Sharik Sayed Captures His First Omega Billiards Tour Title
On the weekend of August 6-7, the Omega Billiards Tour was hosted by Wizards in Richardson, Texas. The staff and owners treated the players well with great service and an amazing atmosphere. Sixteen tables allowed us to open the filed up to 102 players! New record of attendees for the Omega Billiards Tour!
Sharik Sayed from Missouri planned a trip to see his friends the same weekend as the Omega Tour to be able to hang out with them and also play some pool. And play pool he did! Sharik started his tourney streak with wins over Stevie Collins 8-0, Andrew Talton 8-3, Ruben Juarez 8-2, Jeff Georges hill-hill, CJ Wiley 8-6, and Daniel McAdams 8-2 before finding himself fighting for the hot seat against Rick Stanley. Rick had wins over Phillipe Tieu 8-4, Robin Barbour 8-2, Anthony Schaeffer hill-hill, Mike Voelkering 8-5 and Curtis Cardwell 8-3 before meeting up with Sharik.
In the hostseat match it was anyone’s game but Sharik came out on top 8-4 over Rick.
After CJ Wiley lost to Sharik Sunday morning, he then defeated Douglas Pitts 9-5, Joel Betancourth 9-0, Curtis Cardwell 9-3, Mike Voelkering 9-4 and then Rick Stanley 9-4 to earn his spot in the finals with Sharik!
The finals started off close but then Sharik pulled ahead to win the final match with a score of 8-5 to capture his first Omega Billiards Tour stop! Big congrats to Sharik going undefeated! Congrats to CJ Wiley for his great 2nd place finish, to Rick Stanley for his highest finish yet with 3rd place, and to Mike Voelkering for a great finish in 4th place!
5th/6th places were filled by newcomer Daniel McAdams and Curtis Cardwell, and 7th/8th places were filled by Joel Betancourth and Nick Conner.
Congrats to ALL the players and fans and sponsors for another great event!
A HUGE thank you goes out to our sponsors Omega Billiards Supply, OB Cues, and BCAPL/CSI. We would also like to give a big thanks to our additional sponsors, Irving Ink and Thread, AZBilliards.com, Pool School, and BilliardsPress.com.
This year OB Cues is our Ranking sponsor and will be donating three OB Cues to the top ranked 3 players at the end of the year! BCAPL/CSI has joined again and will be giving away 5 BCAPL free entry fees the 2017 BCAPL Nationals. After 7 stops, Tony Sulsar leads the Rankings with 640 points, Crispian Ng is second with 535 points and CJ Wiley is close in third place with 510 points. Only two more stops to go for raking points before the Finale!
Tournament Director Melinda Bailey would like to thank Wizards owners and staff for their awesome hospitality all weekend! She would also like to thank her fabulous team: Dana Speed, Jeff Georges, and Ginger Abadilla.
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 large tournaments across the country.
The next stop will be held September 17-18 at Speeds in Arlington, Texas. $1,500 added and already full with 85 players. We have ten stops total in 2016. 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/7wiz16
And check out video compilation from this event: https://youtu.be/R9OpnbSZPSc
Place, Name, Payout from Tourney
1 – Sharik Sayed $1000
2 – CJ Wiley $655
3 – Rick Stanley $515
4 – Mike Voelkering $445
5/6 – Curtis Cardwell, Daniel McAdams $340
7/8 – Joel Betancourth, Nick Connor $270
9-12 – Barry Emerson, Doug Pitts, Jersey Jack Lynch, Philip Palmer $110
13-16 – Alberto Nieto, Dave Favor, Greg Sandifer, Juan Parra $75
17-24 – Tony Matthew, Anthony Schaeffer, Walt Anderson, Ray Mendez Sr., Jeff Georges, Isaac Tucker, Viet My, Jay Diaz, $50
Last Lady – Alicia Stanley and Ann Malone $25 each