Bryan goes undefeated to take season opener of 2018 Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour
Skip Maloney
Jan. 16, 2018
Adam Bryan
Adam Bryan

 

Adam Bryan chalked up back-to-back 6-3 wins in the hot seat match and finals, against different opponents, to complete an undefeated run on the season opener of the 2018 Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour. The $250-added event, held on the weekend of January 6-7, drew 37 entrants to Mickey Milligan’s in New Bern, NC.
 
Bryan advanced to a winners’ side semifinal against Dave Brown, as Richard Limo squared off against Brian Lane in the other one. Bryan defeated Brown 7-5, and in the hot seat match, faced Limo, who’d sent Lane to the loss side 5-3. Bryan claimed the hot seat over Limo in the first of his two straight 6-3 wins, and waited on what turned out to be the return of Lane.
 
On the loss side, Lane picked up Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball veteran J.T. Ringgold, who’d defeated Chris Hiatt 10-3 and Zach Leonard 10-1 to reach him. Brown drew Jason Rogers, who’d eliminated Cody Murphy 8-2 and Kenny Daughtrey 8-6.
 
Brown and Lane got right back to work, eliminating Rogers and Ringgold; Brown, 7-5 over Rogers and Lane, 5-6 over Ringgold (Ringgold racing to 10). With Brown racing to 7, Lane won the quarterfinal match 5-5.
 
Lane won his semifinal re-match against Limo 5-2. Bryan completed his undefeated run with a second 6-3 win, this time over Lane, in the finals.
 
Tour directors Herman and Angela Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Mickey Milligan’s, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, Delta 13 Racks, AZBilliards and Professor Q Ball.