Gutierrez Victorious on Fast Eddie’s Billiard Tour

Two in a Row for Gutierrez
Fast Eddie’s Olhausen 9-Ball Tour / Lubbock, TX

by Skip Maloney

David Gutierrez is the only player in the history of Fast Eddie’s Olhausen 9-Ball Tour to win three events in a row, and on the weekend of April 18-19, he put himself in position to do it again time by winning his second straight victory on this year’s tour. He completed a second straight undefeated weekend by besting Jui Lung Chen in the $1,750-added event, which drew 60 entrants to Fast Eddie’s in Lubbock, TX.

From among the winners’ side final four, Gutierrez began with a 9-6 victory over Nick Tafoya, as Jui Lung Chen was sending Jay Thurman west 9-5. In the hot seat match that followed, Gutierrez sent Chen to the semifinals 9-6 and waited for his return.

Thurman’s move to the one-loss side set him up versus Robert Newkirk, while Tafoya met Tommy Tokopah. It was Newkirk and Tafoya advancing to the quarterfinals with identical 7-5 wins over Thurman and Tokopah. Tafoya dropped Newkirk into fourth place to meet Chen in the semifinals.

Tafoya and Chen battled to hill-hill before Chen prevailed for his second chance at Gutierrez. Chen, with a degree of momentum on his side, jumped out to an early and commanding 6-1 lead in the finals before Gutierrez responded with six straight racks to surge ahead to 7-6. Chen fought back to tie it at 7, but the final two and a second straight Fast Eddie’s victory went to Gutierrez.

David Gutierrez is the only player in the history of Fast Eddie’s Olhausen 9-Ball Tour to win three events in a row, and on the weekend of April 18-19, he put himself in position to do it again time by winning his second straight victory on this year’s tour.

David Gutierrez is the only player in the history of Fast Eddie’s Olhausen 9-Ball Tour to win three events in a row, and on the weekend of April 18-19, he put himself in position to do it again time by winning his second straight victory on this year’s tour.

Results:
1st David Gutierrez $1,300
2nd Jui Lung Chen $850
3rd Nick Tafoya $660
4th Robert Newkirk $475
5th Tommy Tokopah $300
Jay Thurman
7th Gordon Van der Veer $160
Peter Sucre
9th Alex Espinoza $120
Ryan Robinson
Justin Pena
Vernon Richards

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