Lone Star Billiards Tour / Houston, TX

by InsidePOOL Staff

The first Lone Star Billiards Tour event held at the brand-new Houston’s Billiard Saloon drew Texas’ cream of the crop, including Charlie Bryant, David Gutierrez, Doug Young, Brian Rosenbaum, Andy Jethwa, Ernesto Bayaua, Marc “Mighty Mouse” Garza and junior champion brothers J.C. and Joey Torres. There were 51 entrants in all, with 11 women, who turned out to play for almost $4,000 in cash. Jethwa ended up in the winner’s circle for the first time on the tour, while Ming Ng continued her dominance over the ladies’ field.

The first Lone Star Billiards Tour event held at the brand-new Houston’s Billiard Saloon drew Texas’ cream of the crop, including Charlie Bryant, David Gutierrez, Doug Young, Brian Rosenbaum, Andy Jethwa, Ernesto Bayaua, Marc “Mighty Mouse” Garza and junior champion brothers J.C. and Joey Torres.

Saturday’s play whittled the field down to 12 for Sunday. Winners’ side final eight match-ups included an all-Louisiana shoot-out between Robert Dorsey and Derrick Cantu, Grady Cooper versus Jethwa, Brent Thomas versus Bryant, and Gutierrez versus Rosenbaum. On the west side, it was Sonny Bosshamer, Yoko Joe, Young, and Garza. The winners’ side yielded Dorsey going on to face Jethwa, and Bryant matching up with Gutierrez. Cantu triumphed on the one-loss side to face Garza, while Thomas went up against Rosenbaum.

Ultimately, east side action saw Jethwa and Bryant face off for the hot seat. Jethwa played perfectly and defeated Bryant 9-3, while Dorsey and Gutierrez bested Rosenbaum and Garza, respectively. Gutierrez then eliminated Dorsey 7-2 and Bryant 7-5 to meet Jethwa in the final. The first set went to Gutierrez 9-6, but the second set was game for game. In the final hill-hill rack, the players traded shots on a 6 ball safety until Gutierrez made a crucial mistake that left Jethwa out.

The ladies’ event drew 11 top Texas women, including Terry Petrosino, Ng, Courtney Peters, Ricki Casper, Teresa Garland, and Austin favorite Jasmine Bartz. It was a mother-daughter hot seat match between Robyn Petrosino and mother Terry, with Terry advancing 7-2. After she suffered an initial final four blow by T. Petrosino 7-4, Ng fought back with wins over Casper, Peters, R. Petrosino, and finally T. Petrosino for the win.

Open Results:
1st Andy Jethwa $700
2nd David Gutierrez $500
3rd Charlie Bryant $300
4th Robert Dorsey $200
5th Brian Rosenbaum $100
Marc Garza
7th Brent Thomas $80
Derrrick Cantu
9th Sonny Bosshamer $45
Doug Young
Yoko Joe
Grady Cooper

Ladies’ Results:
1st Ming Ng $230
2nd Terry Petrosino $135
3rd Robyn Petrosino $90
4th Courtney Peters $50