Thompkins Takes Great Southern Billiard Title

Thompkins Takes Great Southern Billiard Title
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Myrtle Beach, SC

by InsidePOOL Staff

Wendell Thompkins survived a late onslaught by Jared McGee in the finals of the March 10-11 stop of the Great Southern Billiard Tour to take the title. The $1,500-added, amateur 9-ball event drew a field of 60 players to Shore Thing Bar and Billiards in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Daulton, Wendell Thompkins, Carmen Wilson, Jared McGee, Brent Hudgins, (owner of STB) & Ashley DeMonte

Daulton, Wendell Thompkins, Carmen Wilson, Jared McGee, Brent Hudgins, (owner of STB) & Ashley DeMonte

Thompkins enjoyed an undefeated run to the finals, besting Phillip Britt in the winners’ side final four 9-6 to reach the hot seat match. Meeting him there was Larry Jackson, who had just delivered Bobby Hicks to the one-loss side 9-3. Thompkins dominated match against Jackson, taking the hot seat with a 9-4 score.

On the left side of the chart, McGee was making his move, ousting Clinton Clark 10-8 and then Hicks by a lopsided 10-1 score. Tying with Hicks in fifth place was Britt, who was eliminated by Chase Gilbert 7-5. McGee and Gilbert then fought in the quarterfinals, with Gilbert going home in fourth place 10-5.

McGee earned a narrow win over Jackson in the semifinal match 10-8 to advance to the double-elimination finals against Thompkins. Though he won the first set 10-6, McGee couldn’t get past Thompkins in the second, and it was Thompkins who walked away with the title 9-8.

Results:
1st Wendell Thompkins $1,000
2nd Jared McGee $600
3rd Larry Jackson $400
4th Chase Gilbert $250
5th Bobby Hicks $125
Phillip Britt
7th Clint Clark $85
Brian Capps
9th William Foster $50
Tom Gallagher
Anthony Vallario
Nick Van Allen

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