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Hart and Fowler split two matches and two top prizes on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour

Robert Hart and Billy Fowler fought two double hill matches during the Saturday, November 26 stop on the Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour. Hart won the first one, battling for the hot seat, and Fowler won the second, in the first set of the true double elimination final. Just ahead of 3 a.m., they let it go at that, with Hart as the hot seat occupant, capturing the official event title. The $500-added event drew 44 entrants to Cue Time in Spartanburg, SC.
In the lead-up to their first meeting, Hart squared off against teenager Hunter White, while Fowler faced Samantha Kielson in the two winners' side semifinals. Hart sent White to the loss side 5-4 (White racing to 8). Fowler sent Kielson over 7-2. With Fowler racing to 7, Hart took the first of their two 5-6, double hill.
On the loss side, White and Kielson ran right into their second loss. White was defeated, double hill, by Steve Loftin, who'd eliminated Greg Burke 4-2 and Andy Bowden 4-3 (Bowden racing to 5). Kielson fell 6-2 to Dayne Miller, who'd eliminated Travis Guerra 6-1 and Philip "Monk" Denton 6-4 before meeting her.
Miller downed Lofton 6-2 in the subsequent quarterfinals. Fowler, though, ended Miller's loss-side streak 7-4.
With Hart racing to 5 and Fowler to 7,  Fowler took the opening set of the true double elimination final 7-4, which was double hill. It was at this point that they opted out of a second deciding match, choosing to split the top two prizes and allowing Hart to claim the official event title.
Tour director Herman Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Cue Time, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, Delta 13 Racks, Ruthless Billiards,, AZBilliards and Professor Q Ball. The next stop on the Viking Cues' Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for December 3-4, will be hosted by the Gate City Billiards Club in Greensboro, NC.