Road companions Hall and Roberts split top prizes on Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour
Skip Maloney
May 1, 2019
(l to r): Collin Hall & Scott Roberts
(l to r): Collin Hall & Scott Roberts
They played the hot seat match, but when it came down to playing a second time, in the finals of the April 27 stop on the Viking Cues Q City 9-Ball Tour, road companions Collin Hall and Scott Roberts opted out and split the top two prizes. The event drew 25 entrants to The Clubhouse in Lynchburg, VA.
 
Hall and Roberts advanced, of course, to the winners’ side semifinals, where Hall faced and defeated Rob Ward 7-4 and Roberts met and defeated Tim Meadow 9-2. In what proved to be the title match, battling for the hot seat, Hall downed Roberts 7-2.
 
On the loss side, Ward drew Jonathan Ailstock, who’d defeated Zac Leonard 6-2 and Shane Wolford 6-6 (Wolford racing to 9). Meadow picked up Cameron Lawhorne, who’d most recently eliminated Bobby McCoy, shutting him out, and Jimbo Buller 7-4.
 
Lawhorne and Ailstock handed Meadow and Ward their second straight loss; Lawhorne downing Meadow 7-2 and Ailstock defeating Ward 6-2. Lawhorne and Ailstock then battled in what was the first money round, the quarterfinals.
 
Lawhorne took the quarterfinal match over Ailstock 7-4. Roberts then ended Lawhorne’s loss-side trip 7-2, before agreeing with Hall to split the top two prizes. As the undefeated occupant of the hot seat, Hall claimed the official event title.
 
Tour directors Herman and Angela Parker thanked the ownership and staff at The Clubhouse, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, Bar Pool Tables, Delta 13 Racks, AZ Billiards and Professor Q-Ball. The next stop on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for this weekend (May 4-5), will be hosted by Gate City Billiards Club in Greensboro, NC.