Lucasi Tour Crowns Three Winners in AZ
Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour / Tempe, AZ
The Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour traveled to Tempe, AZ, November 8 with three events as part of the Southwest Pocket Billiards Championships at Skip & Jan’s Sports Bar. The $900-added events featured 35 players over three divisions: men’s bar table 8-ball, women’s bar table 8-ball, and open big-table 8-ball.
In the men’s bar table 8-ball division, Larry Eans and Charles Peten clipped Bob Soto and Vic Tyynismaa 4-3, respectively, in the A-side semifinals. In the A-side finals, Eans took down Peten 4-2. On the B-side Stephen Henderson stopped Mike Hamman at fourth place by a 3-1 margin, but in turn Henderson’s run finished at third place at the hands of Charles Peten 3-1. Peten met up with undefeated Larry Eans in the finals but was no match, as Eans captured the title by a 4-1 margin.
The women’s bar table 8-ball division featured Patience West and Lynda Niichel taking A-side semifinals matches over MaryHelen Mondragen and Teresa Eibner 4-0, 4-2, respectively. West then edged Niichel 4-3 to take the tourney hot seat. In the B-side finals, Mondragen eliminated Niichel at third place by a 3-1 margin. The tourney finals crowned West with the title, as she prevailed by a 4-2 score over Mondragen.
In the men’s big table 8-ball division Travis Choate defeated Mike Boyer in the A-side finals 4-2. Boyer later fell to the stroke of Don Thompson 4-2 in the B-side finals. Choate then captured the tournament finals with a 4-2 win over Thompson 4-2 for the title.
Men’s Bar Table 8-Ball Results:
1st Larry Eans $225
2nd Charles Peten $125
3rd Stephen Henderson $100
4th Mike Hamman $75
Women’s Bar Table 8-Ball Results:
1st Patience West $200
2nd MaryHelen Mondragon $100
3rd Lynda Niichel $75
Men’s Big Table 8-Ball Results:
1st Travis Choate $200
2nd Don Thompson $100