Abood, Ochoa, and Yi Lone Star Billiards Victors

Abood, Ochoa, and Yi Lone Star Billiards Victors
Lone Star Billiards Tour / Port Arthur, TX

by InsidePOOL Staff

Louisiana’s own Gary Abood took top honors at the Lone Star Billiards Tour’s June 5-6 stop in the 9-ball division, while Sylver Ochoa winning the one-pocket event and Kyu Yi the ladies’. The tour visited Tony Nguyen’s million-dollar creation, Crazy 8’s Pool Hall, which played host to 44 open players, 8 one-pocket players, and 12 ladies. It was a record event for the brand-new room, which sits on almost four acres of land in the heart of Port Arthur, TX.

In Sunday’s first one-pocket match, Charlie “Hillbilly” Bryant bested Abood in the semifinals and moved on to play Ochoa in the final match. It was a hill-hill thriller and anyone’s game until Bryant made an unforced foul and relinquished control of the game—and the victory.

In the open hot seat match, Abood came back from 8-4 down to Bryant and then executed a phenomenal hill-hill run to close it out. Eric Renteria gave Ochoa a run for his money in the quarterfinals, but Ochoa overcame a 6-2 deficit and captured the win. The semis saw yet another hill-hill bout with Ochoa and Bryant that saw Bryant advance to the final match against Abood. From the start, Abood controlled the table and the set. He bested Bryant 9-5 and took home his first Lone Star Tour victory.

The ladies also demanded center stage when Yi and Courtney Peters played on the stream table for the hot seat. It was 6-6 when Peters missed an 8-9 combo and Yi took it home. Meanwhile, Loretta Lindgren made fast work of her opponents on the one-loss side with four consecutive wins until she met up with Peters. Yi faced off with Peters once more and secured a final 7-5 victory.

Louisiana’s own Gary Abood took top honors at the Lone Star Billiards Tour’s June 5-6 stop in the 9-ball division, while Sylver Ochoa winning the one-pocket event and Kyu Yi the ladies’.

Louisiana’s own Gary Abood took top honors at the Lone Star Billiards Tour’s June 5-6 stop in the 9-ball division, while Sylver Ochoa winning the one-pocket event and Kyu Yi the ladies’.

Open Results:
1st Gary Abood $700
2nd Charlie Bryant $460
3rd Sylver Ochoa $350
4th Eric Renteria $230
5th James Davis Jr. $116
Aaron Remijio
7th John Newsome $89
Derek Fontenot
9th Troy Woodard $80
Jason Abate
Mike Alonzo
Viet Do

One-Pocket Results:
1st Sylver Ochoa $500
2nd Charlie Bryant $300

Ladies’ Results:
1st Kyu Yi $260
2nd Courtney Peters $150
3rd Loretta Lindgren $80
4th Tasha Salandanan $40

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