Frady stops loss-side challenge by a Jordan to take GSBT stop at Marietta Billiard Club


For the second week in a row, a Jordan brother challenged a hot seat occupant in the finals of a stop on the Great Southern Billiard Tour. Last week (Feb. 9-10), after winning seven on the loss side, Randy Jordan tried it, and was held off by Daniel McKinney. This week (Feb. 16-17), it was brother Jeff's turn. He'd made it as far as the winners' side final four before heading west for a three-match journey back to the finals, where Aaron Frady ended the streak to complete an undefeated run. The $1,000-added event drew 61 entrants to Johnny Archer's Marietta Club in Marietta, GA.
Frady moved among the winners' side final four for a match against Tim Miller, as Jeff Jordan faced Jesse Middlebrook. Frady (B) got into the hot seat match with a 7-7 handicapped win over Miller (A), as Middlebrook sent Jordan over 9-2 to meet up with his brother. Frady, in his second straight match against an "A" player, gave up only a single rack to Middlebrook, and sat in the hot seat, waiting for Jeff Jordan.

On the loss side, Jordan ran right into brother Randy, who'd shut out Jason Labonte and defeated Tommy Najar 9-6 to reach him (the brothers had met in the quarterfinals the week before). Miller picked up Justin Hightower who'd gotten by Danny Greer double hill, and Mike Byars 7-2.  Jeff (B) eliminated Randy (A) 7-5, and in the quarterfinals, met up with Miller, who'd downed Hightower 9-4.

Brother Jeff then chalked up two straight victories over "A" players; Miller in the quarterfinals 7-4 and Middlebrook in the semifinals 7-5. In a single set final, Jordan pushed Frady to the brink, but fell that single game short, as Frady completed his undefeated run to claim the event title.