Compton holds off Owen to take Lucasi Hybrid All-Star Series

Chip Compton survived a double hill battle in the opening set of a true double elimination final against Gabe Owen to take first place in the Lucasi Hybrid All-Star Series stop on the weekend of April 2-3. The $1,000-added event drew 38 entrants to Jamaica Joe's in Oklahoma City, OK.

Compton had to defeat Owen twice to take the title, doing so first among the winners' side final four 7-3. Joining Compton in the hot seat match was Caleb Moore, who'd defeated Andy Wyatt 7-4. Compton sent Moore to the semifinals versus Owen with a 7-5 victory that left him in the hot seat.

Owen, in the meantime, moved west and didn't lose a game until meeting Moore in the semifinals. He started with a shutout victory over Joseph Tomkowski, who'd defeated room owner Bill Roberts in a double hill match and Harvey Click 7-4, to reach him. Wyatt, in the meantime, drew Shawn Morris, who'd been sent west by Owen from among the winners' side final eight, and gone on to defeat Diamond Dave Holland in a double hill match, and Jim Weast 7-5. Morris defeated Wyatt 7-3 for a second chance at Owen in the quarterfinals, but Owen chalked up his second straight shutout win to move into the semifinals.

Moore put up a fight, but Owen prevailed 7-5 to face Compton in what he hoped was going to be a two-set battle. It wasn't. The two fought to double hill before Compton closed it out to claim the event title.

Wendy Short Kent was awarded $100 as the top female finisher in the event.