Clay Renfro wins DFW Shootout

It was a great three days in Dallas! A mini-Vegas type, event with 40 Valley Cougar tables, the DFW Shootout was extremely successful! Players from all over Texas came to have a chance at the nearly $9000.00 of prize money!

A tournament directed by Red River Pool Tournaments and sponsored by, the entire field drew 87 participants, with separate divisions for Women, Masters, and Open players.

The Open division was by far the most full, and exciting. Although the field was small for both the Masters and Women's division the play was very tough and exciting to watch. On Sunday, the final day of the tournament, there were 8 remaining players. On the no loss side we had Clay Renfro (Dallas), Tony Hinojosa (Mansfield), Quentin Hunnewell (Dallas) and Tom Anderson (Arlington). On the one loss side, Ralph Cortez (Arlington), Doug Winnett (Sherman), Sammy Downs (Dallas), and Roman Bayda (Dallas)

In a great semi-finals match, Ralph Cortez and Clay Renfro went to the hill with Ralph beating Clay in the first set 9-8. The finals match didn't fare as well for Ralph as Clay won the Open event with a score of 9-6.

In the Master's division the field included such players as Gabe Owen, and T.J. Davis, both which ended on the losers side early on. Corey Anderson, of the Arlington area, played a great finals match against Chen Lee of Dallas. Corey, from the 1 loss side, beat Chen in the first match, but succumbed to Chen's ability on the second set.

In the Women's division Tara McCracken of Dallas, defeated Susan Bishop, also of Dallas, in the finals match. Both players are accomplished Hunter's Tour members, and are good friends. The match was an exciting one and fun to watch.

All the tournament players commented that the first time tournament went well, and with more participation in the upcoming events, the tournament tour will be a huge success. Red River Pool Tournaments is owned and operated by Robert Tabor and Rob Lovelace., a great information website for players locating tournaments around the country, and around the world, is owned and operated by ASP Consultants, LLC, a web development firm based in Irving, Texas.

Open Division
1st Clay Renfro
2nd Ralph Cortez
3rd Tom Anderson
4th Roman Bayda
5th/6th Tony Hinojosa, Quentin Hunnewell
7th/8th Doug Winnett, Sammy Downs
9th/12th Frank Granados, Justin Blankenship, JP Kinman, John Hopkins
13th/16th Bryan Pitt, Corey Dordek, Bill Fuller, Preston Luke

Masters Division
1st Chen Lee
2nd Cory Anderson
3rd TJ Davis

Women's Division
1st Tara McCracken
2nd Susan Bishop
3rd June Carr
4th Linda Long