Midwest 9-Ball Tour / Olathe, KS

by Lea Andrews

Out of the full field of the 128 players who gathered July 17-19 for the Midwest 9-Ball Tour stop at Shooters Billiards in Olathe, KS, only one man, Chip Compton, made it through unscathed. The $4,000-added main event, run by Evelyn and Danny Dysart, was run alongside a $1,000-added one-pocket event, as well as a ladies’ event.

Compton’s 9-4 win over Nick Hickerson landed him in the final four on the winners’ side, where he was met by Dustin Gunia, who was coming off of a hill-hill win over Steve Rector. With a 9-5 win over John Gabriel, Jeremy “Double J” Jones met up in the final four with James Davis, Jr., who’d edged out Chad Vilmont 9-8. Davis’ 9-3 win over Jones pitted him against Compton, who’d sent Gunia west 9-4.

On the one-loss side, Gabe “The Babe” Owen was making a run for the finals, moving through Vilmont 9-2, Gabriel 9-8, and Gunia 9-6 before running into James Baraks in the quarterfinals. Baraks had been on a strong run, posting wins over Hickerson 9-6, Joe Johnson 9-2, and Jones 9-4, and he didn’t stop there. His 9-7 win over Owen put him in the semifinal match against Davis, who’d fallen 9-6 to Compton in the hot seat match.

Davis was ready to take another shot at Compton, though, and he put Baracks in third with a score of 9-5, punching his ticket to the finals. Taking an early lead in the true double-elimination finals, Davis made the possibility of a second set appear likely. After getting up 3-0, though, he soon found himself tied at 4, then up 5-4, but that win turned out to be his last. In true champion fashion, Compton took five games straight, ending with a tournament-winning break and run.

On Saturday, while the 9-ball event was going full-force, the finals of the one-pocket event, which kicked off Thursday with 52 entrants, were playing out with Gabe Owen coming through the one-loss side to take the win in two sets against Danny Harriman, 3-0 and 3-1. On Sunday, in the finals of the 15-entrant ladies’ event, Brittany Colbert took first with a 7-6 win over Michelle McDermott.

Out of the full field of the 128 players who gathered July 17-19 for the Midwest 9-Ball Tour stop at Shooters Billiards in Olathe, KS, only one man, Chip Compton, made it through unscathed.

Out of the full field of the 128 players who gathered July 17-19 for the Midwest 9-Ball Tour stop at Shooters Billiards in Olathe, KS, only one man, Chip Compton, made it through unscathed.

Results:
1st Chip Compton $2,200
2nd James Davis, Jr. $1,500
3rd James Baraks $850
4th Gabe Owen $600
5th Dustin Gunia $450
Jeremy Jones
7th John Gabriel $300
Joe Johnson
9th Dustin Dunham $250
Chad Vilmont
Steve Rector
Nick Hickerson
13th Jody McLaughlin $200
Mike Henderson
David Matlock
Gary Lutman
17th John Hennessy $100
Beau Runningan
Jeremy Fournier
Shane McMinn
Joey Gray
Bob Ferguson
Kim Thompson
Demetrius Jelatis
25th Randy Enlow $50
David Heinonen
Lawrence Meek
Dan Olson
Jerrod Frideres
Shawn Turner
Ryan Cobb
Jon Williams

One Pocket Results:

1st Gabe Owen $850
2nd Danny Harriman $600
3rd John Gabriel $430
4th Beau Runningan $300
5th Jeremy Jones $200
Joey Gray
7th Junior Davis $100
Chip Compton
9th Mickey Brandt $75
Dan Olson
Brian Jones
Calvin Lawton

Ladies’ Results:

1st Brittany Colbert $500
2nd Michelle McDermott $380
3rd Jessica Frideres $245
4th Julia Gabriel $100