Davis Jr. Scores First Lone Star Billiards Win

Davis Jr. Scores First Lone Star Billiards Win
Lone Star Billiards Tour / Houston, TX

by InsidePOOL Staff

James Davis Jr., formerly of Bastrop, TX, bested 57 other Texas sharpshooters who converged on Q Stix Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, TX, to duel for the cash the last weekend in February. With not only a 9-ball but a one-pocket event as well, the Lone Star Billiards Tour yielded a total of 97 players, with 21 entrants in the one-pocket and 18 in the ladies’ 9-ball. The total added money was $1,850, the tour’s largest added money event to date.

The final four on the winners’ side of the 9-ball event paired James Davis against John Newsome and Danny Tam versus Ernesto Bayaua. Newsome and Davis went double-hill, but when Newsome scratched on the 4 ball in the final game, it was all over. After Tam defeated Bayaua, the hot seat match pitted Davis against Tam. Davis staked his claim over Tam and awaited his west side opponent.

On the one-loss Mike Alonzo bested Aaron Springs, and Doug Young finished David Mendiola. In the next round on the one-loss side, Bayaua bested Young in a hill-hill thriller, and Newsome finished Alonzo 7-5. In the end, it was Newsome meeting Bayaua on the west side. Bayaua played impeccably and emerged the victor 7-3 to meet up with Tam, who succumbed to Bayaua’s drive.

Both Davis and Bayaua displayed utter determination and conviction. Davis finished undefeated by a final score of 9-7. Davis also finished second to Doug Young in the one-pocket event, and Joe McNamara finished a respectable third.

On the ladies’ side, 18 entrants competed for over $1,000 in prize money. Courtney Peters, vying for her first win, made it to the hot seat match with tour newcomer Ming Ng, only to be ousted in third place after Terry Petrosino bested her for a chance at first place. It was Petrosino over Ng 7-6 the first set of the final match, but the second went Ng’s way 5-2.

James Davis Jr., formerly of Bastrop, TX, bested 57 other Texas sharpshooters who converged on Q Stix Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, TX, to duel for the cash the last weekend in February.

James Davis Jr., formerly of Bastrop, TX, bested 57 other Texas sharpshooters who converged on Q Stix Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, TX, to duel for the cash the last weekend in February.

Open 9-Ball Results:
1st James Davis Jr. $800
2nd Ernesto Bayaua $550
3rd Danny Tam $350
4th John Newsome $250
5th Mike Alonzo $160
Doug Young
7th Aaron Springs $85
David Mendiola
9th Dalton Riley $60
Andy Jethwa
Jason Abate
Leroy Hawkins
13th Sonny Demetro $40
Dennis Strickland
J.C. Torres
Jacob Pena

Ng and Petrosino

Ng and Petrosino

Ladies’ 9-Ball Results:
1st Ming Ng $350
2nd Terry Petrosino $250
3rd Courtney Peters $125
4th Belinda Lee $55
5th Rebecca Riley $20
Kim Pierce
7th Courtney McClure
Robyn Petrosino
9th Teresa Garland
Jillian Valles
Michelle Prince
Laura Hsu

One-Pocket Results:
1st Doug Young $425
2nd James Davis Jr. $225
3rd Joe McNamara $155
4th Aaron Springs
5th Aaron Salinas
Shonn Ballew
7th Coby Rabourn
Danny Lee
9th Ernesto Bayaua
Eugene Epstein
Jerald Jackson
Jimmy Neal
13th Mike Alonzo
Ryan Holley
Dennis Strickland
Jim Walker

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