Louie Pacheco Wins Tiger Amateur Tours 10th Stop Of The Season

Louie Pacheco and David Parker

The Tiger Amateur Tour held stop #10 of the season this past weekend at Bogies Billiards in Houston,Texas. This is a great venue to host events as it is 10,000 sq. ft with around 30 tables and is open 24hrs. We had a field of 64 players for this event which is down a little in Tiger Tour standards, but there was a few other things happening this weekend. The $1,000 added event drew players from Louisiana, Corpus Christi, and a slew of about 10 from the Dallas area. Thanks to all of you'll for coming to support the Tiger Tour, we appreciate it.

On to the matches, we played down to 16 players who would come back Sunday at high noon to fight it out for the cash. The winners side final 8 were as follows with results. Louie Pacheco 9-6 over Will Felder, Ernesto Bayaua 9-7 over Victor Rojas, David Parker got by Rodney Stewart 9-6, and in a squeaker Chris Lue outlasted Yoko Joe 9-8. This set up the final four on the winners side and by identical scores of 9-5 Louie and David advanced over Ernesto and Chris respectively. This set up the hot seat match between former tour winner and the tours third ranked player by points David Parker and newcomer to the tour Louie Pacheco, this match saw Louie get the nod by a final score of 9-6, welcome to the tour Louie.

The one loss side also started out with 8 players on it and the round of 13/16 saw the following matches occur, Tyke Rabon steam rolled Danny Roland 9-2, Manuel Ayala squeaked by Curtis Cardwell 9-8, J.C. Torres sent Tesfa McGregor home 9-4, and in the most drama filled match Jerald Jackson outlasted Kenneth Price 9-7.

The round of 9/12 was up next and Jerald kept rolling getting by Rodney 9-5, Yoko ended J.Cs run 9-6, and in a romp Manuel sent Will packing 9-3, and in another romp Tyke sent Victor home 9-2. This now set up Manuel and Tyke to play in the round of eight, and Manuel kept to task of destroyer knocking Tyke out 9-2, on the other side of the bracket Jerald got by Yoko 9-7 in a nail biter. This left six players, and before I could say start the matches Manuel had defeated Chris Lue 9-2 and had to wait on the other match which was a close one between Jerald and Ernesto, in the end Ernesto won 9-6. Now pitted to fight one another was Ernesto the tour points leader against Manuel, undoubtedly the hottest player in the field, and Manuel kept rolling jumping out to an early 4-0, and 6-1 lead before holding off the late threat and winning 9-6. This setup the one loss side finals between Manuel Ayala and David Parker with the winner having to face Louie. This was a great match and David pulled away slightly at the end to secure a spot in the finals and a rematch with Louie by a score of 9-6.

The Finals: Louie Pacheco vs. David Parker.

David looked real determined and absolutely rolled thru the first set of the true double elimination finals by a score of 9-1, with the Juice Crew standing around sweating and rooting him on Parker felt the pressure from the Crew. So the second set starts up, and Louie calms the Crews hootin and hollerin right away, as he jumps out to a 4-0 lead, then a 6-1 lead before D.P. Starts to find his stride, the score becomes 7-4, then 8-4 and Louie looked as if he was going to win the match when a 7 ball hanging in the side didn't fall when he hit it, due to the cue ball rolling off ever so slightly. Now at 8-5 D.P. Snagged game after game taking advantage of Louie's mistakes until it was hill-hill, yes a match that was so lopsided ended up hill-hill, with the break gone, and the 9 hanging by a thread, they both tried to either carom or use the cue ball of the opposite end rail twice, yes it was missed 4 times, before finally Louie got the combo to go down. Louie comes in from Dallas and snaps off the Tiger Amateur Tour in his first appearance, congrats. Also the second place finish vaults Parker into close range if not tied with Bayaua for the tour points lead with 2 events left and Sonny Bosshamer in third ever so slightly behind them.

There were four women in the Main Event and Top Woman was taking down by birthday girl herself Amanda Lampert, congrats and Happy belated Birthday. Also the Second Chance Event had a field of 16 players and was won by another Dallas area player Forest Boyd, he got $250 to recoup his weekend expenses and then some, 2nd went to Joey "The Tiger" Torres ($175), 3rd to Daniel Coffman of Corpus Christi ($100), and 4thto Shane Hvamstad ($50).

We would also like to thank Bogies Owner David Richardson for letting us hold the event here at his wonderful venue. Also a special thanks to manager Glen Thompson and staff for doing a great job during the tourney.

Also a special thanks to Mike Gulyassy who came in for the event to do cue repairs.

Hope to seee everyone at the last event before the season finale, the next event is November 5/6th at Legends Billiards in League City,Texas

And thanks to each and every sponsor that helps us keep this tour going:
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