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Barry Emerson Captures His First Omega Billiard

Nick Conner, William Howard, and Barry Emerson

On the weekend of August 2-3, local player and top pick Barry Emerson finally claimed his first Omega Billiards Tour stop!  He went undefeated through 80 players to win the top prize at the fifth stop of the $1,500-added 2014 Omega Billiards Tour event held at Wizards in Richardson, TX.  
Barry Emerson (owner of Pro Billiards Service) made his way to the finals with wins over Bob St John (8-1), Jesse Hernandez (8-1), Doug Winnett (8-6) and Wes McCarson (8-5) to make it to Sunday.  On Sunday morning he defeated Phillip Palmer 8-3, and Crispian Ng 8-4 to then play for the hotseat.  His hotseat opponent would be William Howard who found himself for the first time in the hotseat of an Omega Tour event!  
Nick Conner (the previous Omega Tour event winner) had lost Saturday night but was ready Sunday for sure.  He sailed through the one-loss side with wins over Jess Hernandez (7-4), Matt DeVance (7-4), Jim Colling (7-2) Chris Ferguson (7-3), Crispian Ng (7-5) and then over newcomer to the tour Randy Morrow (7-3).  
William Howard lost to a determined Barry Emerson in the hotseat 8-2 and then lost to Nick Conner 7-3.  But William placed a very impressive 3rd place!
This allowed Nick and Barry to battle it out in the finals.  Barry started off strong but Nick was making a comeback.  But Barry stopped that and won 8-4 to seal his first win and first place!  Barry earned $925 for first place and Nick gathered up $530 for second place.   
The whole tournament was a great display of talent!   Congratulations to ALL of the players for their fine play and great finishes!
The Predator Player Tracker is in full force and the top three players at the end of the year will win a plethora of awesome Predator Prizes!  Only 2 more stops to see who gets all the Predator products:   Currently Nick Conner is now in the top ranked spot, Crispian Ng is in second, and Barry Emerson is in the third place ranking.  Further, fourth through eighth places at the end of the year rankings will each receive a free entry into the 2015 BCAPL Nationals!  
A HUGE thank you goes out to 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, Wallace Custom Cues, OB Cues, Irving Ink and Thread, Pro Billiard Service,, and
Tour Director Melinda Bailey would like to thank Wizards owners and staff for their awesome hospitality all weekend!  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 2014 Omega Billiards Tour calendar is already set with 2 more stops and a Season Finale.  The sixth stop will be held at Clicks in Arlington, Texas September 6-7, 2014!  Each stop is limited to 80 players (an increase from 64) and the monies guaranteed added has increased to $1,500 for each stop!!  Pool is alive and thriving in Texas!! 
The 2014 Schedule is online and payments can be received via the Omega Tour website.
Thank you to all the players, fans, sponsors and p