Ussery Usurps Park for Great Southern Billiards Claim
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Sanford, NC
An undefeated B.J. Ussery cruised to victory at the July 16-17 installment of the Great Southern Billiard Tour, easily handling Ron Park in the final match. The $1,500-added amateur event was hosted by Speak Eazy Billiards in Sanford, NC, and drew a field of 47 players.
Ussery ended up in the winners’ side final four against Sidney Champion, whom he brushed past 11-3 to reach the hot seat match. His opponent, Joey Mastermaker, had just sent Park to the one-loss side of the chart 7-4. Unfazed, Ussery only allowed Mastermaker two racks before sending him in Park’s footsteps with an 11-2 victory.
Once on the west side, Champion was soon eliminated in fifth place by Paul Peterson 7-5. Tying with Champion was Carlos Cruz, who was ousted by Park after an uneven 7-3 match. Park went on to relegate Peterson to fourth place after another lopsided match that saw Park advance 9-2.
Park kept the momentum going to upend Mastermaker in the semifinal match 9-2 and earn a shot against Ussery in the finals. But Ussery had other ideas, and he dominated the match from the start, giving up only two racks before sweeping past Park 11-2 to claim the title.
Next week’s stop will be hosted by Borderline Billiards in Bristol, TN. For more information, please call 423-989-7665.
1st B.J. Ussery $1,000
2nd Ron Park $550
3rd Joey Mastermaker $400
4th Paul Peterson $250
5th Sidney Champion $140
7th Dylan Letchworth $95