Published On: Mon, Mar 4th, 2013

Askins Shoots Down Lewis for Great Southern Billiards Title

Askins Shoots Down Lewis for Great Southern Billiards Title
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Myrtle Beach, SC

by InsidePOOL Staff

Gatlin Askins aced the first stop in March on the Great Southern Billiard Tour, going undefeated to take top honors over Scott Lewis in the finals. The $1,000-added amateur stop drew a field of 39 to Shore Thing Billiards in Myrtle Beach, SC.

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Gatlin Askins aced the first stop in March on the Great Southern Billiard Tour, going undefeated to take top honors over Scott Lewis in the finals. The $1,000-added amateur stop drew a field of 39 to Shore Thing Billiards in Myrtle Beach, SC.

In the winners’ side final four, Askins bested Phillip Britt 9-5 to advance to the hot seat match. His opponent there was B. J. Hucks, who had just dealt Mike Slaughter his first loss in a hill-hill battle. Askins and Hucks fought a bitter battle, with Askins remaining unscathed 7-6, while Hucks went to the one-loss side.

From the west side, Lewis was making his move, eliminating Wendell Thompkins in seventh place 9-7 and then Slaughter in fifth after a double-hill match. Tying with Slaughter was Mike Johnson, who was ousted by Britt 9-3. Lewis went on to trounce Britt in the quarterfinal match 9-1, sending him home in fourth place.

Riding on his momentum, Lewis advanced to the semifinals and won over Hucks with a convincing 9-3 score. But in the finals, Askins remained an immovable force, taking the title 8-7.

Results:
1st Gatlin Askins $700
2nd Scott Lewis $400
3rd B. J. Hucks $300
4th Phillip Britt $200
5th Mike Slaughter $100
Mike Johnson
7th Wendell Thompkins $60
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