Miller Outmaneuvers Great Southern Billiards Field
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Goldsboro, NC
Tim Miller outplayed the entire field at the June 5 installment of the Great Southern Billiard Tour, going undefeated to take the title. The $1,500-added stop was hosted by Fast Eddie’s Sports Bar and Grill in Goldsboro, NC, and attracted a field of 50 amateur players.
Miller faced off against Mike Fuller in the winners’ side final four, besting him 9-6 and sending him to the one-loss side of the chart. Meanwhile, Sydney Champion defeated Steven Page 9-4 to advance to the hot seat against Miller. There it was no contest, as Miller easily swept aside Champion 9-3.
Delton Howard was busily making his way through the west side, eliminating Jeff Abernathy in seventh place 9-5 to meet Fuller in the next round. A 9-9 victory ensured Howard’s place in the quarterfinals (Fuller had to reach 11). Mac Harrell was also moving through the one-loss side with a 9-5 win over Danny Mastermaker and then a 9-9 win over Steven Page (Page also had to reach 11). The two faced off in the quarterfinal match, with Howard eking out a hill-hill, 9-8 victory.
However, Howard’s day was ended in third place after the semifinal match saw Champion surge past him to win 9-5 and earn a rematch with Miller. But in a repeat of the hot seat match, Miller took control of the match and claimed the title 9-5.
1st Tim Miller $1,000
2nd Sydney Champion $600
3rd Delton Howard $450
4th Mac Harrell $265
5th Mike Fuller $140
7th Jeff Abernathy $95