Page Takes Two From Davis

Page Takes Two From Davis
Tar-Heel Open 9-Ball Tournament / Rocky Mount, NC
by Skip Maloney
Steve Page went undefeated in the Tar-Heel Open 9-Ball Tournament in Rocky Mount, NC, the weekend of May 31-June 1. He defeated billiard player Mike Davis twice to capture the first-place prize in the $750-added event, which drew 25 entrants to Dot’s Cue Club.
On Sunday, Page sent Larry Pittman to the one-loss side with a 9-3 victory, as Davis was doing the same to Mike Fuller 9-4. Page prevailed in the subsequent hot seat match, sending Davis over with a 9-5 victory.
On the one-loss side, Scott Rabon was at work on a march that would eventually take him to the semifinals. He defeated Qi Liu 7-4 before turning to face Fuller. He eliminated Fuller from the tournament and moved on to challenge Pittman. He dropped Pittman into fourth place with a 7-5 victory and then ran into a determined Mike Davis. Davis moved into the finals with a 7-4 victory that ended Rabon’s strong run.
The true double-elimination finals lasted only a single set. The two struggled to a 3-3 tie before Page surged ahead by 4 games. Davis managed two more racks but so did Page, ending it 9-5. It was Page’s first event victory of the year.
Scott Rabon followed his third-place effort in the open division with a hill-hill 3-2 finals victory over Tommy Briscoe in a $110-added bank tournament. Rabon had defeated Wade Crane 3-1 to face Briscoe in the finals, as Briscoe sent Mike Davis into the third-place slot with a hill-hill 3-2 victory.
Open Results:
1st Steven Page
2nd Mike Davis
3rd Scott Rabon
4th Larry Pittman
5th Phillip Richardson
Mike Fuller
Bank Results:
1st Scott Rabon
2nd Tommy Briscoe
3rd Mike Davis
Wade Crane

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