Greg Sandifer Wins Again – Fifth Omega Billiards Tour Stop of 2015
On the weekend of May 30-31, the Omega Billiards Tour was honored to play at a new location, Fox and Hound in Dallas, Texas. With two large separate areas to play in, great food, wonderful atmosphere, and great staff, the Omega Tour players already can’t wait to play here next year. Shout-out to Zach and all the staff for making us feel so welcomed!
Who would win this event? On Sunday – there were a lot of new faces vying for first place, and some familiar. There would be SEVERAL highest-yet high finishes by many players. In the end, recently crowned BCAPL Texas State Champion, Greg Sandifer, would eventually win the $,1,500-added event with 80 players.
Greg Sandifer had his hands full all weekend and defeated James Dye 7-0, Gary Pope 7-4, Robert Kempf 7-3, Curtis Cardwell 7-5, Carl Bodeker 7-0 and then Kirit Patel 7-4 for a spot in the finals. Who would Greg play in the finals? Carl Bodeker! Carl’s good luck charm was in attendance (his daughter) and it gave him additional drive and focus. Carl defeated Joseph Pruitt 7-2, Ethan Townsend 7-2, Monica Anderson 7-0, Crispian Ng 7-5, and Nick Conner 7-1 before getting sent to the one-loss side by Greg.
From there, Carl didn’t give up and he defeated Crispian Ng 7-4, Curtis Cardwell 7-2, and Kirit Patel 7-5 for a spot in his first finals on the Omega Billiards Tour!
In 9th-12th places, Bobby Martinez, Kyle Rowland and Steve Singleton placed their highest finish yet on the Tour! They were joined by Anthony Schaeffer. 7th/8thwas filled by Jake Hulsey (local cuemaker and also his highest finish yet) along with 2014 Tour Champion, Nick Conner. 5th/6th was filled by Crispian Ng and Ricky Carpenter (his highest finish, also). 4th place was filled by Curtis Cardwell who was the one who took down most of the higher ranked players all weekend. He placed his highest finish so far on the tour also. And not yet done – Kirit Patel placed an impressive 3rd and he also placed his highest finish yet. And with Carl in the finals – it was already his highest finish yet on the Omega Tour, as well!
Carl won the first set in the finals against Greg 7-4. Carl was playing great! While Car’s daughter might have been in attendance, Greg’s son had a birthday that weekend and therefore he also had inspiration. Greg played fantastic the second set and came back to win the entire event with a score of 7-5 in the second set of the finals! Both players played really good in the finals and it was a treat for all the fans who were there watching their impressive play.
Congrats’ to ALL the players for a great event!
A HUGE thank you goes out to our sponsors Omega Billiards Supply, 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, Hulsey Custom Cues, OB Cues, Irving Ink and Thread, Pro Billiard Service, AZBilliards.com, Billiards Digest, and BilliardsPress.com.
After five stops this year, Daniel Herring remains in first place on the Predator Player Points Tracker with 530 points. Greg Sandifer is close behind with 475 points and Crispian Ng remains in third place with 345 points. It’s a tight points race for the end of season Predator prizes! And four more stops to go!
Tournament Director Melinda Bailey would like to thank Fox and Hound owners and staff for their awesome hospitality all weekend! They worked hard to get the place ready for all the players.
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 next stop of the Omega Billiards Tour will be June 27-28 at Rusty’s Billiards in Fort Worth, Texas. $1,500 added and limited to 64 players. Still 4 more stops left before the $4,500 Season Finale! Pool is alive and thriving in Texas! Check out the website for more details: http://www.omegabilliardstour.com/
And follow the brackets live online at: http://omegatour.challonge.com/
Place, Name, Payout from Tourney, Players Auction
1 Greg Sandifer $900 , $2,100
2 Carl Bodeker $530 , $1,400
3 Kirit Patel $400 , $850
4 Curtis Cardwell $320 , $480
5/6 Ricky Carpenter, Cristpian Ng $240 , $350
7/8 Jake Hulsey, Nick Connor $180 , $240
9-12 Bobby Martinez, Kyle Rowland, Steve Singleton, Anthony Schaeffer $90
13-16 Sharik Sayid, Robert Clark, Scott Willoughby, Keith Aikens $70
17-24 Robbie Smith, Robert Kempf, David Bell, Larry Land, Daniel Herring, Bobby Diggs, Steve Raynes, Jeff Georges $30
Last Lady - Monica Anderson $75