Ashcraft Takes Choo Choo Classic Win

Brandon Ashcraft, Shannon Daulton and Russ Edwards with room owners Bill Bailey and Dave Crockett

The Great Southern Billiard Tour kicked off with the Choo Choo Classic II at The Diamond Billiard Club in Chattanooga, TN.

The field of fourty four players included four junior players, but one in particular was the focus of attention at this event. Thirteen year old Landon Shuffett was cutting a swath through the winners side not allowing an opponent to notch more than four games against him all the way up to the match for the hot-seat. That streak was finally brough to an end when Brandon Ashcraft defeated Shuffet 9-8 for the hot-seat.

On the one loss side, Shuffett's tournament was brough to an end by Russ Edwards with a 9-4 score. The win over Shuffett sent Edwards to the finals to face Ashcraft, but Edwards would have to settle for second place as Ashcraft would win the final match 9-7.

Ashcraft collected $2500 for first place, while Edwards pocketed $1455 for second. Shuffett and Wade Crane filled out the top four spots.

The Great Southern Billiard Tour is ran by Shannon Daulton and sponsored in part by Nick Varner Custom Cues. The next Great Southern Billiard Tour stop will be February 10 - 11 at Breakers Sports Bar and Grill in Knoxville, TN.

Complete Results:
1st Brandon Ashcraft $2500
2nd Russ Edwards $1455
3rd Landon Shuffet $955
4th Wade Crane $400
5th Claude Marrier, Jason Jones $260
7th Eugene Browning, Mike Laney $180