Roberts goes undefeated to take Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball stop in Raleigh
Skip Maloney - AzB Staff
May 3, 2017
Josh Heeter supplied the loss-side 'footsteps' that Scott Roberts was hearing during the final matches of the Saturday, April 29 stop on the Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour. Heeter, sent to the loss side by Stevie McClinton in the fourth round, won five in a row to meet and challenge Roberts in the event finals. Roberts, though, completed an undefeated run to claim the title. The event drew 37 entrants to Brown's Billiards in Raleigh, NC.
 
McClinton moved on from his victory over Heeter to meet Roberts in one winners' side semifinal, as Paul Swinson faced junior player Peter Abantangelo (16) in the other. Roberts downed McClinton 7-5 and in the hot seat match, faced Swinson, who'd defeated Abantangelo 7-4. Roberts claimed the hot seat 7-3 over Swinson.
 
Following his loss to McClinton, Heeter defeated Paul Swinson's son, Graham (16) and Mikel Fouad, both 7-2, to draw Abantangelo. McClinton drew Roger Harper, who'd gotten by Jennifer Lust 4-2, and Barry Henderson in a double hill match. Heeter and McClinton advanced to their quarterfinal re-match on the heels of identical 7-3 victories over Abantangelo and Harper.
 
Heeter took that re-match 7-5 over McClinton and then defeated the elder Swinson 7-3 in the semifinals. Roberts, though, completed his undefeated run through the field with a 7-4, single set  victory over Heeter in the finals.
 
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Brown's Billiards, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, Delta 13 Racks, AZBilliards and Professor Q Ball. The Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour is scheduled to visit Q Master Billiards in Virginia Beach, VA for the first time this weekend (May 6-7), for a $500-added, 10-Ball event. In addition to prize money, the event winner will qualify for the NC State Open 10-Ball Championships, scheduled for July.