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Bogies Billiards 07/05/14

 Fireworks for Poon and Rudder  


Houston local Jonathan Poon (pictured left) took the Lone Star Tour amateur 9-ball division by storm this past weekend, July 5th-6th, at the Lone Star Billiards Tour “Firecracker” Event held at Bogies Billiards in Houston, Texas, sponsored by Poison by Predator Cues, Delta-13, Ozone Billiards, Improve Your Shot.com, and the APA of North Harris County.

The 46 amateur player field featured top contenders including Sonny Bosshamer (pictured right) who reached the hot seat effortlessly with wins over newcomer Bobby Comegys, 7-4, and Brian Rosenbaum, 7-2. Poon came close with wins over Jack Cavalier, 7-2, and Bob Hayes, 7-4, but lost his hot seat bid to Steve Williams. Williams’ run included wins over Kenny Lucio, 7-6, newcomer Ray Lambeth, 7-3, and finally Poon, 7-4. This pitted Williams and Bosshamer for the hot seat, sending Poon to the west side where his work was cut out for him. He made his way through Comegys, 5-2, and squeezed by Hayes, 5-4, while Bosshamer handily secured the winners’ side over Williams, 7-1. Williams fell to Poon in the semi-finals, 7-2, but earned himself a respectable third place and his highest finish to date. Bosshamer was chomping at the bit as Poon made his way to the final table. The finals were a fight to the bitter end as Poon secured the first set, 7-2. Overtime cranked up and Bosshamer came alive. The score was tied at 4 when Poon broke and ran out to secure his second Lone Star Tour amateur division title.

The open division saw 37 entries featuring the toughest around. Main attractions included Billy Sharp, Chase Rudder (pictured right), Manny Chau, Danny Lee, Sylver Ochoa (pictured left), and Ernesto Bayaua. Bobby Perez was a final four surprise, facing off with Sylver Ochoa, while Chau teed off with Rudder on the bottom side. After suffering a 9-7 loss to Rudder, Sharp made his way through the crowd with wins over Chuck Adams, 7-1, and Danny Lee, 7-1. After early round losses, Brian Rosenbaum and John Newsome crossed paths on the one loss side, the outcome favoring Rosenbaum, 7-6. On the east side, Ochoa ousted Perez, 9-4, while Rudder escaped Chau, 9-8. On the one loss side, Chau narrowly escaped Rosenbaum, 7-6, while Sharp eliminated Perez, 7-3. Hot seat action saw Rudder defeat Ochoa, 9-6, while Chau overwhelmed Sharp, 7-2. It was Ochoa over Chau, 7-5, staging a rematch with Rudder. Ochoa came out firing, quickly ending the first set, 9-2. Rudder maintained his position, answering back in the final set, 7-4.

Congratulations to Stephanie Verron and David Watson, the winning raffle ticket holders in this past weekend’s Poison cue raffle. Stephanie took home a Poison Bolt cue and David won a Poison VX Jump and a Poison VX Break/Jump cue.

The next Lone Star Event will be the Lone Star Texas Open 9-Ball Warm-Up, August 23rd-24th at Skinny Bob’s Billiards in Round Rock, Texas. For more information, please visit www.LoneStarBilliardsTour.com.

Amateur Payouts

1st Jonathan Poon $500/$490

2nd Sonny Bosshamer $310/$300

3rd Steve Williams $190/$180

4th Bob Hayes $120/$90

5th-6th Bobby Comegys, Brian Rosenbaum $60/$40

7th-8th Yoko (William) Joe, Ray Lambeth $40 ea.

9th-12th Varun Raheja, Tony Scott, Will Felder, Bobby Perez $25 ea.

Open Payouts

1st Chase Rudder $500/$640

2nd Sylver Ochoa $350/$430

3rd Manny Chau $210/$280

4th Billy Sharp $145/$120

5th-6th Bobby Perez, Brian Rosenbaum $70/$70

7th-8th Danny Lee, John Newsome $40 ea.


Bogies Billiards 05-17-14

Torres, Take Two!

Joey Torres, Masahiro "Hiro" Nakahara

Once again, junior player Joey Torres wowed the crowds as he breezed to his second, consecutive victory in the amateur division of this past weekend’s Lone Star Billiards tour event.  Torres topped a field of 47 including tour newcomer Masahiro “Hiro” Nakahara in the final, 7-5. On his way to victory, Torres annihilated Jack Cavalier, 7-0, Bill Fain, 7-1, and Sonny Bosshamer, 7-1, before meeting Hiro for the hot seat. Nakahara took down Chuck Adams, 7-5, Scott Mackenzie, 7-2, and tour veteran Erik Renteria, 7-4, for a shot at winning his first Lone Star tour title. Action on the one loss side saw Brian Rosenbaum eliminate Kenny Lucio, and it was Kevin Nguyen over Scott Mackenzie, by the same score, 5-2. Austin player Cielo Velasquez who took an early hit from Bosshamer, was ousted by Jonathan Poon who secured 6 consecutive wins after suffering a second round loss to Rich Rodriguez. Bosshamer went on to beat Nguyen, 5-2, while Poon fell to Renteria, 5-4. Hot seat action saw a composed Torres pull ahead of Nakahara for a 7-5 win, while Renteria stream rolled Bosshamer, 5-1. Nakahara pushed through Renteria, 5-3, to meet up, once again, with Torres. These two young guns displayed incredible calm and focus, but Hiro couldn’t make it happen. Torres overcame Hiro in the final set, 7-5.

The open division boiled down to Chase Rudder and Rafael Martinez, locking horns for the cat bird’s seat. Rudder’s victims included Curt Bovenzi, 9-3, Rich Rodriguez, 9-4, and Hiro Nakahara, 9-5. Martinez showed no mercy as he dealt blows to Rich Droste, 9-4, Sonny Bosshamer, 9-3, and Cielo Velasquez, 9-4.  On the one loss side, Joey Torres overcame Mike Evans, 7-2, while Kevin Nguyen slipped by Bovenzi, 7-6. Nakahara bested Nguyen, 7-2, and Velasquez eliminated Torres, 7-6. Nakahara forged on, slipping by Velasquez, 7-6, while Rudder captured the hot seat over Martinez, 9-6. Martinez made quick work of Nakahara, 7-2, but fell to Rudder in the final.

Many thanks to our sponsors Poison by Predator cues, www.PoisonBilliards.com, Delta-13 Rack, www.delta-13.com, Ozone Billiards, www.OzoneBilliards.com, www.ImproveYourShot.com, APA of North Harris County, www.facebook.com/apanorthharriscounty and Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar for hosting another successful Lone Star Event. The tour would also like to thank all of the Lone Star Tour fans at home who tuned in to watch the live action on Ustream! For tour and event information, please visit www.LoneStarBilliardsTour.com.

Amateur Payouts

1st Joey Torres $500/$400

2nd Masahiro Nakahara $300/$280

3rd Erik Renteria $225/$145

4th Sonny Bosshamer $155/$60

5th-6th Kevin Nguyen, Jonathan Poon $75 ea.

7th-8th Brian Rosenbaum, Cielo Velasquez $55 ea.

9th-12th Kenny Lucio, Scott Mackenzie, Chuck Adams, Bill Fain $25 ea.

Open Payouts

1st Chase Rudder $420/$350

2nd Rafael Martinez $295/$275

3rd Masahiro Nakahara $140/$120

4th Cielo Velasquez $95

5th-6th Joey Torres, Kevin Nguyen $65 ea.

7th-8th Mike Evans, Curt Bovenzi $35 ea.

Bogies Billiards 03/08/14

Ochoa and Torres Capture LSBT Spring Event

Ochoa, Martinez

Sylver Ochoa captured his ninth open division title while young gun Joey Torres took home his first-ever title in the amateur division at the Lone Star Spring 9-ball event held March 8th-9th, 2014, at Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, Texas. Ochoa defeated the renowned Rafael Martinez, 9-7, in the final while Joey Torres came from behind to defeat hot seat winner Erik Renteria two sets, 7-6, and 5-0. 
Torres, Renteria
There were 71 players competing for over $6,000 in prize money at the second Lone Star stop of 2014. New to the tour, top ten Taiwanese player Kevin Cheng, the “Taiwanese Typhoon”, joined the illustrious, star studded field, but failed to make the cut. The open division yielded little surprise as Manny Chau teed off against Rafael Martinez, and Sylver Ochoa faced off with Danny Lee in the final four, winners’ side. After suffering a 9-1 defeat at the hands of Martinez, Cheng faced off with Chase Rudder, while Ernesto Bayaua battled Bill Fuller. Back on the east side, Martinez defeated Chau, 9-7, while Ochoa dusted off Lee, 9-2. On the west side, Bayaua eliminated Fuller, then Chau, 7-6, while Cheng overcame Rudder, but fell to Lee, 7-6. Ochoa ousted Martinez for the hot seat, 9-3, while Bayaua eliminated Lee, 7-5. Determined to make a comeback, Martinez eliminated Bayaua, 7-5, for a rematch with Ochoa. Steady as ever, in the final match, Ochoa coasted his way to victory, 9-7.
There were 49 entries alone in the amateur division which saw Joey Torres lose his fourth round match to Will Felder, 7-6, and come back to win six straight sets, and his division. Danny Roland and Bob Guzik made their way to the final four on the winners’ side along with Will Felder and Erik Renteria. Roland overcame Guzik, 7-6, while Renteria sent Felder west, 7-5. On the east side, Torres was cleaning house. He eliminated Bobby Perez, 5-3, Guzik, 5-2, and Felder, 5-1. Meanwhile, it was Renteria over Roland for the hot seat, which pitted a first time match-up between Roland and Torres.  The match was a coin toss as players traded racks, until Torres pull ahead and ended the battle, 5-4. Torres made his way back to challenge Renteria for the title. In the first race to 7, Renteria missed a crucial 8-ball shot and Torres took full advantage, winning the set,  7-6. The second set was a different story as Torres won the flip and broke. Renteria never made it to the table.
The Lone Star Billiards Tour would like to thank its wonderful sponsors, Poison by Predator Cues, www.poisonbilliards.com, Delta-13 Rack, www.delta-13.com, Ozone Billiards, www.ozonebilliards.com, Improve Your Shot, www.ImproveYourShot.com, and the APA of North Harris County, www.facebook.com/apanorthharriscounty. For the latest event information, please visit www.LoneStarBilliardsTour.com.
Open Payouts
1st Sylver Ochoa $520/$860
2nd Rafael Martinez  $365/$630
3rd  Ernesto Bayaua $220/$420
4th Danny Lee $210/$150
5th-6th Kevin Cheng, Manny Chau $75 ea.
7th-8th Chase Rudder, Bill Fuller $35 ea.
Amateur Payouts
1st Joey Torres $450/$420
2nd Erik Renteria $290/$310
3rd Danny Roland $220/$200
4th Will Felder $150
5th-6th Kevin Nguyen, Bob Guzik $75 ea.
7th-8th Bobby Perez, Ken Lucio $50 ea.
9th-12th Sonny Bosshamer, Chris Penry, Cesar Bahena, David Trevino $30 ea.



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