Jethwa and Peters Capture Lone Star Championship
Lone Star Billiards Tour / Houston, TX

by InsidePOOL Staff

The $3,000-added Lone Star Billiards Tour Championships were a huge success and wrapped up the 2010 season by crowning multiple winners. The event was hosted by Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, TX, December 11-12, and players from all over the south competed for over $13,000 in prize money with a record number of entries totaling 111.

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Sylver Ochoa, Andy Jethwa, Raul Escobedo

There were 72 entries in the open 9-ball division, and Saturday’s play reduced the field to 16 for Sunday. When the dust settled, it was T.J. Davis and Andy Jethwa who battled for the hot seat, while Sylver Ochoa was eliminated by Jason Brown 7-1 and Dennis Strickland eliminated Ernesto Bayaua 7-6. This pitted Brown against Escobedo on the one-loss side where Brown fell 7-5. Brown, who lost his second match, won nine consecutive matches and finished in fourth place. Davis, who lost his bid for the hot seat 9-7, was also eliminated by Escobedo 9-5. In the finals, Jethwa defeated Escobedo 9-5 and secured his second tour win of 2010.

Jason Brown took the 18-player one-pocket event by storm. He defeated Derek Fontenot, Sonny Bosshamer, Denis Strickland, and won his bid for the hot seat against James Davis Sr., who was on a roll of his own. On the one loss side, Strickland eliminated David Henson but fell to Davis Sr., who in turn lost to Brown in the finals 3-1.

The ladies’ event had a field of 16 and was full of heated competition and a few surprises. Courtney Peters defeated Amanda Hill 7-2, Kim Pierce 7-4, Terry Petrosino 7-3, and Ming Ng 7-6 to secure the winners’ side. Angela Martinez upset Terry Petrosino 5-4 but was eliminated by Ng 5-3. The final match was a nail-biter that saw Ng miss a crucial 8 ball at 6-5 to tie the match. Peters then pocketed the 8 ball but ran into the 9 ball, which forced her into a bank shot. She fired the ball cross-side in to win 7-5.

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Ng, Peters

Open Results:
1st Andy Jethwa $1,000
2nd Raul Escobedo $700
3rd T.J. Davis $450
4th Jason Brown $320
5th David Henson $210
Denis Strickland
7th Sylver Ochoa $175
Ernesto Bayaua
9th Sonny Bosshamer $140
Barry Strickland
Victor Rojas
Brian Sanders
13th Brent Thomas $90
Bobby Perez
Roy Payton
Brian Hickman

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Jason Brown

Ladies’ Results:
1st Courtney Peters $300
2nd Ming Ng $220
3rd Angela Martinez $150
4th Terry Petrosino $80

One-Pocket Results:
1st Jason Brown $560
2nd James Davis Sr. $420
3rd Denis Strickland $288
4th David Henson $144

Juniors’ Results:
1st Joey Torres $60
2nd James Parvala $40
3rd J.C. Torres $25
4th Johnny Lopez $15
5th Michael Fain $10

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