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Garza Wins PxP Tour Finale

Marc Garza Photo courtesy of Tim Smith
Marc Garza
Photo courtesy of Tim Smith

Marc Garza blazed through 42 open 8-ball players this past Saturday, November 1st, 2015, at the PxP Tour Finale held at Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar in Houston, Texas.  Seasoned player and tour newcomer Garza took no prisoners as he forged ahead to victory and a piece of the almost $3,000 purse. The PxP Tour is title sponsored by Poison by Predator cues, www.poisonbilliards.com, along with other sponsors Delta-13, www.delta-13.com, as the official rack, and the APA of North Harris County, www.facebook.com/apanorthharriscounty.
Action commenced around 2pm with top notch players battling their way towards the finish line. Winding down on the winners’ side, “The Machine” Eugene Browning bested Chase Rudder 4-0, and newcomer Steven Wyatt fell to Darryl Amos, 4-0. Dallas’ “Little Al” Al Mason lost to Garza, 4-1, while Ken Laney sent T.J Ortiz to the loser’s side, 4-3.  Browning bested Amos, 4-0, while Garza sent Laney west, 4-1. After losing to Amos in the third round on the winners’ side, 4-1, Danny Lee won an impressive 6 consecutive matches, reigning over John Winter, 4-0, Jose Irizarry, 4-2, Al Mason, 4-1, Amos and Ortiz, by the same score of 4-0. A similar upset in the same round included T.J. Ortiz over John Newsome, 4-1, with Newsome returning to claim 5 consecutive match wins over Will Felder and Ryan Holley, 4-0 each set, Chase Rudder, 4-3, Brian Rosenbaum, 4-1, and Laney, 4-0. Browning and Garza teed off for the hot seat while Lee and Newsome faced off on the one loss side Garza defeated Browning, 4-2, and Lee eliminated Newsome, 4-1. In the finals, Garza squeezed by Lee in the first set, 4-3.
Danny Lee Photo courtesy of Tim Smith
Danny Lee
Photo courtesy of Tim Smith

Once again, the PxP Tour would like to recognize the best in the business: Poison by Predator Cues, Delta-13 Rack, and the APA of North Harris County. The tour would like to acknowledge all of its Press Partners who strive to bring billiard news to the world. A big, Texas “thank you” to Rack Em Magazine’s Don and Mary Akerlow for printing the stories that players love to read, collect, and cherish. Press Partners, event details, and information on the upcoming 2015 season can all be found at www.PxPTour.com. “Like” us at Facebook/pxptour.
1st Marc Garza $530/$540
2nd Danny Lee $375/$390
3rd Eugene Browning $225/$260
4th John Newsome $150/$130
5th-6th Darryl Amos, Ken Laney $75 ea.
7th-8th T.J. Ortiz, Brian Rosenbaum $35 ea.
Photo courtesy of Tim  Smith
Photo courtesy of Tim
Smith

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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