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“Hennessee from Tennessee” Pinegar goes undefeated on Q City 9-Ball Tour

Jonathan "Hennessee from Tennessee" Pinegar joined a field of 32 at Billy Mack's Grill and Billiards in a May 7-8, $2,000-added event on the Q City 9-Ball Tour. Pinegar went undefeated to claim the title, facing Russ Edwards twice to complete his run.
They met first in the hot seat match. Pinegar, playing at the top of the handicapped field, had downed Clint Mullins 12-4, while Edwards, playing near the top, had survived a double hill match versus Ryan Hollinsworth (10-7). Pinegar claimed the hot seat 12-8 and waited for Edwards to come back from the semifinals.
On the loss side, Mullins picked up Dave Jones, who'd defeated Bobby Hulk, and in the event's first money round, venue owner, Billy Mack, both 6-2. Hollinsworth drew Ryan Dunn, who'd eliminated Cody Myers 8-4 and Taz Holliday 8-2. 
Jones advanced to the quarterfinals 6-4 over Mullins, and was joined by Hollinsworth, who'd ended Dunn's weekend 8-6. Hollinsworth earned himself a re-match against Edwards with an 8-2 quarterfinal victory over Jones. 
Edwards defeated Hollinsworth a second time 10-3 to earn his own re-match against Pinegar in the hot seat. Though Edwards would chalk up one more rack against Pinegar than he had in the hot seat match, and force a case game, Pinegar prevailed to claim the event title. 
Tour director Herman Parker thanked room owners Billy Mack and Dennie Pack for their hospitality, as well as sponsors Viking Cues and Delta-13 Racks. The next stop on the Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for May 14-15, will be hosted by Bucks Billiards, Raleigh, NC.

Hensley dodges Park bullet to win GSBT

Brent Hensley went undefeated on the Great Southern Billiard Tour’s stop on the weekend of October 29-30, but not before Ron Park returned from an earlier defeat at his hands and challenged him in the finals. The $1,500-added amateur 9-ball event drew 50 entrants to Janet Atwell‘s Borderline Billiards in Bristol, TN.

Hensley sent Park west from among the winners’ side final eight, 7-4, and turned to face Russ Edwards among the final four. Joining them were Buffy Jolie and Wes Covington. Jolie shut Covington out, while Hensley advanced to the hot seat match with a 7-6 victory over Edwards. Hensley gained the hot seat with a 7-2 win over Jolie and awaited Park’s return.

Following loss-side victories over Brian Capps 9-9 (Capps needing 11), and Robert Green 9-6, Park drew Covington. Edwards picked up Brian White, who’d gotten by both Jonathan Frassrand and Walt Newsome 11-3. Edwards dominated his match against White 9-1, while Park advanced to join him in the quarterfinals with a 9-4 victory over Covington. 

With three down and two to go for a re-match against Hensley, Park dropped Edwards 9-6, and then defeated Jolie 9-3 in the semifinals. Hensley, though, repeated his earlier performance against Park, allowing him only one more rack in the opening, and as it turned out, only set of the true double elimination final. 

Brandon Kidwell, Jonathan Frassrand, Charlie Taylor and Brian Capps received free entry ($60 value) for their finish in the tie for ninth place. Tour directors Shannon and Marge Daulton thanked Janet Atwell and her Borderline Billiards staff for their hospitality, as well as sponsors Andy Gilbert Custom Cues, Nick Varner Cues and Cases, Mike Davis Exterminating, Tiger Products and Delta-13 racks.