Bayaua Breaks Poison Tour
Poison by Predator Tour / Houston, TX
by InsidePOOL Staff
The Poison by Predator Tour held its final 9-ball stop of the year November 3, and Ernesto Bayaua came out on top of the field to best Bobby Pacheco for the title. The $1,000-added event drew a field of 45 to Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, TX.
Bayaua went undefeated, besting Dalton Riley 6-4 and then Danny Lee 6-2 to reach the winners’ side finals. Facing him there was Sonny Demetro, who had dealt Bill Fuller his first loss 6-4, followed by a win over Raul Escobedo 6-0. Bayaua claimed the hot seat over Demetro, who went to the west side.
Fuller came back to whitewash Daniel Coffman 6-0, while Pacheco was making his move and eliminated Raymond Corpuz 6-2. In the next round, Fuller bested Lee and Pacheco defeated Escobedo to meet in the final two on the one-loss side. Pacheco plowed through Fuller 6-2 and gained his third-round loss vengeance on Demetro, eliminating him 6-5.
In the finals, Pacheco came on the strong, winning his eighth consecutive match against Bayaua 6-2. With the finals in overtime, it was Bayaua’s turn to answer back, and he did. Rock steady, he claimed a 6-0 victory over Pacheco, capturing his first Poison by Predator Tour event win.
1st Ernesto Bayaua $635
2nd Bobby Pacheco $450
3rd Sonny Demetro $325
4th Bill Fuller $200
5th Raul Escobedo $125
7th Daniel Coffman $75
9th Dalton Riley $40