Gomez goes undefeated to claim DL Billiards Tour title in Spring, TX

Roberto Gomez

The Philippines’ Roberto Gomez is about halfway to making 2024 his best recorded earnings year in the almost 20 years (19, to be exact) that we’ve been posting those earnings into his AZBilliards’ profile. He added to his 2024 total over the 4th of July weekend by going undefeated at a stop on the DL Billiards Tour, downing Tommy Tokoph in the finals of the event, hosted by Big Tyme Billiards in Spring, TX.

In the opening round of play (races to 7), Leon Contreras almost diverted Gomez from his winners’ side path to the hot seat and event victory by forcing him into a double-hill final game. All of Gomez’ next four opponents after that match failed to chalk up as many racks against him (total) as Contreras had managed in their one and only meeting. Gomez advanced to defeat Donald Proctor (2) and Victor Rojas (0) to draw Nick Hood in one of the winners’ side semifinals.

In the meantime, Raed Shabib, navigated through the field to challenge Gomez in the hot seat match. Following an opening-round bye, Shabib got by Miguel Sanchez (1) and faced his own potential diversion from a winners’ side path by having to battle Kenny Price to double hill. Shabib prevailed and drew Tokoph in the other winners’ side semifinal.

Shabib downed Tokoph 7-3, as Gomez was occupied giving up just a single rack to Hood. Gomez claimed the hot seat 7-2 over Shabib.

On the loss side, Tokoph began his three-match trek to the finals by facing Contreras, who’d followed his loss to Gomez in the opening round with four straight wins and an aggregate score of 28-3. He’d given up one each to Will Felder, Chuck Adams and Victor Rojas and none at all to Javier Naranjo, just after defeating Felder.

Kenny Price, who’d followed his double-hill loss to Shabib with victories over Joshua Charbonnet 7-1 and Andrew Rodriguez 7-4, leapfrogged into the quarterfinals when Hood forfeited out of their potential match. Tokoph joined him after eliminating Contreras 7-5.

Tokoph advanced to defeat Price 7-5 in those quarterfinals before getting locked up in a double-hill fight against Shabib in the semifinals. Tokoph survived that event for a shot, possibly a double-shot against Gomez in the finals.

It ‘looked’ as if it might stretch into a two-match final, with Gomez and Tokoph battling back and forth in the beginning and into the middle. But in the end, Gomez pulled out in front to win it by two (7-5) and claim the event title.

Tour director D’Andrea Leassear thanked the ownership and staff at Big Tyme Billiards for their hospitality, along with McDermott Cues Official Fan Page (“for the beautiful cues”), Jason Brodman and Dennis Leassear. The next stop (#7) on the DL Billiards Tour, scheduled for the weekend of October 26-27 will be hosted by Bogie’s West Billiards in Houston, TX.

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  1. I went on the Big Tyme Billiards page on Facebook, and as of the time of my post here, they don't have power. Wow!
    Jam, them and another 2,000,000 or so of us here in Houston were in the dark at that time. The number was down to about 1,000,000 this morning.
  2. I went on the Big Tyme Billiards page on Facebook, and as of the time of my post here, they don't have power. Wow!
    hurricane came through monday morning
    they got power back on and open for pool on thursday
    bogies just a few miles south doesnt tho as of yet

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