Bennett wins three to take Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour stop

Keith Bennett came out on top of another short field on hand for a stop on the Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour, on the weekend of August 20-21. The $1,000-added event drew just five entrants to Buck's Billiards in Raleigh, NC.

In a preliminary round, Sam Monday defeated Anthony Arney 8-3 to earn his way into the four-player opening round. Monday moved on to face Sidney Champion, while Bennett squared off against Rodney Strickland. Monday downed Champion 8-5, as Bennett was sending Strickland west 8-4.

In their first of two, Bennett gained the hot seat with an 8-4 win. Monday moved on to the semifinals.

Strickland moved over to face Arney, while Champion drew a loss-side bye. Arney defeated Strickland 8-6, and faced Champion in the quarterfinals. Arney then earned a re-match versus Monday with an 8-4 win over Champion.

Monday had allowed Arney only three racks in their first meeting, and was even stingier the second time around, defeating him 8-2 for a second chance versus Bennett.

In the extended, race-to-11 finals, Bennett and Monday battled back and forth to a 4-4 tie. Monday took the next game to go up by one, but Bennett answered with three straight to pull out in front by two at 7-5. Monday won two of the next three to get within one, but Bennett responded again; this time, winning three more in a row to complete his undefeated run of three games.

Bennett and Monday were the two names drawn for the Break and Run contest. Neither sunk a ball, so the jackpot for this contest is now at $583. Joe Goodman won a Limited Edition Jacoby Custom Cue in the event raffle.