Hollingsworth goes back-to-back to win second Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour Championship

Landon Hollingsworth

In the nine-year history of the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour, the annual tour championship had never been won by the same person twice. Until this past weekend (Dec. 4-5), when two-time BEF Junior National Champion, Landon Hollingsworth successfully defended the tour championship title he’d been awarded in 2020. Hollingsworth went undefeated through a field of 52 entrants who’d signed on to compete at the $1,000-added Tour Championship, hosted by Borderline Billiards in Bristol, TN.

“Landon just ran through this event,” said tour director Herman Parker.

Hollingsworth and Collin Hall battled twice in the event; hot seat and finals. Hollingsworth advanced to a winners’ side semifinal match against Daniel Shelton, as Hall battled Josh Miller in the other one. Shelton fought Hollingsworth to double hill before Hollingsworth prevailed, advancing to the hot seat match. Hall downed Miller to join him. Hollingsworth claimed the hot seat 8-2 over Hall.

On the loss side, Shelton drew Justin Knuckles, who’d defeated Cameron Lawhorne 6-6 (Lawhorne racing to 8) and Barry Mashburn 6-5 (Mashburn racing to 9). Miller drew Hank Powell, who’d eliminated Brandon Lowe, double hill (8-5) and Steven Ellis 8-4 to reach him.

Shelton downed Knuckles 7-3, as Powell shut Miller out 8-0. Shelton then finished Powell’s championship bid 7-3 in the quarterfinals.

Collin Hall did likewise to Shelton in the semifinals that followed, downing Shelton 6-1 for a second shot at Hollingsworth, waiting for him in the hot seat. Hollingsworth completed his successful bid to defend his 2020 Tour Championship title with an 8-2 win over Hall in the finals.

Tour director Herman Parker thanked Janet Atwell and her Borderline Billiards staff for their hospitality, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, BarPoolTables.net, Dirty South Grind Apparel Co., Realty One Group Results, Diamond Brat, AZBilliards.com, and Federal Savings Bank Mortgage Division. The next stop on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 11-12, will be a $500-added event, hosted by The Clubhouse in Lynchburg, VA.