White Wins Great Southern Acclaim
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Albemarle, NC
Brian White worked his way through the west side of the chart at the March 31-April 1 stop on the Great Southern Billiard Tour to double-dip Ron Park in the final match and claim the title. The $1,500-added stop was hosted by Lucky Shot Billiards in Albemarle, NC, and attracted a field of 52 players.
Park took the winners’ side by storm, besting White in the final four 9-9 and then going on to face James Blackburn in the hot seat match. Fresh off a double-hill 7-6 win over Nolan Leonard, Blackburn was unable to stand up to Park, who won their match 9-4.
On the left side of the bracket, White eliminated Kevin Boggs in fifth place 10-8, while Marvin Reed tied with Boggs after a 7-3 defeat by Leonard. White went on to face down Leonard in the quarterfinal match 10-4 to continue his hot streak.
White scored an easy 10-2 victory over Blackburn in the semifinal match to reach Park in the double-elimination finals. On a roll, he notched first a 10-7 win and then a 10-5 victory over Park to take the title.
1st Brian White $1,000
2nd Ron Park $600
3rd James Blackburn $300
4th Nolan Leonard $200
5th Marvin Reed $125
7th Kris Chavez $75
9th Jeff Pate $50