Ochoa Punishes in Port Arthur

Sylver Ochoa and Brent Thomas

On February 12-13, Crazy 8's Family Pool Room in Port Arthur, Texas hosted its fourth Lone Star 9-Ball event which drew a 48 player, all-star cast. The room added an impressive $1,000 to the main event while Kim White added a generous $350 to the ladies event. David Gutierrez, Steve Lenz, Sylver Ochoa, Brent Thomas, Ming Ng, Teresa Garland, Rebecca Riley, Ricki Casper, and Kim Pierce were just a few of the lone “stars” who competed for over $4,000 in prize money.

In the main event, the final four winners' side saw Sylver Ochoa defeat Steve Lenz 9-7 while Brent Thomas took down David Gutierrez 9-7. This staged a first time hot-seat match between Ochoa and Thomas. The match was tight, but Thomas pulled through with his first hot-seat match win, 9-8. On the west side, Danny Lee fell to Gutierrez 7-3 and young gun Zach Marguardt from Wisconsin was defeated by Lenz 7-5. Gutierrez bested Lenz 7-3 and met Ochoa for the first semi-final match-up. Ochoa eliminated Gutierrez 7-3 and earned a rematch with Thomas. The first set went to Ochoa 9-7 as did the second set, 7-6. Congratulations to Brent Thomas on his best finish to date and Sylver Ochoa on his first win for 2011.

Belinda Lee came on strong in the ladies' 9-Ball division, winning her first 3 consecutive matches, but was ousted from the hot seat by Ming Ng 7-6.  Kim Pierce won 5 consecutive matches after her first round loss to Marie Chhuon, before she was eliminated by Loretta Lindgren 5-1.  Lee then defeated Lindgren for a rematch with Ng. Lee returned with a vengeance and a 7-6 victory in the first set, but Ng closed the second set 5-2.

The Tour would like to thank Poison Cues, Delta-13 Rack, LeagueShirts.com, PoolWebsites.com, and the APA of North Harris County for their continued support. The next stop is April 9th at Q-Stix Billiards in Houston.

The Lone Star Tour looks forward to 3 new stops for 2011 at its newest venues.  Big Tyme Billiards in Spring, Texas will host events on April 16th and July 23rd, and The Grand in Austin, Texas will host an event on June 25th. Press Releases will be out soon announcing these exciting new additions to the Lone Star Tour.

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Open Payouts
1st Sylver Ochoa $650
2nd Brent Thomas $450
3rd David Gutierrez $300
4th Steve Lenz $200
5th-6th Danny Lee, Zach Marguardt $120
7th-8th Ernesto Bayaua, Brian Rosenbaum $60

1st $800
2nd $600
3rd $400
4th $185

Ladies Payouts
1st Ming Ng $235
2nd Belinda Lee $175
3rd Loretta Lindgren $115
4th Kim Pierce $65

1st $125
2nd $75