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Williams takes two out of three versus Cloud to win stop on Q City 9-Ball Tour

Clear dominance in the hot seat match for William Cloud turned into relative dominance for Josh Williams in a two-set final that earned him the event title. The occasion was the August 13-14 stop on the Q City 9-Ball Tour, which drew 36 entrants to the Gate City Billiards Club in Greensboro, NC.
Cloud sent Mike McPherson to the loss side 8-4 in one winners' side semifinal, as Williams sent Jonathan Ailstock over 5-3 in the other one. In the hot seat match, Cloud gave up only two racks to Williams (racing to 5), which proved to be his last winning set.
On the loss side, McPherson picked up Brad Barton, who'd defeated Chad Weachter 6-3, and David Tickle, double hill, to reach him. Ailstock drew Gate City Billiards owner Don Liebes, who'd eliminated John Sanders 5-4 (Sanders racing to 8), and Anthony Mabe 5-5 (Mabe racing to 7).
McPherson gave up a single rack to Barton and advanced to the quarterfinals. Liebes joined him after defeating Ailstock 5-4 (Ailstock racing to 6). A second straight 7-1 set for McPherson put him a single match away from a re-match versus Cloud. Williams spoiled that party in the semifinals with a 5-3 win that gave him the re-match against Cloud.
The total game score over the two-set final was Williams 10, and Cloud 9. Williams took the opening set 5-4, and then, allowed Cloud one more rack, before chalking up the second set 5-5 and claiming the event title.
Tour director Herman Parker thanked Don Liebes and his staff at the Gateway Billiard Club, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, Delta-13 racks, and Ruthless Billiards Apparel. The next stop on the Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for August 20-21, will be a $500-added event, hosted by Cue Time in Spartanburg, SC.

Davis double dips Saunders for Tiger Classic Tour Win

Mike Davis

Twenty seven men and five ladies battled it out at Cue-Phoria in Orlando, FL on Saturday January 21st at the open stop on the Tiger Classic Tour.

A lot of great players showed up including Mike Davis, Tim Daniels and Julio Aquino. They all played great and had a good time shooting on the beautiful Brunswick tables. 

John Sanders set himself as the player to beat in this one after ending the winners side with a 7-3 win over Mike Davis and then a 7-4 win over Harry Nathan for the hot-seat. 

Mike Davis bounced back from the loss to Sanders and started laying waste to the one loss side. Davis eliminated Tim Daniels, Julio Aquino, Nick Applebee and then Nathan to earn his spot in the finals a chance at revenge against Saunders.

The first set of the double elimination finals went to Davis in a close 7-5 match, but the second match was all Davis as he cruised to a 7-0 win and first place in the tournament.

Cassidy Mulligan and Dan Lettau also won a raffle and free entry to the next tour event. Tiger tour will soon have more giveaways and contests available on the website as well. Thanks to all the players and the room owner for a successful tournament.