Davis and Whit Win Dallas Billiard Event

Davis and Whit Win Dallas Billiard Event

Lone Star Billiards Tour / Dallas, TX

 

by InsidePOOL Staff

 

The Lone Star Billiards Tour visited Hawley’s Billiards in Dallas, TX, the weekend of October 13-14 for its $1,000-added stop. The tour pulled in 57 players that filled two 32-player brackets for the open and amateur divisions, as well as 8 ladies. T. J. Davis, Mark Whit, and Orietta Strickland all walked away winners in their respective events.  Pictured are T.J. Davis and Barry Emerson.

The Lone Star Billiards Tour visited Hawley’s Billiards in Dallas, TX, the weekend of October 13-14 for its $1,000-added stop. The tour pulled in 57 players that filled two 32-player brackets for the open and amateur divisions, as well as 8 ladies. T. J. Davis, Mark Whit, and Orietta Strickland all walked away winners in their respective events. Pictured are T.J. Davis and Barry Emerson.

The Lone Star Billiards Tour visited Hawley’s Billiards in Dallas, TX, the weekend of October 13-14 for its $1,000-added stop. The tour pulled in 57 players that filled two 32-player brackets for the open and amateur divisions, as well as 8 ladies. T. J. Davis, Mark Whit, and Orietta Strickland all walked away winners in their respective events.

 

The open 9-ball winners’ bracket saw Dallas’ T. J. Davis defeat Robert Clark 9-6, as Al Mason passed Walt Anderson 9-2. It was a classic Davis versus Mason hot seat match for the Dallas pool fans. Mason pulled ahead 4-1, but Davis capitulated in the sixth rack when he kicked in a 4 ball then took off to secure a 9-6 win.

 

Chris “Woody” Smith made his way through the one-loss side, eliminating Walter Hawley and Somner, until he met up with Crispian Ng, who ended his run 7-4. Clark overcame Ng 7-3 to meet a streaking Emerson, who took out Clark 7-6, then Mason, 7-3, for a total of seven consecutive matches to reach Davis in the final. Davis defeated Emerson 9-6, going undefeated in the star-studded Lone Star Open division.

 

In the amateur division, Mark Whit defeated Joseph Pruiett 7-3, while Eric Renteria ousted Ng 7-5. Whit then eked out a hill-hill hot seat win over Renteria 7-6.

 

On the one-loss side, Doug Pitts won an astounding eight consecutive matches after a first-round loss to Tovar to meet Whit in the finals. The first set went to Pitts 7-6. In the final race to 5, both players ground it out till the very end. At 2-2, Pitts won two more games, which placed him on the hill first. Whit responded with three straight racks, winning the final set and his first Lone Star Tour title.

 

In the ladies’ 9-ball division, Orietta Strickland secured wins over Trisha Abadilla 7-0, Monica Anderson 7-4, and finally Courtney Molina for the hot seat 7-0. After a second-round loss to Molina, Cindy Cole came back to face Amber Stone, who was making a play of her own. Cole took a 4-1 lead but failed to close, and Stone took 5-4. Molina bested Stone but fell to Strickland in the final 7-3.

 

 

Courtney Molina and Orietta Strickland

Courtney Molina and Orietta Strickland

Open Results:

1st T. J. Davis $470

2nd Barry Emerson $300

3rd Al Mason $220

4th Robert Clark $110

5th Walt Anderson $65

Crispian Ng

7th Chris Smith $35

Tuan Nguyen

 

Amateur Results:

1st Mark Whit $400

2nd Doug Pitts $290

3rd Eric Renteria $200

4th Chris Smith $100

5th Crispian Ng $50

Joseph Pruiett

7th Coner Chinan $25

Vince Tovar

 

Ladies’ Results:

1st Orietta Strickland $100

2nd Courtney Molina $75

3rd Amber Stone $25

 

 

 

 

 

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