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Skip Maloney - AzB Staff
Apr. 18, 2017
Apr. 18, 2017
In what was his second win on the Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour (his first was in 2015), Daniel Adams won eight matches on the loss side of the event's double elimination bracket to meet and defeat hot seat occupant Trey Frank in an agreed-upon single match final. The event drew 33 entrants to the site of Adams' first victory on the tour, The Clubhouse in Lynchburg, VA.
After being awarded an opening round bye, Adams won a single match before being sent to the loss side by Mike Hancock. From there, Adams began his eight-match, loss-side trip back to the finals.
His eventual opponent in the finals, Trey Frank, in the meantime, advanced to a winners' side semifinal against Cameron Lawhorne. Travis Guerra and Brent Hensley squared off in the other winners' side semifinal. Frank got into the hot seat match with a 7-3 win over Lawhorne, and was joined by Guerra, who'd sent Hensley west 6-3. Frank claimed the hot seat 7-1, and waited and watched as Adams completed his run to meet him.
Halfway through his eight-match, loss-side run, Adams downed Jordan Shifflett 7-2, and then defeated Scott Roberts, double hill, to pick up Hensley. Lawhorne drew Shane Wolford, who'd defeated Brian Bryant 8-7 (Brian racing to 9), and Collin Hall 8-2 to reach him (Hall had spoiled any re-match hopes that Adams had been entertaining by defeating Hancock in the previous loss-side round).
Adams and Wolford handed Hensley and Lawhorne their second straight loss; Adams downing Hensley, double hill, and Wolford sending Lawhorne home 8-3. With Wolford racing to 8, Adams took the subsequent quarterfinal match 7-6, and completed his loss-side run with a 7-3 victory over Guerra in the semifinals.
By mutual agreement, Adams and Frank opted out of the tour's normal "true double elimination" final format and allowed a single match to determine the outcome. The single match went double hill and gave Adams his second Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball title.
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the ownership and staff at The Clubhouse for their hospitality, 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, scheduled for this weekend (April 22-23), will be hosted by a new venue for the tour, the 21 Pool Room in Charleston, WV.