Lewis Double Dips in Greenville
Scott Lewis came into the Carolina Amateur 9-Ball Championship full of confidence after winning the last amateur event in Sanford, NC and a strong finish in the Players 10-Ball championship in Fayetteville. He lost his first match on Saturday, however, to Brian “Hump” Bagwell in a set that he described as “brutal”. This loss ensured that he was going to have much work to do in order to take down this event. Nine wins and 54 player eliminations later, he found himself playing Bagwell again on the same table. This time he made double sure that he cinched the win and the $1000 first place prize by defeating Bagwell twice in the true double elimination tournament 8-6 and 8-3.
Bagwell had came into the Sunday rounds undefeated, and continued that run by defeating Kenny Wilson (8-4), Steve Holman (8-4), and won the hot seat match over Mark Parlier 8-3. He waited patiently in the hot seat, where Lewis defeated him. Bagwell took home $500 for second. Mark Parlier came into the day looking to secure victory for himself, but after defeating Marty White (8-4) and Chris Zayas (8-3), ran into Bagwell. He waited in the one-loss side, and Scott Lewis came calling after defeating Kenny Wilson. Parlier could not earn a re-match with Bagwell however and lost 8-3 to Lewis. Parlier secured $220 for his 3rd place finish. Wilson, after his defeat to Bagwell, began his move through the one-loss side by defeating Jeff Haton (8-5), Rory Dover (8-1), and Chris Zayas (8-4) before falling to Lewis 8-7 to finish fourth, taking home $150.
View the Great Southern Billiard Tour World Cup Billiards tournament brackets
1st Scott Lewis $1000
2nd Brian Bagwell $500
3rd Mark Parlier $220
4th Kenny Wilson $150
5-6th Steve Holman $100
7-8th Justin Price $75
9-12th Matt Mancini $50
13-16th Gary Neal Free entry
While the main event was winding down to its final few players, a second chance tournament was starting up for those players who were no longer in the main event. 16 players paid their entry fees in a race to 5, alternate breaks, single elimination tournament. Jim Jennings and Josh Johnson worked their way through the brackets to meet up in the finals, with Jennings coming out on top and taking the $160 first place prize. Johnson earned $80 for his second place finish.
The Great Southern Billiard Tour would like to thank its host room this weekend, World Cup Billiards, for hosting a great event. All the participants expressed their appreciation for the great atmosphere and equipment they had to offer. All of these events would not be possible without the support of sponsors; Nick Varner Cues & Cases, Delta-13 Rack, Masters Chalk, Tiger Products, Inside POOL, AZ Billiards, Professor Q-Ball, and Billiards Digest. Next weekend, the GSBT takes a trip to Karls Korner in Cayce, SC for another $1500 added Amateur event.