sonny “The Boss” Bosshamer, 5-3. Price slipped by Fuller, 5-4, only to be defeated again by Pacheco, 5-2. Pacheco went on to eliminate Fain, 5-3, and Perez, 5-2, to meet Williams in the finals. To say that Pacheco was on point would be a massive understatement. The long-time, Texas competitor, well-known in Houston for his affinity for bar table play (although this event was on 8’ tables), took down the undefeated Williams in the first set, 7-0. It wasn’t over yet. The ever-so-steady Williams made his bid for the second set, but Pacheco raged on, proving too much for Williams. Pacheco closed out the second set, 5-2. Congratulations to Bobby Pacheco who fought hard to win his first-ever Lone Star Tour title, with his son, Romeo, by his side the entire weekend!

Pacheco and son, Romeo

There were four, beautiful and talented ladies who participated in the Lone Star amateur 9-ball division; Tangela Hunt, Marie Rodriguez, Yvonne Ramirez, and Regine Delores. A definitive “Top Lady” finisher could not be determined, therefore, each of these women will receive a discount on their next Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour event entry!

Many thanks to the entire Bogies staff for hosting another first-rate event! Special thanks to room manager Adam “Coop” Cooper for his part in tournament direction and long-time resident player Chuck Adams for his role in the players’ meeting. During the Poison Raffle on Saturday, first-time event goer Jason Byrd took home a beautiful pearl, Poison Strychnine 1 playing cue, compliments of Poison Billiards.

There were many new players at this event and at least a half dozen cities across the state of Texas were well-represented.  For several players, this was their very first tournament experience! The Tour would like to encourage everyone who loves to play pool and compete in a friendly atmosphere, to attend a Lone Star Tour stop. The next opportunity to participate will be August 22nd-23rd, when the Lone Star Tour will descend on Round Rock, staging its 6th Annual Lone Star Tour Texas Open Warm-Up Event hosted by Skinny Bob’s Billiards. There will be a Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour 9-Ball Event on Sunday, August 23rd, players’ meeting beginning at 11:00am. Following the Gulf Coast event at Skinny Bob’s, the Gulf Coast Tour will stage it’s first-ever, $1,000 added women’s 10-ball event at Bogies Billiards (3040 FM 1960 E., Houston) on September 12th-13th. For more information on the Gulf Coast Tour, visit www.Facebook.com/GulfCoastTour.  

For more information on the Lone Star Billiards Tour, visit www.LoneStarBilliardsTour.com. “Like” us at www.Facebook.com/LoneStarTour.

Lone Star Staff

Open Finishes

1 Kenneth Price $500/$525

2 Chase Rudder $380/$350

3 Joey Torres $200/$200

4 Bobby Pacheco $125/$120

5/6 Bill Fuller, Jesse Langston $50 ea

7/8 Joe Heinaman, Genaro Flores $35 ea

Amateur Finishes

1 Bobby Pacheco $520/$450

2 Jeff Williams $340/$280

3 Bobby Perez $200/$120

4 Bill Fain $120/$70

5/6 Kenneth Price, Jim Tomassoni $50 ea

7/8 Bill Fuller, Joe Heinaman $35 ea

9/12 Jeff Harris, Jim Bishop, Sonny Bosshamer, Rick Castillo $25 ea

 

Ariana's 05/16/15

 Lone Star Firsts for Felder and Thomas

Will Felder
 
Houston's Will Felder fought his way through an elite, open division of 32 players, besting Durango Duran in the finals, 7-0, while David Thomas took care of business in the 50 player amateur division, also overcoming Duran in the amateur finals, 7-4. Felder and Thomas went undefeated to win their first-ever Lone Star Tour event titles.
 
Ariana’s, along with tour sponsors Poison by Predator Cues www.poisonbilliards.com, Delta-13 Rack www.delta-13.com, Ozone Billiards www.ozonebilliards.com, www.ImproveYourShot.com, and the APA of North Harris County www.facebook.com/apanorthharriscounty, facilitated another successful event for Houston’s thriving pool community. In business for over 33 years, the former "Rose Country Club", newly reopened and renamed, "Ariana's", added a generous $1,500 to the event, and owners Minh and Bill Hammond couldn’t have been more pleased with the turnout. Rose Country Club was leased for a period of time when the couple felt they were ready to retire from the bar business, but retirement didn't last long! Following the lease period, the old Rose Country was closed for a brief time for cleaning and repairs and debuted earlier this year as the all-new, "Ariana's", once again under the direction of the Hammond’s.
 
There were nearly 80 players in attendance this past weekend, May 16th-17th at Ariana’s, hosting its first Lone Star Tour event since 2009. Open division action saw Will Felder defeat John Chang, 9-5, Chuck Farinella, 9-3, Raymond Cardenas, 9-5, and Durango Duran for the hot seat, 9-8. Along the way, Duran bested David Thomas, 9-6, J.J. Manley, 9-0, and Kevin Frauenberger, 9-8. Joey Torres and J.J. Manley teed off on the one loss side with Torres advancing, 7-1. It was Kris Modisette over Tom Welch, and Tim Ramon fell to David Thomas. After a second round loss to Duran, 9-5, Thomas went on to win 7 consecutive matches, including wins over Frauenberger, 7-3 and Cardenas, 7-5, but coming up short with Duran, 7-2. Duran didn’t last long as Felder took him down, 7-0, to capture his first Lone Star Tour event title.
 
 
David Thomas, Durango Duran
 
In the amateur division, David Thomas was on fire with wins over Damion Manning, 7-3, Sam Stony, 7-4, and Raymond Cardenas, 7-2, while Alex Cardenas defeated J.J. Manley, 7-3, Tom Welch, 7-3, and Bob McFerren, 7-1. Thomas overcame A. Cardenas for the hot seat, 7-4. On the one loss side, Jesse Langston eliminated Tom Welch, 5-3, and Kenneth Price ousted Rudy Sanchez. Duran eliminated Sam Stony and it was Lufkin’s Ralph Foy over Danny Bennett. Langston was shut out by Raymond Cardenas, 5-0, and Duran sent McFerren packing, 5-2. After losing his second match to Ralph Foy, Duran won an incredible 9 consecutive matches before falling to Thomas in the final, 7-4. Congratulations to David Thomas who went undefeated in a stout field of 50 players to secure his first Lone Star Tour event title.
 
 
Loretta Lindgren, Teresa Garland
 
 The Lone Star 9-ball bar table event included a side-by-side with the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour, also sponsored by Delta-13 Rack and the APA of North Harris County. This year the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour will stage a women’s 9-ball event at each Lone Star Tour stop. The June 20th Gulf Coast Women’s Event has been rescheduled for September 12TH-13TH at Bogies Billiards (3040 FM 1960 E) and it will be a $1,000 added 10-ball event. On Saturday, Loretta Lindgren captured her first regional tour title, besting Teresa Garland in the second set of the true double elimination final, 7-4. Congratulations Loretta! Read the complete article at www.wpba.com and on Facebook/GulfCoastTour.
 
"Thank you" to Damion Manning, Melvin “Junior” Miller, Chuck Adams, and Mike Fabacher for assisting with tournament duties. Many thanks go out to supporters Toni and Rudy Esteves and their gang from Lufkin, Texas who attended the event; J.B Chapel, Ralph Foy, Kris Modisette, and R.J. Smith.  
Congratulations to Gulf Coast ladies Amber Keithley and Ricki Casper who won Poison VX Break/Jump Cues in Saturday’s Poison Cue Raffles.
 
The next Lone Star Billiards Tour 9-ball event will be June 20th-21st at Bogies Billiards, 3040 FM 1960 E., in Houston, Texas. For more information on the 2015 Lone Star Tour season, visit www.LoneStarBilliardsTour.com. “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook/LoneStarTour.  
 
~ Lone Star Staff
 
Open Finishes
1 Will Felder 440/500
2 Durango Duran 310/375
3 David Thomas 185/145
4 Raymond Cardenas 125
5/6 Kris Modisette, Kevin Frauenberger 60ea
7/8 Joey Torres, Tim Ramon 35ea
 
Amateur Finishes
1 David Thomas 480/420
2 Durango Duran 310/230
3 Alex Cardenas 230/130
4 Raymond Cardenas 160/70
5/6 Bob McFerren, Jesse Langston 75ea/40ea
7/8 Kenneth Price, Ralph Foy 50ea
9/12 Tom Welch, Rudy Sanchez, Sam Stony, Danny Bennett $30 ea

Bogies West 03/07/15

 Rudder and Diaz Win LSBT Spring Event

 
 
There were 88 players in attendance this past weekend at Bogies West in Houston, Texas, the newest Lone Star Billiards Tour venue, hosting its first two-day, 9-ball event in addition to a Gulf Coast Women’s 9-ball event. Former Lone Star Tour Champion Chase Rudder (pictured above) fought his way through an elite field of 39 players, while Marvin Diaz took care of business in his 51-player division, to capture 2015 Lone Star titles.
 
The Lone Star Tour Spring 9-Ball Event kicked off on Saturday, March 7th, and played through Sunday afternoon. Chase Rudder surged to a hot seat victory over Austin’s Tom Mooney, 9-3, and Abel Lara took down Bill Fuller in the amateur side hot seat, 7-1, but the finals would shape up a bit differently than expected.
 
Saturday’s competition brought back the final 40 competitors on Sunday. Open division action saw Rudder defeat Joey Torres, 9-6, James Davis, Jr., 9-3, and Raymond Cardenas, 9-6. Mooney bested Josh Dordek, 9-5, Jesse Langston, 9-7, and Mike Liang, 9-1, to meet Rudder for the hot seat. After a second round loss to Kevin Nguyen, League City’s Denis Strickland had an epic run with wins over Chuck Adams, Will Felder, Marc McClure, David Gutierrez, and Jesse Langston, to meet Joey Torres. On the topside, it was Davis, Jr. over Dordek, and Strickland put another notch in his belt with a 7-4 win over Torres. Davis Jr. ousted Liang, 7-3, and Strickland secured his seventh win over Cardenas, 7-6. On the east side, Rudder defeated Mooney for the hot seat, 9-3, while Strickland eliminated Davis, Jr. on the east, 7-6. After eight straight match wins, Strickland was still going strong. The former Houston Open Champion went on to secure his ninth straight win, eliminating Mooney, 7-4, earning himself a well-deserved shot at first place. In an amazing display of stamina, the veteran Strickland mustered enough steam to overcome Rudder for a tenth straight win, 9-5. Rudder knew it was time to tighten his belt and end Strickland’s reign. Stepping up his game, Rudder shut-out Strickland the second set, 7-0, to win his first event of 2015.
 
In the amateur division, Houston’s own Abel Lara (above right) reached the winners’ side final four with wins over Bobby Dominguez, Tyler Partin, Erik Renteria, and Horacio Cortez while Marvin Diaz bested Scooter Thweatt, Kevin Nguyen, and Josh Dordek, to meet Lara. Bill Fuller overcame Viet Do, Raymond Cardenas, and Anthony Gepayo, while Austin’s Justin Espinosa made his way through Sonny Bosshamer, John Newsome, and Tom Mooney. On the one loss side, Gepayo eliminated Renteria, 5-3, and Mooney bested Nguyen, 5-2. On the bottom side, Dordek ousted Newsome, 5-2, and Derrell Taylor fell to Cortez, 5-3. Back on the east side, Lara bested Diaz, 7-3, and it was Fuller over Espinosa, 7-5. On the one loss side, Diaz defeated Mooney, 5-3, while Dordek shut-out Espinosa, 5-0. Lara claimed the hot seat, dealing Fuller his first loss, 7-1. Diaz made his way back through Dordek, then Fuller, for a rematch with Lara. Diaz sent the finals into overtime, capturing the first set, 7-5. During the second set, after a few unforced errors by Lara, Diaz took the lead and secured the win, 5-2.
 
This year the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour (www.facebook.com/gulfcoasttour) will stage a women’s 9-ball event at each Lone Star Tour stop. There were 29 ladies competing in Saturday’s event, with Natalie Esparza emerging undefeated with a 7-5 win over Terry Petrosino. Read the complete article at www.wpba.com.  
 
The Lone Star Billiards Tour would like to thank sponsors Poison by Predator Cues, www.poisonbilliards.com, Delta-13 Rack, www.delta-13.com, Ozone Billiards, www.OzoneBilliards.com, www.ImproveYourShot.com,  and the APA of North Harris County, www.facebook.com/apanorthharriscounty
 
"Thank you" to Bogies West, GM Stephanie Verron and staff, for hosting a first-rate event. The tour would also like to recognize Chuck Adams and Ricki Casper for their assistance with tournament direction.
 
Last but not least, congratulations to Robyn and Richard Petrosino who each won a Poison VX Break/Jump Cue in Saturday’s raffles.
 
The next event will be May 16-17 at Ariana’s (the old Rose Country), 13802 Homestead Rd., Houston, Texas. This will be the first bar table event on tour since 2011 and we look forward to a big turnout. There are (16) tables and they will be open. For more information about Ariana’s, visit www.facebook.com/arianashonkytonkcantina.
 
For event details and information on the 2015 season, visit www.LoneStarBilliardsTour.com. “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LoneStarTour.  
Open Finishes
1 Chase Rudder 505/500
2 Denis Strickland 360/360
3 Tom Mooney 210/240
4 James Davis, Jr. 140/120
5/6 Mike Liang, Raymond Cardenas 70ea
7/8 Josh Dordek, Joey Torres 35ea

Amateur Finishes
1 Marvin Diaz 485/430
2 Abel Lara 310/320
3 Bill Fuller 235/210
4 Josh Dordek 160/100
5/6 Tom Mooney, Justin Espinosa 75ea
7/8 Anthony Gepayo, Horacio Cortez 55ea
9/12 Erik Renteria, Kevin Nguyen, John Newsome, Derrell Taylor 30ea

Bogies Billiards 01/24/15

 Chau and Nguyen Capture 2015 Lone Star Kick-Off

 

Hailing from Peru, professional player Manny Chau (pictured left) fought his way through an elite field of open 9-ball division players, taking home the title at the Lone Star Billiards Tour Kick-Off event held January 24th-25th at Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar in Houston, Texas. Chase Rudder made a big splash with a short-lived hot seat victory over Houston south-sider Nick Hood, until meeting Chau in the finals. Destroying the amateur 9-ball field was up-and-comer Kevin Nguyen who faced off with tour newcomer Horacio Cortez for the amateur title. Nguyen captured his first-ever, long awaited, tour victory.

Sunday afternoon, matches went into overtime as 71 competitors grinded to the bitter end. In the open division, Chase Rudder (above right) flew undefeated to the hot seat with wins over Marvin Diaz, 9-1, Danny Lee, 9-6, Ernesto Bayaua, 9-6, and Chau, 9-6. Nick Hood devoured Mike Liang, 9-4, Yoko Joe, 9-6, John McDowell, 9-3, and finally Masahiro “Hiro” Nakahara, 9-6. Early upsets included Kevin Nguyen over professional player Shawn Putnam, 9-5, and Andy Jethwa over world champion Rafael Martinez, 9-5. On the one loss side, Putnam staged a comeback with 5 consecutive wins over Rudy Sanchez, 7-2, Eric Hsu, 7-3, Jethwa, 7-3, Bayaua, 7-3, and Nakahara, 7-4. Nguyen eliminated Martinez, 7-5, and in turn was eliminated by McDowell. Winners’ side hot seat action saw Rudder take an early lead over Hood, 4-0. Hood returned fire, but it was too little, too late, as Rudder secured the win, 9-6. Back on the west side, Putnam secured 7th-8th position defeating Nakahara, 7-4, while Chau eliminated McDowell, 7-1. Putnam overcame Chau, 7-1, and Hood, 7-2, to meet Rudder. Chau decimated Rudder both sets, 9-3, 7-1.

Nguyen, Cortez

Kevin Nguyen had an incredible run in the amateur division defeating Scott White, Jason Bagby, 7-5, Mike Nguyen, 7-3, and Bobby Perez, 7-3. New to the tour, Horacio Cortez defeated K.G. McCormmick, Sonny Bosshamer, 7-4, Wayne Stephens, 7-6, and Chuck Adams, 7-3. On the one loss side, Stephens defeated Masahiro Nakahara, 5-2, and Jeff Corona eliminated Garett Sitz, 5-3. It was Rudy Sanchez over Jeffrey Chen, 5-3, and Abel Laura over Mike Nguyen by the same score. Nakahara defeated Sitz, 5-2, and it was Laura over Chen, 5-3. After suffering his first blow to Nguyen, Perez came out swinging, besting Nakahara, 5-0, and Laura, 5-4.In the hot seat match, Nguyen took down Cortez, 7-3, pairing Cortez and Perez in the next round. Both players fought for every shot until a crucial hill hill mistake cost Perez the set. In the finals, Cortez proved a more-than-worthy opponent, taking the first set from Nguyen, 7-4. After a short break, the players flipped the coin and began the second set. Nguyen did an excellent job regrouping, as he took the lead, and the final set, 5-3.

This year the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour (www.facebook.com/gulfcoasttour) will stage a women’s 9-ball event at each Lone Star Tour stop. There were 22 ladies competing in Saturday’s 9-ball event, with Ricki Casper emerging undefeated with a final 7-2 win over 2014 Gulf Coast Tour Champion, Belinda Lee. For more information, visit www.gulfcoasttour.wordpress.com.

Ricki Casper
 
The Lone Star Billiards Tour would like to thank this year’s sponsors Poison by Predator Cues, www.poisonbilliards.com, Delta-13 Rack, www.delta-13.com, and the APA of North Harris County, www.facebook.com/apanorthharriscounty along with Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar and owners David and Shannon Richardson for their continued support. Also, congratulations to Alicia Huff and Robin Climer who won brand new Poison by Predator cues at Saturday’s cue raffle!

The next event will be March 7-8 at the all-new Bogies Billiards West located at 9638 Jones Rd., Houston, Texas.

For event details and information on the upcoming 2015 season, visit www.LoneStarBilliardsTour.com. “Like” us at www.Facebook.com/LoneStarTour.  

Open Payouts

1st Manny Chau $440/$500

2nd Chase Rudder $290/360

3rd Nick Hood $205/$230

4th Shawn Putnam $145/$140

5th-6th Masahiro Nakahara, John McDowell $65 ea.

7th-8th Ernesto Bayaua, Kevin Nguyen $45 ea.

 

Amateur Payouts

 

1st Kevin Nguyen $400/$400

2nd Horacio Cortez $260/$260

3rd  Bobby Perez $180/$130

4th  Abel Laura $120

5th-6th Masahiro Nakahara, Chuck Adams $65 ea.

7th-8th Garett Sitz, Jeffrey Chen $45 ea.

9th-12th Wayne Stephens, Jeff Corona, Rudy Sanchez, Mike Nguyen $25 ea.

  

Kick Off 01/24/15

LSBT Kicks-Off 2015 Season

The Lone Star Billiards Tour will celebrate its 9th birthday this year as one of Texas' longest running billiard tours. Sponsors Poison by Predator Cues, Delta-13 Rack, Ozone Billiards, Improve Your Shot, and the APA of North Harris County will once again join this year's line-up of industry supporters to help bring the players of Texas and surrounding areas some of the best billiard compeition on the scene. LSBT offerings for players and pool rooms, have kept this little Texas Tour on top! Players can track their progress through detailed player rankings, stay up-to-date on events, and even check out some of the women's events offered by sister tour and WPBA sanctioned, Women's Gulf Coast Regional Tour on the Lone Star Website. Players, fans, and enthusiasts can also find flyer downloads, press partners and sponsor links at their fingertips! Attend an event, to play or watch, and experience the friendliness and down-home hospitatlity of the Lone Star Tour which caters to all players; any skill level, any age. With four venues on this year's calendar, housing some of the area's best equipment, it's a pool player's paradise. You won't want to miss an event! If you have questions or comments, please feel free to use the website's contact page. We look forward to hearing from you and we'll see you on tour!

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