Ussery Goes Undefeated
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Myrtle Beach, SC
Dominating the field, B. J. Ussery roared through undefeated at the August 4-5 stop of the Great Southern Billiard Tour to win first place. Sixty-two amateurs gathered at Shore Thing Bar and Billiards in Myrtle Beach, SC, for the $1,500-added 9-ball tournament.
Ussery faced down Chase Gilbert 11-5 in the winners’ side final four, while in the other bracket, James Council won a hill-hill match over Derek Leonard. The next round saw Ussery squash Council 11-2 for the hot seat match.
Leonard bounced back on the one-loss side with an 11-5 victory over David Styers. Tying with Styers in fifth place was Josh Heeter, ousted by Gilbert 7-4. In the quarterfinal match, it was all Leonard as he eliminated Gilbert in fourth place 11-2.
Itching for a rematch with Ussery, Council sent Leonard home in third place after their semifinal match ended in his favor 7-6. But Council was no match for Ussery, who easily handled him 11-4 in the finals for the title.
1st B. J. Ussery $1,000
2nd James Council $600
3rd Derek Leonard $400
4th Chase Gilbert $200
5th David Styers $150
7th Chris Vollmar $75
9th Josh Roberts $50