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Roberts goes undefeated to take his second 2017 Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball stop

Scott Roberts

In his four 'payout' appearances on the Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour this year, Scott Roberts has won twice and been runner-up and fifth, once each. He chalked up his second 2017 victory on the tour with an undefeated run on Saturday, June 10. The event drew 27 entrants to Corner Pockets in Fayetteville, NC.
Roberts advanced through the field to a winners' side semifinal match against Brian Pate. Chad Weachter, in the meantime, faced Anthony Mabe in the other winners' side semifinal. Roberts moved into the hot seat match with a double hill win over Pate (8-5, with Pate racing to 6). He was joined by Weachter, who downed Mabe 6-5 (Mabe racing to 7). Roberts gave up only one rack in claiming the hot seat over Weachter 8-1.
On the loss side, Mabe picked up Brian Bryant, who'd eliminated Tanya Parsley 9-2, and Bo Blakely 9-1 to reach him. Pate drew Jeremy Faassen, who'd gotten by Stevie McClinton and Ed Leggett, both 5-3. It was Pate and Mabe handing Faassen and Bryant their second loss and advancing to the quarterfinals; Pate, 6-3 over Faassen and Mabe, 7-4 over Bryant.
Mabe won the quarterfinal match over Pate 7-4, earning himself a re-match against Weachter in the semifinals. Mabe won that re-match 7-4 for a shot at Roberts in the finals. Roberts spoiled Mabe's come-from-the-loss-side bid 8-3 in the finals.
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Corner Pockets, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, Delta 13 Racks, AZBilliards and Professor Q Ball. The next stop on the Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for June 17-18 will be hosted by a new venue for the tour, Billiards and Brews in Knoxville, TN.

Poste goes undefeated, splits top prize with Hucks on Q City 9-Ball stop in Wilmington

J.R. Poste won two straight double hill matches to get into the hot seat of a Q City 9-Ball Tour stop on the weekend of July 30-31. Poste and B.J. Hucks ended up splitting the event's top two prizes, while, undefeated, Poste claimed the event title that drew 39 entrants to Breaktime Billiards in Wilmington, NC.
Poste's first double hill win of the final two came in a winners' side semifinal match against J.T. Ringgold, as Joe Blanton was busy defeating Andy Bowden in the other semifinal. Poste claimed the hot seat, double hill, over Blanton in what proved to be his last match.
Ringgold moved to the loss side, where he picked up Taz Holiday, who'd defeated Frank Owens (runner-up on the tour's last stop, July 23) 5-4, and Mickey Hucks (no relation to B.J.) 5-3. Bowden drew B.J., who'd gotten by Ed Leggett and Brandy Hodges, both 7-3.
Hucks, racing to 7, gave up only a single rack to Bowden, advancing to the quarterfinals. He was joined by Ringgold, who'd eliminated Holiday 9-4. With Ringgold racing to 9, Hucks survived a double hill fight, winning it 7-7, and advancing to take on Blanton in the semifinals.
Hucks chalked up his last of the night, 7-2, over Blanton. He and Poste then opted out of the final, declared Poste the official winner, and split the top two prizes.
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Breaktime Billiards, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, and Delta-13 racks. The next stop on the Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for August 6-7, will be hosted by Brown's Billiards in Raleigh, NC.

Ailstock goes undefeated to claim his second Q City 9-Ball stop

Following an event victory in February, Jonathan Ailstock turned in a second undefeated performance on the Q City 9-Ball Tour on Saturday, May 28. The event, presented by Viking Cues, drew 31 entrants to Friendly Cue Billiards in Lynchburg, VA.
In his final three games, Ailstock had to defeat two higher ranked opponents, JT Ringgold and Brian Bryant, to complete his run. He ended up defeating Bryant twice. They met first in the hot seat, after Ailstock had sent Ringgold to the loss side 6-7 (Ringgold racing to 9), and Bryant had sent Wes Campbell over 9-3. Ailstock chalked up a second 6-7 win over an opponent racing to 9 (Bryant) and claimed the hot seat.
On the loss side, Ringgold drew Trey Frank, who'd gotten by Travis Shelton 7-3 and Scott Roberts 7-1. Campbell drew Ed Leggett, who, after a defeat at the hands of Ailstock in the opening round, went on a seven-match, loss-side streak that took him eventually to the semifinals. He downed Josh Williams and Todd Brady 5-2 before facing Campbell.
Leggett and Frank handed Campbell and Ringgold their second straight losses; Leggett, 5-2 over Campbell, and Frank, 7-6 over Ringgold. With Frank racing to 7, Leggett took the subsequent quarterfinal match 5-5, but had his loss-side streak ended in the semifinals by Bryant 9-3.
With Bryant racing to 9, he and Ailstock locked up in a double hill battle. Ailstock won the case game to claim his second Q City 9-Ball title.
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the owner (Daniel "Papa John" Adams) and his staff at Friendly Cue Billiards, as well as sponsors Viking Cues and Delta-13 racks. The next stop on the Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for June 4-5, will be hosted by Borderline Billiards in Bristol, TN.