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Sandifer wins Poison Lone Star Tour

Greg Sandifer of North Richland Hills, Texas, captured the second annual, Poison Lone Star Billiards Tour, Dallas Open 9-Ball Event, and his first-ever, Tour win, dominating Daniel Herring, in the true, double elimination final.

On October 28th-29th, The Tour ended its 2018 season in a blaze of glory, playing host to some of the best pool talent Texas has to offer, at CK Billiards in Dallas. Once again, CK’s added a generous $1,000 to the prize fund, while manager Jamie Charbboneau and staff, provided first-rate hospitality and accommodations, in a no-smoking environment.

On Saturday, Greg Sandifer took the bull by the horns, defeating Tim Larson, 6-4, Brian Green, 6-2, and Matt Terry, 6-2, while Jay Brotherton made his way to the winners’ side final four, with wins over Roberto Franco, 6-0, and Jason Gladden, 6-3. Daniel Herring made his way, with wins over Gerardo Perez, 6-1, and Pete Stovall, 6-5, while Dallas favorite, T.J. Davis ousted Jamie Charbonneau, 6-2, Juan Parra, 6-0. On the one loss side, Terry eliminated Spiegel, and Larson dusted off Gladden. Rounding out the final 8, Parra sent Green packing, and Stovall took out Franco, by the same score, 6-4. On the east side, it was Brotherton over Sandifer, 6-4, and Herring who topped Davis, 6-3. Sandifer went on to overwhelm Davis for the hot seat, 6-3. On the east side, after four match wins, Larson overcame Terry, 6-3, and Parra ended Stovall. Larson won his fifth match, ousting T.J. Davis, 6-3, while Parra stopped Brotherton. Larson made Parra his sixth victim, 6-1, but fell to Herring, 6-1.  In the final, Sandifer bested Herring, going undefeated to win his first, Poison Lone Star Billiards Tour title.

Kim Newsome

Kim White-Newsome, also known as the "Lone Star" of Texas, is a touring, billiard professional competing on the Women's Professional Billiard Tour in the U.S. and abroad. She has been a top-ranked professional since 2001, acquiring numerous top ten finishes and TV appearances in her short career. "Lone Star" is the house pro at the legendary Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar located in Houston, Texas, and is sponsored by, and plays with, Poison by Predator Cues based in Jacksonville, Florida. She is the Executive Director of the Lone Star Billiards Tour, Poison by Predator Tour, and the Gulf Coast Women's Regional Tour. Kim is currently serving a 3-year term on the WPBA Board of Directors and was elected WPBA President in February 2014.

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