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Lim shuts down Monk in double elimination final to take Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball title

Reymart Lim

Reymart Lim capped off an already impressive year for himself with a comeback win at the Saturday, July 15 stop on the Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour. Sent to the semifinals after being defeated by Tim Monk in the battle for the hot seat, Lim came back to down Monk twice in a true double elimination final. The $250-added event drew 22 entrants to Q Master Billiards in Virginia Beach, VA.
Monk was no slouch in this event, either. Not only did he defeat Lim in their first meeting, he'd taken out former VA State 9-Ball Champion Eric Moore in a winners' side semifinal to get into the hot seat match. With Moore racing to 11, Monk defeated him 7-4 to advance to the hot seat match. Lim, in the meantime, had defeated Iris Cabatit 11-1 in the other winners' side semifinal. The Monk/Lim hot seat match came within a game of going double hill, but Monk hung on to win it 7-9 (Lim racing to 11).
On the loss side, Moore picked up Steve Hughes, who'd defeated Kenny Miller 7-7 (Miller racing to 9), and Nilbert Lim (friends with, but not related to Reymart) 7-4. Cabatit drew Randy Canipe, owner of Randolph's Billiards in Hickory, NC, who'd eliminated Jared Vogel 8-2 and Ryan Spalmaker 8-5.
Hughes battled Moore to double hill before Moore advanced to the quarterfinals. He was joined by Canipe, who'd downed Cabatit 8-1. In a straight-up race to 11, Moore took the quarterfinal rather handily 11-3, but then ran into a determined Reymart Lim. In another straight-up race to 11, Lim downed Moore, and turned to a second, and potentially, third shot against Monk in the hot seat.
Seemingly not happy with the seven racks he'd given up to Monk in the hot seat match, Lim bore down and gave up less than half that amount over the two sets of the true double elimination final. Monk chalked up two in the opening set to Lim's 11. Lim gave up only one in the second set to claim the event title.
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Q Master Billiards, 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 July 22-23, will be the $1,000-added, North Carolina State 10-Ball Championship, hosted by the Brass Tap in Raleigh, NC.

Gambill wins five on the loss side and double dips Lowery to win Q City 9-Ball stop

Daniel Gambill got sent to the loss side in the early going of the December 6 stop on the Q City 9-Ball Tour. He moved over, won five straight and then double dipped hot seat occupant, Mackie Lowery to secure the event title. The event drew a short field of 12 entrants to Randolph Billiards in Hickory, NC. 
Once Joey Fox had sent Gambill to the loss side 7-5, he moved on to a winners' side semifinal versus Jody Musselman. Lowery, in the meantime, faced Rick Roper. Mussleman downed Fox 7-3, and in the battle for the hot seat, faced Lowery, who'd sent Roper to the loss side 8-4. Lowery claimed the hot seat 8-5 and waited on the return of Gambill.
Gambill's loss-side journey to the finals began with a 9-4 victory over Wayne Church and was followed by a double hill win over John Ailstock. This set Gambill up to face Roper, while Fox squared off against Zach Hampton, who'd defeated Brent Stembridge 9-4 and Randy Canipe 8-4, to reach him.
A Gambill/Fox re-match was avoided when Gambill defeated Roper 9-5 and Hampton, having been sent to the loss side by Fox in a shutout, returned the favor and shut Fox out 9-0 to advance to the quarterfinals. Gambill took the quarterfinal match 9-5 over Hampton and then defeated Musselman 9-4 in the semifinals.
Gambill allowed Lowery only one rack over 19 games in the double elimination finals. He shut Lowery out 9-0 in the opening set, and allowed the single rack in the second set to claim the event title.