Grubb grabs GSBT Stop

Shannon Daulton, Jordan Grubbs, Andie Rybacki (owner of Corner Pocket), & MarkPatterson
Grubb grabs GSBT Stop

Jordan Grubb took two out of three versus Mark Patterson to win the Great Southern Billiard Tour stop on the weekend of July 10-11. The $1,000-added event drew 39 entrants to The Corner Pocket in Albemarle, NC. 

From among the winners' side final four, Grubb sent Jeff Bean west 9-2, as Patterson prevailed 7-8 in a double hill battle versus Younger Chapman.  In the hot seat match that followed, Grubb survived a 9-6 double hill match to gain the hot seat (Patterson needing to reach only seven). 

On the one-loss side, Bean picked up Sam Monday, who'd given up a total of only four racks over his last 24 games; one in a victory over Brian Simpson and three in a victory versus Brian White.  Chapman met Jeff Pruitt, who'd defeated Kent Lacy 9-3 and Tony Morrison 9-7. Pruitt and Bean advanced to the quarterfinals; Pruitt with a 9-5 win over Chapman, Bean with a 7-7 win over Monday (Monday needing to reach 10). Pruitt dropped Bean 9-4 in the quarterfinals that followed. 

Patterson found himself embroiled in his third straight double hill match in the semifinals.  He prevailed 7-8 (Pruitt needing to reach nine) for a second chance at Grubb.  

Had their roles been reversed in the hot seat match and the true double elimination final had played out as it did, it would have been Patterson taking home the top prize. As it was, with Grubb in the hot seat, Patterson's 7-5 victory in the opening set forced a second set, and gave Grubb the opening he needed. Grubb took the second set 9-2 to finish it.