Britt Brings Home Great Southern Billiards Title
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Myrtle Beach, SC
Fending off Corey Sykes twice, Phillip Britt went without a loss to take the title at the October 6-7 installment on the Great Southern Billiard Tour. The stop drew 47 players to Shore Thing Bar and Billiards in Myrtle Beach, SC, and offered a $1,000-added prize purse.
Britt escaped a hill-hill squeaker with Wendell Thompkins 9-8 to reach the hot seat match. Waiting for him was Sykes, who had just won 7-6 over B. J. Ussery. Britt brushed past Sykes easily, notching a 9-5 win.
On the west side, Ussery was quickly ushered home in fifth place after his match with Cliff Cribb ended 7-5. Also going home in fifth was B. J. Hucks, who was eliminated by Thompkins 9-3. Thompkins went on to dominate Cribb in the quarterfinals 9-5.
However, Thompkins was soon show his walking papers in the next round, as Sykes was determined for a rematch with Britt and scorched Thompkins 7-1. But Britt was ready for Sykes and was able to win the final match by the score of 9-6.
1st Phillip Britt $700
2nd Corey Sykes $500
3rd Wendell Thompkins $300
4th Cliff Cribb $200
5th B. J. Hucks $100
B. J. Ussery
7th Josh Roberts $50