Frauenberger and Watson Wow on Poison Lone Star Tour
Kevin Frauenberger defeated Steve Lenz, 5-4, in the final set of the 90-player, amateur 9-ball division, securing his first-ever win on the Poison Lone Star Billiards Tour. In the 85-player, open 9-ball division, Jacob Watson captured his second, open title, overwhelming Alex Calderone in the final set, 6-3.
On July 6th-7th, 2019, Tour title sponsor, Poison by Predator Cues, sponsors Cyclop Pool Balls, APA of North Harris County, Vapor Fiend, OutsvilleBilliards, Southern Streaming, and venue, Big Tyme Billiards, facilitated a record-breaking event for the Poison Lone Star Tour. This inaugural bar table tournament, held at Big Tyme Billiards in Spring, Texas, garnered one hundred and fifty-one players, including forty Gulf Coast Tour women, and paid out over $12,000 in prize money. This was the largest crowd of players ever assembled, since the Tour’s 2009 inception. The production drew notable, “open only” players, such as Tommy Sanders, Justin Espinosa, Ernesto Bayaua, Alex Calderone, Andy Jethwa, John Weeks, and Doug Young, and featured a two-day, live stream, produced by Mike Fabacher of Southern Streaming.The Tour would like to thank room owners Billy Sharp, Deborah Sharp, Mark Avery, and Jim Henry, for hosting the most successful Tour stop to date. Big Tyme not only accommodated nearly 200 people, but provided the best equipment, along with an attentive staff, which made for a very enjoyable, tournament-going experience. Next month, August 3rd-4th, the Tour converges on Skinny Bob’s Billiards, 300 Hester’s Crossing, Round Rock, Texas, 78681. The Tour will return to Big Tyme Billiards for its final event, October 12th-13th.
In the open 9-ball division, Jacob Watsonmade his way to the winners’ side final four, defeating Wally Escobar, 6-0, Larry Shaw, 6-1, newcomer Johnathon Trapp, 6-1, and Eric
The Tour would like to welcome a number of new players who attended this event, including Jeff Sullivan, Larry Lacaze, Samir Tashmneh, Jordan Tashmneh, NickoliTashmneh, Jaxon Talley, Johnathon Trapp, and AmroNaboulsi. Junior players at this event included Malachi Walker, NickoliTashmneh, Jordan Tashmneh, and Nathan Garay. Congratulations to Malachi Walker, the top junior finisher, who placed forty-eighth out of ninety players.
Staff for this event included John Newsome, Chuck Adams, Michael Presley, and Julia Acevedo. They did a tremendous job. Verda Jones took home a Poison Arsenic3-2 playing cue, and Dennis Zavala, won a Poison Arsenic3-1 playing cue, in the weekend raffles.
The next event of the 2019 season is August 3rd-4th, at Skinny Bob’s Billiards in Round Rock, Texas. For more information about the Poison Lone Star Tour, visit www.LoneStarBilliardsTour.com.
Open Payouts – Total $5,350
1st Jacob Watson $700/$1,000 2nd Alex Calderone $470/$200 3rd Leon Contreras $300/$425 4th Steve Lenz $210/$300 5th-6th Kenneth Price, Justin Espinosa $130/$100 7th-8th Jerry Quintero, Alex Rodriguez $90/$50 9th-12th Tommy Sanders, Scott Proud, Eric Gauthier, Grady Cooper $70 ea 13th-16th Jeff Sullivan, Shane Hvamstad, Dennis Hadley, Will Felder $50 ea
Amateur Payouts – Total $4,850
1st Kevin Frauenberger $650/$875 2nd Steve Lenz $420/$600 3rd Bob Guzik $300/$400 4th Jerry Quintero $210/$275 5th-6th Michael Pickering, Leon Contreras $90/$100 7th-8th Eric Gauthier, Chuck Adams $50/$50 9th-12th Johnny Cope, Jim Walker, Jacob Watson, Scott Proud $40/$25 13th-16th Mike Nguyen, Jeff Sullivan, Carl Honey, Eddie Palmer $30 ea 17th-24th Chris Rocha, AmroNaboulsi, Carlos Sanchez, John Infante, Drew Zardeneta, Wall Escobar, Jaxon Talley, Pat Castro $20 ea
Author: Kim Newsome Editor: Chris Freeman
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