Miller goes undefeated to take his first Great Southern Billiard Tour title

Shannon Daulton, Tim Miller, Sidney Champion, and Eddie Pate (manager at Fast Eddie's)

Tim Miller chalked up his first victory on the Great Southern Billiard Tour, finishing the June 5-6 weekend tour stop undefeated, and getting by tour veteran Sidney Champion twice to do it. The $1,500-added event drew 50 entrants to Fast Eddie's in Goldsboro, NC.

From among the winners' side final four, Miller defeated Michael Fuller 9-6 to get into the hot seat match. He was joined by Champion, who'd sent Stephen Page west 9-4. Miller gained the hot seat with a decisive 9-3 victory and awaited Champion's return.

Meanwhile, on the one-loss side, Delton Howard and Matt Herrell, who'd been sent west from among the winners' side final eight by Page and Miller, respectively, were working their way toward a showdown in the quarterfinals. Howard, after victories over Vernon Rogers 9-1, and Jeff Abernathy 9-5, picked up Fuller. Herrell defeated Brian Ezell 9-6 and Danny Mastermaker 9-5 to draw Page. A Howard/Page quarterfinal re-match was averted when Howard defeated Fuller and Herrell took down Page, both by a score of 9-9, with both Fuller and Page needing to reach 11.

Howard won his fourth straight on the one-loss side with a 9-8 victory over Herrell in the quarterfinals and turned to face Champion. Champion stopped Howard's run with a 9-5 victory that gave him a second crack at Miller. Miller took the opening set of the true double elimination final to conclude his undefeated, first victory on the tour.