Page battles back to outlast Monday on Jacoby Carolina Tour

Steven Page concluded an undefeated weekend on the Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour with a come-from-behind win in the finals versus Sam Monday on Sunday, September 13. The $1,000-added event drew a small field of 17 entrants to Sharks-N-Shooters in Rocky Mount, NC.

From among the winners' side final four, Page defeated Chris Vollmar 7-4 to face Eddie Little in the hot seat match. Little had survived a hill-hill match versus Jeff Abernathy, who'd just previously sent Monday west. Page gained the hot seat with a 7-5 win over Little and waited for Monday to work his way back to the finals.

Cary Dunn, who advanced in a forfeit win over B.J. Ussery and downed Younger Chapman 7-5 was on the one-loss side, waiting for Abernathy. Monday, in the meantime, advanced past Phillip Richardson 7-2 and then Mike Cone 7-4 to pick up Vollmar. Abernathy advanced to the quarterfinals with a 7-5 win over Dunn, as Monday was busy dominating Vollmar 7-1. Monday, who gave up only six racks in his last three games leading to the finals, dropped Abernathy into fourth place 7-4 and then dropped Little into third place 7-1.

Monday used some of that dominant momentum to open up the finals with three quick racks, and after Page tallied the next one, he added two more for a 5-1 lead. Page made his move, winning the next six to go up 7-5. Rack # 13 was (as described by tour director, Doug Ennis) an “epic safety battle” that ended with Page on the hill, ahead by three. Monday fought back to run out the next rack and when Page scratched in the fifteenth, Monday pulled within one at 8-7. Page missed shooting at the 5 ball in the game that would have brought the match to double hill, but Monday's effort to close it out stalled when the 8 ball hung in the pocket. Page finished it to capture the first place prize.

Page had taken second place in the Early Bird Tournament, which launched the weekend's proceedings on Friday night, September 11. He'd given way in a hill-hill battle against Jeff Abernathy in the finals. Abernathy picked up the first place, $120 winnings, while Page entered the Open event with $80 in his pocket. Younger Chapman pocketed the $40, third place prize, as Brian Floyd took home $20 in fourth place.

Karen Webb walked off with the uncontested ladies title. Palmer Richardson defeated Dylan Letchworth 7-2 to claim the Juniors title and picked up the win as the only entrant in Sunday's Second Chance tournament.

The Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour will be hosting its season finale on the weekend of October 2-4 at Fast Eddie's in Goldsboro, NC. Two days later, beginning on October 6, at the same location, the tour will host the annual Carolina Open. The guaranteed, $2,000-added event will commence on that Tuesday with a One-Pocket Tournament and proceed with a 10-Ball Tournament that's scheduled to start on Thursday. For further information, contact Tour Director Doug Ennis at 252-908-0754.