Bogies Billiards, located at 3040 FM 1960 East, Suite 101 in Houston, Texas, was host to the latest Poison by Predator billiard tour event. At the end of the one day tournament, Danny Bennett became a new champion on the tour, defeating Eugene “The Machine” Browning, 4-3 in the 8-ball formatted event.
Press Release, Feb. 14, Kim White-Newsome:
Bennett Wins First Poison by Predator Event
Danny Bennett of Splendora, Texas became the newest champion on the Poison by Predator Tour (PxP Tour) as he plowed through an impressive field of talent, with a final win over Eugene “The Machine” Browning, 4-3. The PxP Tour held its first 8-ball tournament of the year, a generous $500 added, one-day event, on February 1st, 2014 at Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, Texas. Numerous Texas cities including Daisetta, Baytown, and Victoria were represented at this event, a melting pot of players including multi event winner Chase Rudder and tour newcomers Jess Krumwiede, Benny Parker, and Farid Tijierina.
Houston’s Bill Fuller made an impressive hot seat bid, defeating Alex Cardenas, Kevin Frauenberger, and Browning, all by the same score of 4-2, while Bennett ousted Chuck Adams, Derrell Amos, and Danny Tam, to meet Fuller for the hot seat. After suffering a 4-1 loss to Tam, Justin Whitehead eliminated Frauenberger and Krumwiede, 4-3, 4-1, respectively, taking his revenge on Tam and positioning himself for a run at third place. Rudder suffered an early upset to Krumwiede, 4-3, and blazed through the one loss side until Browning handed him his walking papers. Bennett took a bite out of Fuller, securing the winners’ side, 4-2. Browning squeezed by Whitehead and Fuller for a first-time match with Bennett. Browning, a seasoned pool veteran, overcame a determined Bennett the first set, 4-3. Neither player touted a PxP notch in their belt which compounded the intensity of the final set.
As fans tuned in at home via the “free” PxP Tour live stream, the finals proved to be anything but cumbersome as Browning jumped to a 3 game lead and Bennett responded with 3 of his own. In the final game, Bennett relinquished control of the table missing his final, striped ball. Browning collected himself and approached the table. With each stroke, a ball was pocketed, and the set was seemingly over. He addressed the 8-ball with intense concentration, only to realize, following his execution, the ball had jarred in the pocket. With a new breath of life, Bennett leapt from his chair and anxiously pocketed the final two balls to secure his first PxP Tour win. As a bonus, Bennett received a free entry into the Space City Open which will be held in Houston, December 4-7, 2014.
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1st Danny Bennett $400/$275
2nd Eugene Browning $300/$125
3rd Bill Fuller $200
4th Justin Whitehead $140
The next scheduled Poison by Predator Tour event is scheduled for Saturday, April 5th at Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar.