Miller gets by Guerra twice to go undefeated on Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour
Skip Maloney
Jan. 16, 2018
Dayne Miller
Dayne Miller
At a new venue for the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour, Dayne Miller navigated his way undefeated through a field of 35 to win the Saturday, January 13 stop on the tour. The $200-added event was hosted by Pal’s Bar & Grill in Piedmont, SC.
 
Miller and Travis Guerra met twice in this event; first, in the hot seat match, and later, in the finals. The two of them chalked up identical 6-4 wins over their respective opponents in the two winners’ side semifinals; Miller, over Sammy Manley, and Guerra, over Kaleb Hixon, the 13-year-old son of the venue’s owner. Miller took the first of two over Guerra 6-3, and waited in the hot seat for his return from the semifinals.
 
On the loss side, Manley picked up Scott Ward, who’d defeated Justin Scott 8-3 and Reggie Thomas 8-4 to reach him. Hixon drew Steven Moon, who’d shut out Casey Looper, and eliminated T. J. Seabolt 5-3.
 
Ward and Moon handed Manley and Hixon their second straight loss; Ward, 8-3 over Manley and Moon, chalking up his second shutout, 5-0, over Hixon. With Ward racing to 8, Moon took the quarterfinal match 5-5 over Moon, and then had his loss-side journey terminated by Guerra 6-2 in the semifinals.
 
Miller completed his undefeated run with a second victory over Guerra. This one was a 6-2 win that gave Miller the event title.
 
Tour directors Herman and Angela Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Pal’s Bar & Grill, 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 the weekend of January 20-21, will be hosted by Borderline Billiards in Bristol, TN.