Al-Howri Claims First Poison Lone Star Title
James Davis, Sr., Ernesto Bayua, Hanni Alhowri
Hanni Al-Howri, originally from Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, now resides in Houston, Texas, and came close to achieving something only one amateur division pool player in the history of the Poison Lone Star Billiards Tour has ever achieved; winning both divisions at the same event. After several attempts, Al-Howri finally broke the ice in Round Rock, Texas, with his first-ever tournament win, going undefeated in the 71-player, amateur 9-ball division, and finishing second in the open 9-ball division. Resident tour player Ernesto Bayaua went unscathed in the 64-player, open 9-ball division, defeating Al-Howri in the final, at an event which drew a total of 123 players, and paid out over $9,000 in prize money.Read more
Poison Title Sponsors Lone Star Billiards Tour
In 2008, the Lone Star Billiards Tour began as a series of random, independent billiard events, founded and directed by WPBA Pro Player, Kim Newsome. It wasn’t until June 2009 that the official Lone Star Billiards Tour was established, and by 2010, it was well on its way to becoming one of the most well-known billiard tours in the United States.
Ariana’s to Host Lone Star Billiard Tour
Owners Bill and Minh Hammond
In business for over 33 years, the former "Rose Country Club", newly reopened and renamed, "Ariana's", is located at 13802 Homestead Road in Houston, Texas and will host the $1,000 added Lone Star Billiards Tour May 9-Ball Event, including a $500 added, Gulf Coast Women's Regional Tour 9-Ball Event, May 16th-17th, 2015. Owners Minh and Bill Hammond are excited to host their first Lone Star Tour Event since 2009! Rose Country Club was leased for a period of time when Minh and Bill felt they were ready to retire from the bar business.