Britt the Boss on Great Southern Billiard Tour
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Myrtle Beach, SC
Phillip Britt clearly bested the field at the December 1-2 installment of the Great Southern Billiard Tour, going undefeated to take the title over Gatlins Askins. The $1,000-added amateur 9-ball event drew a field of 34 to Shore Thing Bar and Billiards in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Dominating Darrin Blitch in the winners’ side final four, Britt went on to the hot seat match. There he faced off against Askins for the first time, as Askins had just delivered Allen Mixon to the one-loss side after a hill-hill match. With a lopsided 9-1 win, Britt claimed the hot seat and sent Askins west as well.
Belinda Calhoun was making her move on the left side of the bracket, eliminating Scott Roberts in seventh place 7-2 and then Mixon in fifth 7-4. At the same time, Dennis Crist cruised through Mike Slaughter 6-3, tying with Roberts for seventh, and then sent home Blitch in fifth with a 6-7 win. When Calhoun and Crist collided in the quarterfinals, it was Calhoun who capitalized on the momentum and took the match 7-5.
Waiting in the semifinals, Askins was eager for a rematch against Britt and quickly deposed Calhoun 7-3. In the final match, Askins put up a struggle, but Britt was the one who took the victory 7-4.
1st Phillip Britt $650
2nd Gatlins Askins $360
3rd Belinda Calhoun $250
4th Dennis Crist $150
5th Allen Mixon $100
7th Scott Roberts $50