Ussery Puts Down Park
Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour / Winston-Salem, NC

by Rock City Promotions
Break Time Billiards in Winston-Salem, NC, hosted the March 8-9 stop of the Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour. A field of 42 players came out for the $1,000 guaranteed added main event, where B. J. Ussery held off Ron Park in the final match.
To kick things off, an early bird tournament was held Friday night, in which Mike Davis defeated Mike Maurer 7-4 in the final match. In the junior tournament Sunday, Marcus Pendley defeated his younger brother Adam Pendley 7-4 in the final match. Also on Sunday, a second chance tournament was won by Peaches Fuller, who defeated Ed Killough 7-5.
In the main event, Park drew a bye and made his way to the hot seat by defeating Tim Morton 7-2, Marcus Pendley 7-4, Andy Hutchens 7-2, Robert Ray 7-4, and Michael Fuller 7-4. Meanwhile, Ussery also drew a bye and struggled to defeat Charles McClung 7-4, Jeff Abernathy 7-5, and Killough 7-6. After being sent to the one-loss side by Michael Fuller 7-2, Ussery held off Abernathy for a second time and by the same score as before. A win over Brian White 7-4 set up a rematch with Fuller. This time it was Ussery who came out on top 7-3 and moved on to meet Park in the final. The lopsided final match saw the players trade the first few racks, but then Ussery pressed on to win five games in a row to take the win 9-3.
Results:
1st B.J. Ussery
2nd Ron Park
3rd Michael Fuller
4th Brian White
5th Jeff Abernathy
Robert Ray
7th Cary Dunn
Adam Pendley
9th Mike Maurer
Mike Davis
Ed Killough
Andy Hutchens