Hucks Handles Great Southern Billiards Field
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Myrtle Beach, SC
B. J. Hucks hit a home run at the June 1-2 stop on the Great Southern Billiard Tour, going unchallenged through the field to take first place over Trent Talbert in the finals. The $1,000-added amateur stop was hosted by Shore Thing Bar and Billiards in Myrtle Beach, SC, and drew a field of 30 players.
Hucks faced down Scott Langston in the winners’ side final four, sending him to the one-loss side with a 9-5 victory. In the other winners’ side bracket, Talbert advanced to the next round over Wendell Thompkins 7-4. The first meeting of Talbert and Hucks ended with Hucks claiming the hot seat 9-5.
Phillip Britt dealt with Langston on the west side, relegating him to a fifth-place finish 9-4. Tying with Langston was Thompkins, who lost a double-hill match with Sidney Champion 9-8. Britt went on to send Champion home in fourth place with a 9-6 win in the quarterfinals.
Talbert was determined to match up with Hucks again, and he bested Britt in the semifinals 7-6 to advance to the finals. But Hucks easily handled Talbert, winning the match and title 9-3.
1st B. J. Hucks $600
2nd Trent Talbert $400
3rd Phillip Britt $300
4th Sidney Champion $200
5th Scott Langston $100