Skinny Bob's AUG 13/14
DAVIS SR., CREWS, AND EATON SCORE ON LSBT
There were 92 players who entered the August 13th-14th, $1,000 added Lone Star 9-Ball event this past weekend at Skinny Bob’s Billiards in Round Rock, Texas. With 4 divisions, 92 players, and 139 entries, this event was another chart topper for the Lone Star Tour. Players came in droves from all over Texas. Notables included Kevin Guimond, Frank Ferrer, David Henson, Al Mason, Bill Fuller, Casey Crews, Tom Mooney, Thorndale junior player Ian Leyendecker, Jim Miller, John Palmore, David Escobedo, Jacob Jones, Antonio Mendietta, Patrick Hill, James Davis Sr., James Davis Jr., and many, many, more.
Tournament play followed each of the 4 player auctions which yielded over $5,000 in addition to $4,680 in tournament money. On Saturday the 50 player Open field was narrowed down to the final 16 for Sunday. The final 8 on the winners’ side yielded Davis Sr. over Drew McCoy 9-4, Guimond defeated Chris Haussman 9-2, Mason bested Davis Jr. 9-4, and Ferrer bested Tracy Sanders 9-8. The west side 8 saw Mauricio Chairez defeat Mendietta 7-2, Ray Tull best Fuller, Henson eliminate Hill 7-1, and Brian Sanders squeeze by Corey Dordek 7-6. As the 4 players from the no-loss side moved west, the action became even more intense. Davis Jr. eliminated Chairez 7-6, Sanders ousted Tull 7-5, Henson bested McCoy 7-6, and Haussman fell to Sanders who lost his first match but won 5 consecutive to finish 7th-8th. On the final 4 winners’ side, Davis Sr. moved past Guimond 9-2 while Mason finished Ferrer, 9-3. It was Davis Sr. over Mason 9-7 for the hot seat, while Henson added Davis Jr. and Mason to his list of 10 consecutive victims after losing his first round match to Mason. The final match between Henson and Davis Sr. wowed the crowd as both players fought tooth and nail for every ball. Davis Sr. ended Henson’s run in the first set by a score of 9-7. Congratulations to James Davis Sr. who won both the Open 9-ball and One Pocket divisions, and runner-up in both, David “LD” Henson.
The Amateur division saw 50 entries as well and completed in 1 day. On the winners’ side final 8, Cindy Parvala was defeated by Mauricio Chairez 3-1, Casey Crews bested Jacob Jones 3-1, Cliff Johnson ousted Fidel Gonzalez, and Kim Sanders fell to Tom Mooney 3-1. West side final 8 action saw B. Gonzalez best Rauli Parvala, Crews top T.J. Ortiz, Ian Leyendecker eliminate F. Gonzalez, and Josh Dordek move past Matt Jarolik. Back east for the hot seat, Chairez inched by Mooney 3-2, while Crews and Jones made their way into the final 4. Crews came alive after grueling wins over Cliff Johnson, Jones, and Mooney. The first set saw Crews breeze by Chairez 3-1. In overtime Crews kept pace as Chairez watched from is chair. At 2-0, Crews broke the balls and the 9-ball rolled in clean for a 3-0 shutout and very climactic ending to a fantastic event. Congratulations to Casey Crews who paid a $25 entry, $10 for himself in the auction, and won an astounding $850.
In the 20 player One Pocket division, David Henson blew through the bracket undefeated with wins over Mason, Rocky Esquival, and Davis Sr. Making a bid of his own, Davis Jr. defeated Crews and Rod Gustafson before he lost the hot seat to Henson, 3-2. After a first round loss to Henson, Davis Sr. blew through the one-loss side winning an incredible 8 consecutive matches which included wins over Eaton, Mason, Gustafson, Esquival, Davis Jr., and finally two sets over Henson 3-2, 2-1.
The Ladies Open 9-Ball event saw 19 contestants including former pros Gail Eaton and Cristina De La Garza, and BCA champions Jennifer Kraber and Kim Sanders, compete for almost $1,000 in prize money. On the final 4 winners’ side it was De La Garza over Nancy French 7-4 and Eaton bested Kraber 7-2. Eaton captured the hot seat 7-4 over De La Garza while Sanders plowed through the one-loss side with 5 consecutive wins, Mary Gros with 4 consecutive wins, but were both eliminated by Kraber 5-3, 5-4. Kraber left De La Garza in her wake as well, and with that earned herself a shot at Eaton, and redemption. Kraber captured the first set with ease, 7-2, but her victory was short-lived. After a break between sets, Eaton was more determined than ever and shutout Kraber in the second set 5-0.
Congratulations to all of our finishers and to Jacob Jones and Harold Howe who took home beautiful Poison Anthrax and Arsenic cues from the Skinny Bob’s cue raffle. Many thanks go out to the Lone Star Tour sponsors; Poison by Predator Cues www.poisonbilliards.com, Delta-13 Rack www.delta-13.com, www.PoolWebsites.com, and the APA of North Harris County. Special thanks to Skinny Bob’s Billiards for hosting a first class event and for accommodating the large number of players throughout the weekend. The Lone Star Tour is already looking forward to its next event at Skinny Bob’s Billiards.
The next “big event” is at Bogies Billiards in Houston, Texas on August 27th-28th. We will have the same format as Skinny Bob’s plus a Juniors Division! There will be 5 divisions hosted over 2 days, barbecue off the pit, and live streaming! Come join the fun!
1st James Davis Sr. $600/$1,300
2nd David Henson $400/$900
3rd Al Mason $270/$500
4th James Davis Jr. $150/$200
5th/6th Kevin Guimond, Frank Ferrer $90ea./$105ea.
7th/8th Tracy Sanders, Brian Sanders $75ea.
9th/12th Chris Haussman, Drew McCoy, Ray Tull, Mauricio Chairez $50ea.
1st Casey Crews $350/$500
2nd Mauricio Chairez $225/$300
3rd Tom Mooney $165/$150
4th Jacob Jones $120/$100
5th/6th Cliff Johnson, Fidel Gonzalez $70
7th/8th Cindy Parvala, Kim Sanders $50
9th/12th Berto Gonzalez, T.J Ortiz, Ian Leyendecker,Matt Jarolik $25
One Pocket Payouts
1st James Davis Sr. $500/$370
2nd David Henson $350/$200
3rd James Davis Jr. $150
4th Rocky Esquival $100
1st Gail Eaton $225/$300
2nd Jennifer Kraber $105/$200
3rd Cristina De La Garza $75
4th Kim Sanders $25