Double “J”, Hillbilly and White take the honors at Bogie’s

Bogie's Billiards held it's first annual Open One Pocket and Nine Ball Tournament on June 23-26 in Houston, TX. Ninety-six entrants in three divisions vied for the honors in the total $3850 added event.

The $1000 added one pocket event kicked off on Thursday, June 23. Former US Open champion, Jeremy Jones, emerged as the winner from a very tough field with Charlie 'Hillbilly' Bryant placing second, Aaron Salinas, third, and Sylver Ochoa, fourth. Everyone had a great time over the two-day event!

The $2500 added open 9 ball began Saturday, June 25. The finals again came down to Jeremy coming off the one loss side and Hillbilly holding the hot seat. Jeremy had an early lead at 3-1 when Charlie caught a gear to lead 7-4 with the final score of 9-5 in Hillbilly's favor. Congratulations to Scott 'Bumpshape' Kephart for his third place finish after winning the Fast Eddie's Olhausen Tour stop in San Antonio earlier this month.

The ladies event was sponsored by Anne Mayes of AO Custom Cues of Houston and featured nineteen players. In the battle for the hot seat, Kim White of Houston was defeated by Kyu Yi of San Antonio, 7-3. Kim came off the one loss side to double dip Kyu in the finals, 7-4 and 5-3. Kyu played very impressively. Congratulations to Kim on another great victory!

The whole four days of the event was fun thanks to Jerry Williams, owner of Bogie's Billiards, John Rizzo (General Manager) and their entire staff for hosting a memorable event. Y'all made it look easy and we appreciate it! Thanks to Ron Geyer with The Custom Cue Connection, Jack Kompan of Mystick Cues, Woody Woodworth of Woodworth Cues and Joe Salazar of Connoisseur of Custom Cues for supporting the event. Schuler Legacy Cues deserves special thanks for donating one of their beautiful creations for the raffle as well. The Schuler family is just extraordinary in every way. This was so much fun, we'll just have to do it again real soon.

One Pocket Division
1st Jeremy Jones $820
2nd Charlie Bryant $500
3rd Aaron Salinas $320
4th Sylver Ochoa $180

Open 9 Ball Division
1st Charlie Bryant $1500
2nd Jeremy Jones $1200
3rd Scott Kephart $900
4th Jui Lung Chen $600
5-6th James Davis Jr., Sonny Bosshamer $370
7-8th Mike Davis, Tommy Millburn $250
9-12th Sylver Ochoa, Aaron Salinas, Erman Bullard, Richard Pierce $150

Ladies Division
1st Kim White $320
2nd Kyu Yi $200
3rd Anne Mayes $125
4th Helen Hayes $70