Fuller Finishes First in Goldsboro Billiards Event
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Goldsboro, NC
Mike Fuller rebounded from a late loss at the January 15-16 installment of the Great Southern Billiard Tour to snap off the event in the finals against the undefeated Danny Mastermaker. The $1,500-added amateur event was hosted by Fast Eddie’s Sports Bar and Grill in Goldsboro, NC, and drew a crowd of 39 players.
Fuller first collided with Mastermaker in the final four of the winners’ side, where Mastermaker dealt him a convincing 9-3 loss and sent him to the one-loss side of the chart. Advancing to the hot seat to meet Mastermaker was Mike Staubes, who whitewashed Chris Vollmar 9-0. Staubes put up a fight, but still Mastermaker overcame him easily to take the hot seat 9-5.
Once on the west side of the chart, Vollmar foundered, and though he and Mac Herrell had a close match, Vollmar ended up in fifth place 9-7. An even closer match saw Sam Monday tie with Vollmar, as he came out on the wrong end of a double-hill match with Fuller that saw Fuller move on 11-10.
Now on a serious roll, Fuller made quick work of Herrell 11-2, sending him home in fourth place and advancing to the semifinals to face Staubes. It was yet another hill-hill match for Fuller as he prevailed 11-8 to move on to the double-elimination finals and have his rematch with Mastermaker. Fuller fought to earn his revenge against the player who had sent him to the west side—he won the first set 11-5, and in the second set he only allowed Mastermaker two racks before winning the final set 11-2 to take his first Great Southern Billiard Tour title.
Matches for this event will be available at the Inside POOL Youtube Channel later this week.
1st Mike Fuller $750
2nd Danny Mastermaker $500
3rd Mike Staubes $350
4th Mac Herrell $250
5th Chris Vollmar $125
7th David King $85