Reymart Lim came within a game of winning both the handicapped and Open portions of a double-event weekend on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour. He went undefeated to win the $300-added, handicapped event on Saturday, November 18, and only after a double hill final, finished as runner-up to RJ Carmona in the $200-added Open event on Sunday, November 19. Eric Moore was runner-up in the handicapped event that drew 27 entrants, and third in the Open event that drew 16. Both events were hosted by Q Master Billiards in Virginia Beach, VA.
Lim, North Carolina’s current 10-ball Open champion, competed in both of the hot seat matches and both of the finals. On Saturday, in the handicapped event, the two winners’ side semifinal matches went double hill, with Lim defeating Carmona, and Moore, downing Jacki Duggan, double hill, 11-4 (Duggan racing to 5). Lim went on to claim the hot seat 11-7 over Moore, and waited on his return.
On the loss side, a husband and wife quarterfinal match was looming. The wife, Jacki Duggan, came over from the winners’ side semifinal to face Nilbert Lim (no relation, but close friend to Reymart Lim). Nilbert had defeated Daniel Adams 9-2 and Jacob Cantu 9-3 to draw Jacki Duggan. Her husband, Bill Duggan, who’d recently defeated Jody Frye 8-2 and Ken Daughtrey 8-1 squared off against Carmona. Bill did his part, defeating Carmona 8-8 (Carmona racing to 11), while Jacki ran into something of a buzzsaw in Nilbert Lim, who shut her out.
Bill Duggan, no doubt seeking retribution for his wife’s unfortunate elimination, eliminated Nilbert Lim 8-3 in the quarterfinals, only to have Eric Moore down him in the semifinals 11-4. Reymart Lim completed his undefeated run in the handicapped event with an 11-7 victory over Moore in the finals.
On Sunday, Reymart Lim and Eric Moore met two more times in the Open event. They met first in a winners’ side semifinal, as RJ Carmona and Greg Sabins faced off in the other one. Lim downed Moore a third time 7-1 and advanced to the hot seat match against Carmona, who’d defeated Sabins by the same 7-1 score. Carmona and Lim locked up in a double hill fight that eventually sent Lim to the semifinals.
On the loss side, Moore picked up Steve Page, who’d defeated Nilbert Lim (still no relation to Reymart) and Graham Swinson, both 6-2 (six of the loss side’s final 10 matches were decided by that score). Sabins drew Mike Davis, Jr., North Carolina’s current 8-ball and 9-ball champion, who’d been sent to the loss side by Moore in a winners’ side quarterfinal and then defeated Jose Hernandez 6-1 and Marc Lacson 6-2.
Moore and Davis advanced to a re-match in the quarterfinals, downing Page and Sabins with 6-2 victories. Moore then defeated Davis a second time, 6-4, in those quarterfinals and advanced to his fourth weekend match against Reymart Lim.
Reymart Lim defeated Moore a fourth time, this time 6-3, to chalk up an aggregate score of 35-18 against him, over their four meetings. Lim moved on to a re-match against Carmona in the finals, where the two battled for a second time, to double hill, before Carmona, a second time, defeated him to claim the Open event title.
Tour directors Herman and Angela Parker noted that this past weekend’s double tournaments are the first of many to come in the year ahead. They thanked the ownership and staff at Q Master Billiards for their hospitality, as well 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 (November 25-26), will be a $500-added event, hosted by Cue Time Billiards in Spartanburg, SC.
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