Taylor, Bryant, and Smith Rope Texas Billiards Victories
Lone Star Billiards Tour / Houston, TX

by InsidePOOL Staff

The Lone Star Billiards Tour crowned three winners at their July 24-25 event, where 56 open 9-Ball, 9 one-pocket, and 11 open ladies’ 9-ball competitors battled it out for over $6,000 in cash, which included $1,550 in added money. The event was hosted by Q Stix Billiards in Houston, TX, and saw Francisco Taylor, Charlie Bryant, and Megan Smith took first place in their respective divisions.

Saturday’s matches played down and brought back the final 12 open players Sunday. The final four on the winners’ side were Francisco Taylor, David Gutierrez, Sylver Ochoa, and Smith. The west side saw Bryant clean up, while Taylor clinched the hot seat over Ochoa 9-3. Gutierrez and Bryant reached one another, and Bryant escaped 7-6 for an all-too-familiar semifinal match with Ochoa but was put away 7-1. In the Taylor versus Ochoa final, the Nicaragua native came on strong and secured his first LSBT win undefeated 9-7.

In the one-pocket event it was Bryant over Ochoa for the cat bird’s seat and Gutierrez over Alonzo on the one-loss side. Gutierrez then took down Ochoa for a shot at first but fell to Bryant in the final 3-1.

The ladies’ side saw Smith, Ming Ng, Kyu Yi, and others compete for a chance at the $550-added, $1,080 total purse. The final two on the winners’ side pitted Smith and Yi, while Ng and Rose McCrory dueled on the west side’s final two. It was Yi over Smith 7-5, while Ng fell to McCrory 5-4. Smith persevered over McCrory 5-4 in the semis then defeated Yi both sets in the true double-elimination format.

The Lone Star Billiards Tour crowned three winners at their July 24-25 event, where 56 open 9-Ball, 9 one-pocket, and 11 open ladies’ 9-ball competitors battled it out for over $6,000 in cash, which included $1,550 in added money. Pictured is Francisco Taylor and Megan Smith.

The Lone Star Billiards Tour crowned three winners at their July 24-25 event, where 56 open 9-Ball, 9 one-pocket, and 11 open ladies’ 9-ball competitors battled it out for over $6,000 in cash, which included $1,550 in added money. Pictured is Francisco Taylor and Megan Smith.

9-Ball Open Results:
1st Francisco Taylor $800
2nd Sylver Ochoa $540
3rd Charlie Bryant $410
4th David Gutierrez $270
5th Megan Smith $130
Ernesto Bayaua
7th Doug Young $90
Brent Thomas
9th Jerald Jackson $55
David Parker
Mike Alonzo
Leon Contreras

One-Pocket Results:
1st Charlie Bryant $550
2nd David Gutierrez $350

Ladies’ 9-Ball Results:
1st Megan Smith $315
2nd Kyu Yi $200
3rd Rose McCrory $100
4th Ming Ng $50
5th Robyn Petrosino $25
Ricky Casper