Blitch Blazes Through Great Southern Billiards Field
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Inman, SC
Darren Blitch enjoyed an undefeated run through the field at the May 19-20 stop on the Great Southern Billiard Tour, warding off a determined Jeffrey Wade in the finals to take the title. The $1,000-added stop was hosted by Raisin’ Cain’s in Inman, SC, and drew a field of 43 amateur players.
After a 7-3 defeat of Tommy Barrett in the winner’s side final four, Blitch went on to the hot seat match. Facing him there was Nathan Rose, fresh off an 11-2 routing of Christi Steele. It was match, but Blitch persevered to take it 7-5.
Wade was wending his way through the west side of the chart, eliminating Scotty Ward in seventh place 9-4 and Steele in fifth 7-4. Tying with Steele was Barrett, who was ousted by Zack Robbins 7-2. Wade then went on to relegate Robbins to a fourth-place finish 7-5.
Continuing his onslaught, Wade felled Rose in the semifinals after it went hill-hill. But he could not compete with Blitch, who captured the final match 7-3.
1st Darren Blitch $700
2nd Jeffrey Wade $500
3rd Nathan Rose $300
4th Zack Robbins $150
5th Tommy Barrett $100
7th Wendell Thompkins $60