Jordan takes two out of three over Chapman to win stop on Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour
Nov. 29, 2017
Nov. 29, 2017
You’d have thought, given a 9-2 score in the hot seat match, that the finals between Jeff Jordan and Michael Chapman might have been a single, one-sided match. The occasion was a stop on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour on the weekend of November 25-26; a $500-added event that drew 27 entrants to Cue Time in Spartanburg, SC. Jordan claimed the hot seat, and while Chapman came back from a win in the semifinals and took the opening set of the true double elimination finals, Jordan won the second set to claim the title. All of the event’s final three matches went double hill.
They got into their first of three after Jordan had sent Chad Vinesett to the loss side 9-2 in one winners’ side semifinal, and Chapman had defeated Justin Clark 7-3 in the other one. Jordan chalked up the aforementioned 9-2 win to claim the hot seat, and waited for Chapman to get back and engage him in a grueling, two-set final.
On the loss side, Vinesett picked up Tyler Mayfield, who’d recently defeated Dalton Messer 7-4 and Matt Lucas 7-5 to reach him. Clark drew Jennifer Polik, who’d gotten by Josh Crow 5-1 and Brian Pyle, double hill.
Mayfield and Clark advanced to the quarterfinals; Mayfield 7-4 over Vinesett and Clark 7-2 over Polik. Clark took the quarterfinal match 7-4 over Mayfield, and then engaged Chapman in his first of three double hill matches. Chapman won the first one, over Clark, to earn himself a second and third shot against Jordan in the hot seat.
With Jordan racing to 9, and Chapman racing to 7, Chapman took the first set of the finals 7-8, which forced a second set. It went double hill a third time for Chapman, but Jordan won it to claim the event title.
Tour directors Herman and Angela Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Cue Time 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 (December 2-3), will be hosted by Gate City Billiards Club in Greensboro, NC.