Midlothian Billiards Victory for Mastermaker
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Midlothian, VA
It was a narrow escape for Danny Mastermaker as he came close to being double-dipped by Tommy Cook in the finals of the Great Southern Billiard Tour’s August 6-7 event, but he prevailed. Diamond Billiards in Midlothian, VA, played host to the $1,500-added handicapped amateur event, which drew a field of 53 players.
Mastermaker remained unchallenged until he reached the finals, besting Thomas Dorsey in the winners’ side final four 9-5 to reach the hot seat match. His opponent there, JR Poste, had just delivered Tommy Cook to the one-loss side 7-2. The hot seat match was a lopsided one, with Mastermaker triumphing 9-2.
Cook rebounded once on the one-loss side, eliminating Alex Olinger at fifth place 7-7, while Charlie Taylor tied with Olinger after a 7-2 loss to Dorsey. Dorsey and Cook advanced to meet each other in the quarterfinal match, and it was Cook who came away with the 7-5 win.
Poste was next on Cook’s hit list, and Cook won the semifinal match 7-5, sending Poste home in third place. In the true double-elimination finals, Cook surpassed Mastermaker 7-7 in the first set, evening the playing field. But Mastermaker regrouped in the second set and took the title 9-5.
1st Danny Mastermaker $1,000
2nd Tommy Cook $620
3rd JR Poste $450
4th Thomas Dorsey $250
5th Charlie Taylor $150
7th DJ Holloway $95