Jethwa Tops Lone Star Billiards Tour’s 2012 Season Finale

Jethwa Tops Lone Star Finale
Lone Star Billiards Tour / Houston, TX

by InsidePOOL Staff
The Lone Star Billiards Tour’s 2012 season finale was a smash, crowning five winners in their respective divisions. The $2,500-added November 23-25 event was hosted by Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, TX, and drew 74 players.

The Lone Star Billiards Tour’s 2012 season finale was a smash, crowning five winners in their respective divisions. The $2,500-added November 23-25 event was hosted by Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, TX, and drew 74 players.  Pictured: Andy Jethwa and Joey Barnes

The Lone Star Billiards Tour’s 2012 season finale was a smash, crowning five winners in their respective divisions. The $2,500-added November 23-25 event was hosted by Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, TX, and drew 74 players. Pictured: Andy Jethwa and Joey Barnes

Andy Jethwa defeated a slew of players in the open division, including Raul Escobedo, Eric Renteria, Sonny Demetro, and professional player Rafael Martinez in a double-hill match. For the hot seat, Jethwa met with newly crowned 2012 tour champion Brent Thomas, fresh off a concentrated win over Joey Barnes 9-5.  Jethwa was ruthless, allowing Thomas only a handful of opportunities at the table before he closed out the set 9-0.

Chase Rudder clawed his way back after a 9-5 loss to Barnes in the winners’ side final eight. Jonathan Poon bested Rudder but fell to Martinez. Danny Roland lost his second-round match to John Newsome, but he was undeterred. Roland won five consecutive matches before he was stopped cold by Barnes, joining Poon in fifth place. Barnes and Martinez mounted up for a race to 7 with dwindling stamina.  Barnes ground it out, taking down Martinez 7-4 and then making quick work of Thomas 7-1. Barnes regenerated with a bit of sustenance and then in true champion form bested Jethwa 9-4. Seemingly unaffected by his loss, Jethwa moved in steady rhythm around the table and overcame Barnes in the second set 7-2.

The amateur division attracted a field of 54 players. In the final four winners’ side Raul Escobedo bested Danny Roland 7-4, and Brent Thomas defeated Brian Rosenbaum 7-1. Escobedo was on fire in the hot seat, and sent Rosenbaum west 7-4.

On the one-loss side, Victor Rojas fell to Robert Demetro 5-4, and Sonny Bosshamer bested J. C. Torres 5-2. Bosshamer won five consecutive matches to meet Roland, who was on a roll of his own. Bosshamer bested Thomas, Roland, and Rosenbaum to meet Escobedo in the finals, which went into overtime by a score of 7-4. In the final match, Escobedo seemed frustrated after a few unforced errors and fought for every ball, but Bosshamer was steady as a rock and closed out the final 5-3.

Sonny Demetro, Brent Thomas
Brent Thomas was crowned the 2012 Tour Champion and All-Around Player. Thomas was not only the highest points leader common to both open and amateur divisions, but he finished the number-one-ranked amateur player for 2012.

Rafael Martinez swept the one-pocket division with wins over Billy Sharp, George Bailey, Chase Rudder, and Joey Barnes. Barnes came back to meet Martinez, who dominated the match 3-0. In the ladies’ 9-ball division, Ming Ng secured the hot seat over Teresa Garland 7-5 after wins over Liz Mitchel and Kalyn Gauthier.  Garland bested Loretta Lindgren in the semifinal 5-4but fell to Ng in the finals. Junior player Jacob Watson from Tyler, TX, claimed an overtime victory from Houston junior player Michael Fain.

Open Results:
1st Andy Jethwa $760
2nd Joey Barnes $500
3rd Brent Thomas $300
4th Rafael Martinez $100
5th Danny Roland $60
Jonathan Poon
7th Sonny Demetro $35
Kenneth Price
Will Felder
Jason Pearce

Amateur Results:
1st Sonny Bosshamer $760
2nd Raul Escobedo $440
3rd Brian Rosenbaum $240
4th Danny Roland $130
5th Robert Demetro $70
Brent Thomas
7th Victor Rojas $45
J. C. Torres
9th Chuck Adams $35
Curt Bovenzi
Eric Renteria
Michael Pickering

One-Pocket Results:
1st Rafael Martinez $670
2nd Joey Barnes $402
3rd Brent Thomas $268

Ladies’ Results:
1st Ming Ng $200
2nd Teresa Garland $100
3rd Loretta Lindgren $ 50

Juniors’ Results:
1st Jacob Watson $75
2nd Michael Fain $50

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