Espinosa Undefeated in Arcadia Centex Pool Tour’s 3rd Stop

Justin Espinosa

The Arcadia Centex Pool Tour kicked off the 3rd stop at Double D’s Roadhouse in La Vernia, TX on Saturday, June 26th. The field included top picks of stop James David Jr., Daniel Schneider, Justin Espinosa, Albert Luna, Kevin Guimond and Andy Jethwa. 

The early rounds of the tournament yielded very few surprises with the top Fargo rated players cruising through the winner’s bracket. Rounding out the leaderboard, Patrick Croft and Cristina Schneider finished 7th/8th with Schneider winning “Top Lady” prize. The previous tour stop winner James Davis Jr. started out strong with wins over Justin Huber (7-4) and Roger Senn (7-1) before falling to Swiss Pro Daniel Schneider in a hill-hill battle. He was eventually knocked out by local favorite Albert Luna and finished in 5th/6th place. Joining him in 5th/6th was Daniel Schneider. Schneider came out strong with several rounds on the winner’s side but after defeating Davis, Schneider lost his next round to Justin Espinosa. On the B side he was eliminate by Andy Jethwa settling for 5th/6th. 

Local Favorite Albert Luna started out strong with decisive wins over Wayne Senn (7-0), Eddie Perez (7-1) and Andy Jethwa (7-5) before being sent to the one-loss side by Kevin Guimond. He rounded out his tournament with a win over James Davis Jr. (5-2) before suffering a revenge loss to Andy Jethwa leaving him in 4th place. 

Kevin Guimond had a strong performance blowing through the winner’s side to the hot seat match with a first round bye and wins over Frank Ferrer Jr. (7-1), Jeremiah Perez (7-0) and Albert Luna (7-3). Justin Espinosa handed Guimond his first loss (7-5) in the hot seat match sending Guimond to the one-loss side to face Andy Jethwa. Jethwa was on a roll after 4 consecutive wins on the B side and Guimond would settle for 3rd Place losing (5-2) to Jethwa. 

Andy Jethwa was sent to the B side in the 3rd round by Albert Luna losing 7-5. He came back strong knocking out Roger Senn, Cristina Schneider and Daniel Schneider. Jethwa would get his chance for revenge by also knocking out Albert Luna (5-1). His momentum carried through to the 3rd place match as he eliminated Kevin Guimond to earn his spot in the Finals. He would have to double dip Justin Espinosa to take the title. 

Espinosa had a fantastic performance running through the winner’s side undefeated and securing the hot seat from Kevin Guimond. The first match in the finals was a close fought match but Espinosa held on for the undefeated win taking down Jethwa 7-6 and denying his chance at a second set. 

The next tour stop takes place on August 14-15, 2021 at Fast Eddies Embassy in San Antonio, TX. Thank you to our tour supporters Predator Cues, Arcadia Billiard Cloth, Kamui, Brutal Game Gear, ROIS Leather, Backwards Billiards, Outsville and James Hanshew.