Field Trimmed to Final 12 at Karl’s Korner
Dix Asserts Authority in Ring Game
By Joshua Johnson, Inside POOL Magazine
When action resumed here at Karl’s Korner at 1:00 pm, there were 32 players vying for the $1000 first place prize in the Great Southern Billiard Tour’s $1500 added Carolina Classic Amateur event. Three rounds of play later, the field has been thinned out to the final 12 players. Notable eliminations have seen Derek “Chewy” Leonard see his tournament run come to end at the hands of Brian Timmons, 8-2 in the first round of play on Sunday. Brian Bagwell, runner up last week in Greenville, saw his tournament come to a close at the hands of John Sanders 8-5. Many of the other favorites still remain alive in the tournament however. Scott Lewis and Greg Dix will be playing each other on one side of the winners bracket, while a battle of the young guns is set to take place in the other winners bracket semi-final between Jared “J-Rock” Mcgee and Adam Pendley. Matches can be watched live at: www.ustream.tv/channel/greatsouthernbilliardtour.
Early this morning at 5:00 am, the 7 man ring game finally drew to a close with Greg Dix taking top honors. Dave Cook put up a great fight, but saw it slip away with some strong breaking and good shot making by Dix. Greg Dix earned $500 for first, while Cook pocketed $100 for the second place finish. Also, 16 players put $20 each to play in a 2nd chance event. The format is a race to 7, winner break, rack your own, single elimination tournament for those who did not win cash in the main event or any league players. The Great Southern Billiard Tour would like to thank Jeff Murrah and the staff here at Karl’s Korner for providing such a wonderful location to run an event. Great host rooms and sponsors keep this tour alive and running smoothly. Thanks go out to Nick Varner Cues & Cases, Delta-13 Rack, Masters Chalk, Tiger Products, Inside POOL, AZ Billiards, Professor Q-Ball, and Billiards Digest for their continued support.