Ailstock goes undefeated to claim his second Q City 9-Ball stop

Following an event victory in February, Jonathan Ailstock turned in a second undefeated performance on the Q City 9-Ball Tour on Saturday, May 28. The event, presented by Viking Cues, drew 31 entrants to Friendly Cue Billiards in Lynchburg, VA.
In his final three games, Ailstock had to defeat two higher ranked opponents, JT Ringgold and Brian Bryant, to complete his run. He ended up defeating Bryant twice. They met first in the hot seat, after Ailstock had sent Ringgold to the loss side 6-7 (Ringgold racing to 9), and Bryant had sent Wes Campbell over 9-3. Ailstock chalked up a second 6-7 win over an opponent racing to 9 (Bryant) and claimed the hot seat.
On the loss side, Ringgold drew Trey Frank, who'd gotten by Travis Shelton 7-3 and Scott Roberts 7-1. Campbell drew Ed Leggett, who, after a defeat at the hands of Ailstock in the opening round, went on a seven-match, loss-side streak that took him eventually to the semifinals. He downed Josh Williams and Todd Brady 5-2 before facing Campbell.
Leggett and Frank handed Campbell and Ringgold their second straight losses; Leggett, 5-2 over Campbell, and Frank, 7-6 over Ringgold. With Frank racing to 7, Leggett took the subsequent quarterfinal match 5-5, but had his loss-side streak ended in the semifinals by Bryant 9-3.
With Bryant racing to 9, he and Ailstock locked up in a double hill battle. Ailstock won the case game to claim his second Q City 9-Ball title.
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the owner (Daniel "Papa John" Adams) and his staff at Friendly Cue Billiards, as well as sponsors Viking Cues and Delta-13 racks. The next stop on the Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for June 4-5, will be hosted by Borderline Billiards in Bristol, TN.