Lilly chalks up third (almost) straight win on the Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour
Skip Maloney
Feb. 19, 2018
Don Lilly
Don Lilly
He took a week off from the winners’ circle. Don Lilly won two straight stops on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour, going undefeated through one (January 28) and winning seven on the loss side to dethrone Mark Tademy in the next (February 4). Though he competed last week (February 10-11) he failed to cash in the tournament. He returned to compete on the February 17-18 stop on the tour, which drew 50 entrants to The Clubhouse in Lynchburg, VA. Apparently preferring the undefeated route, Lilly chalked up his third (almost) straight win on the tour.
 
Lilly faced separate opponents in the hot seat and finals of this one. He advanced to a winners’ side semifinal against Chris Bush, while Scott Roberts and Lance Davis squared off in the other one. Lilly sent Bush to the loss side 7-1, and in the hot seat match, faced Roberts, who’d defeated Davis 9-2. Lilly and Roberts battled to double hill, before Lilly closed it out 7-8 (Roberts racing to 9) and waited on the return of Collin Hall.
 
Sent to the loss side by Davis in a winners’ side quarterfinal, Hall opened his trek back to the finals against Randy Tate. He defeated both Tate and Bernie Kirby 7-5 to draw Bush. Davis picked up Michael Wyatt, who’d eliminated Chuck Cuneo, double hill, and Bo Blakely 5-4 (Blakely racing to 6).
 
Davis and Hall advanced to a rematch in the quarterfinals, Davis downing Wyatt 6-2, as Hall shut Bush out. Hall then gave up only a single rack to Davis, before facing Roberts in the semifinals and defeating him 7-6 (Roberts racing to 9). Lilly completed his undefeated run with a 7-1 victory in the finals over Hall.
 
Tour directors Herman and Angela Parker thanked the ownership and staff at the Clubhouse, 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 February 24-25, will be hosted by Pal’s Bar & Grill in Piedmont, SC.