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Greg Sandifer Wins Fourth Omega Billiards Tour Stop of 2015

Greg Sandifer

On the weekend of April 25-26, the Omega Billiards Tour was honored to play at JR Pockets in Denton, Texas.   The players always love playing at JR Pockets as the tables are always newly refelted, food is good, and atmosphere is prime for great pool.  In the end, newly crowned BCAPL Texas State Champ would go undefeated and win the $,1,500 added event with 80 players!  
After a great opening day on Saturday, there was still a lot of great competing going on.  By Sunday afternoon, Crispian Ng defeated Dylan Weinheimer 7-3, Marc Brown 7-5, and Willie Speed 7-4 before meeting up with Greg Sandifer.  Greg had defeated Barry Emerson 7-5, David Bell 7-4 and Frank Cherry hill-hill before meeting up with Crispian.  Greg and Crispian went back and forth at first, then Greg led to take the match 7-4.
On the one-loss side, Tony Matthew was fighting hard and defeated many players Sunday to make it to 4th place.  And Frank Cherry was having a great tournament as well and placed an impressive 3rd.  Willie Speed and Barry Emerson would place 5th/6th while Jeremy Jones and Jesse Hernandez filled out the 7th/8th places out of 80 players.  Congrats to Willie Speed for his highest finish yet, along with Tony Matthew and also Frank Cherry!
Crispian would defeat Frank Cherry 7-2 on the one-loss side to then have a rematch with Greg in the finals.  But Greg was playing top-notch and defeated Crispian 7-3 to win his FIRST Omega Billiards Tour stop!  
A HUGE thank you goes out to our sponsors Omega Billiards Supply, Predator Cues, Poison Break Cues, BCAPL/CSI, and Lucasi and Players Cues.  We would also like to give a big thanks to our additional sponsors, Hulsey Custom Cues, OB Cues, Irving Ink and Thread, Pro Billiard Service,, Billiards Digest, and
After four stops so far this year, Daniel Herring remains in first place on the Predator Player Points Tracker with 500 points.  Cory Anderson is in second with 325 points, Greg Sandifer moved up to third with 275 points and Crispian Ng fills the fourth place ranking with 265 points.   
Tournament Director Melinda Bailey would like to thank JR Pocket owners and staff for their awesome hospitality all weekend!   They worked hard to get the place ready for all the players.  
A big thank you also goes out to Michael Hoang, main sponsor of the Tour and owner of Omega Billiards Supply in Hurst, TX.  Michael and Omega Billiards Supply are well known for the huge booths at many of the large tournaments across the country. 
The next stop of the Omega Billiards Tour will be May 30-31 at Fox and Hound in Dallas, Texas.  $1,500 added and limited to 80 players.   Still 4 more stops left before the $4,500 Season Finale!  Pool is alive and thriving in Texas!   Check out the website for more details:
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Conner goes undefeated to win his first Omega Billiards Tour stop

Nick Conner

In the third stop on the Omega Billiards Tour in May, Crispian Ng sat in the hot seat, watching Tony Sulsar make a strong, loss-side bid to meet him in the finals. Ng turned him away in those finals to complete an undefeated run through the field. On the tour's fourth stop, on the weekend of June 14-15, it was Nick Conner, looking for his first win on the tour, who was sitting in the hot seat watching Ng make the strong, loss-side bid to hook up in the finals. Like Sulsar, a month earlier, Ng's bid to capture the event title was stopped by the man in the hot seat. The $1,500-added event drew 61 entrants to Rusty's Billiards in Fort Worth, TX.
Conner and Ng played twice, the first time in a winners' side semifinal, as Marc Brown squared off against Randy Larsen. Conner took the first of two against Ng 7-4, and in the hot seat match, faced Brown, who'd sent Larsen to the loss side 7-3. Conner took the hot seat with a 7-5 win over Brown and waited on Ng's return.
Over on the loss side, Larsen picked up Ricky Jarmillo, who'd given up only a single rack to Mitch Owen, and then barely survived a double hill battle against Daniel Herring. Ng drew David Josephson, who'd defeated Tony Sulsar 6-5 and Coleman Derryberry 6-4. Ng and Jarmillo advanced to the quarterfinals; Ng, 6-6 over Josephson, and Jarmillo 7-5 over Larsen.
Ng prevailed, double hill, in the quarterfinals over Jarmillo, and then earned his second shot at Conner, with a 7-4 win over Marc Brown in the semifinals. Conner stopped the loss-side run with a 7-3 victory over Ng in the finals to capture his first Omega Tour title.