Lufkin And Bridge City, Texas Team Up To Win National Pool Championship In Las Vegas
The ACME American CueSports National Championships were recently held at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, Nevada. Three guys from Lufkin - John Weeks, Will Jones, and Tavo Velazquez together with Kevin Frauenberger, Darrell Faulkner, and Mickey Brones from Bridge City in Orange County near Beaumont competed in the tournament.
Their team is named "Who's Your Daddy?" and they made quite a run in the Men's/Mixed Open 8-ball Division at the championships. They went undefeated in Vegas.
They beat teams from Canada, Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.
The WYD team brought back the Championship Trophy in the Men's/Mixed Open 8-ball division from the American CueSports Championships in Vegas. Many Lufkinites stayed up late last night watching the live feed as they took the win.
We Live Amongst Some Very Good Pool Players In Lufkin, Texas
Just to qualify for the four-day tournament all of the players must have played a minimum of eight full matches over a minimum of eight weeks during a sanctioned season in the same ACS/CCS/MAP-sanctioned league since June.
I asked them where they got their name for the team, and it was very last minute. They couldn't come up with one, so the captain just wrote down "Who's Your Daddy?" and they went with it.
You might recognize the name Tavo Velazquez as the recent mixed singles first place champion of the ACS 8 Ball Texas State Championship. You might also know him as the owner of local favorite restaurant, Skyline Burrito Bowl, in Lufkin, Texas.
When you see these guys let them know that they represented our towns well.