Tony Sulsar Makes it Two in a Row

Sky Massingill, Dylan Weinheimer and Tony Sulsar
On the weekend of June 22nd-23rd, Tony Sulsar claimed the top prize on the newly inaugurated Omega Billiards Tour's 4th stop of 2013 at Rusty’s Billiards in Fort Worth, TX.  Tony has now won his second Omega tournament in a row!  Over $8,000 was given out in monies and prizes this weekend! (Tourney payouts + prizes + player’s auction.)  Here is how it all went down….
At last month's tournament, Tony Sulsar went undefeated to win the tourney, but this time his road to the finals was derailed by a determined Sky Massingill which stopped Tony getting to the hotseat match undefeated.  Sky would have a fabulous tournament defeating William Howard, Adam Pontious, Charlie Smith, Willy Orozco, and then Tony to meet local Dylan Weinheimer in the hotseat.  Dylan, who is a beast on the table, proved that easily by winning over Sam Hargrove, Vince Miller, the always formidable Greg Sandifer, consistent Mike Voelkering, and David Josephson.  He then prevailed with a hill-hill win over Sky in the rocking chair to have a seat in the finals.  
Tony would make an impact on the one-loss side by first defeating the talented Barry Emerson hill-hill, Curtis Cardwell, and then Sky to secure his spot in the finals.  Brian Anderson and Greg Sandifer both placed 7th/8th and had a great tournament.  Barry and David Josephson would place an impressive 5th/6th (their highest finish yet) and Curtis had a fantastic event placing 4th!  Sky would also have his highest finish to date placing 3rd and we know he will be in the winner’s circle soon on the Omega Tour.  
In the finals, Dylan and Tony had their work cut out for them.  On this handicapped tour, they both race to 8 (the handicaps range from 5 to 9) and the fans were in for a treat as both players performed very well with their smooth strokes and excellent cue ball control!  One could not help but improve their game just by watching these two players.  The first set was a nail biter and went hill-hill.  The second set was not as close, but still fantastic play with Tony coming out on top and winning 8-4.  Dylan placed an impressive 2nd place while Tony captured the first place monies, including a beautiful Lucasi Hybrid cue.  Tony’s long day came to an end around midnight after capturing the coveted 1st place crown.  A BIG congrats to all the players!  There were several new faces and numerous high finishes for the tour’s regulars.
The Predator Player Points Tracker will be tested for only two more stops to see who wins the coveted Predator prizes at the end of the year!  Tony Sulsar now sits in 1st place, with Crispian Ng in 2nd and Jesse Hernandez in 3rd.  The top 3 ranked players earn Predator Prizes at the end of the year and everyone is anxious and ready to place higher and higher in the stops to move up on the list!  CSI / BCAPL are giving free entries to the 2014 BCAPL Nationals for players ranked 4th-8th at the end of the year, also.  Thank you to our additional sponsors, OB Cues, Irving Ink and Thread, Lucasi Cues, Players Cues,, and
Tour Directors Melinda Bailey and Brian Anderson would like to thank Rusty’s Billiards and their awesome staff for their great hospitality all weekend!  A big thank you also goes out to Michael Hoang, who is the 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 (fifth) stop on the Omega Billiards Tour is scheduled for August 3-4 at Clicks Billiards in Arlington, TX.  All of the six events for 2013 on the Omega Billiard Tour's inaugural season have been filled to their 64-player capacity, with a 50+ waiting list!  Pool is alive and thriving in Texas!! 
Thank you to all the players, fans, sponsors and pool rooms!!!