Bryant & Garland Take Port Arthur

Ernesto Bayaua and Charlie Bryant

“Slim but mighty” describes the field of 35 who converged on Crazy 8's Family Pool Hall in Port Arthur, Texas on October 16th-17th. Among the players were Charlie Bryant, Ernesto Bayaua, T.J. Davis, Shane Harvey, and Tony Nguyen who competed in the $1,000 added open division with Teresa Garland, Loretta Lindgren and Bobbie Nguyen who helped make up the field for the $350 added ladies event.

Saturday's action elicited high live stream numbers while players fought to get in the money. Ernesto Bayaua, Billy Boo, Ryan Ellis, and Tony Nguyen remained active Sunday while T.J Davis, Shane Harvey, Charlie Bryant, and John Newsome battled on the east side.  Harvey and Newsome were sent west and Bryant secured the winners' side over Davis. Bayaua lost his first match of the event 9-7 to Nguyen then defeated Chuck Pham 7-2, Kim White 7-6, Boo 7-1, Harvey 7-4, Newsome 7-5, and Davis 7-4. Unfortunately he was stopped just short of the goal line by Bryant. 

The ladies event made for an exciting Sunday when Teresa Garland played for the hot seat against Stacy Decker and Marie Chhuon battled April Henley on the west side. Garland defeated Decker 7-2 and Chhuon eliminated Henley 5-1.  Chhuon lost her first round match to Decker but ousted her the second time around.  This pitted Chhuon v. Garland in the final, and it was intense.  The first set of the true double elimination match went to Chhuon 7-6, but Garland fought hard and defeated Chhuon the second set 5-1for her first big tournament win. Congratulations Teresa!

LSBT extends many thanks to its sponsors, Poison Cues, Delta-13 Rack,,, and Barnett Ranching. Crazy 8's Family Pool Hall and owner Tony Nguyen hosted another first class event. Mr. Nguyen's second room i Crave It Lounge at 6360 Phelan Blvd will be opening soon in Beaumont, Texas. Look for it!

*THE HOUSTON CLASSIC is the next event and will be held at Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston on Halloween Weekend. *ALL PLAYERS MUST WEAR A COLLARED SHIRT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT, NO EXCEPTIONS.