Sylver Takes Gold at 2010 Lone Star Premier
Lone Star Billiards Tour / Houston, TX
The Lone Star Billiards Tour kicked off its first event of the year February 13-14 at Bogies Billiards and Games in Houston, TX. Even though it was Valentine’s Day weekend, 54 players turned out for the open event, which was won by Sylver Ochoa, and 16 women came out on Sunday to compete for their own $1,100 purse, which went to Terry Petrosino.
As the event progressed, the final four came down to Sonny Bosshamer versus Danny Lee and Ochoa against Dalton Riley. After the dust settled, Ochoa found himself, once again, on the “right side” with opponent Lee vying to capture the hot seat for the first time. But Lee was dealt a blow from Ochoa, sending him west.
On the west side, Raul Escobedo emerged victorious, having played ferociously and ousted Lee for second to met up with his best friend and road partner, Ochoa, in the final match. It was a two-set finals. Escobedo barely closed out the first set 9-7 and was ousted 7-1 in this true double-elimination format by Ochoa in the second.
In the ladies’ division, heavy hitters Petrosino, Kyu Yi, Courtney Peters, and Ricky Casper were among the 16 who competed. It came down to Peters and Petrosino on the winners’ side and Casper versus Yi on the left side. Yi finished in a respectable fourth and Peters in third. In the finals, Casper won the first set, but Petrosino came through for her second consecutive tour win.
1st Sylver Ochoa $800
2nd Raul Escobedo $550
3rd Danny Lee $350
4th David Mendiola $220
5th Sonny Bosshamer $150
7th Tom Mooney $100
9th Aaron Sharp $50
1st Terry Petrosino $300
2nd Ricky Casper $200
3rd Courtney Peters $100
4th Kyu Yi $70