Jordan double dips Roberts to win first GSBT stop since 2008

Shannon Daulton, Randy Jordan, Josh Roberts, and Robert Phillips

Randy Jordan's last victory on the Great Southern Billiard Tour occurred in 2008, before it had become an exclusively amateur tour. He defeated Billy Young in the finals of that 2008 event in Chattanooga, TN, in which Larry Nevel finished fourth, and tour director Shannon Daulton finished fifth. On the weekend of June 11-12, Jordan was joined by the man who finished third back then (Jesse Middlebrook), and had to get by Josh Roberts three times to bring home the victory. The $1,000-added event drew 41 entrants to Classic Billiards in Conyers, GA.

Jordan and Roberts met first in the battle for the hot seat. From among the winners' side final four, Roberts had survived a double hill battle against Mike Patton, while Jordan was busy sending Josh Johnson west 9-5. Roberts prevailed in a double hill hot seat match, which proved to be his last victory of the weekend.

Patton moved over to take on Larry Price, who, after moving west in the third round of play, was in the midst of a six-game winning streak that would propel him all the way to the semifinals. With two notches on his one-loss side belt, Price defeated Sean Davis 10-2, and Jesse Middlebrook 10-7 to pick up Patton. Johnson drew Randy Jordan's brother, Jeff, who'd gotten J.R. Rossman, double hill and Mitch Yarborough 7-2.

Price made it five in a row on the one-loss side with a 10-7 victory over Patton, and met up with Johnson in the quarterfinals, who'd defeated Jeff Jordan 7-5. Price took Johnson down in a double hill battle, but had his streak stopped Randy Jordan 9-5 in the semifinals.

With Roberts needing to reach 10 games, Jordan won the opening set of the true double elimination final, double hill at 9-9. He took the second set 9-8 to complete his first GSBT victory in three years.