Capps Claims Ozone Billiards Victory
Ozone Billiard Tour / Hickory, NC
In a battle of Brians, Brian Capps bested Brian White in the finals of the Ozone Billiard Tour’s December 4-5 event to take the title. The $1,500-added event was hosted by Randolph’s Billiards in Hickory, NC, featuring a $1,000-added 9-ball tournament that kicked off Saturday, as well as a $500 guaranteed 8-ball tournament Sunday.
The 9-ball tournament attracted 54 players, but it was Capps and White battling it out Sunday for the top-place prize. Capps had won the hot seat by defeating Sam Monday. In the semifinals White, who had been sent to the one-loss side earlier in the event by Monday, made a comeback to defeat Monday in a hill-hill match to reach the finals and face Capps.
In the double-elimination finals White bested Capps in the first set 9-6, but Capps won the second 9-8 to take home the first-place prize money. Capps’ path to the finals began by defeating Skip Coffey 9-5, Mackie Lowery 9-4, Dan Madden 9-6, Mark Meyers 9-6, and Monday 9-8.
The 8-ball tournament kicked off Sunday with a full field of 32 players. Tony Morrison claimed the first-place prize by defeating Jeff Abernathy. Morrison worked his way through the top half of the bracket defeating Chris Steele 5-2, Brad Gates 5-1, Jason Ray 5-4, Dan Madden 5-4, and Jeff Abernathy 5-3. In the finals Morrison lost the first set 5-3 to Abernathy but made a comeback in Set Two 5-4 to claim the win.
1st Brian Capps $1,140
2nd Brian White $700
3rd Sam Monday $500
4th Josh Newman $300
5th Adam Pendley $150
7th Jeff Abernathy $70
9th Tony Morrison $50
1st Tony Morrison $250
2nd Jeff Abernathy $125
3rd Jody Musselman $75
4th Mike Bumgarner $50