Lil D Cruises To Victory Undefeated On The Tiger Amateur Tours Stop #9 Of The Season

Lil D and David Parker

The Tiger Amateur Tour held stop #9 of the season this past weekend at Deep Pockets Billiards in Alvin,Texas. This is an amazing pool room with 20 Diamond tables, the best equipment in the greater Houston area and most likely the state of Texas. We had 98 players sign up for the main event alone, and another 24 in the Second Chance Event on Sunday, the $1,000 added event. The main event also had in excess of $10,000 in the advanced players meeting.

So with 98 entrants we had a longer than normal players meeting that lasted till 3:30, but we still managed to get down to the final 24 by 2:00, we had 8 from the winners side, and 16 on the one loss side come back. The winners side final 8 looked like this. Blaine Barcus got by Rodney Stewart 9-6, Mike Singleton squeaked out one against Jason Bacon 9-8, Daniel McKenney 9-7 over Manuel Ayala, and Kenny Price 9-3 over Moses Herrera. Now the final 4 saw Mike roll by Rodney 9-3, and Daniel steam roll Kenny 9-1. The hot seat match would pit Daniel against Mike, both of these players are from out of town and would fight hard for this spot, but in the end Daniel got the nod 9-3.

The one loss side round of 17-24th saw Noel Morin over Ron Wrobleski, Yoko Joe over Danny Roland, Justin Rios over Marc Whittington, Victor Rojas over Bobby Birmingham, Ismael Ramirez over Bill Igel, David Neumann over Kyle lowry,David Chow over Kenny Lucio and in a points battle of 2 of the tour leaders David Parker ousted Ernesto Bayaua.

The round of 13-16th saw Noel 9-2 over Yoko, Victor 9-7 over Justin, David N. 9-7 over Ismael and David P. 9-4 over David C. a lot of Davids.

The round of 9-12th saw Manuel steam roll David N. 9-3, Jason 9-2 slashing of Noel, Blaine 9-6 over Victor, and David P. 9-4 over local favorite Moses.

The round of 7-8th Jason eliminated Blaine 9-5, and David P. ousted Manuel 9-4.

The round of 5-6th produced two very good matches as David P. got by Rodney 9-6, it was a see saw up to 6-6, and Kenny got by Jason in a hill hill thriller 9-8.

The final 4 was set now and on the one loss side next up David P. took care of Kenny 9-6, this now set up David Parker against Mike Singleton in a match that was a little wild to say the least. David had won 6 in a row on the one loss side and this match started out with mike being up 6-0, a hard score to overcome in alt. break, but David hung in there and played well on his breaks and with a few errors by Mike the next thing you know the score was 8-6 David, yes 8 in a row, unreal, then mike gathers himself and gets it to 8-7, he then breaks, makes a ball and miss fires on the opening shot and David runs out for the set. It was a thriller, and now David must take on Daniel.

The finals pitted Daniel "Lil D"McKenney against David Parker. This match was a close one up until the 6-6 mark in which D took over and got the final nod and went undefeated to win 9-6 on his Tiger Amateur Tour debut. Including the auction first paid out $4,230, not a bad payday. Congrats to the finalists and thanks to everyone who participated.

The Second Chance Event had 24 players 9 of which were women, that did not participate in the Main Event, as they are exempt for the Second Chance. The final 6 whom were paid are as follows. 5-6th place finishers were Deep Pockets House Pro John Day and Joey Bourgeois Jr $30, 4th place was Jon Armstrong from Biloxi, Ms. $60, 3rd place went to Dalton Riley $110, 2nd place went to Jim Walker $170, and the 1stplace prize went to Ming Ng $270.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this event in anyway.

We also want to thank room owners Jr. Moore and his wife Cindy, they run an awesome room, the best in Texas if you want my opinion. And they promote action. :) Also a special thanks to Katie Moore their daughter for baking all the sweets for everyone, they were yummy.

We would also like to thank all the sponsors that help make these events happen, Tiger Products,, Mueller Recreational Products, Dreamline Promotions, CSI/Mark Griffin, Magic Rack, and Jay Halfert.

We hope to see everyone at the next event which has been relocated to Bogies Billiards on Oct.15-16. For more info you can visit the website at