Jueco Wins First Poison Tour Billiard Title
Poison by Predator Tour / Houston, TX
The Poison by Predator Tour held its third stop of the year June 2 at Bogies Billiards in Houston, TX. Bogies added $1,000 to the players’ purse for the one-day 9-ball event that paid out in excess of $3,500, with Junior Jueco taking the lion’s share for his first-place finish.
The field consisted of 38 B players that included tour regulars Brent Thomas, Victor Rojas, Brian Rosenbaum, Valian Charles, Mark Fusina, Danny Lee, and Anthony Demetro. The swift race-to-6, winner-break format produced numerous upsets throughout the day and into the evening.Thomas took an early 6-5 hit from newcomer David Mendiola, while Chris Penry upset Demetro. Mickey Woinicki ousted former champ Sonny “The Boss” Bosshamer 6-1, and Jueco slid by Rojas 6-4 to meet one another for the hot seat match.
Rojas and Chauncey were defeated on the one-loss side by Demetro and Bosshamer, respectively, while Jueco secured the hot seat 6-1. Bosshamer punished Demetro and Woinicki to meet Jueco in the true double-elimination final. Bosshamer took the first set 6-2 but lost his focus in overtime. Jueco ended the battle 6-4, securing his first Poison Tour victory.
1st Junior Jueco $600
2nd Sonny Bosshamer $390
3rd Mickey Woinicki $250
4th Sonny Demetro $200
5th Victor Rojas $125
7th Chris Penry $100
9th Anthony Demetro $62.50