Newman Earns First on Great Southern Billiards Tour
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Conyers, GA
Josh Newman went undefeated at the March 12-13 stop on the Great Southern Billiard Tour, besting a field of 36 amateur players to take the title. The $1,500-added stop was hosted by Classic Billiards in Conyers, GA.
Newman faced off against Jeff Jordan in the winners’ side final four and moved past him to the hot seat match 9-4. Meeting him there was Randy Jordan, who had just sent Chris Niksch to the one-loss side 9-4. Jordan put up a good fight in the winners’ side finals, but it was Newman who took the hot seat with a 9-4 win.
Once on the west side of the chart, Niksch quickly fell to Justin Bergman 10-1, while Jeff Jordan eliminated Chuck Dorsett 7-1. Jordan and Bergman advanced to the quarterfinals to play, and it was Bergman who took that match 10-4. Bergman was stopped by Jordan in the semifinals, though, as Jordan earned his rematch with Newman by ousting Bergman in third place 9-8. The players battled back and forth in the finals and seesawed to hill-hill when a missed 7 ball by Jordan allowed Newman to take the match 9-8.
1st Josh Newman $1,000
2nd Randy Jordan $500
3rd Justin Bergman $350
4th Jeff Jordan $200
5th Chris Niksch $100