White Waves off Final Challenge
Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour / Goldsboro, NC
by Skip Maloney, Inside POOL Magazine
Brian White withstood a strong one-loss side challenge by Charlie Bryant to finish undefeated in the Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour stop the weekend of October 4-5. Hosted by Fast Eddie’s Sports Bar in Goldsboro, NC, the $2,000-added event drew 32 entrants.
On the winners’ side, White and Ronnie Wiseman emerged from among the final four to face each other in the hot seat match. White had sent Shane Harvey west 7-2, as Wiseman bested Mike Davis 7-3. White defeated Wiseman 7-3 as well and awaited his final opponent.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Charlie “Hillbilly’ Bryant was working his way back. From among the final eight on the one-loss side, he dropped Michael Fuller 7-5 and Tony Chohan 7-2 before meeting Davis. Scott Rabon, in the meantime, shut out Mack Harrell and defeated Charlie Brinson 7-2 to meet Harvey. Bryant went on to defeat Davis 7-3, as Harvey ended Rabon’s tournament bid in a double-hill battle. Bryant then dropped Harvey into fourth place with a 7-3 victory and defeated Wiseman in the semifinals 7-5.
Early on in the finals, it looked as though White was going to stop Bryant’s surge early. He took a 5-1 lead before Bryant roared back to win five in a row. They were his last five, though, as White took command and won the next and final three games.
1st Brian White $1500
2nd Charlie Bryant $800
3rd Ron Wiseman $500
4th Shane Harvey $300
5/6th Scott Rabon $175
5/6th Mike Davis
7/8th Tony Chohan $75
7/8th Charlie Brinson
9-12th Sidney Champion
9-12th Michael Fuller
9-12th Larry Kressel
9-12th Mack Harrel