Bryant and Lloyd Win Fast Eddie’s Billiards Event
Bryant and Lloyd Go Unscathed in San Antonio
Fast Eddie’s Olhausen 9-Ball Tour / San Antonio,TX
by Skip Maloney, Inside POOL Magazine
Charlie Bryant held off a one-loss side challenge from Sylver Ochoa to take first place in the open division of Fast Eddie’s Oldhausen 9-Ball Tour stop the weekend of September 20-21, while in the women’s division, Heather Lloyd captured the first-place prize. The $1,750-added open event drew 85 entrants to Fast Eddie’s Billiards in San Antonio, TX, with the $350-added women’s event garnering 30 entrants.
Among the final four on the winners’ side, Bryant advanced to the hot seat in the men’s tournament on the heels of a 9-4 victory over James Davis, Sr. and a 9-3 victory over Bob Pyles, who’d sent Al Mason to the one-loss side. In the meantime, Ochoa was working his way through the tournament’s final 12 on the one-loss side, defeating both James Davis, Jr. and Robert Almaraz 7-3. He dropped the senior Davis into a tie for fifth place with Gabe Owen before facing Mason in the quarterfinals. Ochoa dropped Mason into fourth place and Pyles into third with 7-5 victories. He finished in second place, as Bryant took command in the true double-elimination finals that went only a single set and finished his undefeated bid 9-4.
In the women’s event, Lloyd and Bonnie Plowman, among the winners’ side final four, sent Kyu Yi and Cristina De La Garza west for a fifth-place battle before squaring off in the first of their two double-hill matchups. Lloyd prevailed and waited in the hot seat for Plowman’s return.
Melinda Bailey and Sophie Lopez were on the one-loss side to greet Yi and De La Garza and ended up tied for fifth place. Yi advanced to the semifinals against Plowman after a 5-3 victory over De La Garza. Plowman got her second chance at Lloyd, winning the semifinal match by an identical 5-3 score. Lloyd and Plowman battled through their second double-hill matchup with the same result that finished Lloyd’s undefeated weekend.
1st Heather Lloyd
2nd Bonnie Plowman
3rd Kyu Yi
4th Cristina De La Garza
5th Melinda Bailey
7th Michelle Abernathy