Daulton Tops Great Southern Billiard Tour
Great Southern Billiard Tour
by Rick Davis
The Great Southern Billiard Tour pulled into Breakers in Knoxville, TN, where a 45-player field emerged to seek the title. Although many top players were in attendance it was tournament director Shannon Daulton who came out on top besting the field.
On the winners’ side Daulton was in control of the lower half of the chart as he defeated two of the strongest tour regulars, John Hennessee and Eddie Little, to reach the hot seat match. Not far behind was Steve Moore, winner of the previous tour stop, who plowed through Todd Nelson but was upset by Claude Marrier who bested him 9-4. The hot seat match was then Marrier and Daulton and Daulton wasted no time drilling Marrier 9-1.
Then it was all eyes on the one-loss side. Earlier action there saw Robert Green fight back after his loss early in the day until Little showed him the door while the same story unfolded for Dallas Roach who shutout Larry Nevel just before falling to Moore 7-3. Moore was on a mission from there on and pounded Little 7-2 then got revenge against Marrier 7-3 to face Daulton in the finals.
With true double-elimination the road was tough for Moore but after he took the opening set 9-7 it was anyone’s game. In the final set each player tried to get a lead but it was Daulton who took it first and extended it for the 9-5 win to defeat Moore and claim top honors for himself.
1st Shannon Daulton
2nd Steve Moore
3rd Claude Marrier
4th Eddie Little
5th Robert Green
7th Larry Nevel