Capture Lone Star Titles
Danny Lee took the 56 player Amateur 9-Ball division by storm with wins over Eric Hsu, 7-4, Daniel Johnson, 7-3, and Raul Escobedo, 7-3. Eric Brown, the Open division runner-up, showed true resolve and stamina as he blazed a trail through Mark Fusina, 7-4, Lance Sullivan, 7-5, and finally Victor Rojas, 7-6, to reach Lee and his second hot seat match. In the wake of their destruction, it was Sullivan who emerged on the west side, winning 4 consecutive matches to face Victoria’s Alex Cardenas who won an astounding 6 consecutive matches after a 3rd round loss to Joey Torres. Cardenas would make Sullivan his 6th and final victim by a score of 5-3. On the east side, Brown lost the hot seat to Lee and in turn, eliminated Cardenas. Brown played a spectacular first match, becoming the first person to defeat Lee in the event, 7-4. Lee came back to win the second set and his first Lone Star Amateur title.
Teresa Garland took home “Top Lady” in the Open division and split the same award with Angela Martinez in the Amateur division. Junior players Joey Bourgeois, Jr. from Pasadena, Texas and Joey Torres of Houston, Texas cashed in the top 12 and also split the “Top Junior” award. Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar hosted another fine event, with 61 players in attendance and $1,000 added. Sponsors for this event included the Official Cue, Poison by Predator www.poisonbilliards.com, the Official Rack, Delta-13 Rack www.delta-13.com, and the APA Leagues of North Harris County. The next event will be at Houston’s Sports Bar in Houston, Texas on May 4-5, 2013.
1st Brent Thomas $490/$600
2nd Eric Brown $270/$370
3rd Patrick Werren $170/$200
4th Marco Tsudi $105
5th-6th Blaine Barcus, Joey Torres $60
7th-8th Durango Duran, Eric Hsu $40
9th-12th Brian Rosenbaum, Bob Guzik, Denis Strickland, Raul Escobedo $35
1st Danny Lee $510/$610
2nd Eric Brown $320/$420
3rd Alex Cardenas $240/$200
4th Lance Sullivan $160/$150
5th-6th Victor Rojas, Raul Escobedo $80/$80
7th-8th Durango Duran, Ben Deutsch $50
9th-12th Joey Bourgeois, Jr., Daniel Johnson, Joey Torres, Blaine Barcus $35
Open Top Lady - Teresa Garland $50
Amateur Top Ladies - Teresa Garland & Angela Martinez $50 ea.