Lone Star Billiards Tour / Houston, TX

by InsidePOOL Staff

Jason Brown became the newest addition to the Lone Star Billiards Tour’s winners with his victory in the open division of their October 9-10 stop. The event was hosted by Slick Willie’s Family Pool Hall in Houston, TX, where 66 entrants in four divisions played for over $5,000 in prize money.

Saturday’s first three rounds of play yielded a new look for the winners’ side with APA champion Don Bullard versus Grady Cooper, Alex Cardenas versus North Carolina’s Brown, Danny Lee versus Andy Jethwa, and Victor “Champion” Rojas versus David Gutierrez. Charlie “Hillbilly” Bryant found himself in unfamiliar territory when he was eliminated Saturday by Brown 9-6 and Marc Garza 7-4.

lsbt brown Brown Becomes Newest Lone Star Champ

Jason Brown became the newest addition to the Lone Star Billiards Tour’s winners with his victory in the open division of their October 9-10 stop.

On Sunday, Garza, Sonny Bosshamer, Blaine Barcus, and Rodney Stewart waited in the wings while the east side produced Bullard versus Brown, and Lee versus Rojas. Jethwa, Gutierrez, and Cardenas advanced on the left, along with Barcus, who was the only one of the original four who made it another round. On the east side, Bullard fell to Brown 9-3 and Lee bested Rojas 9-5.

Ultimately it was Jethwa versus Gutierrez and Barcus versus Cardenas on the west side. Gutierrez bested Jethwa then Bullard to reach Rojas who was on a streak of his own. Rojas sent Gutierrez west earlier 9-8, but Gutierrez exacted his revenge 7-1. Meanwhile, Brown’s determination landed him in the hot seat 9-4 over Lee. Gutierrez made quick work of Lee but fell in the finals to the undefeated Brown 9-5.

There were 12 ladies who appeared in full force on Sunday. Tournament hopefuls included Ricki Casper, Tisha Hay, Robyn Petrosino, Yvette Reyes, and former pros Deanna Kniola and Ming Ng. It was Ng over Kniola 7-6 for the hot seat, and on the west side, Belinda Lee over Casper. Kniola finished a respectable third, while Ng took down Lee in the final 7-3.

Open Results:
1st Jason Brown $700
2nd David Gutierrez $460
3rd Danny Lee $350
4th Victor Rojas $230
5th Don Bullard $120
Alex Cardenas
7th Andy Jethwa $80
Blaine Barcus
9th Marc Garza $45
Sonny Bosshamer
Grady Cooper
Rodney Stewart

Ladies’ Results:
1st Ming Ng $230
2nd Belinda Lee $150
3rd Deanna Kniola $100
4th Ricki Casper $50

One-Pocket Results:
1st David Gutierrez $225
2nd Jason Brown $100

Junior Results:
1st Robyn Petrosino $50
2nd Nicholas Calderaro $25