Towery tops Godwin twice to take GSBT stop

Shannon Daulton, Adam Towery, Horace Goodwin, and Robert Phillips (manager at Classic Billiards)

Adam Towery went undefeated to take first place in the Great Southern Billiard Tour stop on the weekend of October 16-17. The $1,500-added event drew 30 entrants to Classic Billiards in Conyers, GA.

Towery and Horace Godwin met twice; the first time in the battle for the hot seat. Towery had sent Trent Talbert west 9-3 from among the winners' side final four. Godwin had defeated Jason Steman 9-5.  The first of their two meetings was a double hill affair, which left Towery in the hot seat and sent Godwin off to the semifinals.

On the one-loss side, Claude Marrier defeated Jeff Hooks 9-6 and Dave Shadden 9-4 to pick up Steman. Talbert met up with Aaron Frady, who'd shutout Dwayne Brown and defeated John Maikke 9-3 to reach him.  Steman and Talbert advanced to the quarterfinals; Steman with a 9-7 win over Marrier, Talbert with a 7-6 win over Frady. Steman went on to a 9-4 win over Talbert to face Godwin in the semifinals.

Godwin prevailed 9-5 in the semifinals and got a second chance at Towery. To no avail, as it turned out. Towery took their second match 9-6, making a second set unnecessary and completing an undefeated weekend on the GSBT.