Slaughter a Shore Thing
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Myrtle Beach, SC
Mike Slaughter slew the competition at the June 9-10 installment of the Great Southern Billiard Tour, taking the title over Josh Roberts in the final match. The $1,500-added prize purse drew a field of 51 amateurs to Shore Thing Bar and Billiards in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Slaughter streaked to the winners’ side final with a victory over Chase Gilbert 7-4. His opponent, Josh Roberts, had just sent Larry Faulk to the one-loss side with an 11-5 win. The hot seat match saw Slaughter edge out Roberts 7-5.
On the west side, Faulk was soon sent home in fifth place courtesy of Brian Capps 7-6. By the same score, Billy Thorpe was ousted in fifth as well by Gilbert. Gilbert went on to win a tight quarterfinal match over Capps 7-5.
Roberts awaited Gilbert in the semifinals and sent him home in a respectable third-place finish 11-5. In the double-elimination final match between Roberts and Slaughter, Roberts was able to capture the first set 11-4. In the second set, though, Slaughter notched a final 7-6 win.
1st Mike Slaughter $1,000
2nd Josh Roberts $500
3rd Chase Gilbert $300
4th Brian Capps $200
5th Larry Faulk $150
7th Shawn Padgett $75