Norris and Daughtrey split top prizes on Q City 9-Ball Tour

Christy Norris
Christy Norris and Kenny Daughtrey split the top two prizes on the August 6-7 stop on the Q City 9-Ball Tour by opting out of a final match. As the undefeated occupant of the hot seat, Norris claimed the official event title. The event drew 43 entrants to Brown's Billiards in Raleigh, NC.
With Daughtrey at work on the loss side, after a third round defeat at the hands of Randy Hodges, Norris advanced to a winners' side semifinal versus Joe Cosky. Jerry Cannon, in the meantime, squared off against Lauren Kauffman. Norris did her part to arrange for an all-female hot seat match by defeating Cosky 6-2. Cannon, though, downed Kauffman 5-2. Norris claimed the hot seat 6-2 over Cannon, in what proved to be her last match of the weekend.
On the loss side, Daughtrey was at work on a seven-match, loss-side winning streak that would take him to the finals. He chalked up wins #3 and #4 against Chad Weachter (6-1) and DJ Outlaw (6-3) to draw Kauffman. Cosky picked up the man who'd sent Daughtrey to the loss side, Randy Hodges, who'd gotten by Bobby Clinton 5-5 (Clinton racing to 7), and J.T. Ringgold, by the same score (Ringgold racing to 9). 
A Daughtrey/Hodges re-match was avoided when Cosky downed Hodges 6-3. Daughtrey finished Kauffman's weekend with the first of three straight 6-2 wins. He repeated that score in the quarterfinals against Cosky, and again, in the semifinals versus Cannon. It was at this point that the two tired finalists decided against playing a final match, and chose to split the top two cash prizes.
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the ownership and staff of Brown's Billiards for their hospitality, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, and Delta-13 racks. The next stop on the Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for August 13-14, will be hosted by Gate City Billiards in Greensboro, NC.