by InsidePOOL Staff
Blazing through the winners’ side, Josh Roberts went through unscathed at the July 7-8 installment of the Great Southern Billiard Tour to best Phillip Britt in the final match for the title. A field of 52 amateurs gathered at Shore Thing Bar and Billiards in Myrtle Beach, SC, for the $1,500-added tournament.
The AA-ranked Roberts faced off with Larry Jackson in the winners’ side final four, turning him away with an 11-6 win. In the other winners’ side match, it was Shawn Padgett earning a victory over Jared McGee 7-10. Roberts and Padgett went head to head in the next round, with Roberts racing ahead to an 11-4 win.
Bouncing back from an early loss, Britt wound his way through the west side with wins over Gatlin Askins 7-2 and Larry Jackson 9-7 to reach the quarterfinals. Meeting him there was Wendell Thompkins, who had just sent McGee home in fifth place 9-4. Britt was able to win 9-6 over Thompkins to advance.
In the semifinals, Britt dominated Padgett 9-4 to face Roberts in the final match. It was a lopsided event, with Roberts easily handling Britt 11-4 to win the title.
1st Josh Roberts $1,000
2nd Phillip Britt $500
3rd Shawn Padgett $300
4th Wendell Thompkins $200
5th Jared McGee $100
7th Larry Faulk $50