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Roberts goes undefeated to take Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball stop in Raleigh

Josh Heeter supplied the loss-side 'footsteps' that Scott Roberts was hearing during the final matches of the Saturday, April 29 stop on the Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour. Heeter, sent to the loss side by Stevie McClinton in the fourth round, won five in a row to meet and challenge Roberts in the event finals. Roberts, though, completed an undefeated run to claim the title. The event drew 37 entrants to Brown's Billiards in Raleigh, NC.
McClinton moved on from his victory over Heeter to meet Roberts in one winners' side semifinal, as Paul Swinson faced junior player Peter Abantangelo (16) in the other. Roberts downed McClinton 7-5 and in the hot seat match, faced Swinson, who'd defeated Abantangelo 7-4. Roberts claimed the hot seat 7-3 over Swinson.
Following his loss to McClinton, Heeter defeated Paul Swinson's son, Graham (16) and Mikel Fouad, both 7-2, to draw Abantangelo. McClinton drew Roger Harper, who'd gotten by Jennifer Lust 4-2, and Barry Henderson in a double hill match. Heeter and McClinton advanced to their quarterfinal re-match on the heels of identical 7-3 victories over Abantangelo and Harper.
Heeter took that re-match 7-5 over McClinton and then defeated the elder Swinson 7-3 in the semifinals. Roberts, though, completed his undefeated run through the field with a 7-4, single set  victory over Heeter in the finals.
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Brown's Billiards, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, Delta 13 Racks, AZBilliards and Professor Q Ball. The Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour is scheduled to visit Q Master Billiards in Virginia Beach, VA for the first time this weekend (May 6-7), for a $500-added, 10-Ball event. In addition to prize money, the event winner will qualify for the NC State Open 10-Ball Championships, scheduled for July.

Strum gets by Parson twice to win Q City 9-Ball stop

In a field that featured a high percentage of younger players (18 and under), one of whom (Peter Abantangelo; age 14) reached the semifinals, David Strum went undefeated during a Q City 9-Ball Tour stop on the weekend of April 23-24. The event drew 43 entrants to Brown's Billiards in Raleigh, NC.
Strum had to get by 18-year-old Cole Parsons twice to claim the title (Cole's brother, Ethan, age 11, was in the field, as well). They met first in the hot seat. Strum sent Daniel Jones to the loss side 7-2, while Parsons was working on a 5-1 victory over Solomon Pope. Strum claimed the hot seat over Parsons 7-2 and waited on his return.
On the loss side, Abantangelo, sent to the loss side in his opening match against Pope, was at work on his eight-match, loss-side streak that would take him as far as the semifinals. He chalked up wins #5 and #6 against Randy Hodges 5-3 and AJ Hertzog, double hill to draw Jones. Pope picked up Jody Musselman, who'd eliminated Daniel Adams 7-2 and Jordan Grubb 7-5.
Abantangelo earned his way to a quarterfinal re-match against Pope with a 5-2 victory over Jones. Pope eliminated Mussleman 7-1. Abantangelo wreaked his vengeance on Pope 7-5, but had his loss-side streak ended in a youth semifinal against Parsons. Parsons prevailed 5-2 for a second shot against Strum.
Strum repeated his hot seat performance. He completed his undefeated run with a second 7-2 victory over Parsons to claim the event title.
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Brown's Billiards, as well as sponsors Viking Cues, Delta 13 racks, AZBilliards, Professor Q Ball, and Bet Somethin Apparel. The next stop on the Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for April 30-May 1, will be hosted by The Clubhouse in Lynchburg, VA. 

Tickle and Blackburn split top prizes in a Q City 9-Ball stop

David Tickle and James Blackburn allowed the single match that they played against each other to stand as the result of a Q City 9-Ball Tour stop, on November 14. The two opted out of playing a final, leaving Tickle, in the hot seat, as the winner of the event that drew 38 entrants to the Gate City Billiard Club in Raleigh, NC.
Tickle had sent Dylan Letchworth to the loss side 8-2 in a winners' side semifinal, while Blackburn was busy sending 13-year-old Peter Abantangelo over 8-3. Tickle claimed the hot seat 8-4 over Blackburn.
On the loss side, Letchworth picked up George Crawford, who'd gotten by Colin Hall 8-3 and Bobby Clinton 8-1. Abantangelo drew Jay Calhoun (husband to Belinda Calhoun), who'd defeated Zach Leonard 6-5 and Josh Williams 6-2. Crawford and Calhoun handed Letchworth and Abatangelo their second straight loss. Letchworth forfeited his match, while Calhoun downed Abantangelo 6-3.
With Crawford racing to 8, Calhoun took the quarterfinal 6-5. Blackburn ended Calhoun's run 8-4 in the semifinals. At this juncture, Tickle and Blackburn opted out of the final match and split the top two prizes.
The next stop on the Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for Saturday, November 21, will be hosted by Buck's Billiards in Raleigh, NC.