Robert South Triumphs

South holds off one-loss side challenge to take GSBT stop

By Skip Maloney – AzB Staff – 2010-01-10

(photo: Henry Cofer, Shannon Daulton, & Robert South)

Robert South held off a strong, one-loss side challenge by Henry Cofer to win the second set of a true double elimination final and capture the first place prize in the Great Southern Billiard Tour stop on the weekend of January 9-10. The $1,500-added amateur event drew 64 competitors to The POOL Room in Duluth, GA.

South got into the hot seat from among the winners’ side final four by defeating Denny Singletary 7-4 and then surviving a hill-hill struggle against Horace Goodwin. Goodwin had sent Chad Rowal west 11-4.

Cofer, in the meantime, who’d been sent west by young Adam Pendley 11-5 in the third round, was on a seven-win march to the finals. Moving among the event’s final 12 players, he got by Benny Conway, Jr. 7-7 (Conway had to get to 11) and Jeff Hooks 7-6 (Hooks had to get to 9) for the right to meet Singletary. It was Mike Basha, following victories over Pendley 7-6 and a double hill battle against Randy Jordan, who was there to meet Rowal. Rowal survived a hill-hill struggle against Basha to get into the quarterfinals, and with Singletary needing to reach 9 games, Cofer joined Rowal with a 7-6 win. Cofer then dropped Rowal into fourth place 7-5 and defeated Goodwin 7-4 in the semifinals.

With six in a row under his belt, and two, straight-up matches to seven games on tap, Cofer took the opening set of the true double elimination final 7-2. South, though, rallied to take the second set 7-4 and took home the first place prize.

1st place Robert South $1,000.00

2nd place Henry Cofer $600.00

3rd place Horace Godwin $400.00

4th place Chad Rowal $200.00

5th place Mike Basha $100.00

5th place Denny Singletary $100.00

7th place Jeff Hooks $75.00

7th place Randy Jordon $75.00

9th place Benny Conway $50.00

9th place Brian White $50.00

9th place Adam Pendley $50.00

9th place Harold McAbee $50.00

13th place Jim Jennings $25.00

13th place John Maikke $25.00

13th place Sean Davis $25.00

13th place Chris Kendrick $25.00

GSBT 2010 Tour Schedule

HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU ALL!! The GSBT is very excited about the 2010 Tour season. We will be kicking off the first tournament of the tour season this weekend (Jan 9-10) at The POOL Room Sports Bar in Duluth, GA. There are some new additions to the tour for the 2010 season. First off, the GSBT will no longer require a tour card to play in the events!! Also, we have added a “break and run” pot that will go from tournament to tournament until someone hits it. We will kick this off this weekend at the Duluth Amateur 9-ball event. It is a 10 ball break and run that will take place at 10 pm on Saturday night ~ $100 a ball!! You must play in the tournament to be eligible to play in the break and run. Come check it out!!I have attached a flyer for the event! Hope to see you all there!! The GSBT 2010 Tour Schedule:

January 16-17, 2010
World Cup Billiards
6119 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC
$1,500 added a/b amateur 9-ball

*NEW LOCATION* February 6-7, 2010
Zoo City Saloon
1544 N. Fayetteville Street
Ashboro, NC
$1,500 added a/b amateur 9-ball

March 6-7, 2010
10451 Asheville Hwy.
Inman, SC
$1,500 added a/b amateur 9-ball

*New Location* March 13-14, 2010
KYLIE’S Sportsbar & Grill
19607 Statesville Road
Cornelius, NC
$1,500 added a/b amateur 9-ball

March 27-28, 2010
The POOL Room Sports Bar
3550 Mall Blvd.
Duluth, GA
$1,500 added a/b amateur 9-ball

May 15-16, 2010
Gate City Billiards
6004 Landmark Center Blvd.
Greensboro, NC
$1,500 added a/b amateur 9-ball

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Shannon DaultonThe Great Southern Billiard TourWeb site: http://www.greatsouthernbilliardtour.comEmail: greatsouthernbilliardtour@yahoo.comPhone: 865-850-4572