Talbert Takes Great Southern Billiards Title
Great Southern Billiard Tour / New Bern, NC
In an unchallenged run to the finals, Trent Talbert cut through the field at the March 23-24 stop on the Great Southern Billiard Tour to best Greg Smith in the final match. The $1,000-added tournament hosted 45 amateur players at Mickey Milligan’s Sports Bar in New Bern, NC.
Talbert eked out a hill-hill win over Younger Chapman 7-6 in the winners’ side final four, while Chris McSorley whitewashed Daniel Hill in the other bracket. Talbert then propelled forward to take the hot seat over McSorley 7-3.
After a first-round loss, Smith was fighting his way through the west side of the chart and eliminated Chapman at fifth place 9-6. Hill tied with Chapman after his match with Garrett Shephard ended 5-4. Smith forged ahead in the quarterfinal match to take the win 9-2.
Another 9-2 victory for Smith in the next round over McSorley put him into the finals facing Talbert. It was a close match, but Talbert pulled off the 7-6 win for the title.
1st Trent Talbert $740
2nd Greg Smith $500
3rd Chris McSorley $300
4th Garrett Shephard $200
5th Younger Chapman $100
7th Delton Howard $50