Conway Jr. Fells Mitchelltree for Great Southern Billiard Title
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Virginia Beach, VA
After suffering a first-round loss to Dwight Cherry 9-4, Mike Conway Jr. rallied to roar back and win the next ten matches in a row to reach the finals against John Mitchelltree, whom he bested in the double-elimination final match. Conway Jr. joined 59 other players at Q-Master Billiards in Virginia Beach, VA, the weekend of February 4-5 for the $1,500-added amateur event.
Cherry went unchallenged through to the winners’ side final four, where Virginia State champ Chris Futrell knocked him to the one-loss side 11-7. Mitchelltree disposed of Cheryl Pritchard 9-5 and advanced to meet Futrell in the hot seat match, where he eked out a 9-10 victory.
Making his move through the west side, Conway Jr. ran into Cherry and ousted him in fifth place 9-7. Justin Spires tied with Cherry after Pritchard eliminated him 6-6. But Pritchard fell to Conway Jr. in the next round 9-3, ending up in fourth place.
Conway Jr.’s next victim was Futrell after their semifinal match ended with Conway Jr. advancing 9-10. The double-elimination final match against Mitchelltree was an uphill battle, but Conway Jr. met it head on, winning the first set 9-2 and the second 9-7.
1st Mike Conway Jr. $1,000
2nd John Mitchelltree $600
3rd Chris Futrell $400
4th Cheryl Pritchard $300
5th Dwight Cherry $200
7th Dave Bollman $90
9th Tim Colvin $50