Roberts and Ringgold split top prizes on Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour
Skip Maloney - AzB Staff
Mar. 27, 2017
Scott Roberts and J.T. Ringgold opted out of a second set in a double elimination final and with each sporting one loss, split the top two prizes on the Saturday, March 25 stop on the Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour. The $300-added event, which found itself with some unexpected attendance competition nearby, drew 15 entrants to a new venue for the tour, Peninsula Billiards in Newport News, VA. 
 
The winners' side final four in this event became the final four winners and only players to cash. Ringgold and Roberts played their first match battling for the hot seat. Ringgold had sent Chad Pike to the loss side, double hill, while Roberts sent Greg Sabins over 8-5. Ringgold claimed the hot seat 9-2 over Roberts and waited for him to get back.
 
On the loss side, Pike and Sabins picked up Tony Plumb and Bobby Glenn, respectively. Plumb had gotten by Tyran Williams 6-1 and Daniel Adams 6-5 (Adams racing to 7). Glenn had eliminated J.T. Ringgold's father, Terry 5-1, and Wayne Richards 5-3. Pike moved into the quarterfinals with an 8-1 victory over Plumb and was joined by Sabins, who'd defeated Glenn 8-3.
 
In a straight-up race to 8, Pike downed Sabins in those first-money-round quarterfinals, double hill. Roberts then defeated Pike 8-5 in the semifinals. Roberts then defeated Ringgold 8-5 in the opening set of the true double elimination final, before they chose to accept the match tie at 1-1 and not play a second set. As the hot seat occupant, Ringgold claimed the event title. 
 
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Peninsula Billiards, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, Delta 13 Racks, AZBilliards and Professor Q Ball. The next stop on the Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour, a $250-added event, scheduled for this weekend (April 1-2), will be hosted by Mickey Milligan's in New Bern, NC.